Study sheds light on effectiveness of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis


NCCAM and NIAMS to hold telephone briefing To release findings

What: A telephone briefing to release results of the largest, phase III, randomized, controlled clinical trial ever conducted regarding effectiveness of acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee. During the briefing, study investigators will share results of the trial and answer questions during a moderated question and answer session. The study was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), both components of the National Institutes of Health.

Who: Telebriefing participants will include:

  • Stephen E. Straus, M.D., Director, NCCAM
  • Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Senior Advisor for Scientific Coordination and Outreach, NCCAM
  • Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NIAMS
  • Brian M. Berman, M.D., Principal Investigator, Director, Center for Integrative Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Marc C. Hochberg, M.D., Co-Investigator, Professor of Medicine and Head of Division of Rheumatology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

    When: Monday, December 20, 2004 10:30 a.m., ET

    RSVP: by December 16, 2004, to receive the confirmation code by calling 202-745-5116 or e-mailing [email protected]

    Call-in telephone number: 1-877-502-9276 (a confirmation code is needed to enter the call)

    Call-in replay information: 1-888-203-1112 (passcode 907262) from 2:00 p.m. ET on 12/20/04 until 11:59 p.m. ET on 12/24/04

    This telebriefing is for credentialed media only. The information will be embargoed until 5:00 p.m. ET, December 20, 2004.

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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