This workshop will cover some fundamental concepts within research. Understanding these will assist you to talk to western medical practitioners and your patients about research studies and keep you up to date with the latest findings in your field. Explanations and easy to understand examples will be covered for understanding p values, statistical significance, clinical significance, Confidence Intervals, and a Cochrane review. We envision that this short workshop will be useful revision for those interested in research and a stepping stone for those who find themselves avoiding reading or discussing research papers because they perceive them as difficult to understand
Moderated by Claudia Citkovitz L.Ac (Claudia has other free medigogy presentations in archives as well CEU approved courses at Pro D Seminars - http://www.prodseminars.net/category/presenter/claudia-citkovitz)
Ms. Citkovitz has studied Chinese Medicine since 1997, assisting Tom Bisio while attending Pacific and Tri-State Colleges. Since 2004, Ms. Citkovitz has led an acupuncture program at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, providing care to inpatients primarily in the Neurology and Labor and Delivery units, and hosting classes and clinical intensives for licensed practitioners, Master’s and Doctoral students for the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she is the Head of the Doctoral Program’s TCM Gynecology department. She is an MPhil/PhD candidate at the University of Westminster and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and the Institutional Review Board of Touro College.
Debra Betts RN, BHSc (acupuncture), PhD Graduand (University Western Sydney)
With a background in neonatal intensive care nursing Debra entered into the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine in London, graduating in 1989 from the British College of Acupuncture.
Returning to New Zealand she started a private practice promoting acupuncture for women’s health issues, with a focus on teaching support people acupressure techniques that could be used for pain relief in labour.
In 1994 she was offered a teaching position with the New Zealand School of Acupuncture as a clinical supervisor where she continues to lecture on traditional Chinese medicine theory for first and third year students.
In 1997 she developed and ran her first specialised acupuncture course for midwives on the practical use of acupuncture for midwifery practice. Following the expanding range of pregnancy related conditions being successfully integrated into midwifery practice, further courses were developed.
In 1999 she published her first article in The Journal of Chinese Medicine to encourage the use of acupressure in labour. This was followed by further articles on treating obstetric conditions and led to her book The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth.
Her ongoing work with midwives led to the publication of a research paper on the use of prebirth acupuncture in the journal Medical Acupuncture May 2006.
In 2006 she was a guest lecturer on Obstetrics for the University of Western Sydney’s post graduate Masters Programme in Australia and at the Integrated Acupuncture Seminar for Obstetrics in London.
She currently resides with her husband and three children in Wellington, New Zealand.