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Speakers and Key Personnel  

The following speakers and committee members will be attending the 2009 Fascia Research Congress (listed in alphabetical order by last name). Bios and publications of post-conference workshop presenters are listed with the workshops.

Click on Bios and Pubs for short biography and/or related publications. Links provided to articles/abstracts where available.

Ron Alexander RMT FFT 
Principal Remedial Massage Therapist (Musculoskeletal), Australian Ballet, Melbourne, Australia

Session: Panel – Tool Assisted Manual Therapies
Title of Presentation: "Functional Fascia Taping"


Al Banes PhD 
Al Banes Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Orthopedics and Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Session: Molecular Biology and Cytology of Fascia
Title of Presentation: "Fascia and Biologic Adhesions"


Geoffrey Bove DC, PhD 
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Research Administration, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Session: Panel – Clinical Demonstration Session
Title of Presentation: "High Velocity Manipulation"

Session: Parallel / Special Topics
Title of Presentation: "Important Concerns About the Peripheral Nervous System for the Manual Therapist"

Scientific Committee Member / Scientific Review Committee Chair


Leon Chaitow ND, DO 
Honorary Fellow University of Westminster, London. Editor, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies

Session: Panel – Clinical Demonstration Session (Session Chair)
Title of Presentation: "Overview of Proposed Manual Therapy Mechanisms" and "Positional Release Techniques"

Scientific Committee Member


Shu-Mei Chen PT, PhD  
Lecturer, School of Physical Therapy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Session: Panel – Tool Assisted Manual Therapies
Title of Presentation: "Functional Fascia Taping"


Zachary Comeaux DO, FAAO 
Professor, Division of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV

Session: Panel – Tool Assisted Manual Therapies
Title of Presentation: "Fulford Percussion/Vibration"

Session: Panel – Clinical Demonstration Session
Title of Presentation: "Manually induced oscillation/harmonic methods"


Patrick Coughlin PhD 
Certified Rolfer®, Professor, Deptartment of Anatomy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Session: Parallel / Special Topics
Title of Presentation: "Important Concerns About the Peripheral Nervous System for the Manual Therapist"


Michel Coppieters PhD, PT 
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Session: Panel – Clinical Demonstration Session
Title of Presentation: "Neurodynamics: movement for a healthy nervous system"


Jan Dommerholt PT, MPS, FAAPM 
President/CEO, Bethesda Physiocare and Myopain Seminars, Bethesda, MD

Session: Panel – Tool Assisted Manual Therapies
Title of Presentation: "Dry Needling"


Thomas W Findley MD, PhD 
VA Medical Center and University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ), Newark, NJ

Session: Measurement of Manual Therapy Effects
Title of Presentation: "Clinical Measurement of Fascial Change"

Session: Parallel / Special Topics
Title of Presentation: "How to Write a Research Grant – Mock Peer Review"

Executive Committee Member, Scientific Committee Member


Willem J Fourie Nat Dipl, PT 
Private Practice, Roodepoort, RSA. Master of Science Student, (by dissertation), School of Anatomical Sciences, Medical School, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, RSA

Session: Fascia in Surgery and Recovery
Title of Presentation: "Fasciae in Recovery from Cancer Surgery"


Susan Gould-Fogerite PhD 
Director of Research for Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ)

Executive Committee Member


Warren I. Hammer DC, MS 
Private Practice in Norwalk, Connecticut since 1959

Session: Panel – Tool Assisted Manual Therapies
Title of Presentation: "Graston Technique"


Walter Herzog PhD 
Human Performance Lab, University Calgary

Session: Measurement of Manual Therapy Effects
Title of Presentation: "Effects of Manipulation of the Spine"


Paul Hodges MD, PhD 
Associate Professor, University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia

Session: Role of Fascia in Pathological Conditions
Title of Presentation: "Fascial Aspects of Motor Control of the Trunk and the Effect of Pain"


Peter Hollander PhD 
Faculteit Bewegingswetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Executive Committee Chair


Peter A. Huijing PhD 
Faculteit Bewegingswetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Executive Committee Chair, Scientific Committee Chair


Dominik Irnich MD 
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany

Session: Panel – Tool Assisted Manual Therapies
Title of Presentation: "Acupuncture"


Yasuo Kawakami PhD 
Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Session: Biomechanics & Modeling of Fascia
Title of Presentation: "In vivo Ultrasound Imaging of Fasciae"


Mick Kreulen MD, PhD Hand Surgeon 
AMC medical centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Session: Fascia in Surgery and Recovery
Title of Presentation: "Myofascial Force Transmission and Reconstructive Surgery"


Michael Louis Kuchera DO, FAAO 
Director, the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Research and Human Performance & Biomechanics Laboratory, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Scientific Committee Member


Helene M. Langevin MD 
College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Scientific Committee Member


Richard Nichols PhD 
Professor and Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Applied Physiology. Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitative Medicine and Physiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Session: Fascia, Its Innervation and Motor Control
Title of Presentation: "Fascia and Tendon Disruption and Motor Control"


Adam Perlman MD, MPH 
Chairperson Department of Primary Care UMDNJ School of Health Related Professions. Executive Director for the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) and the UMDNJ Endowed Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He is also Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM), and a member of the Steering committee.

Executive Committee Member


Joel G. Pickar DC, PhD 
Professor at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in Davenport, Iowa

Scientific Committee Member


Stephanie A. Prendergast MPT 
Partner, Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center, San Francisco, CA

Session: Panel – Clinical Demonstration Session
Title of Presentation: "Connective Tissue Manipulation"


Peter Purslow PhD 
Acting Associate Dean (Research) for the Ontario Agricultural College and Professor of the Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Canada

Session: Fascia as a Tissue
Title of Presentation: "Fascia and Force Transmission"


Robert Schleip PhD 
Director, Fascia Research Project, Institute of Applied Physiology, Ulm University, Germany

Session: Panel – Clinical Demonstration Session
Title of Presentation: "Structural Integration"
Session: Panel – Tool Assisted Manual Therapies (Session Chair)

Executive Committee, Scientific Committee


Moshe Solomonow PhD, MD (Hon) 
Director, Bioengineering Division, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado

Scientific Committee Member


Jaap van der Wal MD 
Department of Anatomy/ Embryology, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

Session: Anatomy of Fascia
Title of Presentation: "The Architecture of Connective Tissue as a Functional Substrate for Proprioception in the Locomotor System"


Jaap van Dieën PhD  
Professor of Biomechanics Faculteit Bewegingswetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Scientific Committee Member


Andry Vleeming PhD  
Director, Spine and Joint Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Scientific Committee Member


Can A. Yücesoy PhD  
Full time faculty member and leader of the Biomechanics Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Institute of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Session: Biomechanics & Modeling of Fascia
Title of Presentation: "Fascia, Manual Therapy and Finite Element Modeling"

Scientific Committee Member


 
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