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OsteoMAP Conference 2016
Sat 2 April 2016, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
This conference presents outcomes from the Osteopathy, Mindfulness and Acceptance Programme, an innovative clinical development project which aims to expand osteopaths’ scope of care for patients with persistent pain in six week courses that integrate mindfulness interventions with osteopathic care. Outcomes are analysed using patient self-report questionnaires.
At the conference, we will share OsteoMAP findings, connect with other clinicians, and develop collaborative networks to support future research. Speakers will include project leaders, clinicians, evaluators, osteopaths from Australia and New Zealand, and physiotherapy researchers who are also using Mindfulness and Acceptance-based approaches.
The conference will be of interest to practitioners who wish to participate in developing a new mindfulness-informed, bio-psychosocial approach to persistent pain.
Schedule of the day:
Morning: The morning of the conference will focus on the OsteoMAP project itself and on other osteopathic approaches from Australia and New Zealand. An independent study team will present preliminary results about patient outcomes using data from the NHS-approved clinical trial.
Afternoon: The afternoon will focus on physiotherapy practice and research evaluating patient outcomes and effects of practitioner training programmes in complex behavioural interventions for patients with chronic pain.
The Saturday conference ends with a social event to celebrate three years’ of funded project delivery.
Our speakers include:
- Hilary Abbey: osteopath; member of the BSO Clinic and Research Faculty; Professional Doctorate student; OsteoMAP Project Leader.
- Dr Lorraine Nanke: Principal Clinical and Health Psychologist with Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust; ACT trainer; Mindfulness teacher; OsteoMAP Programme Developer.
- Dr Deirdre Hurley-Osing: Senior Lecturer and Dean of Physiotherapy at University College Dublin. Her research interests include promoting physical activity in low back pain and evaluating complex behavioural interventions. Deirdre was involved in the CONNECT trial to improve communication skills and exercise compliance in physiotherapy.
- Dr Gail Sowden: Consultant Physiotherapist in pain management with the Arthritis Research UK National Primary Care Centre at Keele University and NHS Stoke-on-Trent Community Health Services. Gail was involved in the STarT Back trial and the IMPaCT Back study.
- Dr Dawn Carnes: Director, National Council for Osteopathic Research; Professor at Fribourg University. Dawn was involved in managing the COPERS trial of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in a group self-management course for adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
- Tom Mars: osteopathic researcher; previously involved with NCOR and the COPERS trial. Research interests include mindfulness and evaluating integrity and fidelity in complex behavioural interventions.
- Dr Nick Penney: osteopath; Director of Integrative Pain Care, New Zealand. Interests include biopsychosocial models of healthcare and mindfulness. Nick has also been involved in developing clinical practice guidelines for managing musculoskeletal pain in Australia.
- Stiofan Mac Suibhne: osteopath; Breathworks’ practitioner and teacher. His interests include mindfulness and pain management and he was involved in developing frameworks for extended scope of clinical practice for osteopaths in Australia and New Zealand.
- Steven Vogel: BSO Vice Principal (Research); editor of IJOM. He led the Clinical Risk Osteopathy and Management (CROaM) study and has been involved in developing NICE guidelines for the treatment of back pain.
90 minute skills workshops which will allow you to enhance your skills further will run on Sunday 3rd April. The workshops are for those who would like to find out a bit more about the practicalities of working with this mindfulness-based osteopathic approach, as well as people who have already participated in OsteoMAP training and would like to expand and deepen their existing skills.
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