‘Proof of Acupuncture Effectiveness and Validity’ Webinar Presented by Dr Michelle Schraeder


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This webinar will examine what constitutes validity in research, types of validity, types of research, definition of Evidence Based Medicine, and a proposal for a more relevant Levels of Evidence Research Pyramid. You will be able to explain the difference between internal and external validity and how different types of research can be strong in one but maybe not the other. You will also be able to define and understand the practice of Evidence Based Medicine as including not just the best research in making decisions, but also involving clinical expertise of the doctor and consideration of the patient’s values and preferences. You will also be able to critically evaluate various types of research on acupuncture for quality and relevance in proof of effectiveness and efficacy.

Included with your webinar order:

  • A recording of the webinar that you view as many times as you wish.
  • Lecture notes
  • Certificate of attendance – IVAS accredited (1 CE point)

Presented by Dr Michelle Schraeder – DVM, MEd, FAAVA

Michelle graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) she is certified in veterinary acupuncture and has completed a three year course in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine, and through the Chi Institute is certified in veterinary Tui-na (massage). Dr. Schraeder became one of the first two veterinarians to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (FAAVA). She has also obtained a Masters of Education in College and Continuing Education. Presently she is chair of the IVAS International Education Committee, an IVAS board member, and a member of the AAVA Advanced Certification Committee. She practices integrative medicine, utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine with conventional medicine, at her clinic in Bellingham, Washington. Dr Schraeder has been a speaker at Western Veterinary Conference, AHVMA and AAVA conferences, IVAS congresses, and various state VMA meetings. She teaches acupuncture courses for both IVAS and CIVT.