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Join us at the 2013 Symposium for Portland Area Research on Complementary & Alternative Medicine (SPARC)

Symposium Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Location: Oregon Health & Science University Auditorium - Portland, Oregon

Student Research Pre-Conference: Friday, May 3, 2013
Location: National College of Natural Medicine - Portland, Oregon

SPARC is Portland's own conference on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research. It's a unique environment where researchers, clinicians and students from different backgrounds and disciplines gather to learn about recent research.

Online Registration

SPARC Brochure

Map to the OHSU auditorium with parking options

 

Program

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:45 Session I
  • Introduction – Heather Zwickey, PhD
  • Biofield Therapies: State of the science from randomized controlled trials and physiological correlates of the healing state – Richard Hammerschlag, PhD with Ann L Baldwin, PhD
  • Mindfulness and Perceived Stress in Multiple Sclerosis: A cross-sectional survey – Angela Senders, ND
  • Cost-Effectiveness Related to Dose-Response for Chronic Low Back Pain: Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial – Darcy Vavrek, ND, MS
  • Case Reports and EBM – David Riley, MD
10:45-11:15 Break & Poster Session
 
11:15-12:45 Session II
  • Introduction – Ather Ali, ND, MPH
  • Descriptions and comparisons of 300,000 naturopathic visits sourced from academic clinical administrative data, 2006-2010 – Steve Chamberlin, ND candidate
  • Randomized Trial of Tapas Acupressure Technique for Weight Loss Maintenance – Charles Elder, MD
  • Using Acupuncture to Treat the Symptoms of Gulf War Illness – Lisa Conboy, MA, MS, DSc
  • Addressing Health Disparities with Acupuncture: Thoughts on the Community Acupuncture Model – Kimberly M. Tippens, ND, MSAOM
12:45-1:45 Lunch & Poster Session
 
1:45-3:00 Keynote & Discussion
  • Introduction – Barry Oken, MD
  • From Mood to Messenger RNA: Mechanisms, Methods, and Misfortunes in Integrative Medicine Research – Rick Hecht, MD
3:00-4:30 Breakout Sessions (choose one)
 
Herbs
  • Effect of curcumin on A-synuclein in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease – Kateri Spinelli, PhD
  • Human pharmacokinetics of xanthohumol, a flavonoid from hops with anti-diabetic activity – LeeCole Legette, PhD
  • Artemisinin decreases PSA induced by TGF-ß1+DHEA in prostate cancer epithelial and stromal cell co-cultures – Renee Choi, ND candidate 2013
  • Novel Compounds in Centella Asiatica Mediate Protection from B-amyloid Toxicity – Nora Gray, PHD
Acupuncture
  • Results of Four Acupuncture Treatments for Muscle and Joint Pain: An Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcomes Data from an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Teaching Clinic – Elizabeth Burch, ND
  • A Sociobehavioral Wellness Model of Acupuncture Use – Dawn M Upchurch PhD, LAc
  • Acupuncture in the context of Ugandan health care system – Kathia Kirschner
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and menopausal transition symptom clusters - A natural fit – Lisa Taylor-Swanson, MAcOM

Data Management

  • Data Management Workshop – Nicole Vasilevsky, PhD, Melissa Anne Haendel, PhD, Jacqueline Wirz, PhD

4:30 Adjournment

 


SPARC attendees recieve complimentary access to the Natural Standard database for two weeks following the symposium.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

Integrative Therapeutics                         Priority One

doTERRA                         Oregon's Wild Harvest                                                       

Sprig Health

 Alms Bio                                                  The CHP Group