These speakers are planned for the Osteopathy-Congress 2018:
Dr. Millicent King Channell DO (USA)
Dr. Millicent King Channell is Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. As decan, she is responsible for the curriculum. Dr. Channell has made numerous scholarly contributions to osteopathic medicine; e.g. as co-author of The 5-Minute Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Consult (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008).
Leon Chaitow ND, DO (GBR)
Leon Chaitow graduated in osteopathy in 1960, and after postgraduate studies in acupuncture, cranial osteopathy and orthomolecular nutrition, has practiced in the UK and Greece for over fifty years now. He is founder (1995) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Elsevier). He has edited, authored and coauthored over 60 books. Leon Chaitow regularly lectures in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia where he instructs physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, as well as massage therapists.
Susan Chapelle RMT (CAN)
Susan Chapelle has been a practicing therapist for over 20 years. She is the recipient of the award for “Registered Massage Therapist of the Year” in British Columbia for her contribution to research in the field of manual therapy. Susan is owner of Squamish Integrated Health, a multidisciplinary clinic in Squamish BC. She is currently co-investigator with Dr. Geoffrey Bove, D.C., PhD at the University of New England to study mechanisms of post-operative adhesion formation. Her numerous publications and expertise on the subject of healing mechanisms and manual therapy have offered her the opportunity to travel globally as a keynote speaker and educator.
Dr. Bruno Chikly MD, DO (USA)
Author of the book „Silent Waves-Lymphatic drainage therapy“ and the DVDs „Dissection of the human lymphatic system“,„A Miniature Universe“, „The brain“. Laureate at the medical faculty Paris, member of the AAO and the I.S.L. Chikly is a leading osteopath in the osteopathic treatment of the brain and lymphatic system
Anthony G. Chila DO, FAAO dist., FCA, DPNAP (Ost. Med.) (USA)
For many years, Doctor Chila has been very active in the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, e.g. as President and Executive Board member. Professional writing and teaching have also been extensive. Doctor Chila has been the author or co-author of papers published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Osteopathic Annals, and many others. He has served as Editor-in-Chief, the American Academy of Osteopathy JOURNAL (2000-2007).
Christian Fossum DO (NOR)
Head of Osteopathic Studies at the Norwegian University College of Health Sciences. Previously Vice Principal of the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Associate Director at A.T. Still Research Institute
Prof. Dr. John Glover DO, FAAO (USA)
Prof. Dr. John Glover is osteopath since 1988 and head of the department Osteopathic-Manipulative-Medicine at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Touro. He’s former president of the American Academy of Osteopathy as well as co-author in Counterstrain: A handbook of Osteopathic Techniques (1995), Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2001), Leitfaden Osteopathie (Elsevier 2009) and coordinator and developer of a Counterstrain videodisc project, 1992-94.
Dr. med. Georg Harrer MD (AUT)
Dr. med. Georg Harrer MD (born 1965 in Vienna, Austria) is a specialist for anesthesia and intensive care. He is a general practitioner and osteopath, and in addition he serves as FDM (fascial distortion model based on Typaldos) instructor. Dr. Harrer is the founding president of EFDMA (European FDM Association).
Alessio Iacopini M.Sc. Ost, DO (ITA)
Graduated with a Master of Sciences in Osteopathy at the British School of Osteopathy in London, he teaches osteopathic approach to fascia and osteopathic rationale at several European training institutes. He is a member of the Board of Directors of COME Collaboration Italia and is the Head of the International Department of CROMON / SOI Osteopathic School. Interested in scientific evidence in a clinical perspective, he mainly deals with qualitative research in the field of manual therapies.
Prof. Dr. med. emeritus Wilfrid Jänig (DEU)
Wilfrid Jänig is working at University Kiel in the Physiological Institute. His main scientific research interest relates to neurobiology of vegetative nervous system, mechanisms of neuropathic, visceral and inflammation pain. His results of research are transformed into teaching material, like books. From 1980 until 2011 Mr Jänig stayed in Israel, Australia, USA, England and Japan for research. Since 1968 Jänig regularly teaches medical and manual osteopathic medicine students. He has authored and co-authored about 250 articles, about 60 articles in teaching books, more than 100 editorials and several books.
Benita Kropman B.Sc. Physiotherapie (ZAF)
Benita Kropman has worked as a physiotherapist in South Africa since 1983, focussing on injury prevention and maximizing performance in elite sport. Since 1996, she has developed the Lyno Method, a holistic assessment model which determines and eliminates the cause of chronic recurring injury, due to fascia dysfunction. She currently teaches this method globally.
Dr. Michael L. Kuchera DO (USA)
Internationally known teacher and researcher in osteopathic manipulative medicine; Publications on numerous osteopathic subjects, co-author e.g. of Osteopathic Considerations in Systemic Dysfunction; Specialized on: the effects of exercise in multiple sclerosis and OMT in improving function and quality of life in Parkinson‘s Disease; numerous awards, such as the AODA Gutenshohn Denslow Award and was formerly President of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).
Christian Lunghi D.O. M ROI N.D. (ITA)
Christian Lunghi works as osteopath and naturopath in Rome and Bracciano (Italy). He is a member of the Italian Advisory Board of the Centre of Osteopathic Medicine Collaboration foundation (COME), and member of the Research Commitee and of the National Examining Board of the Italian Register of Osteopaths (ROI). He lectures on osteopathic clinical reasoning and rational of osteopathic medicine. He is author and co-author of books and publications in indexed journals.
Tuulia Luomala PT (FIN)
Tuulia Luomala, physiotherapist from Finland, has been working with animals and humans since 17 years. She has studied many manual approaches from osteopathic techniques to Maitland concept, acupuncture and various fascial techniques. She has evolved animal fascial methods together with the Stecco family. She has been studying and writing articles and books about human and animal myofascial systems.
Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Neuhuber (DEU)
Doctor since 1975, since 1992 professor for anatomy at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, in the editorial board of the journals Histochemistry and Cell Biology as well as The Anatomical Record and associate editor in Cells, Tissues, Organ. Nearly 100 scientific publications
Dr. Steve Paulus DO, MS (USA)
Practicing osteopath for over 20 years. Editor of Interlinea. Numerous publications on osteopathic history and philosophy, Specialised in A.T. Still‘s teachings and its integration into clinical practice, Main personal interests: integration of osteopathic principles and material and non-material aspects into clinical Osteopathy through the holistic approach
Dr. Stephen Sandler PhD, DO (GBR)
Dr. Stephen Sandlers main research interests include the effect of the female cyclic hormones on connective tissues and joint mobility. He has taught various aspects of osteopathic practice and technique for more than 40 years worldwide. He was a Senior Lecturer at the British School of Osteopathy in London from 1975 to 2017 and serves as external examiner for the Anglia Ruskin University with responsibility for the London School of Osteopathy. Dr. Sandler is also a Consultant Osteopath to The Portland Hospital for women and children in London since 20 years. He has published many research papers as well as three books and a DVD of Osteopathic Functional Technique.
Dr. Robert Schleip PhD (DEU)
Fascia Research Project at the department of applied physiology at Ulm University, lectures internationally and released numerous publications on the subject of fascia (e.g. Fascia: the tensional network of the body. Elsevier 2012), practices at his private clinic in Ulm.
Jane Stark DO (CAN)
Former faculty member at the Canadian College of Osteopathyand Executive Committee Member at the World Osteopathic Health Organisation, Specialist on osteopathic history (biographies on Still, Littlejohn, Sutherland) as well as the importance and relevance of fascia and its role in clinical work, international speaker; book editor: Stills Concepts on Fascia.
Antonio Stecco MD, PhD (ITA)
Clinical Instructor at Rusk Rehabilitation, New York University. Physiatrist, President of Fascial Manipulation Association, Assistant-President of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ISPRM) from 2012 to 2014. Scientific activity devoted to the study the human fasciae from a macroscopically, histologically and physio-pathologically point of view. Since 2007, he holds theoretical-practical courses about the Fascial Manipulation method in all the five continents. Author of more than 40 in extensor papers about the fascia.
Carla Stecco MD, PhD (ITA)
Orthopedic Surgeon, Professor of Human Anatomy and Movement Sciences at the University of Padova. Founder Member of the Fascial Manipulation Association and of the Fascial Research Society. Scientific activity devoted to the study of the anatomy of the human fasciae from a macroscopical, histological and physiopathological point of view. She personally made over 100 cadaver dissections for research. Since 2000, she holds theoreticalpractical courses about the Fascial Manipulation technique. Author of more than 100 in extenso papers about the fascial anatomy. Author of two books about the Fascial Manipulation Functional atlas of human fascial system.
Michèle Tarento (FRA)
Michèle Tarento is an Osteopath, Medical Doctor, Voice therapist and Senior lecturer of Histology, Biology and Embryology at the Bichat médecine University in Paris. She graduated in and teaches postmodern dance and served as conceptor of (osteo awareness). Since 2011, she is part of the Searcher in Biotensegrity Interested Group. She is the author of the book- Construire son corps avec l’ostéo éveil et la biotenségrité - published in 2016 by Sully editions.
Neil Theise MD (USA)
Neil Theise ist the senior author of the article "Structure and Distribution of an Unrecognized Interstitium in Human Tissues" published in Scientific Reports. He is Professor of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine, pathologist and researcher, pioneer of multi-organ adult stem cell plasticity as well and has publications in the themes of Science, Nature, and Cell. Current laboratory investigations focus on elucidation of physiology and pathophysiology of macroscopic interstitial structures including visceral submucosae, dermis, adventitial and peri-vascular soft tissues, and fascia.
Dr. med. Jaap van der Wal MD, PhD (NLD)
Jaap Van der Wal specialized himself after his graduation as medical doctor (1973) in anatomy and embryology. The main topic of his research was the functional organization of the muscle and connective tissue in the locomotor system. In 1988 he graduated in this field by a dissertation on a “trans-anatomical” organization of human proprioception. In 2009 he presented in the field of fascia research his view on architecture of muscle and connective tissue as the main feature to understand the functional organization of fascia in the body and the significance of fascia in the human tensegrity organization. [After his retirement in 2012 he is mainly involved in his project Embryo Motion, a training in Phenomenological Embryology and Dynamic Morphology].