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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This was the best class I have taken so far on ProD. Worth the price just for the explanation of the difference between efficacy and effectiveness studies. So many good references to well written research papers collected here. Great information in here, even if your main interest is not infertility. I hope ProD puts together more classes like this on acupuncture research.
This was a great course that will be very useful in informing my treatments, and improving my communication with both patients and their doctors. It clearly helped to explain the differences in types of studies out there, and how to interpret and learn from the research, rather than 'confirm or dispute' what we do in clinic every day. Thanks so much!
A good presentation on the current research.
Lee did an awesome job at taking all the data from the last decade and pulling out the things that are relevant to us as clinicians. She moved through it at a good pace so it wasn't boring and she really helped teach us how to think like a researcher or someone who reads research. It's one thing to read studies but it's another to be armed with her perspective and know how to ask the right questions.
Good overview of research methodology. Nice explanation of relevant research from an acupuncturist's point of view.
A great deal of information to cover, but a really great and concise introduction to the current research on IVF and acupuncture. Thank you.
I thought this presentation was great! I found it very helpful in preparing my own lecture to REI fellows at a major Medical school in Boston.
Useful overview of clinical literature on IVF research
Enjoyed the discussion and learned lots about fertility research