Working Group Presentations
Whole Systems Research Methods in Health Care: Where are we now? (September 11, 2019). Nadine Ijaz, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, joined ACIH Research, Education and Clinical Working Groups for a presentation / discussion about a Special Focus Issue On Multimodal Approaches In Integrative Health: Whole Persons, Whole Practices, Whole Systems. Dr. Ijaz lead a team that included RWG member Jennifer Rioux, PhD and past ACIH executive director John Weeks examining 41 WSR exemplars in a review entitled Whole Systems Research Methods in Health Care: A Scoping Review (JACM-Paradigm, Practice and Policy Advancing Integrative Health, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, March 2019). The article, which received honorable mention for the 2019 ISCMR Scientific Article Prize, is available in open access. To access the Special Focus Issue On Multimodal Approaches In Integrative Health: Whole Persons, Whole Practices, Whole Systems click here: https://www.liebertpub.com/toc/acm/25/S1 To read an overview of the philanthropically funded issue, click here: http://www.johnweeks-integrator.com/uncategorized/does-the-integrative-medicine-field-care-about-whole-systems-research-results-from-a-special-issue/ The September 11, 2019 webinar slides are available here. Questions posed during the webinar and Dr. Ijaz's responses will be posted here in a few weeks.
Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) among Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Providers: Challenges, Facilitators, and Suggestions for Improvement (June 20, 2019) Anthony J. Lisi, DC, Beth Rosenthal, MPH, MBA, PhD, and Hannah Gravrand, DC, MS discussed results of their study about Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) among Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Providers in Private Practice and Community Health Centers. Study results were accepted for publication in the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, Volume 15, June 2019, Pages 70-74. A link to the article can be found on the ACIH Publications page: https://integrativehealth.org/publications The slides are available here For supplementary resources related to improving IPC, click here.
VA’s Whole Health System: What can be learned and applied to your practice? (June 13, 2019)
ACIH Clinical, Education and Research Working Groups presentation and discussion about the successes and challenges of the VA’s Whole Health program. The Whole Health program at the VA seeks to support patients in getting more of what matters most in their lives. Veterans in the program develop a personalized health plan based on their values, needs, and goals. This patient centered approach typically incorporates integrative health practices to work through challenges that are preventing Veterans from living a healthy life and achieving their goals. We are joined by guest speakers Kavitha Reddy, MD, Lead Clinical Champion Integrative Health Coordinating Center, VHA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation; Whole Health Clinical Director, St. Louis VA Medical and Lauri Phillips, RDN, LD, Associate Director for Whole Health Implementation, VHA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation. The slides are available here. Click here for document with the Q&A and Resources requested during the webinar.
Follow-up to the NAM Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management Presentation and Discussion (Feb. 13, 2019)
Belinda Anderson, PhD, LAc (RWG co-chair) gave a summary of the NAM Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management event held in December 2018, and then Marcia Prenguber, ND (CWG co-chair) facilitated a discussion about what we can do with respect to collaboration, following up on the NAM event. Slides available here.
Integrative Clinic Webinar Series #7: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (Nov. 14, 2018)
Clinical Working Group presentation and discussion. Justin Goehl, DC, MS, Primary Spine Care, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center spoke with us about the Primary Spine Care model; Triage, management, and referral strategies for patients; Various stakeholders involved in implementation of Integrative Care; Evaluation methods including formal reviews and peer to peer; Financial challenges that may emerge; and Accepted methods of communication among HCPs.
Competency-Based, Time-Variable Education in the Health Professions (October 2018)
Deb Bushway, PhD, Interim President and CEO, Northwestern Health Sciences University, spoke with the EWG sharing her expertise about and experiences with Competency-Based Education (CBE). Slides are available here.
Interprofessional Collaboration and ACIH Discussion (September 2018)
Joint ACIH Clinical, Education, and Research Working Group discussion with these 3 questions: What opportunities do you see for collaboration between integrative healthcare practices? What current strategies within ACIH can be translated for successful collaboration between practices? What are the major care questions that could benefit from these collaborations? The slides are available here.
Integrative Clinic Webinar Series #6: The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (June 2018)
Joint ACIH Clinical and Education Working Group presentation and discussion. Dugald Seely, ND, MSc, FABNO, Founder & Executive Director, Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre spoke with us about his experiences in establishing the OICC, patient management strategies, and barriers and facilitators encountered.
Attitudes and Knowledge Regarding Interprofessionalism Among Naturopathic Students Before and After a Year of Clinical Internship Education (April 2018)
Joint ACIH Research, Education and Clinical Working Group presentation and discussion. CCNM Research study with presenters Laura Tummon Simmons (Former Clinical Resident, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine) and RWG member Kieran Cooley (Director, Research, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine). The slides are available here.
Research literacy and the real world: Examples from Academic Institutions and Community Collaborations (March 2018)
Joint ACIH Education, Research and Clinical Working Group presentation and discussion. Beth Howlett, MAcOM, LAc (EWG co-chair), Diane Mastnardo, BS, LMT (EWG member), and Candise Branum, MLS (Director of Library Services, OCOM) shared their experiences and opportunities for collaboration, followed by Q&A and discussion. The presentation and discussion covered Creating and sustaining research culture in the absence of funding; Research literacy and engaging students in research; Practice Based Research Networks (PBRN's); Resources and Opportunities for collaboration. The slides are available here.
Integrative Clinic Webinar Series #5: Integrative Health Center Clinicians in the Logan University system (February 2018)
ACIH Clinical & Education Working Group presentation and discussion. Drs. Pat Battaglia, DC and Ross Mattox, DC spoke with us about their integrative experiences in two FQHC systems, followed by Q&A and discussion. The slides are available here. (40 minutes)
Experience as an NCCAM F31 trainee (September 2017)
ACIH Research Working Group presentation and discussion Steffany Moonaz, PhD, ACIH RWG and Board member spoke about her experience as an NCCAM F31 trainee.
Integrative Clinic Webinar Series #4: Pillsbury House Integrative Clinic (September 2017)
Joint ACIH Education and Clinical Working Group presentation and discussion Jodell Skaufel, DC, Nancy Erickson, BCTMB, CNMT, and Ellie Tansey, LAc, joined us for a conversation about Pillsbury House Integrative Clinic and Northwestern Health Sciences University's involvement. Dale Healey, DC, PhD facilitated. (Approximately 40 minutes)
The concept of an "Academic Plan" in integrative health education (June 2017)
Chris Arick, DC, MS, ACIH EWG member gave a presentation in a EWG meeting with a very full agenda. Approximately 14 minute recording; the poster is here.
Systematic review for low back pain (June 2017)
Lisa Taylor-Swanson, MAcOM, PHD, ACIH RWG member, spoke about a systematic review project in which she was involved, for low back pain, followed by Q&A and discussion. The abstract "Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Low Back Pain: Efficacy and Clinically-Meaningful Change" is available here.
Integrative Clinic Webinar Series #3: Bastyr Center for Natural Health (April 2017)
ACIH Clinical Working Group presentation and discussion Kelly Morrow, MS, RDN, Chair, Dietitians In Integrative and Functional Medicine, Associate Professor, Nutrition Clinic Coordinator, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science and Jennifer Johnson, ND, associate dean for clinical education and a clinical associate professor in the School of Naturopathic Medicine (and ACIH EWG member!) spoke about their work at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, followed by Q&A and discussion. (48 minutes)
Integrative Clinic Webinar Series #2: Southern California University of Health Sciences and Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic (February 2017)
Clinical & Education Working Group presentation and discussion. Panelists Melissa Kimura, DC, LAc, VP Southern California University (SCU) Health System / Chief Clinical Officer and Sean Guinan, LAc, Adult & Pediatric Acupuncturist at Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic gave presentations about their work in integrative clinics, followed by Q&A and discussion. Slides: Integrative Clinics Panel discussion, Value Agenda, Practitioner Collaboration and Patient Education in Private Practice
Integrative Clinic Webinar Series #1: Casey Health Institute and Aurora Health Care (November 2016)
David Fogel, MD, Co-Founder & CEO of Casey Health Institute Gaithersburg, MD and Nancy Conway, Director of Integrative Medicine Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI provided a great deal of insight into their Integrative Clinic/Program. Presentation slides may be viewed here.
Hospital Based Massage Therapy (HBMT) Competencies Discussion (September 2016)
HBMT Task Force members invited interested parties, including respondents to a prior HBMT TF survey, to participate in a conference call discuss the draft HBMT specific competencies. Dale Healey, DC, PhD, Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT, MK Brennan, RN, LMT, and Beth Rosenthal, PhD, MBA, MPH, ACIH Assistant Director, presented and facilitated discussion among participants.
Hospital Based Massage Therapy (HBMT) (September 2016)
ACIH Clinical & Education Working Group presentation and discussion Dale Healey, DC, PhD and MK Brennan, RN, LMT presented on work and accomplishments to date. HBMT task force member Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT was not able to be on the call. The 7-slide presentation is available here.
LifeLong Ashby Health Center (June 2016)
ACIH Clinical Working Group presentation and discussion Bonney Lynch, LAc, CMT gave a brief presentation about integrating acupuncture and related services and primary care at LAHC and stimulated an active discussion about how to gather patient outcome data via EHR and other issues involved in integrative clinics.
History, Context, Politics of Opioid Guidelines: Arya Nielsen (June 2016)
Arya Nielsen, PhD, Director, Acupuncture Fellowship for Inpatient Care, Mount Sinai Beth Israel gave a terrific presentation stimulated by the lack of reference to integrative disciplines in the CDC Opioid Guidelines. References: References for talk on opioids and national policy re. evidence informed nonpharm therapies for pain, Clarification of the Pain Management
Standard and MMWR: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
PIHTA and Integrative Clinics Presentations (June 2016)
ACIH Clinical Working Group presentation and discussion Jennifer Olejownik, PhD, MS, BA, Project Manager for the Project for Integrative Health and the Triple Aim at the Center for Optimal Integration spoke about a possible Integrative Clinic Webinar series held within the Working Groups and asked members what areas they might be interested in exploring.
Learnings from the ACIH Competencies for Optimal Practice in Integrated Environments (April 2016)
Stacy Gomes, EdD, MAEd, presented on the work that will be part of the ICIMH presentation in Las Vegas, and received good feedback from the group
Preliminary Findings on Naturopathic-led Patient-Centered Medical homes (PCMH) (March 2016)
Jennifer Olejownik, PhD, MS, Project Manager, Project for Integrative Health and the Triple Aim (PIHTA) - Center for Optimal Integration presented highlights from this NABNE-funded project on integrative Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
The Role of MT in Primary Care Panel (February 2016)
Dale Healey facilitated, with panelists: Stan Dawson, EWG member; Martha Menard, RWG member, former ACIH co-ED; Ruth Werner, Immediate Past President, Massage Therapy Foundation.
Introduction of Chiropractic Care into Missouri FQHCs: The Dawn of a New Era? (November 2015)
Barry Wiese, DC, MHA from Logan University spoke with CWG members about his experiences introducing Chiropractic Care in FQHCs. The 17 slide presentation is viewable here
Interprofessional collaboration among integrative health and medicine providers in private practice and community health settings (update October 2015)
In this brief presentation, Beth Rosenthal gives an update on this funded CWG research project investigating IPC in a sample of IHM providers from the five licensed disciplines.
Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) Educator’s Package for Evidence Informed Practice (October 2015)
Deb Hill facilitated a discussion for the Educational Working Group about PERL resources for educators, gathering significant input from many WG members. The 17 slides are viewable here
IOM Global Forum Update (September 2015)
Former ACIH Executive Director John Weeks gave a very informative presentation to the Educational Working Group and facilitated discussion about IOM Global Forum activities in this approximately 30 minute recording
Identifying off-site clinics of CCAOM Members (September 2015)
New CWG member Martin Kidwell spoke about a CCAOM project he is involved in, having to do with collecting information about off-site clinics of CCAOM members.
Preparing Students to be Practice Ready - Part II (Sept 2015)
CWG members Ron Boesch, DC, DACNB, Dean of Clinics/Professor, Palmer College of Chiropractic and Michael Sackett, DC Dean, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic present Part II of the presentation given in June 2015 and answer questions about Preparing Students to be Practice Ready.
CAM in Military Community (June 2015)
Viola Crowder-Moger, Director, Licensed Massage Therapy Program at Central Texas College joined us to tell us about her experiences providing CAM in the military community of Fort Hood, followed by a rich question and answer session with suggestions about how to incorporate CAM in a community.
Interprofessional Student Education: Exchange Program Between Albert Einstein College of Medicine and PCOM (June 2015)
EWG and ACIH Board member Stacy Gomes, EdD Vice President for Academic Affairs, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and RWG member Beau Anderson, PhD, LAc Academic Dean and Research Director, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York; Assistant Clinical Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, gave a presentation and facilitated discussion about an exchange program between Albert Einstein students and PCOM students. Click here to view 13-slide presentation.
Preparing Students to be Practice Ready Discussion: Ron Boesch and Michael Sackett (June 2015)
CWG members Ron Boesch, DC, DACNB, Dean of Clinics/Professor, Palmer College of Chiropractic and Michael Sackett, DC Dean, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic gave a presentation and answered questions about Preparing Students to be Practice Ready.
Preparing Students to be Practice Ready Discussion: Mary Lauttamus, MSW, ACC, e-RYT on (May 2015)
Mary Lauttamus MSW, ACC, e-RYT, Interim Academic Director, Health Philosophy and Promotion and Director, Yoga Therapy Program at Maryland University of lntegrative Health gave a presentation and answered questions about Preparing Students to be Practice Ready.
Clinical Integration at Bastyr (April 2015)
Jennifer Johnson, EWG member and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Bastyr University, gave a very well organized presentation and facilitated discussion about clinical integration activities at Bastyr. Click here to view 13-slide presentation.
Quality Measures and Integrative Health and Medicine (February 2015)
RWG member James M. Whedon, DC, MS, Instructor, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Health Care Research Analyst, ACO Support, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center gave a presentation and facilitated discussion about Quality Measures and Integrative Health and Medicine. The 12 slide presentation can be accessed here
Organizing, Convening, and Stimulating Engagement in Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) (November 2014)
Deb Hill, MS, project manager for The Project to Enhance Research literacy (PERL) organized a panel discussion with CWG members for a project with the working title Organizing, Convening, and Stimulating Engagement in Evidence Informed Practice (EIP). The 14 slide presentation can be accessed here.
Southern California University of Health Sciences experience at the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (October 2014)
Mike Sackett, DC, MS, member of the ACIH Clinical Working Group (CWG), and Gena Kadar, DC, CNS, presented in the October CWG meeting about SCU's experiences attending IPEC meetings. The 15 slide presentation can be accessed here.
National Center for Interprofessional Education and IPE at Northwestern Health Sciences University (September 2014)
Dale Healey, DC, PhD and Mike Wiles, DC, MEd, co-chairs of the ACIH Education Working Group presentations about their experiences attending an open house at the NCIPE, and about Interprofessional Education at NWHSU. The 22 slide presentation can be accessed here.
A Tour of the Case Report Research Repository - CaseRe3 (September 2014)
Martha Menard, PhD, LMT, co-chair of the ACIH Research Working Group presentation about a digital open access repository (CaseRe3-www.casere3.org) for case reports in integrative healthcare.
Interprofessional Education at National Health Sciences University (February 2014)
Ezra Cohen presents to the ACIH Education Working Group.
Samueli Institute's "Rapid Evidence Assessment of the Literature (REAL)" Method (January 2014)
Samueli CEO Wayne Jonas, MD, former NIH Office of Alternative Medicine director and ACIH Council of Advisers member, and Cindy Crawford, Samueli's research manager presented to the RWG. (Audio only)
Joseph Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (November 2012)
Dialogue between ACIH Research Working Group members and Dr. Joe Selby of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Instititute (PCORI), an agency established under the Affordable Care Act. Transcript here. (Audio only)