This was one of the best ProD seminars I've done. I was initially expecting it to be incredibly dry, but Dr Rubin is an engaging and highly competent teacher, and the literature review was enlightening.
~ Bria

In this dynamic and interactive course, we will provide a basic research background on the different types of evidence, review the best IVF and acupuncture literature published to date (March 2014), describe methods to evaluate research, interpret evidence into clinical decision making, and integrate evidence into professional communication with patients, referring physicians and other medical professionals.

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to evaluate, interpret, and communicate the best evidence. This course is taught by Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, an experienced and board certified fertility specialist and clinical researcher.

Watch a free one hour webinar on this related topic with Debra Betts, Claudia Citkovitz and Lee Hullender-Rubin

Objectives

At the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate and synthesize acupuncture and IVF evidence (current as of 03/2014)
  2. Interpret acupuncture and IVF evidence to make clinical judgments
  3. Integrate evidence into professional communication with patients, referring physicians, and other medical professionals

Outline

 

  1. Basic research background
    1. Efficacy vs Effectiveness 
    2. What is the research question? 
    3. Hierarchy of literature 
      1. Basic Science studies
      2. Case studies / Case series (Observational)
      3. Case-control / Cohort studies (Observational)
      4. Clinical trials Randomized control trials / comparative effectiveness/ trials (Experimental)
      5. Systematic Reviews / Meta-analysis 
  2. Literature Review
    1. Types of IVF cycles and acronyms (glossary provided) 
    2. RCTs 
    3. Cohort studies 
    4. Meta-analyses 
    5. Paradoxes within the literature 
      1. Heterogeneity
      2. Adequate controls
      3. Adequate dose and duration of treatment
      4. Chinese medicine diagnsis
      5. Other
    6. Bibliography with embedded links 
  3. Communicating with Patients
    1.  Does acupuncture improve IVF outcomes?
    2. Writing Treatment plans
    3. Case study with example
  4. Communicating with Physicians 
    1. Does acupuncture improve IVF outcomes?
    2. Writing referral letters
    3. Case study with example
  5. Q & A 
This Course Includes:
Acupuncture, Biomedicine
California
California: 
Category 1
Florida
General CEUs: 
5
NCCAOM Details
Core Knowledge, Skill, Ability: 
5.00
Texas Details
General Acupuncture: 
5.00

Course Reviews

I really enjoyed Lee's presentation style and personal experience.

Great Class!
~ Roxane

Helpful course for understanding research

This was one of the best ProD seminars I've done. I was initially expecting it to be incredibly dry, but Dr Rubin is an engaging and highly competent teacher, and the literature review was enlightening.
~ Bria

Very clear and pertinent information