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NCCIH at 20: A Catalyst for Integrative Health Research

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20 years
Date: 
September 23, 2019
Location: 

Bldg 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, NIH Campus

Bethesda
Maryland

Event Description

On Monday, September 23, 2019, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will host a 1-day research symposium to celebrate the Center’s 20th anniversary. This event will celebrate progress in complementary and integrative health research and look to the future of the field. The day will feature a Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies by Dr. Lorimer Moseley of the University of South Australia titled “Why We Need a Pain Revolution: From Science to Practice,” lightning round presentations with early-stage investigators, and two panel discussions on pain research in military and veteran populations as well as the future of natural products research.

Please register, whether you plan to attend in person or via videocast, using this Eventbrite link. Note that when in-person attendance fills up, a waitlist will become available.

This event is partially supported by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health with a generous gift from Bernard and Barbro Osher.

Agenda

9:00 – 9:15 am 

Opening Remarks and Introduction

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and Helene Langevin, M.D. 

9:15 – 10:15 am

Why We Need a Pain Revolution: From Science to Practice
Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies

Lorimer Moseley, Ph.D.

10:15 – 11:45 am

Lightning Round Presentations by Invited Early Stage Investigators

Wen Chen, Ph.D. (moderator)
Alexander Chesler, Ph.D.; Medha Pathak, Ph.D.; Yarimar Carrasquillo, Ph.D.; Lauren Atlas, Ph.D.; Omayma Alshaarawy, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.; Patrick Shih, Ph.D.; Maren Nyer, Ph.D.; Amanda Shallcross, N.D., M.P.H.; Jiang-Ti Kong, M.D.; Brent Leininger, D.C., M.S.; Zirui Song, M.D., Ph.D.

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Attendee Lunch on Own

1:15 - 2:30 pm

Panel – Pain Management in Military and Veteran Populations

Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. (moderator)
Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.; Robert Kerns, Ph.D.; and Donald McGeary, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

2:30 – 2:45 pm  

Break

2:45 – 4:00 pm

Panel – Natural Products Research: Growing the Field

Craig Hopp, Ph.D. (moderator)
Martin Blaser, M.D.; Nadja Cech, Ph.D.; and Cassandra Quave, Ph.D.

4:00 – 4:30 pm 

Envisioning the Future of Integrative Health Research

Helene Langevin, M.D., and David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

 

Speaker Information

Omayma Alshaarawy, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Lauren Atlas, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Section on Affective Neuroscience and Pain
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Martin Blaser, M.D.
Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome; Professor, Medicine and Microbiology; Director, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine
Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey

Yarimar Carrasquillo, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Section on Behavioral Neurocircuitry and Cellular Plasticity
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Nadja Cech, Ph.D.
Patricia A. Sullivan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina

Wen Chen, Ph.D.
Chief, Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch, Division of Extramural Research
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Alexander Chesler, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Section on Sensory Cells and Circuits
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Spine Institute for Quality
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Adjunct Associate, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Research
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Robert Kerns, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Jiang-Ti Kong, M.D.
Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
Stanford University
Redwood City, California

Helene Langevin, M.D.
Director
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Brent Leininger, D.C., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Integrative Health & Wellbeing Research Program, Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Donald McGeary, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychiatry
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas

Lorimer Moseley, Ph.D.
Professor, Clinical Neurosciences; Chair, Physiotherapy
School of Health Sciences
University of South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia

Maren Nyer, Ph.D.
Director, Yoga Studies; Associate Director, Research Coordinator Program, Depression Clinical and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Medha Pathak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Cassandra Quave, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine; Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of Human Health, College of Arts and Sciences; Curator, Herbarium
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Amanda Shallcross, N.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor and Director, Mindfulness & Integrative Interventions for Depression, Disease and Stress Research Lab, School of Medicine
New York University
New York, New York

Patrick Shih, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

Director, Plant Biosystems Design
Joint BioEnergy Institute
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California

David Shurtleff, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Zirui Song, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy; Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Internal Medicine Physician, Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Clinical Research Branch, Division of Extramural Research
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

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