Debra Betts - Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregancy and Childbirth

Previous Conferences and Seminars

Conferences

2014

May New Zealand Registrar of Acupuncturists, Wellington, New Zealand Acupuncture in the treatment of threatened miscarriage: a mixed methods study

2013

October The Pacific Symposium San Diageo. Acupuncturist for the treatment of neasea in pregnancy, threatened miscarriage and the induction of labour. November: World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies (WAFAS) Sydney. The Role of Acupuncture for Threatened Miscarriage: Findings from an RCT and Semi-structured Interviews.

2012

November The New Zealand Midwifery Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. A search for hope and understanding: An analysis of threatened miscarriage internet forums. July: New Zealand Registrar of Acupuncturists, Wellington, New Zealand Current practice amongst acupuncturists treating threatened miscarriage in Australia and New Zealand May: The third International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health Portland Best practice considerations amongst acupuncturists treating threatened miscarriage in Australia and New Zealand The Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Conference (AACMA)

Brisbane Current practice amongst acupuncturists treating threatened miscarriage in Australia and New Zealand. (Awarded Best Paper On Clinical Practice)

March FAOPS & PSANZ Congress Sydney Exploring health professionals’ perception of best practice for women presenting with threatened miscarriage The Canadian Oriental Medical Symposium, Vancouver Contraindicated Acupuncture Points in Pregnancy: Mythical Irrelevance or Historical Wisdom? Acupuncture in Early Pregnancy: Moving beyond fertility protocols

2013

September British Acupuncture Council Conference, Berkshire England Ten Months of gestation, how might classical texts inform contemporary practice? (Co- lecture with Sabine Wilms and Sarah Budd) Deciphering fertility and obstetric research for clinical practice (Co lecture with Sarah Budd)

Scandinavian TCM Congress, Denmark Ten Months of gestation: how might classical texts info contemporary practice? (Co- lecture with Sabine Wilms) Obstetric Acupuncture: Clinical practice from within New Zealand hospital July : New Zealand Registrar of Acupuncturists, Wellington, New Zealand Induction of Labour – crucial considerations Acupressure - a teaching tool for couples and midwives June : AGO-RE (Alternatives in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Research and Teaching) Metz, France Obstetric Acupuncture: Clinical practice from within New Zealand hospital

2009

SeptemberBritish Acupuncture Council Conference, Surry, England. Acupuncture for Supportive Care in Early Pregnancy International Acupuncture Congress for midwives, Gynaecologists and TCM specialists, Olten, Switzerland. Jing Importance of Post Natal Recovery Useful Practical Tips for Clinical Practice

2008

May TCM Kongress, Rothenburg, Germany. Use of Forbidden Points and Medical Cautions in Pregnancy Promoting Pre birth Acupuncture for Clinical Practice Treating Selected Conditions in Pregnancy and the use of Acupressure for Pain Relief in Labour

2007

September British Acupuncture Council Conference, Cirencester, England. Obstetric Acupuncture – Promoting Clinical Practice

2006

May Australasian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Annual Conference Adelaide, Australia. Review of Research in the Application of Acupuncture use in Pregnancy and Relevance to Clinical Practice (Awarded Best Paper On Clinical Practice)

2004

November New Zealand National Health Committee symposium; Integrating Mainstream and CAM Sectors, Wellington, New Zealand. Acupuncture and Integration in Midwifery Practice with in New Zealand The New Zealand Midwifery Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. Audit of Prebirth Acupuncture Treatment in Midwifery Practice October: World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies (WAFAS) Gold Coast, Australia. Acupuncture Audit of Prebirth Treatment and the Correlation to Reduced Medical Intervention during Delivery

Weekend Post Graduate Seminars on Obstetric Acupuncture for Acupuncturists

2014

May Bologna, Italy Lugarno, Switzerland Geneva, Italy

2013

May Brighton, England October San Diageo, US Greensbrough, US Amhurst, US Chicago, US

2011

October Calgary Canada

2010

November Brisbane Australia September Warwick England September Alesund Norway September Academie Qing Bai, Nijmegan, Holland June Sydney Australia May Dublin Ireland May Calgary Canada

2009

OctoberVancouver, Canada. October Toronto, Canada. October Brighton England. August Auckland, New Zealand

2008

AugustMelbourne Australia August Sydney Australia August Perth Australia July Brisbane, Australia May Copenhagen, Denmark May Academie Qing Bai, Nijmegan, Holland May College of Traditional Acupuncture, Warwick, England March Vancouver Canada February Toronto Canada

2007

October Chicago USA October San Diego, USA September Breukelen, Holland September Brighton England August Wellington, New Zealand

2006

October London, England (co presented with Sarah Budd) . Guest Lecturer for University of Western Sydney Masters Course Obstetric acupuncture

Acupressure workshops for Midwives

2014 May Rome, Italy Milan, Italy

2011 October Calgary, Canada

2010 October Northampton, England September Alesund, Norway May Calgary Canada

2008 May Copenhagen, Denmark March Vancouver, Canada

2007 September London, England