The conference will take place on Saturday 21st July at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.
0845-0915: CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
0915-1015: KEYNOTE: DR JEREMY HOWICK - HARNESSING PLACEBO IN CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE.
In this interactive workshop, Dr. Jeremy Howick will teach practitioners about the mechanisms and evidence for placebos in an entertaining and memorable way that can be used to enhance their practice and lives. Dr Jeremy Howick is based at the University of Oxford’s Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. Dr Howick is both a Research Fellow at the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine and a Senior Research Associate within the Faculty of Philosophy.
1015-1100: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN CHIROPRACTIC EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (Part One)
For this session we bring together researchers and educationists from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic to present the influence of evidence-based health care in the design and delivery of both their undergraduate and postgraduate chiropractic education and research activities.
1100-1115: MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS
1115-1200: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN CHIROPRACTIC EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (Part Two)
1200-1300: KEYNOTE: PROFESSOR PETER McCULLOCH - AN 'IDEAL' SOLUTION FOR DEVELOPING THE CHIROPRACTIC EVIDENCE BASE.
Peter was appointed Reader (Assistant Professor) in surgery at University of Oxford in 2004, and full Professor in 2013. He has a long held interest in the problems of clinical research in surgery and other areas where treatments are complex and depend on practitioner skill. He has published extensively on the difficulties of doing RCTs in these areas and was the driving force for the development of the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations. These attempt to provide an integrated evaluation pathway for complex interventions throughout their life cycle, analogous to that which exists for pharamceuticals. Peter currently chairs the IDEAL Collaboration, an initiative to improve the quality of clinical research in surgery and other complex treatments.
In his presentation, Peter will look at how the IDEAL collaboration can inform the development of evidence-based practice in chiropractic education, practice and research.
The conference venue will be providing a ‘bagged lunch’ for delegates to be eaten either in the building, which has plenty of space to sit and chat, or outside should the weather be kind. If anyone has any particular dietary requirement, please email the conference organiser via the ticket site.
1400-1500: CURRENT CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH IN THE UK
Representatives from THE AECC and WIOC, the RCC and CRC/Southampton University present the current scope of institution-based chiropractic research in the United Kingdom. This knowledge will help inform delegates when discussing the direction of chiropractic research, later on in the day.
1500-1515: MID-AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS
1515-1545: THE ‘OXFORD FORUM’ DELPHI PROCESS RESULTS
Dr David Newell, Head of Research at the AECC and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, presents the conclusions of the Delphi Process from the 2017 Oxford Forum. He will analyse the findings and discuss how these can be used to inform chiropractic researchers and educators.
1545-1615: UK CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
Elisabeth Angier, Chair of the Chiropractic Research Council (CRC), discusses the appearance of international chiropractic research. She looks at what important research is going on outside of the United Kingdom and topics that the World Chiropractic Council has identified as worthy of prioritisation.
1615-1730: THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Representatives of the chiropractic colleges, RCC and CRC discuss their plans for future research and whether any of the information presented during the day may influence their thinking. This is followed by a panel discussion where delegates from the SCA, UCA, BCA and MCA join the team to discuss the subject and discover how closely their thoughts are aligned.
1730: CONFERENCE ENDS