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

Lee Hullender Rubin

Presenter: 

Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, is a clinician, international academic, and published researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, women's health, and female sexual pain. She graduated with her Master of Science degree from Bastyr University and her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). In practice since early 2002, she spent more than 5 years managing an acupuncture program at a western fertility clinic in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Hullender Rubin was the first OCOM postdoctoral research fellow funded by a National Institutes of Health educational grant. Her most recent publication is the first study to report an increase in birth outcomes associated with the addition of Traditional Chinese Medicine to In Vitro Fertilization. She was recently awarded a National Vulvodynia Association grant to investigate the feasibility of acupuncture and lidocaine to treat chronic vulvar pain. She is on the faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is Visiting Research Faculty at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Hullender Rubin currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio (www.pdxacustudio.com) and Oregon Reproductive Medicine.

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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