May 27, 2011 — The International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE), recently funded research awards at the World Federation of Chiropractic’s 11th Biennial Congress held in Rio de Janeiro.
The awards, totaling $10,000, sponsored the congress keynote speaker, five regional poster awards and a first and second prize poster award, which were presented by IBCE Council Chairperson Dr. N. Edwin Weathersby.
The keynote lecture was presented by Dr. Scott Haldeman. Poster awards included one award for each region, as follows.
Asian region: “Effects of manipulative therapy on the expressions of NADP-diaphorase and nitric oxide synthase in the spinal morotor neurons after right knee joint immobilization in the guinesHH-diaphorase and nitric oxide synthase in the spinal motor neurons after right knee joint immobilization in the guinea pig,” by HanSunk Jung, JooHyun Ham, SoonJeong Jeong, and JooHan Kang of HanSeo University and MinSun Lee of SunMoon University.
Pacific region: “An approach using fast rate stimulation to investigate changes in cerebellar processing,” by Heidi Haavik, New Zealand College of Chiropractic and Bernadette Murphy, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Latin American region: “Effect of high velocity-low amplitude treatment on superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase activities in erythrocytes from men with neck pain,” by Carolina Kolberg, Andréa Horst, Maira Moraes, Angela Kolberg, and Wania Aparecida Partata, all from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
North American region: “Differential tissue strain estimation across strata of tissues under intrinsic motion,” by John Triano, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Helene Langevin, University of Vermont, Elisa Konofagou, Columbia University.
European region: “Back function preoperatively, three months and one year after spondylodesis in patients with degenerative or isthmic spondylolisthesis,” by Marko Neva and Sami Tarnanen, Tampere University Hospital, Finland; Lissa Pekkanen, Jyväskylä Central Hospital, Finland; and Arja Häkkinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
The first prize poster was awarded to Silvano Mior, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College; Rhonda Cockerill, David Cassidy, Jan Barnsley, and Pierre Côté of the University of Toronto for their poster entitled, “Assessing the association between measures of quality and integration and patient participation in inter-professional patient-centered collaborative care.”
The second prize poster was awarded to Lauren Terhorst and Michael Schneider, University of Pittsburgh; Lee Goozdich, Private Practice of Chiropractic; and Kevin Kim and Carol Stilley, University of Pittsburgh for their poster entitled, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Pain in Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.”
Source: International Board of Chiropractic Examiners, www.ibce.org