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Workshop “Designing and conducting research in practice”  /


Research questions always start with an idea, a curiosity and which has usually come from observing what we do in clinical practice.  There are many ways in which we can design and carry out research in practice.  But where do you start?  How do you make sure the research you’re doing is ethical and credible?  What skills do I need?  By the end of day 1, you will understand the framework for designing a good research question, be familiar with a range of research designs that are possible to carry out in your clinical practice, and will have had the opportunity to share your research idea – or ideas! - with your peers.   In day 2, I will present a clinical overview of the treatment strategies for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  I will incorporate into this evidence from my own PhD research as well as evidence from other research papers published in English and in Chinese.  The aim of the session on Day 2 is to provide practitioners and students with the most up-to-date and comprehensive clinical knowledge on the range of TCM approaches available for PCOS.   


Dr Lily Lai
Is a TCM practitioner and a visiting academic in Primary Medical Care at the Faculty of Medicine in Southampton University, UK.  In 2010, she was awarded an NIHR School for Primary Care research training fellowship to carry out her PhD which included conducting the first clinical study in the UK to evaluate the use of Chinese herbal medicine for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This was supervised by Professors George Lewith and Michael Moore and Dr Andrew Flower.

As an applied health researcher and TCM practitioner, Lily constantly seeks to research the clinical effectiveness of herbal medicines and acupuncture for problems commonly seen by general practitioners in UK primary care.  She is passionate about promoting engagement with research amongst TCM practitioners and which has involved hosting seminars and lectures on TCM research attended by students and qualified practitioners in China, in Europe and in the UK. 

She is currently involved with projects that evaluate the safety and clinical effectiveness of Western and Chinese herbal medicines. This is an important area of research as it helps patients and healthcare professionals make more informed decisions regarding available treatment options. She has experience in a range of applied health research methods including randomised controlled trials, feasibility studies, systematic reviews and Delphi studies. This has enabled her to apply her expertise across a range of inter-related research questions in developing and evaluating interventions in primary care for acute and chronic conditions.


  Dia 01
• Understand the framework for designing a good research question
• Be familiar with a range of research designs that are possible to carry out in clinical practice
• Had the opportunity to share your research idea with peers

Dia 02
• Be familiar with the most up-to-date clinical knowledge of TCM approaches for polycystic ovary syndrome

This workshop is suitable for TCM practitioners and students.  Day 1 is particularly suitable for those interested in designing and conducting research alongside their clinical practices and for anyone wishing to use a more data-informed approach to their practice.  Day 2 is especially appropriate for those currently specialising in, or wishing to specialise in, women’s health conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, and who wish to remain updated with the current evidence from English and Chinese-language clinical studies.   

Condições Mínimas de Acesso:
O workshop será ministrado em língua inglesa.

Certificado de Frequência de acordo com o Decreto Regulamentar nº 35/2002 de 23 de Abril, inserido no SIGO - Sistema de Informação e Gestão da Oferta Educativa e Formativa, da Agência Nacional para a Qualificação e o Ensino Profissional, apenas disponível para entidades formadoras acreditadas pela DGERT – Direcção Geral do Emprego e das Relações do Trabalho. 


Vagas:  40

Local de realização:

Duração: 12 horas

Data de realização: 16 e 17 de setembro de 2017  |  Local: Lisboa

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