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Effectiveness, Efficacy, Mechanisms, Problems and Solutions in Acupuncture Research

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553-548
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03-13-2019 through 06-30-2020
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Effectiveness, Efficacy, Mechanisms, Problems and Solutions in Acupuncture Researchimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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This course will discuss the Effectiveness, efficacy, mechanisms, problems and solutions in acupuncture research.  It will delve into the following:

  1. Does acupuncture work?
  2. How does acupuncture work?
  3. Problems and solutions in acupuncture research

 

Does acupuncture work?

A review of the current status of effectiveness/efficacy research]

Quantity and rapid growth of clinical trials

The Acupuncture Evidence Project

Goals and Objectives

  • To briefly review the current status of acupuncture effectiveness/efficacy research.
  • To briefly review the current state of acupuncture mechanism research and explore the ways mechanism research can be used in communicating with other health professionals and patients.
  • To understand why placebo-controlled randomised controlled trials consistently underestimate the effectiveness of acupuncture.
  • To understand why randomised controlled trials are inappropriate for measuring effectiveness for complex interventions using examples from acupuncture, psychotherapy and surgery research.
  • To explore the advantages and disadvantages of comparative trials and Bayesian network meta-analysis to inform clinical practice guideline development.
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John McDonald

Effectiveness, Efficacy, Mechanisms, Problems and Solutions in Acupuncture Research

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Effectiveness, Efficacy, Mechanisms, Problems and Solutions in Acupuncture Research
CTCMA; 2 CEU, Category B3 - AACMA: 2 CPD points allocated
NCCAOM 553-548; 2 PDA AOM-AC - Texas Provider CAE00011; 2 CAE PM
Illinois (225.000020) 2.0 CEU - Alberta CAAA; 2 CEU - NZRA; 2 CPD
Florida 50-8743; 20-649469, 2.0 GEN - Massachusetts; 2 CEU
California CEP 591: 2 CEU Cat 1

The Acupuncture Evidence Project: What does this mean for practitioners?

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The Acupuncture Evidence Project: What does this mean for practitioners?
NCCAOM ACHB 553-463; 5 PDA AOM-BIO (AC) - CTCMA 5 CEU, Category A2
Texas (CAE00011) 5 CAE (GEN) - Illinois (225.000020) 5 CEU
Alberta CAAA; 5 CEU - NZRA; 5 CPD - AACMA: 5 AACMA CPD points allocated
California 591: 5.0 CEU Cat 1 - Florida 50-8743; 20-582961, 5 GEN

John McDonald

John McDonald
John McDonald

Dr John McDonald, PhD commenced acupuncture studies in Australia in 1971, clinical practice in 1975 and teaching acupuncture in 1977. In 1975 John blended his previous training as a psychiatric nurse with acupuncture to establish an acupuncture detoxification programme at the New South Wales Health Commission’s Narcotics Dependency Programme in Sydney. John has been a pioneer in developing acupuncture education in Australia in curriculum development and as a Dean, Department Head, senior lecturer and course coordinator in a number of colleges and universities.

The Acupuncture Evidence Project: What does this mean for practitioners?

NCCAOM Details
ACHB 553-463
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07-18-2017 through 06-30-2019
$125.00
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California
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The Acupuncture Evidence Project: What does this mean for practitioners?immediately after purchasefor 2 years
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The relevance of acupuncture research evidence for acupuncture practitioners has a number of aspects.

 

Objectives

  •  To understand the relevance of acupuncture research evidence for acupuncture practitioners
  • To develop an understanding of how acupuncture research is assessed for evidence quality using CONSORT, STRICTA and GRADE systems
  • To develop an understanding of the current state of acupuncture research, and its strengths and weaknesses
  • To examine the Acupuncture Evidence Project including the review methodology, process and outcomes.
  • To be able to relate the evidence quality levels from the Acupuncture Evidence Project to planning advertising for clinical practices.

Outline

  • Introduction to the Acupuncture Evidence Project, evidence levels, quality of evidence, CONSORT and STRICTA reporting systems, risk of bias assessment and evidence quality assessment using the GRADE system
  • The Acupuncture Evidence Project: background, methodology, process, outcomes and the significance of the evidence level outcomes
  • Applying evidence levels from the Acupuncture Evidence Project to advertising; Australian and New Zealand advertising guidelines and how to ensure that therapeutic claims in advertising are evidence-based
  • Different sources of evidence: Systematic reviews, meta-analyses and network meta-analyses and how these inform clinical practice guidelines; Clinical practice guidelines as evidence; Available resources on acupuncture research and how to use these to communicate effectively with patients, other health professionals and health policy-makers; International collaborations to create resources on acupuncture research for practitioners
  • Questions and discussion
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John McDonald