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Integrative Medicine/ CAM/ Behavioral Health

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2019 Agenda


Friday, September 27, 1:15-2:00                                        

Applying Behavioral Science in the Clinical Research Workplace: Tools to Improve Personal and Site Performance 

Clinical research professionals are commonly presented with high stress work situations due to workload, competing priorities, and interpersonal communication challenges within teams. This presentation will outline how various methods can improve an individual’s resiliency, to aid in the ability to focus more effectively and to be more assertive in their roles as they advocate for improved practices in clinical research.  Mr. Staios will include a brief guided meditation session and highlight the key principles of emotional intelligence that individuals can incorporate into their daily work and personal lives. 509

Presenter: Gregory Staios, MSc, CCRP, Manager, Research Quality & Privacy, St Michael’s Hospital, Applied Health Research Center

Track: Integrative Medicine/ CAM/ Behavioral Health 


Friday, September 27, 2:05-2:50                                       

Improving Quality by Using Stress Management in a GCP Environment

Working in clinical research can be stressful for sponsors, CROs, and sites and have an impact on quality. Ms. Wintering will discuss behavioral and social factors that contribute to errors and reduce quality and performance in research settings and organizational cultures. Learn strategies to recognize stressors and  how to build resilience and reduce errors. 511

Presenter: Nancy Wintering, MSW, LCSW, CCRP, Assistant Director of Research, Thomas Jefferson University

Nancy Wintering, MSW, LCSW, CCRP, 

Assistant Director of Research, Thomas Jefferson UniversityNancy Wintering, MSW, LCSW, CCRP, 
Assistant Director of Research, Thomas Jefferson University

Track: Integrative Medicine/ CAM/ Behavioral Health 


Friday, September 27, 3:25-4:10                                        

Clinical Trials of FDA-IND Natural Bioactive Components for Bone Health

Bone loss is a natural process of aging. Mitigating the progression of bone loss has become a major public health issue. Nutrition and bone health are closely linked. This session will review the role of dietary natural bioactive components on promotion of bone health. Dr. Shen will discuss how to study dietary, natural, bioactive components (green tea polyphenols and tocotrienols) for bone health through translational approaches from animal studies to clinical trials. Examples illustrating design of appropriate animal models, FDA IND application, communication between FDA and funding agency (federal and industry), and follow-up IND reports will also be provided. 513

Presenter: Chwan-Li (Leslie) Shen, PhD, CCRP, Professor of Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Track: Integrative Medicine/ CAM/ Behavioral Health 


Friday, September 27, 4:15-5:00                                        

Acupuncture and Pain Management

Dr. Zhang will briefly introduce the history of traditional Chinese medicine roots and current practice of acupuncture in the US. Dr. Zhang will also review the clinical research evidences of acupuncture for various pain conditions and examine the issues related to such research. At the end, Dr. Zhang will discuss relevant clinical implications of acupuncture based on the evidences. 515

Presenter: Yan Zhang, PhD, LAc, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Track: Integrative Medicine/ CAM/ Behavioral Health