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Advisory committees

The MTQA advisory committee consists of four expert groups from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Korea, Sweden, and USA: Medical Advisory committee members, Tai Chi and Qigong Advisory Committee, Science and Education Committee, and Friends of Tai Chi and Qigong Committee.


(a) Medical Advisory Committee members: Health professionals including medical doctors who assist with developing a clinical medicine educational program.

(b) Tai Chi and Qigong Advisory Committee Members: Tai Chi and/or Qigong masters who participate in developing a core Medical Tai Chi and Qigong program and assess the applicant’s Tai Chi and/or Qigong practical skills.

(c) Science and Education Committee members: Academic researchers who are involved in Tai Chi and Qigong scholarly activities and provide up-to-date research on the use of Tai Chi and/or Qigong in medicine.

(d) Nominations from Tai Chi and Qigong Committee members (Consumer representative): Individuals attending Tai Chi and Qigong class in their community or expressed interest in TQ activities who participated in process of developing the guidelines of MTQA especially from a consumer’s perspective. In addition, Public Safety officers were invited to oversee consumer protection.

 

Medical Advisory Committee members: David Rosenthal, MD, Harvard Medical School (HMS), USA; Albert Yeung, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital & HMS, USA; AymenElfiky, MD, M.Sc., MBA, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, HMS, USA; Roger Schneider, MD, Village of Healing and Wellness, Canada; Paul Lam, MBBS, Tai Chi for Health Institute, Australia; Fran Boyle, MBBS, PhD,MaterHospital, Sydney Medical School (SMS), Australia; Stephen Clarke, MD, PhD, Royal North Shore Hospital, SMS, Australia; Nick Pavlakis, MBBS, PhD, Royal North Shore Hospital, SMS, Australia; Carolyn Ee, MBBS, Grad Cert Med Acup, PhD, NICM, Western Sydney University, Australia; Danforn Lim, MBBS, University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Judith Lacey, MD, Head of Supportive Care, Lifehouse, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Kyung Ju Lee, MD, Korea University Medical School, Korea; Mison Chun, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea; Whanseok Choi, MD, Department of Family Medicine, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, Catholic University of Korea; Massimo Bonucci, MD, San Feliciano Hospital Rome, University of Chieti, Italy; Hanne-Doris Lang, MD, Medical Center, Hamburg, Germany; Michael Back, MBBS, MBA, Royal North Shore Hospital, SMS, Australia; Richard Lee, MD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA; Yulong Wei, MD, PhD in TCM, Executive Vice Director of Academic Committee of World Academic Society of Medical Qigong (WASMQ), Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; Michael R. Irwin, MD, Director, Mindful Awareness Research Center, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, CA, USA.


Science and Education Board members: Linda Larkey, PhD, Arizona State University, USA; Tish Knobf, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, Yale University, USA; Pei-Shiun Chang, PhD, RN, Indiana University, USA; Chris Zaslawski, PhD, University of Technology Sydney (UTS); Byeongsang Oh, OMD, PhD, Royal North Shore Hospital, SMS, Australia; Michael de Manincor, PhD, Yoga Institute, Australia; Shuai Zheng, PhD, UTS Sydney; Myeong Soo Lee, PhD, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Korea; Peiying Yang, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA; QingChuan Hu, PhD candidate, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Beijing, China; XinFeng Guo MD, M.P.H., PhD. Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, The Second Medical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China.


Tai Chi Qigong Advisory Committee Members:Penelope J. Klein, PT, EdD, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, USA; Linda Larkey, PhD, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA; Byeongsang Oh, PhD, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney Medical School, Australia; Shuai Zheng, PhD, University of Technology Sydney; Paul Lam, MD, Tai Chi Master, Tai Chi for Health Institute, NSW, Australia; Peter Payne, Master Instructor, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, USA; George Picard, Master Instructor Village of Healing and Wellness, Canada; Ken Goh, Master Instructor President of Tai Chi Association Australia: Liu Kie Fee, Master Instructor Eastwood Community Tai Chi Club, Sydney; Angela Tian Zhu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor, TCM practitioner, Sydney; Sue Chang, Tai Chi Master, Tai Chi Fitness Australia, Winston Hills, NSW, Australia; Warwick Poon, Qigong Adept, TCM practitioner, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Susan Froehlich, LAc, Mosier, OR, USA; Ramel Rones, Master Instructor, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA; Lee Chan, Grand Master, Honorary Chairman of Korea Tai Chi Chuan Association, Seoul, Korea; Joseph Cheung, Tai Chi and Qigong Master, Director of Physical Arts, New York College of Health Professions, New York, USA; Hon Lee, Tai Chi Master, L,Ac, OMD, Hendon, VA. USA; Chi-hsiuD.Weng, Ph.D. Dean, College of Tai Chi, University of East-West Medicine, Sunnyvale, CA, USA.


Nominations from Tai Chi and Qigong Committee members: Paul Cheah, Tai chi and Qigong instructor, Eastwood Tai Chi Club, Sydney, Australia; Chris Findlater, Tai chi and Qigong practitioner, Eastwood Tai Chi Club, Sydney, Australia; Shane Kiely, Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Stanley Lung, Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner, Eastwood Tai Chi Club, Sydney, Australia; Rena Czaplinska, PhD, Tai chi and Qigong practitioner, Sydney, Australia; Rosemary Yim, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Edwin Roy Franklin, Eastwood Tai Chi Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Lima Eid, Liverpool Tai Chi Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Vibeke Hansen, MAppSc, University of Newcastle, Australia; Yunho Choi, Lee Chan Tai Chi Chuan, Seoul, Korea; and Andy Huang, OMD, LAc, Chair of Public Safety Commission, Cupertino, CA, USA.


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