Academic Program Schedule

Revised Academic Program Summary   5/29/14

Submitted by Holly Sweeney-Hillman, Symposium Academic Program Director

 

Sunday, July 6

5:30 – 8:30 PM opening ceremonies

Keynote: “The Learning Brain”, Daniel Shulz, M.Sc., PhD, Director of Research at the National Center for Scientific Research, France.

Monday, July 7

3:45 – 4:15 PM

Keynote: “Emotional Resiliency in a Challenging World; the Role of Tai Chi” Dr. Karen Grantz, PsyD, Senior Supervisory Psychologist, Robley Rex VAMC, Kentucky.

Practicum: “Physical and Mental Effect of Tai Chi Chuan in Chronic Diseases : Research Evidence, Clinical Experience and Patient Perception.” Suarez Zaldu R, Suarez Barrios MR, De Pizzol G, Corbacho I, Cabal A, National Institute of Rheumatology of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay

4:15 – 4:45 PM

Literature review: “Cognitive Deficit, Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia, Tai Chi based research”, Ramon Suarez Zaldu, MD, Clinical Laboratory Director of National Institutes of Rheumatology, Uruguay.

Practicum: “Chronic Inflammatory Diseases”, Ramon Suarez Zaldu, MD

4:45 – 5:15

Practicum: Clinical application of Tai Chi for pain management,” Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc, OCS, CMPT, CTI

Tuesday, July 8

3:45 – 4:15 PM

Keynote: “Trauma informed Tai Chi instruction; opportunities for growth and healing”, Dr. Karen Grantz, PsyD, Senior Supervisory Psychologist, Robley Rex VAMC, Kentucky.

4:15 – 4:45 PM

Practicum: “Tai Chi Fundamentals® for Veterans and VA Staff across the Health Care Continuum: From Rehabilitation to Wellness.” Patricia Corrigan Culotti , CTI, MTF and Tricia Yu, MA

4:45 – 5:15 PM

Practicum: “Healing Invisible Wounds, teaching veterans suffering from post-combat stress”, Chris Bouguyon, Director, SimplyAware, Texas

7:15 – 8:00 PM

Keynote: “The Evolution of the Tai Chi Mind”, Arthur Rosenfeld, critically acclaimed author of Tai Chi, The Perfect Exercise; host of the PBS TV show, Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld.

8:00 – 9:15 PM

Panel discussion, researchers and Masters: “Tai Chi Brain, Tai Chi Mind.”

Wednesday, July 9

3:45 – 4:15 PM

Practicum: Community Based Tai Chi to reduce risk factors for chronic heart failure patients,” Rod Ferguson, National Director of Training & Chief Instructor with the Australian Academy of Tai Chi & Qigong

4:15 – 4:35

Literature review: “ Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, Tai Chi based research”, Kristina Woodworth, B.Sc., CEO SciMantis Medical Communications, New Jersey.

Meta-Analysis: “Tai Chi related research on the health of the brain and nervous system,” Patricia Flatt, M.S., PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Western Oregon University.

4:35 – 5:15 PM

“On the Front Lines: teaching, studying, researching; the voices of personal experience in the Tai Chi community.”   Panel discussion, questions and answers with presenters.

Friday, July 11

3:45 – 4:15 PM

Closing Keynote: “The Dao, the future and survival,” Arthur Rosenfeld, critically acclaimed author of Tai Chi, The Perfect Exercise; host of the PBS TV show, Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld.