Researcher and Practitioner Presentations
International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium

Monday, 6 July 2009

Group 1

Presenter: Kevin W Chen Ph.D. MPH.
Title, Organization: Associate Professor at the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland
Presentation Title: Effects of Taiji on Bone Density and  Biomechanics in Osteopenic Women:  A Pragmatic Controlled Trial

Presenter: Linda Larkey, PhD, C.R.T.T.
Title, Organization: Scottsdale Healthcare Chair of Biobehavioral Oncology Research, College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, Arizona State University, Comprehensive Research Member, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona
Presentation Title: Design Challenges in Taiji/Qigong Research:  Sham Control Rationale and Implications  view

Presenter: Peter Wayne, PhD
Title, Organization: Assistant Professor in Medicine and Director of Tai Chi and Mind Body Research Programs in Harvard Medical School 's Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies
Presentation Title: Effects of Taiji on bone density and biomechanics in osteopenic women: A pragmatic controlled trial

Group 2

Presenter: Matthew F. Komelski
Title, Organization: Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Presentation Title: Essential Taiji Practices and Age Related Declines  view

Presenter: David Preston Easley, M.D
Title, Organization: Center for Cognitive Therapy, P.S.C. Louisville, KY
Presentation Title: CHI/Qi: Illness, Wellness, Diet, Exercise, All Explained in Plain Language

Presenter: Jean-Marc Geering, MD
Title, Organization: Switzerland
Presentation Title: A Western Doctor's View on the Basics of Taijiquan view

Group 3   

Presenter: Sandy Matsuda, PhD, OTR/L
Title, Organization: Dept. of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri (retired)
Presentation Title: Impact of Tai Chi Fundamentals for Women Cancer Survivors
Co- Presenter: Stephanie Reid-Arndt, PhD,ABPP
Title, Organization: Assistant Professor, Director Adult Neuropsychology Dept. of Health Psychology, University of Missouri

Presenter: Sharon Smith
Title, Organization: Senior Instructor, The Universal Tao
Presentation Title: Benefits of Teaching Tai Chi Chi Kung to the Aging Population

Presenter: Ruth Gilbert
Title, Organization: Center for Taiji and Qigong Studies
Presentation Title: Taiji and Qigong Intervention/Impact on Early  Stage Dementia

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Group 1

Presenter: Rachel Levine, PhD. MSPH
Title, Organization: Deputy Director, Office of Strategic and Innovative Programs National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Presentation Title: Promoting your Work to the Community - Health Behavior Theory meets Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and more. view

Presenter: Ed Jones, MPH
Title, Organization: Lifestyle Program Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Occupational Health and Prevention Services Contract Computer Sciences Corporation
Presentation Title: Tai Chi Instruction in a Worksite Health Promotion Program

Presenter: Dr Roger Jahnke, OMD
Title, Organization: Director, The Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, Santa Barbara, CA
Presentation Title: Taiji-Qigong as Meditative Movement: A Unique New "Exercise" Category

Group 2

Presenter: Catherine Kerr, PhD
Title, Organization: Investigator, The Osher Research Center Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Presentation Title: Somatic Attentional Focus as a Brain-based Mechanism in Tai Chi  view

Presenter: . Weimo Zhu, PhD
Title, Organization: Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presentation Title: Guo Lin Qi-gong for Cancer Care: Past, Present and Future

Presenter: Yuzeng Liu
Title, Organization: Professor, China's National Police Training Academy
Presentation Title: Taiji Benefits Cross Generational Boundaries
Co-Presenter: Teri Morgan, BA, MA
Title, Organization: Wudang Research Association, University of Missouri at Kansas City

Group 3

Presenter: Ruth Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN, CNS 
Title, Organization: University of Arizona, College of Nursing
Presentation Title: Physical and Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults Following Tai Chi

Presenter: Maria Angela Soci
Title, Organization: Tai Chi Chuan Teacher: Brazilian Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center
Presentation Title: Tai Chi Chuan and its Benefits for Elders Memory view

Presenter: Holly Sweeney-Hillman
Title, Organization:
New York University, Int'l Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association
Presentation Title: Bringing Balance Home

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Group 1

Presenter: Garrett Sarley
Title, Organization: Chief Executive Officer, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Presentation Title: The Immersive Experience

Presenter: Rod Ferguson
Title, Organization: Director, The Australian Academy of Tai Chi and Qigong
Presentation Title:  Distilling the Essence of Tai Chi to a Practical Useable Context

Presenter: Barbara Davis
Title, Organization: Director, Great River T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Minneapolis, Minnesota Editor, Taijiquan Journal
Presentation Title: Simplicity: Adjusting Taijiquan Forms to Meet  Needs of Different Groups


Group 2

Presenter: Spencer Gee
Title, Organization: Sifu/Laoshi, Adjunct Professor of Tai Chi and Self-Defence
Presentation Title: Tai Chi Toolbox

Presenter: Peter Hill
Title, Organization: Professor, World Tai Chi
Presentation Title: S.T.A.R. and B.E.A.M. Tai Chi for Rehabilitation and Resiliency view

Presenter: Domingo Colon
Title, Organization: Director, Tai Chi School of Westchester
Presentation Title: Teaching Tai Chi to Special Populations

Group 3

Presenter: Shin Lin, PhD
Title, Organization: Professor of Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, and Integrative Medicine at University of California, Irvine
Presentation Title: Physiological and Bioenergetic Changes Associated with Tai Chi

Presenter: Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH
Title, Organization: Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and faculty member at Harvard Medical School's Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Research Center
Presentation Title: Tai Chi and Cardiovascular Health: State of the Science

Presenter: Wu Dong
Title, Organization: Associate Professor at the Dept. of Wushu  Beijing Sports University China, (PRC)
Presentation Title: Electroencephalogram (EEG) Analysis of Taiji Practitioner Intention

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Group 1

Presenter: CJ Rhoads, PhD
Title, Organization: Associate Professor College of Business, Kutztown University
Presentation Title: Leadership  Characteristics of Chinese Martial Arts Training

Presenter: Roque Severino
Title, Organization: Director, Brazilian Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center
Presentation Title: An International Model for Training and Certifying Tai Chi Instructors 

Presenter: Bill Walsh
Title, Organization: New York Director,  Int'l Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association
Presentation Title: How Tai Chi Benefits Performance in Other Sports
Co-Presenter: Matt Miller, MD
Title, Organization: Danbury Hospital

Group 2

Presenter: Dr.Zibin Guo
Title, Organization: UC Foundation Professor of Anthropology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Presentation Title: Rising from Stillness: 13 Moves of Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan 

Presenter: Nicola Briggs
Title, Organization: Tai Chi Instructor, Tai Chi For Everyone
Presentation Title: Tai Chi as an Empowerment Tool for Living with HIV/AIDS

Presenter: J. Justin Meehan
Title, Organization: Sifu Chinese Internal Arts Association of St. Louis
Presentation Title: Hun Yuan Taiji: A System of Self Cultivation and Unification

Group 3

Presenter: Ge Wu, PhD
Title, Organization: Associate Professor, The University of Vermont
Presentation Title: Characteristics of Quadriceps Muscle Action During Tai Chi Chuan Movement

Presenter: Tricia Yu M.A.
Title, Organization: Director, and Faculty, Tai Chi Health
Presentation Title: Deconstructing Tai Chi: Biomechanics, Kinesiology,  Therapeutic and Functional Applications
Co-Presenter: Kristine Hallisy PT, MS, OCS, CMPT,
Title, Organization: Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Presenter: Chun Man Sit
Title, Organization: Tai Chi Teacher, Chun Sit's Tai Chi & Kungfu
Presentation Title: Using Physic to Explore Taiji's Yin and Yang Forces

Friday, 10 July 2009

Group 1

Presenter: Dr. Jay Dunbar
Title, Organization: Director, The Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School
Presentation Title: The Four Treasures: Knee Safety in Taijiquan

Presenter: Chenchen Wang MD, MSc
Title, Organization: Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. 
Presentation Title:  Tai Chi is Effective in Treating Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Presenter: . Nisha Manek, MD, MRCP (UK)
Title, Organization: Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Presentation Title: Taiji Practice and the Treatment of Arthritis

Group 2

Presenter: . Larry Y. Brown MS, CTRS,CAS
Title, Organization: Recreational Therapist, University of Tennessee
Presentation Title: Taiji and the Recreational Therapist

Presenter: Bruce Leeson, Ph.D.
Title, Organization: Clinical Psychologist,  Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA
Presentation Title: Efficacy of Taiji in Alleviating Traumatic Stress Anxiety Disorders
Co-Presenter: Teri Morgan, BA, MA
Title, Organization: Wudang Research Association, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Presenter: Anna Maria Rosa da Fonseca Saraiva, MD
Title, Organization: Yang Family Center- Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Study Center at Tersiópolis
Presentation Title:  Psychoanalysis  and Tai Chi Chuan at Public Brasilian Hospital's Chinese Traditional Medicine  Department

Group 3

Presenter: Robert  D. Sheeler, MD
Title, Organization: Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Presentation Title: The Interface of Taiji/Qigong and Other Centering Practices with a Busy Traditional Western Medical Practice

Presenter: Sharon DeCelle, MS, PT
Title, Organization: Center for Taiji and Qigong Studies;  Physical Therapist, Carle Hospital, Urbana, IL
Presentation Title: Discussion of results of a qualitative Taiji/Qigong study with older adults

Presenter: Peter  G. Grossenbacher
Title, Organization: Naropa University, CA
Presentation Title: Educational  Analysis of Present-Day Tai Chi Passed Down Through Generations
Co-Presenter: Shing-Jiuan  Liau
Title, Organization: Visiting Scholar, Naropa University

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