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Agenda—Workshop on the Biology of Manual Therapies

Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
June 9-10, 2005

Thursday, June 9, 2005

7:00–8:00 a.m
Registration and Coffee
8:00 a.m.
Introduction by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Staff
Dr. Richard Nahin
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), NIH

Dr. Juliette “Archie” Cooper
Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), CIHR

Dr. Remi Quirion
Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), CIHR

Dr. Stephen Straus
NCCAM, NIH

8:30 a.m.
Historical Perspective: The Research Status of Spinal Manipulative Therapy (1975)
Murray Goldstein, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director for the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation
9:00 a.m.
Overview: Current Use of Manual Therapies in Canada and U.S.
Dr. Michael Smith
Health Canada

Dr. Maria Verhoef
University of Calgary
Overview of Manual Therapy Use in Canada

Dr. Janet R. Kahn
Integrative Consulting
Overview of Manual Medicine Use in the U.S.

9:45 a.m.
Break
10:00 a.m.
Session 1: Neuroscience
Dr. James Henry (co-chair)
McMaster University

Dr. Joel Pickar (co-chair)
Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research

Introduction to Session
Session chairs

Speakers
Dr. Partap S. Khalsa,
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Mechanical States Encoded by Mechanoreceptors and Mechanonociceptors

Dr. Joel Pickar
Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research
Sensory Input Elicited by Manual Therapies

Dr. James Henry
McMaster University
Spinal Processing of Sensory Inputs: Lessons From Animal Models

Dr. Min Zhuo
University of Toronto
Genetic and Synaptic Studies of Sensory-Related Central Sensitization

Dr. Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg
Karokinska Institute
Antistress Effects in Response to Non-noxious Sensory Stimulation

Summary of Recommendations
Dr. James Henry

Questions from Audience

1:00 p.m.
Lunch
2:00 p.m.
Session 2: Immunology/Endocrinology/Other

Dr. Leslie J. Crofford (co-chair)
University of Kentucky

Dr. Serge Rivest (co-chair)
Laval University

Introduction to Session
Session chairs

Speakers
Dr. Jon D. Levine
University of California, San Francisco
Manipulating Pain and Inflammation

Dr. Claude H. Côté
Universite Laval
Biological Mechanisms Underlying the Inflammatory and Healing Phases in Trauma of the Muscle-Tendon Unit: What Have We Learned Recently

Dr. Firdaus S. Dhabhar
The Ohio State University
A Hassle a Day May Keep the Doctor Away: Enhancing Versus Suppressive Effects Of Stress On Immune Function

Dr. Dan Clauw
University of Michigan

Summary of recommendations
Session chairs

Questions from Audience

Friday, June 10, 2005

7:00 a.m
Coffee
8:00 a.m.
Session 3: Biomechanics and Imaging
Dr. John J. Triano (co-chair)
Texas Back Institute

Linda J. Woodhouse (co-chair)
McMaster University

Introduction by chairs
Linda Woodhouse
Biomechanics and Medical Imaging Helping To Unravel Biological Effects of Manual Therapies: An Historical Perspective

Speakers
Dr. John Triano
Manual Therapies: A Biomechanical Continuum

Dr. David Wilder
Iowa Spine Research Center
Timing is Everything in a Column and Segment that Can Buckle

Dr. Helene Langevin
University of Vermont
Connective Tissue Mechanotransduction Responses To Stretch And Acupuncture: From Ex Vivo Fibroblast Cytoskeletal Morphology to In Vivo Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging

Dr. Hermano Igo Krebs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rehabilitation Robotics and Movement Therapy: Implications For Manual Procedures

Dr. Norman Kettner
Logan College of Chiropractic
Functional Neuroimaging Techniques in Manual Therapy Research: Current Status and Future Directions

Summary of Recommendations
Linda Woodhouse
Biomechanics and Medical Imaging: Applying New Strategies for Tough Questions?

Questions from Audience

11:00 a.m.
Break
11:15 a.m.
Breakout groups
Breakout groups lead by session chairs to discuss research gaps and opportunities.
1:00 p.m.
Lunch
2:00 p.m.
Breakout groups continue
3:00 p.m.
Break
3:30 p.m.
Session chairs report back to main body—Q & A from audience
4:30 p.m.
Closing Comments—NIH and CIHR Staff

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