2011 Evidence-based Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Educational Series II, presented by Mass General CSSA. The seminar will be held in The Simches Building in Conference room 3110 at 185 Charles River Plaza. We will give an introduction about the existent evidence of the use of acupuncture in different diseases, the practice of Tai Chi and Kung-Fu and health, the use of TCM in inflammation, and the challenges of modernization of TCM.

Evidence-Based TCM Educational Series on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Inflammation-Related Disease

Date: 12/01/2011 - 12/01/2011
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Conference room 3110 of the Simches Building
Contact: CSSA Board,

On Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 6:30-9:00 PM, The MGH Chinese Scientist and Staff Association (MGH CSSA) will host an HMS-CME-credited education seminar on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Inflammation-Related Disease as part of its ongoing series of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of diseases and health conditions. This seminar features two sessions followed by an interactive Question/Answer period and will offer 1.75 CME credits sponsored by Harvard Medical School Department of Continuous Education. All are welcome to attend. Registration is required for CME credit. Seats are limited. A light dinner will be available. The aim of this course is to: Understand and learn skills in some of the clinical and basic research perspective and methodological consideration when reading about research in some of the TCM modalities To have an overview of up-to-date of TCM modalities in medicine focusing in inflammation To spark interest of the audience in getting involved with basic science and clinical TCM research


Session I: 7:00 – 7:45 PM

“Integration of Mainstream Medicine and Chinese Medicine: Study of a Traditional Chinese Medicine Formula, PHY906, as Adjuvant Therapy for Cancer Patients undergoing Chemotherapy”
Speaker: Dr. Yung-Chi Cheng, PhD
Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine
Expertise: Development of TCM therapy for cancer treatment

Session II: 8:00 – 8:45 PM

“The Challenges and Opportunities of TCM in the 21st Century: Study of HLXLD for Osteoarthritis”
Speaker: Dr David Yue-Wei Lee, PhD
Director, Bio-Organic and Natural Products Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Expertise: Mechanism action study of Chinese medicine, TCM pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and pharmacotherapies

Q/A session and closing remarks: 8:45 – 9:00 PM

Facilitator: Dr. Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, Mass General

Seats are limited. RSVP to before November 25.
Admission is $10 after November 25, 2011.

Preregistration required? no

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