2nd July 2013
(pre-conference events on 1st July)
University of Westminster
New Cavendish Street
London, W1W 6UW.
‘Improving the patient experience’
Monday 1st July
Venue: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6UW
Workshop/forum: What use are systematic reviews to patients?
Led by Dr Karen Pilkington, Dr Hugh MacPherson, University of York
and representatives from the Cochrane Consumer Network
Workshop: Evaluating CAM practice and patients’ perspectives.
Led by Dr Marie Polley and Professor Nicky Robinson, London South
Inaugural CAMSTRAND students’ forum and networking event
Plants, plays and perspectives on London (optional walk/wander)
The route wil take in Regent’s Park including the medicinal garden
and Hoffbrand collection of apothecary jars at the Royal College of
Physicians (TBC), Queen Mary’s Gardens, the Open Air Theatre and
for those feeling energetic, Primrose Hil for a view across London.
Conference dinner at Pescatori, Charlotte Street, W1.
Tuesday 2nd July
Venue: Pavilion/Room 1.15, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street,
London, W1W 6UW
Optional experiential mindfulness session – led by Justin Haroun
Welcome – Professor Jane Lewis, Dean, Schools of Life Sciences and Electronics and
Computer Sciences, University of Westminster
Morning session – chaired by Dr Hugh MacPherson, University of York
Keynote lecture: The Power of Patient Narratives & Implications for CAM Research
Damien Ridge, Professor of Health Studies, University of Westminster
Exploring the role of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of recurrent urinary
tract infections. Andrew Flower, University of Southampton
Integrated treatment for low back pain: a systematic review. Xiaoyang Hu, London
Poster presentations – chaired by Professor George Lewith, University of
Southampton (5 posters/7 mins each)
To evaluate the effectiveness of emotional freedom techniques (EFT) to reduce the
side effects caused by tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors in women with breast
cancer: a preliminary service evaluation. Barbara Baker, Breast Cancer Haven
Positively mindful: an investigation of mindfulness-based stress reduction as a
supportive care option for people living with HIV. Graeme Donald, Glasgow
Lunch break (provided for participants)
Tuesday 2nd July (continued)
Poster presentations - chaired by Dr Celia Bell, Middlesex University
(5 posters/7 mins each)
Afternoon session – chaired by Professor Nicola Robinson, London South Bank University
Investigation into the psychological, physiological and biochemical impact of
reflexology on breast cancer patients. Christina Greenwood, Anglia Ruskin University
Exploring clients’ experiences of craniosacral therapy: a qualitative study. Nicola
Developing patient & public involvement (PPI) for research into using acupuncture
to improve wellbeing for people with lower limb lymphoedema. Beverley de Valois,
“Superchef 2013: the invention chal enge” (further details on the day)
16.50 - 17.00 Closing remarks and presentation of CAMSTRAND 2013 prize(s)
– Professor Annie
Fol owing the conference, there wil be an informal ACHRN/CAMSTRAND social event at a local
venue. Details to be circulated closer to the date.
CAMSTRAND 2013: oral and poster presentations
Developing patient & public involvement (PPI) for research into using acupuncture to improve
wellbeing for people with lower limb lymphoedema
De Valois B, Young Te, Melsome E, Linda Jackson Macmillan Centre.
Exploring clients’ experiences of craniosacral therapy: a qualitative study
Nicola Brough, Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown, Professor Jill Thistlethwaite, Dr Antje Lindenmeyer,
Professor George Lewith, University of Warwick.
Exploring the role of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections
Dr Andrew Flower, Prof George Lewith, Dr Felicity L Bishop, Dr Vivienne Lo, Dr Roz Gibs, University of
Integrated treatment for low back pain: a systematic review
Xiaoyang Hu, Nini Chen, Guoyan Yang, Esme Trevelyn, Ava Lorenc, Jianping Liu, Nicola Robinson,
Investigation into the psychological, physiological and biochemical impact of reflexology on breast
Carol Ellis and Andy McVicar, Kathy Rooke, Matt Bristow, Sushma Rai, Helen Moor, Simon Smith,
Mike Parker And Christina Greenwood, Anglia Ruskin University.
Positively mindful: an investigation of mindfulness-based stress reduction as a supportive care
Graeme Donald; Karen Lorimer; Maggie Lawrence; Roger Wong; Andrew Winter; Jacqui Stringer;
Paul Flowers, Glasgow Caledonian University
To evaluate the effectiveness of emotional freedom techniques (EFT) to reduce the side effects
caused by tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors in women with breast cancer: a preliminary service
Barbara S Baker PhD & Caroline J Hoffman PhD, Breast Cancer Haven.
Poster session 1 (morning)
A comparison of 2 and 4 acupuncture needles using bi-directional rotation for achieving rapid onset
of acupuncture analgesia in experimental pain
Dr Carole A Paley and Prof Mark I Johnson, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds Metropolitan
A multi-sited ethnography of the professional practices of medical herbalists in the UK
G.Waddel , J. Whitehouse, V. Scheid, T. Towell, University of Westminster.
Cancer patients’ experiences of using mistletoe (Viscum album): a systematic review of the
Maggie Evans, Susan Bryant, Alyson Huntley, Gene Feder, University of Bristol
Patients’ attitudes towards traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in mainland China
James Thorburn*, Ming Cheng, Linda Bell, Ellie Yan, Celia Bell, Middlesex University
Understanding the professional characteristics, needs and experience of nutritional therapy
practitioners working with cancer patients.
Granger C, Pol ey M, Pilkington K, Draper A, University of Westminster.
Poster session 2 (afternoon)
A pragmatic randomised controlled trial investigating cranial osteopathic manipulative therapy in
addition to usual care for excessively crying infants (sometimes called colic): an external feasibility
Anne Jakel, Phil Bright, Devan Rajendran, Robert Froud, European School of Osteopathy
How women use and experience western herbal practice for distress: implications for health care
A.J. Yates, Julie Whitehouse, Damien Ridge and Julia Green, University of Westminster
Acupuncture in the treatment of phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation: a mixed methods
Esme Trevelyan, Prof Nicola Robinson, Dr Warren Turner, Dominic Joire, Marie Tanner, London
Narratives of Egyptian breast cancer survivors- a cross-cultural study in the context of the published
H. Ghoz, M. Polley, D. Ridge and H. Allam, University of Westminster
The practice of Ayurveda in the UK environment. a practitioner perspective.
Romila Santosh, University of Winchester
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