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2009 Program at a Glance

  Monday 26 Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday 29 Friday 30 Saturday 31
8:30   Welcome       Post
Conference
Workshops
9:00 Molecular, Cytology
Jaspers
Anatomy
Van der Wal
Surgery
Fourie, Kreulen
Biomechanics
Kawakami,
Yücesoy
10:30 Break Break Break Break
11:00 Clinical Demonstration Session
Chaitow, Bove, Comeaux, Coppieters, Prendergast, Schleip
Histology
Purslow

Pathology
Hodges
Tool Assisted Manual Therapies
Schleip, Alexander/ Chen, Comeaux, Dommerholt, Hammer, Irnich
Function/ Innervation Nichols
Lunch 12:00
Early
Sign In
And
Register
12:30-2:00 12:30-2:00 12:30-2:00 12:00-1:00
1:00       Summary Panel
2:00 Clinical Measurement Findley
Fundamental Research
Herzog
Concurrent Parallel Sessions Concurrent Parallel Sessions 2:00-2:15
Closing

2:30-5:30
Workshop
3:30 Break Break (3:45)
4:00 Parallel Sessions Posters Special Topics/ Parallel Sessions
5:30 Welcome Reception "The Skin Passage"
New Video / Guimberteau
   

Early Sign In: Monday, October 26, 2009  

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Early Sign In and Registration at VU. Room to be announced.
5:30 pm WELCOME RECEPTION

Program Day 1: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

7:00 am Sign In/Registration
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome and Overview
9:00 am – 10:30 am TOPIC: Molecular Biology and Cytology of Fascia

"Adaptation of Muscle Size and Force by Mechanical Stimuli" Dr. Richard Jaspers, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Paper/Oral of Abstracts on Molecular Biology and Cytology of Fascia:

10:30 am – 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am – 12:30 pm PANEL: Clinical Demonstration Session
PANELISTS:

"Overview of Manual Therapy and Positional Release Techniques" Leon Chaitow ND, DO (Session Chair) Honorary Fellow University of Westminster, London. Editor, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies

"High Velocity Manipulation" Geoffrey Bove DC, PhD Senior Research Scientist, Department of Research Administration, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

"Manually induced oscillation/harmonic methods" Zachary Comeaux DO, FAAO Professor, Division of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV

"Neurodynamics: Movement for a Healthy Nervous System" Michel Coppieters PhD, PT School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

"Connective Tissue Manipulation" Stephanie Prendergast MPT Partner, Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center, San Francisco, CA

"Structural Integration" Robert Schleip PhD Institute of Applied Physiology, Ulm University, Germany

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm LUNCH + DEMONSTRATIONS (by Panelists)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm TOPIC: Measurement of Manual Therapy Effects

"Clinical Measurement of Fascial Change" Thomas W Findley MD, PhD VA Medical Center and University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ), Newark NJ

"Effects of Manipulation of the Spine" Dr. Walter Herzog PhD Human Performance Lab, University Calgary

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm BREAK
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CONCURRENT, PARALLEL SESSIONS (Paper/Oral by Selected Abstract Authors)
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm "The Skin Passage" - A new video (30 minutes) by hand surgeon J. C. Guimberteau, MD. This film is the continuation of the previous "Strolling Under the Skin" which was presented to great acclaim at the 2007 Fascia Congress in Boston.

"Strolling Under the Skin" showed a subcutaneous multifibrillar architecture enclosing microvolumes called microvacuoles which, as they are piled up, not only ensured the shape but also mobility, adaptability, and resistance to the gravitational force.

This new film explores the skin boundary of this optimally efficient world. Life through this fractal and chaotic structure has not been really studied in its morphodynamic aspect, particularly in its continuity with the rest of the body. The aim of this film–thanks to endoscopic observations carried on the living tissues during surgeries–is to show the existence of a mobility mechanism, the architectural organization in the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.

It enables us to show the full extent of tissue continuity organized in a multi-fibrillar and vacuolar system, enveloping either large numbers of cells (as far as the epidermis is concerned) or few cells (e.g., in the dermis); but always with a fractal, chaotic organization with a balance of tension–compression forces. This model resembles the subcutaneous structures that have been already observed, particularly at the level of tendons.

The vision of the body organization, in complete continuity through this inner architecture, will lead to new reflections–ways of looking at, working with, and studying–on the living nature of fascia.

Program Day 2: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

9:00 am - 10:30 am TOPIC: Anatomy of Fascia

"The Architecture of Connective Tissue as a Functional Substrate for Proprioception in the Locomotor System" Jaap van der Wal MD Department of Anatomy/ Embryology, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

Paper/Oral of Abstracts on Anatomy of Fasia:

10:30 am - 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am - 12:30 pm TOPIC: (Histology) Fascia as a Tissue

"Fascia and Force Transmission" Peter Purslow PhD Acting Associate Dean (Research) for the Ontario Agricultural College and Professor of the Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Canada.

  TOPIC: (Pathology) Role of Fascia in Pathological Conditions

"Fascial Aspects of Motor Control of the Trunk and the Effect of Pain"
Paul Hodges MD PhD
Associate Professor, University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm LUNCH + New Video by J C Guimberteau MD
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm CONCURRENT, PARALLEL SESSIONS (Paper/Oral by Selected Abstract Authors)
Parallel Session 1 - Fascia Cytology/Mechanics Parallel Session II - Low Back Pain & Lumbar Fascia
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm BREAK
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm POSTERS (with light refreshments)

Program Day 3: Thursday, October 29, 2009

9:00 am - 10:30 am TOPIC: Fascia in Surgery and Recovery

"Fasciae in Recovery from Cancer Surgery" Willem J Fourie Nat Dipl, PT Private Practice, Roodepoort, RSA. Master of Science Student, (by dissertation), School of Anatomical Sciences, Medical School, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, RSA

"Myofascial Force Transmission and Reconstructive Surgery" Mick Kreulen MD, PhD Surgeon AMC medical centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

10:30 am – 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am – 12:30 pm PANEL: Tool Assisted Manual Therapies
PANELISTS:

Robert Schleip PhD (Session Chair) Institute of Applied Physiology, Ulm University, Germany

"Functional Fascia Taping" Ron Alexander RMT, FFT Principal Remedial Massage Therapist (Musculoskeletal), Australian Ballet, Melbourne, Australia, Shu-Mei Chen PT, PhD, Lecturer, School of Physical Therapy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

"Fulford Percussion/Vibration" Zachary Comeaux DO, FAAO Professor, Division of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV

"Dry Needling" Jan Dommerholt PT, MPS, FAAPM President/CEO, Bethesda Physiocare and Myopain Seminars, Bethesda, MD

"Graston Technique" Warren I. Hammer DC, MS Private Practice in Norwalk, Connecticut since 1959

"Acupuncture" Dominik Irnich MD Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich Germany

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm LUNCH + DEMONSTRATIONS (by Panelists)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CONCURRENT, PARALLEL SESSIONS (Paper/Oral by Selected Abstract Authors)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm SPECIAL TOPICS/ PARALLEL SESSIONS
Parallel Session 1 - How to Write a Research Grant – Mock Peer Review

Thomas W Findley MD, PhD VA Medical Center and University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ), Newark NJ. Grant reviewer for the Veterans Administration, Center for Disease Control, and National Institutes of Health. Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on 54 grants awarded for 14.7 million dollars.

Description: Successfully preparing a research proposal requires sound science, but that is not enough. You must submit a written proposal to a funding agency, which then is read and critiqued by scientists like yourself (a process called peer review). You will then revise your proposal based on this feedback and submit a second or a third time. This workshop will demonstrate this review process with actual proposals. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals they have written (either draft or final form) for feedback. Some of the proposals submitted will be reviewed extensively during this workshop. Please email any proposals you want considered to info@fasciacongress.org no later than October 18.

Parallel Session II - Important Concerns About the Peripheral Nervous System for the Manual Therapist

Co-Presenters: Geoffrey Bove DC, PhD Senior Research Scientist, Department of Research Administration, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME and Patrick Coughlin, PhD Certified Rolfer®, Professor, Department of Anatomy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA

Description: The peripheral nervous system is sensitive to mechanical forces. This presentation will provide an overview of the anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology of nerves. Attendees will learn where peripheral nerves are palpable, and how this may impact clinical decision making and treatment. The anatomical relationships of many nerves render them more susceptible to damage, and these concerns will be discussed.

Program Day 4: Friday, October 30, 2009

9:00 am - 10:30 am TOPIC: Biomechanics & Modeling of Fascia

"In vivo Ultrasound Imaging of Fasciae" Yasuo Kawakami PhD Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

"Fascia, Manual Therapy and Finite Element Modeling" Can A. Yücesoy, PhD Full time faculty member and leader of the Biomechanics Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Institute of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

10:30 am - 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am - 12:00 pm TOPIC: Fascia, Its Innervation and Motor Controls

"Fascia and Tendon Disruption and Motor Control" Richard Nichols PhD Professor and Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Applied Physiology. Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitative Medicine and Physiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Paper/Oral of Abstract on Fascia Innervation:
Sensory Innervation and Development of a Model of Connective Tissue Inflammation in the Low Back of the Rat: Implications for the Future Study of Low Back Pain Pathophysiology

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm SUMMARY PANEL
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm CLOSING MAIN PROCEEDINGS
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm POTENTIAL WORKSHOP

Post Conference: Saturday, October 31, 2009

Clinical Post Conference Workshops
Workshops with primarily clinical content/focus will be presented after the main body of the conference.
 
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