In this dynamic and interactive course, we will provide a basic research background on the different types of evidence, review the best IVF and acupuncture literature published to date (March 2014), describe methods to evaluate research, interpret evidence into clinical decision making, and integrate evidence into professional communication with patients, referring physicians and other medical professionals.
At the end of this course, attendees will be able to evaluate, interpret, and communicate the best evidence. This course is taught by Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, an experienced and board certified fertility specialist and clinical researcher.
At the end of the course, attendees should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate and synthesize acupuncture and IVF evidence (current as of 03/2014)
2. Interpret acupuncture and IVF evidence to make clinical judgments
3. Integrate evidence into professional communication with patients, referring physicians, and other medical professionals
Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, is a clinician, international academic, and published researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, women's health, and female sexual pain. She graduated with her Master of Science degree from Bastyr University and her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). With more than 14 years experience, she spent more than 5 years managing an acupuncture program at a western fertility clinic in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Hullender Rubin was the first OCOM postdoctoral research fellow funded by a National Institutes of Health educational grant. Her most recent publication is the first study to report an increase in birth outcomes associated with the addition of Traditional Chinese Medicine to In Vitro Fertilization. She was recently awarded a National Vulvodynia Association grant to investigate the feasibility of acupuncture and lidocaine to treat chronic vulvar pain. She is on the faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Visiting Research Faculty at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Hullender Rubin currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio (www.pdxacustudio.com)
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Found this an excellent presentation, really useful for my practice ~ Adele
Every Fertility Acupuncturist should take this course by Lee. A good working knowledge of this information is critical for a successful working relationship with our Western Colleagues in Reproductive Endocrinology. ~ Ray Rubio
Great course that will definitely be of benefit when reviewing acupuncture studies. Lots of useful information and clarity around the topic of pre and post embryo transfer treatments. Thanks ~ Tiffany
Excellent. I love that she went into the details of the studies, but gave us some clear and easy to remember take home messages. I wish she would have covered statistical analysis a little more (relevance of n to p-value and confidence intervals), but I understand that wasn't really the point of this seminar.
This class was fantastic! Really enjoyed the review of the research literature and feel I will be able to discuss it will practitioners in my field.
This was a good course, very detailed and well explained. The instructor was clear and presented well. ~ Gail
Sample treatment plans and MD letters were a great added bonus!
I really felt this was a worthwhile class! Thank you Dr Lee!
Excellent presentation, very informative and clarified a lot of questions within our tcm group, speaker was professional, well-informed and presented the topic with clarity and confidence
Excellent and useful information! I found I needed more time to understand statistical information in the studies.
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