Wednesday, January 30, 2019

January 2019 Research Thursdays Summary

key words:  research literacy, funding and grants, sharing related research in the field, research in integrative health

The January Research Roundup

(and funding announcements!)

Review of the "Research and Metrics Thursdays" theme from the public Facebook Page and newsletter

NCCIH and NIH Research Funding Opportunity--the HEAL Initiative 
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Announcement

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) 2018 “Non-Pharm Pain” Conference.  
  • December 2018 recording.  recommended lunchtime listen
  • The recordings from this conference are now available to view.  I added the NAM playlist for this conference to the HH Project channel’s library.  Thank you to ACIH for announcing this information.  
  • The NAM conference was 2 days, so the recordings playlist is long.  So far, I recommend the first video with Dr. Cherkin. 
  • Here is the link to the playlist.
  • Here is the link to this NAM conference agenda, to help you choose recordings most interesting to you.
Upcoming NCCIH Conference:  Workshop on Acupuncture Research
  • Translating Fundamental Science of Acupuncture into Clinical Practice:  For Cancer Symptom Management, Pain, & Substance Abuse

Massage Therapy
  • Massage Therapy Foundation Poster Abstract Submission deadline 1.31.2019
    • For those of you working with or leading massage therapists and collecting metrics, the 2019 call for poster abstracts for the International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) is out:
    • Call for Posters for IMTRC 2019 ends 1.31.2019
    • Go here for the poster application
    • The IMTRC is held once every 3 years.  It is “an opportunity to learn the latest research, connect with colleagues, and gain insight into best practices in massage therapy.” And it “brings together thought leaders in the profession and educators to discuss massage therapy innovations”
    • The next IMTRC conference is May 9-10, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Massage Therapy Foundation Research Grants for 2019—applications are now open. Submission deadline is March 1st, 2019.
    • “Massage Therapy Foundation Research Grants are awarded to those conducting studies that seek to advance our understanding of specific therapeutic applications of massage, public perceptions of and attitudes toward massage therapy, and the role of massage therapy in health care delivery.”
    • Read more and apply at:
  • Massage Therapy Foundation Community Service Grants for 2019—applications are now open. 
    • Submission deadline is April 1st, 2019
    • If you work with a 501c3 organization providing massage, you may qualify.  They say they take applications from the U.S., internationally, and have a specific grant opportunity for those providing massage therapy in northern Illinois.  Learn more about this community service grant here:
  • Massage therapy case report submissions

FDA Roadmap Series with the National Health Council
  • The January 17th, 2019, webinar was on "Untangling the Terms: Endpoints, Items, Outcomes, PROs, PROMS, PRO-PMs" with Ashley Slagle, MS, PhD.  For more about this series and to watch the latest webinar, go to the FDA Roadmap Lunchtime Listen recommendation post.

Breathwork, a foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine practice, and a research article
  • Research Thursday...Breathwork
  • As an east Asian medicine practitioner (acupuncturist) I have been teaching my patients diaphragmatic breathing on day one and reinforced practice throughout treatment course with related self-care homework. This breathing practice often also called "belly breathing" has been known for a long time to help us consciously switch our breathing state into the parasympathetic state (rest and digest). Because, in our modern world, most people go about their day in sympathetic state of breathing (fight or flight). Breathwork, the conscious control of your breath, is the foundation of qi gong and mindfulness practices.
  • More recently, research has been conducted to test these age-old practices, such as this article available on PubMed.  --Megan

Recommended Studies to Read in Older Newsletters

For more on the topic of research
  • follow the tag/label in this blog for "research literacy"

More Research Thursdays Summary posts
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