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ICAOR8 – Milan

The 8th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Medicine, 28th – 30th May 2010.

Due to the unforeseen situation with the Icelandic ash cloud causing major travel disruptions, the 8th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Medicine, in association with its host, the International College of Osteopathic Medicine, Milan, originally to take place from Fri 23rd April to Sunday 25th April, has been changed to 28th – 30th May 2010.

BCOM PhD student and researcher, Oliver Thompson, gives his view of ICAOR8:

“This year’s 8th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Medicine, held in Milan, in association with its host, the International College of Osteopathic Medicine, Milan, took place 28th – 30th May. BCOM PhD student and researcher, Oliver Thompson, said: “ICAOR was my first osteopathic conference and was a very enjoyable experience, in beautiful surroundings. The delegates presented a variety of research topics over the two day event. Of particular note was the research by Dr Lisa Hodge from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her research using animal models demonstrated how lymphatic pumping techniques (as learnt by BCOM students in years one and two) could alter the flow and constitution of lymphatic fluid, as well as potential effects of shrinking tumours of the lung. This was pretty groundbreaking stuff, and she achieved rapturous applause. Yona Bramati-Castellarin, a BCOM PhD student, presented her research into visceral osteopathic techniques on autistic children and was also very well received. There was a fabulous gala dinner on the Saturday, leading to many academics taking to the dance floor! Personally for me it was special on two counts. Firstly, it will probably be the first conference I present my research to next year, and secondly I was able to meet Dr Gary Fryer from Victoria University, Melbourne – who’s research and writings I have read since a student at BCOM – and so it was quite an exciting moment.”

Date Posted: 22/06/2010 | Posted In: ICAOR

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