Research Symposium

International Research Symposium on Somato-Visceral Interactions and Autonomic Mechanisms of Manual Therapy

Program Chair: Michael M. Patterson, PhD
Co-Chairs: Robert D. Foreman, PhD
  Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO
  John J. Triano, DC, PhD
  Cynthia D. Myers, LMT, PhD

Conference Proceedings

In 2010, the international publishing company, Elsevier, will publish the proceedings of the 2008 international, interdisciplinary conference on somato-visceral interactions that was hosted by The Osteopathic Research Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The book will be titled, The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy.

Editors for the text are Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO, former associate executive director of the ORC, Wilfrid Jänig, MD, PhD, from Germany, and Michael M. Patterson, PhD. The book will be published by Elsevier’s Amsterdam division.

The book is being authored by many of the key speakers from the conference including Dr. King, Dr. Jänig, Dr. Patterson, Joel Pickar, DC, PhD, Brian S. Budgell, DC, PhD, Michael L. Smith, PhD, Jay Triano, DC, PhD, Robert D. Foreman, PhD, Charles H. Hubscher, PhD, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, MD, PhD, Lisa E. Goehler, PhD, Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, Steven George, PT, PhD, and Janet Kahn, PhD, NCBMT.

Major sections headings in the book are:
• Peripheral and Spinal Viscero-Somatic Mechanisms
• Segmental and Suprasegmental Mediation of Somato-Visceral Interactions
• Clinical Impact of Manual Therapy on Physiologic Functions and Systemic Disorders
• Consensus statements on
- Basic Science on Somato-Visceral Interactions – Peripheral and Central: Evidence Base and Implications for Research
- Clinical Applications of Manual Therapy on Physiologic Functions and Systemic Disorders: Evidence Base and Implications for Research

View the Table of Contents for the book

View the final symposium program

Video presentations from this interdisciplinary research conference will be posted to this website this afternoon (8-28-08). They are available for download either as iTunes files or as Windows Media files.

Video from Conference:

Video from the International Research Symposium on Somato-Visceral Interactions and Autonomic Mechanisms of Manual Therapy is available on UNTHSC i Tunes.

Once on i tunes, click "The Osteopathic Research Center" located under "Academic Programs and Training". Then click "International Research Symposium" and you should see a list of uploaded videos. Double-click a video to view.

To access iTunes U, the computer must have iTunes installed. It is a free download for Mac and PC, and is easy to install http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Sponsors:

Many thanks to our sponsors. Their generous support made this symposium possible.

American Academy of Osteopathy
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
American Osteopathic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapists
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Massage Therapy Foundation
NCMIC Insurance
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine-National Instituites of Health
Orthopaedic Section-American Physical Therapy Association
Osteopathic Heritage Foundations
Osteopathic Research Center
University of North Texas Health Science Center

 

Program Committee

Our thanks to the program committee for their dedication in developing a world-class symposium.

Michael M. Patterson, PhD
Robert D. Foreman, PhD
Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO
John J. Triano, DC, PhD
Cynthia D. Myers, LMT, PhD
Maj. John D. Childs, PT, PhD, MBA
Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD
Gini Ohlson
Diana Thompson, LMT
James Irrgang, PT, PhD
Andy Crim
Cathleen Kearns