Alan Bensoussan


Alan

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PHD,MSC,ADVCAC,DIPAC,PG DIPED,BSC
Director, NICM
Executive committee member, NICM

Professor Bensoussan is director of NICM. He is one of Australia's prominent complementary medicine researchers with a focus on Chinese medicine research and clinical practice spanning 25 years. Professor Bensoussan has received ministerial appointments to several State and Commonwealth committees and has frequently consulted as an expert panel member to national and international agencies. He was Chair of the Advisory Committee for Complementary Medicines of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (2011-14) and served on the National Medicines Policy Committee (2008-11). He also serves with the Singapore Health Sciences Authority Expert Panel for Herbal Medicines and has served frequently as a consultant in traditional medicine to the World Health Organisation.

Professor Bensoussan's research contributions, particularly his clinical trials and public health research, have been widely reported. He has published over 160 scientific papers and two books, including a review of acupuncture research (1990) and a major government report on the practice of traditional Chinese medicine in Australia (1996), which led to national regulation of Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia in 2012 – the first western nation to do so. Professor Bensoussan has forged a broad network of links with national and international organisations within government and industry, including major collaborative research projects with key institutions in China. In 2013, Professor Bensoussan received the prestigious International Award for Contribution to Chinese Medicine, the only recipient outside the People's Republic of China. In 2014, he was awarded the Lady Cilento Award by the peak Australian industry association recognising an individual's lifetime achievements and outstanding contributions to the industry and community.


Research focus

  • Clinical trials and evidence based practice
  • Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Complementary medicine usage

Awards and recognitions

  • 2014 Lady Cilento Award for lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to the complementary medicines industry and community.
  • 2013 International Award for Contribution to Chinese Medicine, World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.
  • 1999 Prize for best conference paper, WHO International Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Macao, September 18-20.
  • 1997 Early Career research award, UWS
  • 1991 'Gold Medal' and Distinguished Service Award on the basis of the publication of The Vital Meridian. Presented by an international collective of professional associations, Kuala Lumpur.

Projects and grants

Professor Bensoussan's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies including federal and state governments, NHMRC, local and international industry, and professional associations. Over the last five years he has attracted 14 successful external research grants.

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Education

  • 2001 PhD, The University of Sydney
  • 1992 MSc by research, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 1985 AdvCAc, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • 1982 DipAc, Acupuncture Colleges Australia
  • 1980 PG DipEd, The University of Sydney
  • 1979 BSc, The University of Sydney

Publications

Books / Reports / Book Chapters

National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM), TCM Collaborative Centre. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for clinical trials in complementary and alternative medicine. Sydney, NSW: National Institute for Complementary Medicine 2013. (Bensoussan A. contributing editor). ISBN 978-1-74108-276-0

Sheldon S, editor, Bensoussan A, (contributing author), Research priorities for complementary medicine in Australia. Sydney, Australia: National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) University of Western Sydney; 2013. ISBN 9781741082760

National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Bensoussan A. Complementary medicines in cardiovascular disease - review of the evidence by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine 2013: University of Queensland & Wesley & Greenslopes Private Hospitals 2013.

Doran C, Chang D, Kiat H, Bensoussan A. Review of economic methods used in complementary medicine: An international reader. In: Adams J, Andrews G, Barnes J, Broom A, Magin P, editors. Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine. United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan UK - Academic; 2012. p. 245-53. ISBN 9781741082760

Doran C, Chang D, Kiat H, Bensoussan A. Review of economic methods used in complementary medicine: An international reader. In: Adams J, Andrews G, Barnes J, Broom A, Magin P, editors. Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine. United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan UK - Academic; 2012. p. 245-53. ISBN 9780230232655

Bjering H, Ginige A, Maeder A, Bensoussan A, Zhu X, Lattuca C. Electronic medical record information system for patient consultations in Chinese Medicine.  Health informatics: The transformative power of innovation: Selected Papers from the 19th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2011). Amsterdam: IOS Press; 2011. p. 10-15. ISBN 9781607507901

Access Economics, National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Bensoussan A. Cost-effectiveness of complementary medicines. Campbelltown, NSW; 2010.

Chang D, Ghosh D, Bensoussan A. Vitamins and complementary therapies used to treat Alzheimer's disease. In: O'Brien J, Ames D, Burns A, editors. Dementia. 4th ed. London: Hodder Arnold; 2010. ISBN 9780340987278

Salmond SJ, Bensoussan A. The role of complementary therapies. In: Dore G, Temple-Smith M, Lloyd A, editors. Hepatitis C : An expanding perspective. East Hawthorn, Vic. : IP Communications; 2009. p. 465. ISBN 9780980458657

Bensoussan A, Cheras PA, Pierce S. Complementary medicine research activity and capacity: Researcher audit. Sydney: National Institute of Complementary Medicine; 2008.

Bensoussan A, Eslick G, Tang B, Howe P, Nowson CA, Smith C, et al. ASMI Research Project: Systematic review and meta analysis > calcium supplements alone or with vitamin D for preventative treatment of osteoporotic fractures in older people > fish oil supplements alone or with statins to improve lipid levels. Campbelltown, NSW: Centre for Complementary Medicine Research; 2007.

Macpherson H, White A, Bensoussan A. The safety of acupuncture. In: MacPherson H, Hammerschlag R, Lewith G, Schmyer R, editors. Acupuncture research: Strategies for building an evidence base. Edinburgh ; New York Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2007. p. 57. ISBN 9780443100291

Lin V, Bensoussan A, Myers S, McCabe P, Cohen M, Hill S. The practice and regulatory requirements of naturopathy and western herbal medicine. Melbourne: La Trobe University Press; 2006.

Lin V, Bensoussan A, Myers SP, McCabe P, Cohen M, Hill S, et al. The practice and regulatory requirements of naturopathy and western herbal medicine. Bundoora, Victoria: School of Public Health, La Trobe University; 2005. Available from: Department of Human Services, Victoria ISBN 0977586405

Bensoussan A, Myers S, Scott R, Cattley T. Risks associated with the practice of naturopathy and Western herbal medicine. In: Lin V, Bensoussan A, McCabe P, editors. The practice and regulatory requirements of naturopathy and Western herbal medicine. Melbourne: La Trobe University; 2005. p. 32-55. ISBN 9780977586400

Bensoussan A, Myers S, Wu S, O'Connor K. A workforce study of naturopathy and Western herbal medicine practitioners in Australia. In: Lin V, Bensoussan A, Myers SP, McCabe P, Cohen M, Hill S, et al., editors. The practice and regulatory requirements of naturopathy and Western herbal medicine. Bundoora, Victoria: School of Public Health, La Trobe University; 2005. p. 97-117. ISBN 9780977586400

Hill S, Bensoussan A, Condron J, Wu S. Consumers of naturopathy and Western herbal medicine. In: Lin V, Bensoussan A, Myers SP, McCabe P, Cohen M, Hill S, et al., editors. The practice and regulatory requirements of naturopathy and Western herbal medicine. Bundoora, Victoria: School of Public Health, La Trobe University; 2005. p. 233-250. ISBN 9780977586400

Myers S, Bensoussan A, O'Conner J, Paul-Brent P, Baker D, Wohlmuth H. A review of reviews of the benefits of naturopathy and western herbal medicine. In: Lin V, Bensoussan A, Myers SP, McCabe P, Cohen M, Hill S, et al., editors. The practice and regulatory requirements of naturopathy and western herbal medicine. Bundoora, Victoria School of Public Health, La Trobe University; 2005. p. 68-94. ISBN 9780977586400

Bensoussan A, Myers SP, Cooke M, Cheras PA. Review of Complementary Medicine in NSW: Report to the Ministry for Science and Medical Research. Sydney, Australia: University of Western Sydney; 2005.

Bensoussan A. Guidelines for quality assurance in traditional medicine education. Geneva: World  Health Organisation, Regional Office for the Western Pacific; 2004. ISBN 9290611995

Munroe M, Koyyalamudi S, Bensoussan A, Khoo CS, Chang D. Validation of the key components of the herbal formulation for relief of irritable bowel syndrome. Campbelltown, NSW: University of Western Sydney; 2004.

Bensoussan A, Myers S, Wu S, O'Connor K. A profile of naturopathic and western herbal medicine practitioners in Australia. Campbelltown: The Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, University of Western Sydney; 2003.

Patching C, Bensoussan A. Traditional Chinese Medicine. In: Robson T, editor. An Introduction to complementary medicine. Sydney: Allen & Unwin; 2003. p. 67-86. ISBN 1741140544

Bensoussan A, Myers S, Drew A, Whyte I. Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database. Campbelltown, NSW: University of Western Sydney; 2002. (CD-ROM)

World Health Organization, Bensoussan A. Traditional and modern medicine–harmonizing the two approaches. Manila: World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region; 2000.

Bensoussan A. Evidence in traditional herbal medicines. In World Health Organisation, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Report on consultation meeting on traditional and modern medicine: harmonising the two approaches. 1999; 49-57, Manila: W.H.O.

Bensoussan A. Clinical trials of Chinese herbal medicine. In World Health Organisation, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Report on consultation meeting on traditional and modern medicine: harmonising the two approaches. 1999; 59-65, Manila: W.H.O.

Bensoussan A. Foreword. In: Maclean W, Lyttleton J, editors. Clinical handbook of Internal Medicine: the treatment of disease with traditional Chinese medicine Campbelltown, NSW: University of Western Sydney; 1998. ISBN 1875760938

World Health Organization, Bensoussan A. Guidelines for the appropriate use of herbal medicines. Manila: World health organization. Regional office for the Western Pacific; 1998. ISBN 9290611243

Bensoussan A, Myers SP. Towards a safer choice: The practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia. Campbelltown, NSW: Faculty of Health, University of Western Sydney; 1996. ISBN 1 875760 44X. (Four print editions)

Bensoussan A. Alternative health care practices: Acupuncture in obstetrics as a case example. In: MacMillan M, Townsend J, editors. Reflections on contemporary nursing practice. Melbourne: Butterworths; 1994 p. 185-94. ISBN 0750689110

Bensoussan A. The vital meridian: A modern exploration of acupuncture. Melbourne: Churchill Livingstone; 1991. ISBN 0443042551

Cheng X, Bensoussan A (assistant English Ed) editors. Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press; 1987. ISBN 711900378X

Journal Articles

2015

Yeung A, Chang D, Bensoussan A, Kiat H. Yoga and cardiac rehabilitation : a brief review of evidence. Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy. 2015;5(4). DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000207.

Seto SW, Kiat H, Lee SMY, Bensoussan A, Sun YT, Hoi MPM, et al. Zebrafish models of cardiovascular diseases and their applications in herbal medicine research. Eur J Pharmacol. 2015;768:77-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2015.10.031.

Grant S, Frawley J, Bensoussan A. Process of care in outpatient integrative healthcare facilities: a systematic review of clinical trials. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15(1):322-40. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-0976-z.

Hnit SST, Xie C, Yao M, Holst J, Bensoussan A, De Souza P, et al. p27Kip1 signaling: Transcriptional and post-translational regulation. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2015;68:9-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocel.2015.08.005.

Bensoussan A, Kellow JE, Bourchier SJ, Fahey P, Shim L, Malcolm A, et al. Efficacy of a Chinese herbal medicine in providing adequate relief of constipation-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A randomized controlled trial. Clin Gastroenterol H. 2015, 13: 1946-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.06.022.

Seto SW, Yang GY, Kiat H, Bensoussan A, Kwan YW, Chang D. Diabetes Mellitus, cognitive impairment, and traditional Chinese medicine. Int J Endocrinol. 2015;2015:1-14. DOI: 10.1155/2015/810439.

de Manincor M, Bensoussan A, Smith C, Fahey P, Bourchier S. Establishing key components of yoga interventions for reducing depression, anxiety and improving well-being: a Delphi method study. BMC Complem Altern M. 2015;15(85):1-10. DOI: 10.1186/s12906-015-0614-7.

Bensoussan A, Lee S, Murray C, Bourchier S, van der Kooy F, Pearson J, et al. Choosing chemical markers for quality assurance of complex herbal medicines. Development and application of the Herb MaRS criteria. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2015. DOI: 10.1002/cpt.100.

Fan X, Wang J, Hou J, Lin C, Bensoussan A, Chang D, et al. Berberine alleviates ox-LDL induced inflammatory factors by up-regulation of autophagy via AMPK/mTOR signaling pathway. J Transl Med. 2015;13(92):1-11. DOI: 10.1186/s12967-015-0450-z.

Klupp NL, Chang D, Hawke F, Kiat H, Cao H, Grant SJ, et al. Ganoderma lucidum mushroom for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors (Review). Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2015;2015(2):1-54. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007259.pub2.

Levett K, Smith CA, Bensoussan A, Dahlen H, Schmied V. The complete birth study: Complementary therapies for labour and birth: Can we reduce epidural rates in first time mothers? Super Midwives - Making a Difference, Australian College of Midwives, 19th Biennial Conference; 5-8 October, 2015; Gold Coast, Australia. Women and Birth: 28, S27; 2015. DOI:10.1016/j.wombi.2015.07.092

2014

Besch J, Boon S, Bensoussan A. The national institute of complementary medicine: Past, present, future Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2014;26(4):141-3.

Yeung A, Kiat H, Denniss A, Cheema B, Bensoussan A, Machliss B, et al. Randomised controlled trial of a 12 week yoga intervention on negative affective states, cardiovascular and cognitive function in post-cardiac rehabilitation patients. BMC Complem Altern M. 2014;14(1):411. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-411.

Cao H, Li X, Yan X, Wang NS, Bensoussan A, Liu J. Cupping therapy for acute and chronic pain management: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences. 2014;1(1):49-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcms.2014.11.003.

Arentz S, Abbott JA, Smith CA, Bensoussan A. Herbal medicine for the management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and associated oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism: A review of the laboratory evidence for effects with corroborative clinical findings. BMC Complem Altern M. 2014;14:511. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-511.

Arentz S, Smith CA, Abbott JA, Bensoussan A. A survey of the use of complementary medicine by a self-selected community group of Australian women with polycystic ovary syndrome. BMC Complem Altern M. 2014;14:472. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-472.

Grant S, Bensoussan A. The process of care in integrative health care settings - a qualitative study of US practices BMC Complem Altern Med. 2014;14 (1 ):410. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-410. ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.877

Cochrane S, Smith CA, Possamai-Inesedy A, Bensoussan A. Acupuncture and women's health: An overview of the role of acupuncture and its clinical management in women's reproductive health. Int J Womens Health. 2014;6:313-25. DOI: 10.2147/IJWH.S38969

Levett K, Smith C, Dahlen H, Bensoussan A. Acupuncture and acupressure for pain management in labour and birth: A critical narrative review of current systematic review evidence. Complem Ther Med. 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.03.011  ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 2.093

Pumpa KL, Fallon KE, Bensoussan A, Papalia S. The effects of topical Arnica on performance, pain and muscle damage after intense eccentric exercise. Eur J Sport Sci. 2014;14(3):1-7. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2013.829126.  ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.146

Chang D, Bensoussan A. Pharmacokinetics and brain distribution of ginkgolides after administration of Sai-Lao-Tong. Modernization of Traditional Medicine and Materia Materia. 2014;16(7):1458-64. DOI: 10.11842/wst.2014.07.003.

Yao MJ, Zhang P, Song WT, Xu L, Bensoussan A, Chang D, et al. Effect of Tongluo Qingnao injection on Glutamate and GABA in cerebral microdialysis samples of ischemia/reperfusion on rats Chinese Journal of Experimental Traditional Medical Formulae. 2014;20(12):136-40.

2013

Lu A, Bensoussan A, Liu J, Bian Z, Cho WCS, editors. TCM Zheng classification and clinical trials. Cairo; New York: Hindawi Publishing Corporation; 2013. Available from http://www.hindawi.com/  ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 1.722

Grant SJ, Chang DH, Liu JX, Wong V, Bensoussan A, Kiat H. Chinese herbal medicine for impaired glucose tolerance: A randomized placebo controlled trial. BMC Complem Altern M. 2013;13(1):104-13. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-104. ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 2.241

Grant SJ, Schnyer RN, Fahey P, Chang DH, Bensoussan A. Interrater reliability of Chinese medicine diagnosis in people with prediabetes. Evid-Based Compl Alt. 2013;2013:1-8. DOI: 10.1155/2013/710892. ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 4.774

Li X, Yang G, Li X, Zhang Y, Yang J, Chang J, et al. Traditional Chinese Medicine for cancer care: A review of controlled clinical studies published in Chinese. PLOS One. 2013;8(4):e60338. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060338. ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 4.092

Liu ZL, Bensoussan A, Kiat H, Chan K, Liu JP. Chinese herbal medicines for hypertriglyceridaemia (Review). Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2013;2013(6):1-37. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009560.pub2   ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 5.912

Moore A, Komesaroff PA, O'Brien K, Bensoussan A, Xu H. Chinese medicine in Australia: The nature of practice and perspectives of practitioners (Oral presentation). World Federation of Acupuncture Societies 8th World Conference on Acupuncture; 2-4 Nov 2013; Sydney, Australia. AJACM: AJACM; 2013. p. 25.

Pumpa KL, Fallon KE, Bensoussan A, Papalia S. The effects of Panax notoginseng on delayed onset muscle soreness and muscle damage in well-trained males: A double blind randomised controlled trial. Complem Ther Med. 2013;21(3):131-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.12.007. ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 1.872

Pumpa KL, Fallon KE, Bensoussan A, Papalia S. The effects of topical Arnica on performance, pain and muscle damage after intense eccentric exercise. Eur J Sport Sci. 2013:1-7. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2013.829126. ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 1.146

Taylor P, Pezzullo L, Grant SJ, Bensoussan A. Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic nonspecific low back pain. Pain Pract. 2013. DOI: 10.1111/papr.12116 ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 2.605

Zhu XS, Bensoussan A, Proctor M, Lu WF, Chen HF. Acupuncture for treatment related side effects in women with breast cancer. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2013; (5). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010532. ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 5.785

van der Sluijs C, Lombardo FL, Lesi G, Bensoussan A, Cardini F. Social and cultural factors affecting complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use during menopause in Sydney and Bologna. Evid-based Compl Alt. 2013;2013(2013):1-6. DOI: 10.1155/2013/836234. ISI 2012 Impact Factor = 1.722

2012

Robotin M, Holliday C, Bensoussan A. Defining research priorities in complementary medicine in oncology. Complement Ther Med 2012;20:345-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.04.001.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 2.093
ERA 2010 Rank = A*

Liu ZL, Wu Q, Liu JP, Li GQ, Bensoussan A, Kiat H. Chinese herbal medicines for hypertriglyceridemia. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2012; (1): Available from: Cochrane Library (opens in a new window)
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 5.703
ERA Rank 2010 = A*

Bensoussan A, Cohen M, Zaslawski C, Weeks I, Tomas L, McDonald J. Friends of Science? AJACM. 2012; 7(1): Available from: AJAM (opens in a new window)

Bensoussan A. Complementary medicine - important to our healthcare system. Nursing in Australia. 2012;Yearbook (2012):22-4.

2011 

Smith C, Priest R, Carmady B, Bourchier S, Bensoussan A. The ethics of traditional Chinese and Western herbal medicine research: Views of researchers and human ethics committees in Australia. Evid-Based Compl Alt   2011:1-7. DOI: 10.1155/2011/256915.  
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.722
ERA 2010 Rank: A

Pumpa KL, Fallon KE, Bensoussan A, Papalia S. The effects of Lyprinol® on delayed onset muscle soreness and muscle damage in well trained athletes: A double-blind randomised controlled trial. Complement Ther Med, 2011;19(6): 311-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2011.08.004.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 2.093
ERA 2010 Rank = A*

O'Brien KA, Ling S, Abbas E, Dai A, Zhang J, Wang WC, et al. A Chinese herbal preparation containing Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, Radix Notoginseng and Borneolum Syntheticum reduces circulating adhesion molecules. Evid-Based Compl Alt 2011:790784. DOI: 10.1093/ecam/nen060.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.722
ERA 2010 Rank = A

Smith CA, Zaslawski CJ, Zheng Z, Cobbin D, Cochrane S, Lenon GB, Loyeung, B, Meier P, Walsh S, Xue CC, Zhang AL, Zhu SX, Bensoussan A. Development of an instrument to assess the quality of acupuncture: Results from a Delphi process. J Altern Complement Med, 2011; 17(5): 441-452. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2010.0457.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.464
ERA 2010 Rank = A*

2010

Doran CM, Chang DHT, Kiat H, Bensoussan A. Review of economic methods used in complementary medicine. J Altern Complem Med. 2010;16(5):591-5. DOI: 10.1089=acm.2008.0404.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.464
ERA 2010 Rank = A*

Gray MJ, Chang D, Zhang Y, Liu J, Bensoussan A. Development of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry methods for the quantitative analysis of herbal medicine in biological fluids: A review. Biomed Chromatogr. 2010;24(1):91-103. DOI: 10.1002/bmc.1287.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 1.966
ERA 2010 Rank = N/A

Zhu XS, Wong F, Bensoussan A, Lo SK, Zhou C, Yu J. Are there any cross-ethnic differences in menstrual profiles? A pilot comparative study on Australian and Chinese women with dysmenorrhoea. J Obstet Gynaecol Res, 2010; 35(5):1093-1101. DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2010.01250.x.
ISI Impact Factor 2011= 0.942
ERA 2010 Rank = N/A

Ip SP, Zhao M, Xian YF, Chen ML, Zong YY, Tjong YW, Tsai SH, Sung JJY, Bensoussan A, Berman B, Fong HHS and Che CT. Quality Assurance Program for Chinese Herbal Formulae: Standardization of a 20-Herb Preparation for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Chin Med. 2010;5(8). Published online 2010 February 22. DOI: 10.1186/1749-8546-5-8.
ISI Impact Factor 2011=1.49
ERA 2010 Rank = N/A

Doran C, Chang D, Kiat H, Bensoussan A. Review of methodological approaches to economic analysis of complementary medicine interventions. J Alt Comp Med. 2010;16(5):591-595.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.464
ERA 2010 Rank = A*

2009

Zhu X, Carlton AL, Bensoussan A. Development in and challenge for traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia. J Alt Comp Med, 2009 15(6):685-688. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2008.0325.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 1.585

Zhu X, Bensoussan A, Zhu L, Qian J, Xu M, Zhou C, et al. Primary dysmenorrhoea: A comparative study on Australian and Chinese women. Complement Ther Med. 2009;17(3):155-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2008.10.001.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 1.872

van der Sluijs CP, Bensoussan A, Chang S, Baber R. A randomized placebo-controlled trial on the effectiveness of an herbal formula to alleviate menopausal vasomotor symptoms. Menopause. 2009;16(2):336-44. DOI: 10.1097/gme.0b013e3181883dc1.
ISI Impact Factor 2011=3.758

Lee S, Khoo CS, Hennell JR, Pearson JL, Jarouche M., Halstead CW, Bensoussan A. LC Determination of Albiflorin and Paeoniflorin in Bai Shao (Paeonia Lactiflora) as a raw herb and dried aqueous extract. J. AOAC Int. 2009; 92(4):1027-1034.
ISI Impact Factor 2011= 1.199

Lee S, Khoo CS, Pearson JL, Hennell JR, Bensoussan A. Liquid chromatographic determination of narirutin and hesperidin in Zhi Ke (Citrus aurantium L.) in the form of the raw herb and of the dried aqueous extract. J. AOAC Int. 2009;92(3):789-796.
ISI Impact Factor 2011= 1.199

O'Brien K, Abbas E, Zhang J, Guo Z, Luo R, Bensoussan A, Komesaroff P, Understanding the reliability of diagnostic variables in a Chinese medicine examination. J Altern Complement Med. 2009; 15(7):727-734. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2008.0554.
ISI Impact Factor 2012= 1.464

Gray MJ, Chang D, Zhang Y, Liu JX, Bensoussan A. Development of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry methods for the quantitative analysis of herbal medicines in biological fluids: A review. Biomed Chromatogr, 2009; 24(1): 91-103.
ISI Impact Factor 2011=1.966

Grant SJ, Bensoussan A, Chang D, Kiat H, Klupp N, Liu J. Chinese herbal medicines for people with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting blood glucose. Cochrane DB Syst Rev, 2009(4).
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 5.703

Eslick GD, Howe PRC, Smith C, Priest R, Bensoussan A. Benefits of fish oil supplementation in hyperlipidemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis Int J Cardiol. 2009; 136: 4-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.03.092.
ISI Impact Factor 2011=7.078

O'Brien KA, Abbas E, Zhang J, Guo Z-X, Luo R, Bensoussan A, Komesaroff PA. An investigation into the reliability of Chinese medicine diagnosis according to eight guiding principles and Zang-Fu theory in Australians with hypercholesterolemia. J Alt Comp Med. 2009; 15(3): 259–266. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2008.0204.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.464

Patching CP, Bensoussan A, Chang S, Baber R. A randomised placebo controlled trial on the effectiveness of an herbal formula to alleviate menopausal vasomotor symptoms. Menopause. 2009;
16(2):336-344.
ISI Impact Factor 2011=3.758

Lin V, McCabe P, Bensoussan A, Myers S, Cohen M, Hill S, Howse G. The Practice and Regulatory Requirements of Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine. Risk Manag Healthc Policy, 2009 (2):21-33. DOI: 10.2147/RMHP.S4652.
ISI Impact Factor 2011=N/A

2008 

Zhu X, Proctor M, Bensoussan A, Smith C, Wu S. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea: A systematic review. AJACM, 2008; 3(1):37-52.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

Zhu X, Proctor M, Bensoussan A, Wu E, Smith CA. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2008(2). DOI: 10. 1002/ 14651858. CD 00 52 88 . pub3 .
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 5.703

Klupp N, Chang D, Hawke F, Kiat H, Grant S, Bensoussan A. Ganoderma Lucidum for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors (protocol). Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2008(3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007259.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 5.703

Hennell J, Lee S, Khoo C, Gray M, Bensoussan A. The determination of glycyrrhizic acid in Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. Ex DC. (Zhi Gan Cao) root and dried aqueous extract by LC-DAD. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2008; 47:494-500.
ISI Impact Factor 2011=2.967

Kremser T, Evans A, Moore A, Luxford K, Begbie S, Bensoussan A, Mariglini R, Eden J, Zorbas H. Use of complementary therapies by Australian women with breast cancer. The Breast. 2008; 17(4):387-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.breast.2007.12.006.
ISI Impact Factor 2011=2.491

Chan S, Zhao M, Lao L, Fong H, Bensoussan A, Che CT. Challenges in studying polyprescriptions of Chinese Medicine - quality and pharmacology issues (Poster).  International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research March, 2008; Sydney, NSW: J Alt Comp Med 2008. p. S1.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.464

2007

Bensoussan A. The National Institute of Complementary Medicine: the birth of a national initiative. Commissioned editorial. AJACM. 2007; 2(3):42-43.

Zhu X, Proctor M, Bensoussan A, Wu E, Smith CA. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2007. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005288.pub3.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 5.703

Grant S, Bensoussan A, Chang D, Kiat H, Klupp N, Liu J. Chinese herbal medicines for people with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting blood glucose (Protocol). Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2007(4). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006690.pub2.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 5.703

Leung KS, Chan K, Bensoussan A, Munroe M. Application of atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation mass spectrometry in the identification and differentiation of the Panax species. Phytochem Anal 2007; 18:146-150. DOI: 10.1002/pca.962.

Halstead CW, Lee S, Khoo CS, Hennell JR, Bensoussan A. Validation of a method for the simultaneous determination of four schisandra lignans in raw herb and commercial dried aqueous extracts of Schizandra Chinensis (Wu wei zi) by RP-LC with DAD. J Pharmaceut Biomed. 2007: 30-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2007.05.016.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 2.947

Lee S, Khoo CS, Halstead CW, Huynh T, Bensoussan A. The liquid chromatographic determination of honokiol and magnolol in Hou Po (Magnolia officinalis) as the raw herb and dried aqueous extract. J AOAC Int. 2007; 90(5):1210-8.
ISI Impact Factor 2012= 1.233

Lee S, Khoo CS, Halstead CW, Huynh T, Bensoussan A. The liquid chromatographic determination of 6-gingerol, 8-gingerol, 10-gingerol and 6-shogaol in ginger (Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis) as the raw herb and dried aqueous extract. J AOAC Int.2007; 90(5):1219-26.
ISI Impact Factor 2012= 1.233

Tang BMP, Eslick GD, Nowson C, Smith C, Bensoussan A. Use of calcium or calcium in combination with vitamin D supplementation to prevent osteoporotic bone loss and fractures in elderly patients: a meta-analysis. Lancet. 2007; 370:657-666
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 39.060

Van der Sluijs CP, Bensoussan A, Liyanage L, Shah S. Women's health during mid-life survey: The use of complementary and alternative medicine by symptomatic women transitioning through menopause in Sydney. Menopause. 2007;14(3):397-403. DOI: 10.1097/01.gme.0000236937.36078.f4.
ISI Impact Factor 2011=3.758

Bensoussan A. The National Institute of Complementary Medicine: Complementary medicine comes of age with a new national institute. J Complem Med. 2007; 6(5): Available from: Journal of Complementary Medicine (opens in a new window)
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

2006 

Pumpa KL, Fallon KE, Papalia S, Bensoussan A. Tienchi Ginseng for the treatment and prevention of delayed onset muscle soreness and muscle damage in well-trained athletes: A double-blind randomised controlled trial. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 2006;11:37-8. DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2006.tb04777.x.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

2005

Zhu X, Bensoussan A, Smith CA. Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea Cochrane DB Syst Rev. 2005.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 5.703

Bensoussan A. Are doctors keeping up with the game. J Altern Complem Med. 2005;11(6):945-6. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2005.11.945.
ISI Impact Factor 2012 = 1.464

Bensoussan A. Herbal medicine safety (Book Review). Med J Aust. 2005; 183 (11/12): 663. DOI: 966180601; 17100741; 59497; MJOA; INODMJOA0002512296
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 2.813

Dobos, GJ, Tan L, Cohen MH, McIntyre M, Bauer R, Li X, Bensoussan A. Are national standards for traditional Chinese herbal medicine sufficient? Complement Ther Med. 2005; 13:183-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2005.06.004
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 1.872

Batey RG, Salmond SJ, Bensoussan A. Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of chronic liver disease. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2005; 7:63-70. ISI Impact Factor = N/A

2004

Bensoussan A. Response to letter to the editor. Complement Ther Med. 2004;12:143. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2004.08.001.    
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 1.872

Bensoussan A, Lewith G. Complementary medicine research in Australia: a strategy for the future. Med J Aust. 2004; 181(6):331-333.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 2.813

Lewith G, Bensoussan A. Complementary and alternative medicine – with a difference. Med J Aust. 2004; 180:585-586.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 2.813

Bensoussan A, Myers SP, Wu SM, O'Connor K. Naturopathic and Western herbal medicine practice in Australia – a workforce survey. Complement Ther Med 2004; 12(1):17-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2004.01.001
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 1.872

Bensoussan A. After a fashion. J Complem Med. 2004; 3(2): Available from: Journal of Complementary Medicine (opens in a new window)
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

Batey R, Bensoussan A, Mollison L, Roberts S. Complementary and alternative therapies in liver and gut disorders. Medicine Today. 2004;8.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

Batey R, Bensoussan A, Mollison L. Complementary and alternative therapies in liver and gut disorders. Medicine Today. 2004;5(5):58-65.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

2002

Bensoussan A, Myers SP, Drew AK, Whyte IM, Dawson AH. Development of a Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database. J Toxicol-Clin Toxic. 2002; 40(2):159-167.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

Drew AK, Whyte IM, Bensoussan A, Dawson AH, Zhu XS, Myers SP. Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database Monograph on herbal asari 'xi xin'. J Toxicol-Clin Toxic. 2002; 40(2):169-172.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

Carlton AL, Bensoussan A. Regulation of complementary medicine practitioners in Australia: Chin Med as a case medicine. Complement Ther Med 2002;10(1):20-26. DOI: 10.1054/ctim.2002.0521
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 1.872

Drew AK, Bensoussan A, Whyte IM, Dawson AH, Zhu XS, Myers SP. Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database Monograph on radix sophorae flavescentis 'ku shen'. J Toxicol-Clin Toxic. 2002; 40(2):173-176.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

2001

Bensoussan A. Establishing evidence for Chinese Medicine: A case example of irritable bowel syndrome. Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei). 2001; 64: 487-492.
ISI Impact Factor 2012= 0.901

Bensoussan A, Chang S, Menzies R, Talley N. Application of the general health status questionnaire SF36 to patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction: Initial validation and validation as a measure of change. Aust NZ J Publ Heal. 2001;25(1):71-7. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2001.tb00554.x
ISI Impact Factor 2012= 1.639

2000 and prior

Bensoussan A, Myers SP, Carlton AL. Risks associated with the practice of traditional Chinese Medicine: an Australian study. Arch Fam Med. 2000; 9:1071-1078. DOI: 10.1001/archfami.9.10.1071
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

Drew A, Whyte IM, Dawson AH, Bensoussan A, Myers SP. Chinese herbal medicine (letter). Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. 2000; 30(2): 71-72.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

Bensoussan A. Complementary medicine: Searching for the evidence. Aust Fam Physician. 2000;29(12):1129-33. 
ISI Impact Factor 2012= 0.705

Bensoussan A. The nature of adverse events in complementary medicine: Chinese Medicine as a case example. (Abstract). Research in Complementary and Natural Classical Medicine, 2000; 7:35.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

Bensoussan A. Complementary medicine - where lies its appeal? Med J Aust. 1999; 170(6): Available from: The Medical Journal of Australia (opens in a new window) ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 2.813

Bensoussan A, Talley NJ, Menzies R. Chinese herbal medicine for irritable bowel syndrome (letter). JAMA. 1999; 282(11): 1036-1037

Bensoussan A. Statutory regulation of traditional Chinese Medicine – an update (Commissioned editorial). Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 1999; 51-2.
ISI Impact Factor = N/A

Bensoussan A, Myers SP. Use of complementary medicines: scientific and ethical issues (letter). Med J Aust. 1999;170(2):94.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 2.813

Bensoussan A, Talley NJ, Hing M, Menzies R, Guo A, Ngu M. Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with Chinese herbal medicine: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 1998;280(18):1585-9. DOI: 10.1001/jama.280.18.1585.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = N/A

Bensoussan A. Traditional Chinese Medicine and circadian periodicity. Australian Journal of Traditional Chin Med 1988; 4(1):27-35.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = N/A

Bensoussan A. Strong recommendations for surveillance of traditional remedies follow 5-year toxicological study. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 1998; 3(2):56-57.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = N/A

Batey RG, Bensoussan A, Yang YF. Preliminary report of a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled trial of a Chinese herbal medicine preparation CH-100 in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. J Gastroen Hepatol. 1998; 13:244-247. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.1998.01550.x.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 2.865

Bensoussan A, Myers S, Kermode S, Chang SW. Traditional Chinese Medicine Education in Australia. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 1997; 19(2):175-183.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = N/A

Bensoussan A. In search of good health. The Lamp. 1995; 52(7):34-39.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = N/A

Bensoussan A. Acupuncture meridians - myth or reality? (Part 1) Complement Ther Med. 1994; 2(1):21-26.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 1.872

Bensoussan A. Acupuncture meridians - myth or reality? (Part 2) Complement Ther Med. 1994; 2(2):80-85.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = 1.872

Bensoussan A. Does acupuncture therapy resemble a process of physiological relearning? American Journal of Acupuncture 1994; 22(2):1-8.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = N/A

Bensoussan A. Where to now? European Journal of Oriental Medicine 1(2):18-21. Also reprinted in Pacific Journal of Oriental Medicine 1993; 1:38-44.
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = N/A

Bensoussan A. Clinical Research Methodology for Complementary Therapies (Lewith GT, Aldridge D) Pacific Journal of Oriental Medicine (Book review) 1993; 61.

Bensoussan A. Contemporary acupuncture research: the difficulties of research across scientific paradigms. American Journal of Acupuncture 1991; 19(4):357-365
ISI Impact Factor 2011 = N/A

Conference Presentations

2015

Hunter J, Bensoussan A, Braun L. Introducing the Integrative Medicine Decision Matrix – a practical tool to guide the integration of traditional and complementary medicine with biomedical healthcare. ICCMR; 13-15 May, 2015; Jeju Island, Korea 2015.

Levett K, Smith CA, Dahlen H, Bensousan A. The complete birth study (Poster). Normal Birth Conference; 15th, 16th & 17th June 2015 The Grange Hotel Conference Centre, Grange Over Sands, Lake District, UK 2015.

2014

Arentz S, Smith C, Abbott J, Bensoussan A. The effectiveness of herbal medicine plus a lifestyle intervention for oligo/amenorrhoea in women with PCOS: A randomised controlled trial. ASPIRE (Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproductive Endocrinology); 4-6 April 2014; Brisbane, Australia: Fertility Society of Australia; 2014.

Bensoussan A. Building an integrative medicine research environment.  The International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH); 13-16 May 2014; Miami, Florida, 2014. (Keynote speaker)

Grant S, Chang D, Schnyer R, Fahey P, Bensoussan A. Improving inter-rater reliability of TCM diagnosis through the use of biomarkers and other methods (Poster). The International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH); 13-16 May 2014; Miami, Florida 2014.

Hunter J, Bensoussan A. Developing a decision matrix for integrating traditional and complementary medicines. Emerging Health Policy Research Conference Program; 2 October, 2014; Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney 2014.

Levett KM, Smith CA, Dahlen HG, Bensoussan A. Complementary therapies for labour and birth: Results from a mixed methods study. PSANZ Annual Conference 2014; Perth, Australia 2014.

Levett K, Smith C, Dahlen H, Bensoussan A. The Complete Birth Study.  Results from a mixed methods study (Extended oral presentation). 19th Annual Conference of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand; Perth, Australia 2014.

Levett K, Smith C, Dahlen H, Bensoussan A. The Complete Birth Study: Complementary therapies for labour and birth: Can we reduce epidural rates in first time mothers? Results from a recent mixed methods study. Normal Labour and Birth Conference 10-13 October 2014; Armação de Búzios. Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2014.

Li X, Zhu X, Ren J, Zhou X, Liu J, Bensoussan A. Impact of Chinese herbal medicine on survival relapse and metastasis in women with breast cancer: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials (Poster).  The International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH); 13-16 May 2014  Miami, Florida, 2014.

Low MN, Chang D, Khoo C, Li CG, Chan K, Nang M, et al. Pharmacokinetic study of a standardised herbal extract of Diospyros kaki Leaves in rats. RACI Natural Products Chemistry Group Annual One Day Symposium; 3rd October 2014; Charles Sturt University Convention Centre, Wagga Wagga 2014.

Moore A, Komesaroff PA, O'Brien K, Bensoussan A, Xu H. Chinese medicine in Australia: The nature of practice and perspectives of practitioners (Oral presentation). World Federation of Acupuncture Societies 8th World Conference on Acupuncture; 2-4 Nov 2013; Sydney, Australia. AJACM: AJACM; 2013. p. 25-32.

Penman S, Bensoussan A, Christensen H, Molodysky E. Development and evaluation of an online comprehensive lifestyle change intervention for common risk factor reduction in the prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease (Poster). Australian Disease Management Association 10th Annual National Conference; 11-12 September 2014; Melbourne Convention Centre 2014.

2013

Moore A, Komesaroff PA, O'Brien K, Bensoussan A, Xu H. Chinese medicine in Australia: The nature of practice and perspectives of practitioners (Oral presentation).  World Federation of Acupuncture Societies 8th World Conference on Acupuncture; 2-4 Nov 2013; Sydney, Australia. AJACM: 2013. p. 25.

Arentz S, Smith C, Abbott J, Bensoussan A. The use of complementary medicine (CAM) and self-help measures by women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) (Poster).  ICCMR 2013; 11-13 April, 2013; London, UK 2013.

Grant S, Frawley J, Bensoussan A. Options for triage within an integrative health care setting (Poster).  ICCMR 2013; London, UK 2013.

de Manicor M, Bensoussan A, Smith C, Fahey P, Bourchier S. A Delphi study for the development of protocol guidelines for yoga interventions in mental health (poster).  World Congress on Positive Psychology 11-13 June, 2013 Boston, USA and Symposium on Yoga Research; 27-30 June, 2013; Los Angeles.

Bensoussan A. CAM downunder (oral session).  ICCMR 2013; 13 April, 2013; London, UK: Forschende Komplementarmedizin; 2013.

Bensoussan A. Chinese herbal medicine for constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome: A randomised control trial (oral presentation).  ICCMR 2013; 11 April, 2013; London, UK: Forschende Komplementarmedizin; 2013.

Arentz S, Smith C, Abbott J, Bensoussan A. The use of diet, exercise and complementary medicine by women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) (Poster and Presentation).  Fertility Society of Australia 2013.

Levett K, Smith C, Dahlen H, Bensoussan A. Complementary therapies for labour and birth: How is acupressure used in the birthing environment? (Oral presentation). World Federation of Acupuncture Society Sydney, Australia 2013.

2012

Levett K, Smith C, Dahlen H, Bensoussan A. Pain management in labour. A time to reconsider methodological approaches to the evaluation of complementary medicines to assist with management of pain in labour (Oral presentation). FAOPS & PSANZ Collaboration in Perinatal Care (Annual Conference) 18-20 March 2012; Sydney, Australia: Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand; 2012.

Cochrane S, Smith C, Possamai-Inesedy A, Bensoussan A, editors. Prior to conception: The role of acupuncture protocol to enhance women's reproductive functioning (oral presentation). International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium (isams 2012); 2012 57 October 2012; UTS, Sydney, Australia: iSAMS Organising Committee.

Bensoussan A, Kellow J, Bourchier S, editors. Chinese herbal medicine for constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome. International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium (isams 2012); 2012 5-7 October 2012; UTS, Sydney, Australia: iSAMS Organizing Committee.

2011

Bjering H, Ginige A, Maeder A, Bensoussan A, Zhu X, Lattuca C. Electronic medical record information system for patient consultations in Chinese Medicine.  19th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2011); Amsterdam. Health informatics: The transformative power of innovation: Selected Papers from the 19th Australian National Health Informatics Conference: IOS Press; 2011. p. 10-5.

2009

Grant SJ, Bensoussan A, Chang D, Kiat H, Klupp N, Liu J. A systematic review of Chinese herbal medicine for prediabetes. AACMA Annual Conference. Melbourne 2009.

2008

Chinese Herbal Medicine Toxicology Database, 7th International Symposium of the Consortium for Globalisation of Chinese Medicine, Taipei, Aug 2008
Towards a National research Strategy in TCM, AACMA National Conference, Sydney, May 2008

Complementary Medicines in the Australian Context, World Self-Medication Industry, WHO, Beijing, Nov 2008 (invited speaker, all expenses paid)
Establishment of the National Collaborative Centre for Chinese Medicine Research, Federation of Chinese Medicine National Meeting, Melbourne, June, 2008

National Institute of Complementary Medicine: a TCM research agenda. TCM Expo and Forum, Sydney, Dec 2008

Carrots & Sticks: Drivers of growth on complementary medicine research, International Congress of Complementary Medicine Research, Sydney, March 2008 (Organising Committee)

Chan S, Zhao M, Lao L, Fong H, Bensoussan A, Che CT. Challenges in studying polyprescriptions of Chinese Medicine - quality and pharmacology issues (Poster).  International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research March, 2008; Sydney, NSW: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2008. p. S1

Lee S, Khoo C, Grey M, Bensoussan A. The LC validation of eight individual herbs and the analysis of selected analytes in an eight herb mixture for the treatment of constipation.  Third International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research; Saturday 29 - Monday 31 March 2008; Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, NSW  2008.

2007

Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology, International Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference for Cooperation in Science and Technology, Nov 2007
CAM: Setting an Australian Research Agenda, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, Adelaide, 2007 (Expenses paid)

Australian Complementary Medicine Research Capabilities. Blackmores Research Symposium, Brisbane July 2007 (All paid)
International Congress of Complementary Medicine Research, Munich, May 2007 (Invited Speaker, Expenses paid)

2006

Complementary Medicine in Australia. Complementary Medicine: Future Directions Forum. A closed strategic workshop organised by the NHMRC, NSW Office of Science and Medical Research and UWS CompleMED November 2006.

The Nexus between Science and TCM Regulation, World Congress on Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong, November, 2006. (invited speaker, all expenses paid)
Global Regulation of Natural Health Products: A scientific perspective. North American Research Conference on CAM. Edmonton, May 2006. (Invited Speaker by Health Canada, Expenses paid)

2005

Traditional Medicines – the Way Forward. (Invited Speaker) Harmonisation of Traditional and Modern Medicines. Melbourne, December 2005.

Development of International Standard Evidence in Chinese Medicine, (Invited Speaker) Natural Health Fair, Hong Kong, November, 2005.

Functional Foods in Health. (Organiser). University of Western Sydney & South West Sydney Area Health Service, November 2005.

Opportunities for Complementary Medicine in Cancer, (Invited Speaker) Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care, Garvin Institute Sydney, October 2005.

Relieving irritable bowel syndrome with Chinese herbs: efficacy and putative mechanisms, (Invited Speaker) ISCM International Conference on Chinese Medicine, Macao, March 2005.

2004

Complementary Medicine within the Public Health System, World Federation of Acupuncture Societies, Keynote speaker, Gold Coast, October, 2004.
Chinese Medicine Industry-Government Conference, Principal Organiser and Chair, Sydney, August, 2004.

2003

Traditional Medicine Education in Australia, World Health Organisation meeting, Melbourne, November 2003. (Expenses paid).

Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with Chinese herbs, First World Congress on Chinese Medicine, Melbourne, November, 2003. (Expenses paid).

Development of a Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database, First World Congress on Chinese Medicine, Melbourne, November, 2003. (All expenses paid). (Expenses paid).

Acupuncture – a clinical research update, World Federation of Acupuncture Societies, Keynote speaker, Oslo, September, 2003 (Expenses paid).

Evidence, priorities and strategies for traditional medicine, World Health Organisation meeting, Taegu, South Korea, September, 2003. (Expenses paid).

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Newcastle Medical School Professional Education Series, Newcastle, 2003.

Report on the Chinese Medicine Clinical Research Centre, Liverpool Hospital, AACMA National Conference, Sydney, 2003.

2002

Research Priorities for Complementary Medicine, NHMRC International Clinical Trials Symposium, Sydney, October, 2002.

Priorities and Strategies for TCM Research, Chinese Medicine in Women's Health – an international conference and Launch of Liverpool Hospital TCM Research Centre. Sydney, December, 2002.

Development of a Chinese herbal medicine toxicology database, Chinese Medicine in Women's Health – an international conference and Launch of Liverpool Hospital TCM Research Centre. Sydney, December, 2002.

Evidence in Chinese Medicine, Natural Healthcare Summit, Sydney, 2002.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Australian Conference for Health Funds Managers, Sydney, 2002.

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Natural Skills Update, Royal Women's Hospital, Sydney, 2002.

Establishing evidence for Chinese Medicine, Concord Hospital Medical Seminars Program, Sydney, 2002.

2001

International Symposium on Ganoderma Science 2001, Auckland April 2001. (Invitation, Expenses paid – declined).

CHM Treatment of IBS. Sydney Gut Club. February 2001. (Invitation, Expenses paid.)

Adverse events in Chinese herbal medicine and the development of a toxicity database. Invited keynote presentation to XXI International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists. April, 2001 (Abstract accepted, Drew AK to present). (Invitation, part payment)

The Development of Clinical Evidence in TCM, American Chinese Pharmaceutical Association International Conference, Singapore May, 2001. (Scientific presentation, Invitation, Expenses paid.)

Symposium of Scientific Research on Chinese Medicine. 2001 Annual Congress of China Medical Association (Taipei), Taiwan, June, 2001. (Plenary session, Invitation, Expenses paid.)

Invitation to represent complementary therapy on expert panel for discussion of management of chronic hepatitis C. (Key Pad session). Asia-Pacific Digestive Week, September 2001. (Invitation)

'Traditional Medicines' presented to Fairfield Division of General practice, March 2001 (Invitation, Expenses paid)

2000

Tamworth Rural health Conference, May 2000. (Keynote, Invited, Expenses paid).

Herbal medicines for gastrointestinal conditions. 18th Asian Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Asian Journal of Pharmacy. Sydney, October, 2000
Evidence in complementary medicine. Australian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT). Newcastle, December, 2000.

The nature of adverse events in complementary medicine: Chinese medicine as a case example. Presented at 'Evidence based Complementary medicine: International Congress on Clinical Research and Quality Management in Complementary Medicine'.  Munich, April, 2000. (Invitation, Expenses paid.)

Evidence-based TCM. Traditional Chinese Medicine Seminar, Royal Children's Hospital International. July, 2000. (Invitation, Expenses paid.)

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Presented at Complementary Therapies: Facts, Fictions and the Future. NSW Therapeutic Assessment Group, Royal North Shore Hospital, March, 2000. (Invitation, Expenses paid.)

Traditional Chinese Medicine: where to from here? November 2000 Melbourne. (Invitation – declined)

'Traditional Chinese Medicine' St George Division of General Practice, 2000. (Invitation, Expenses paid.)

Chinese herbs for IBS. Third International Herbal Symposium, Taiwan, March 13-16, 2000 (Invitation, Expenses paid, declined).

Invitation to deliver continuing education seminars in New Zealand, February -March 2000. (Declined.)

1999

'Clinical trials of Chinese herbal Medicine' at the Defining the Profession: Oriental Medicines at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Meeting the challenges of the future. Amsterdam, October, 1999. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

'The treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with Chinese Herbal Medicine' at the Defining the Profession: Oriental Medicines at the Dawn of the 21st Century: meeting the challenges of the future. Amsterdam, October, 1999. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

'Regulation of Chinese Medicine' at the Defining the Profession: Oriental Medicines at the Dawn of the 21st Century: meeting the challenges of the future. Amsterdam, October, 1999. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

Invitation to present on 'Gastroenterology in Chinese Medicine' at the Defining the Profession: Oriental Medicines at the Dawn of the 21st Century: meeting the challenges of the future. Amsterdam, 18-21 October, 1999. Full day seminar. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

Evidence in traditional herbal medicines. WHO Consultation meeting on traditional and modern medicine, Beijing November 1999. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

Clinical trials in Chinese medicine. WHO Consultation meeting on traditional and modern medicine, Beijing November 1999. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

'Responsible use of Traditional Chinese Medicine' at the Healthy People – Healthy Wildlife, Melbourne March, 1999. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

Evidence based Approach to Natural Therapies, Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute, Newcastle, July 27, 1999. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

Chinese herbs for IBS at the Natural Therapies Upskills Day, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, September 4, 1999. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

WHO International Symposium on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Macao, September 18-20, 1999. (Expenses paid). Prize for best conference paper presented.

Second Australasian Conference on Hepatitis C, Christchurch 17-19 August 1999. (Invitation, Expenses paid).

1998

Bensoussan A, Talley NJ, Menzies R, Hing M, Guo A, Chang SW, Ngu MC. A randomised double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial of the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome using Chinese herbal medicine. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. (Mini-paper) 1998; 13(Supp):A112

Bensoussan A, Talley NJ, Menzies R, Ngu MC. Feasibility of placebo-controlled trial in the use of Chinese herbs for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. (Mini-paper) 1998; 13(Supp):A145

Invited to participate in a closed workshop on Evidence-based Health Advice for the Menzies Foundation, Melbourne, November, 1998. (Invitation,  Expenses paid).

'A randomised double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial of the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome using Chinese herbal medicine.' (Min-paper) Australian Gastroenterology Week, October 1998.

1997

Bensoussan A. Responsible use of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Healthy People Healthy Wildlife: Proceedings of the First Australian Symposium on Traditional Medicines and Wildlife Conservation. 1997; 23-29. Canberra: Environment Australia.

Myers SP, Bensoussan A. Towards a Safer Choice: Lessons from the Australian Review of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Washington DC, USA. 1997

Traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia – research and the law. Nursing a healing art. October 1997

Alternative Perspectives in Physiotherapy, Byron Bay 1997. (Invitation, all expenses paid).

1996

'Australian Traditional Chinese Medicine Review' International Academic Conference of Chinese Medicine, Sydney (Invited)

'Clinical treatment and research in Chinese medicine'. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Sydney (Invited)

'Traditional Chinese Medicine Skills Update' Australian Traditional Medicine Society Conference (Invited)

'Evaluating traditional Chinese medicine' 17th Annual Scientific Meeting Australian Pain Society, Canberra, March 10-13 (Invited)

TCM Review. Public Health Forum, Victorian Department of Health and Community Services, Melbourne, February 28th (Invited)

NSW Branch of the Australian Allergy Society, February 20th. (Invitation - declined.)

Research seminar on acupuncture. RMIT MSc students, Melbourne, February 26th (Invited, Expenses paid).

1995

'In search of good health.' Myth, Magic and Meaning. NSW Nurses Association 50th Annual Conference, Sydney, July (1,300 delegates) (Invited)

'Wholism in medicine' Pathways to Healing, Royal College of Nursing Conference, Canberra, September. (Invited)

Past, present and future of acupuncture research. UTS, Sydney, July 16 (proffered)

1994

'The research imperative for complementary therapies' Complementary Health - a national conference, Melbourne, Oct. (Invited)

1993

'Acupuncture research.' Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine seminar, London, July. (Invited)

1992

Invited to teach at the European Community Symposium of Complementary Medicine, Lisbon and on M.D. courses in Sri Lanka. Declined.

'Research methodology in traditional Chinese medicine.' First Australian Conference on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Melbourne, April. (Invited)

'The need for change in the trend of research in acupuncture.' World Federation of Acupuncture Societies, International Symposium on the trend of research in acupuncture, Rome, Oct.  Presented in absentia.

1991

'Approaches to gastrointestinal disorders.' The Register of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Eminent Practitioner Series at YWCA, Sydney, May 12. (Invited)

'Management of gastrointestinal and urogenital disorders with Chinese herbal medicine.' Chinaherb course, Auckland, New Zealand, Oct 5-6. (Invited)

'Possible mechanisms of acupuncture.' Australian National Physiotherapy Acupuncture Conference, Sydney, Oct 18-20. (Invited)

'Current acupuncture research.' Australian College of Natural Medicine, Brisbane, July 29. (Invited)

'Problems of research across scientific paradigms.' International Seminar of Holistic Medicine and Acupuncture, Kuala Lumpur, November. (Invited)

1990

'Acupuncture in obstetrics.'  Women's Health and Health Care, Macarthur Professional Nursing Forum, University of Western Sydney, Macarthur.  Proceedings published by the University. (Invited)

'Contemporary acupuncture research: a case study of inter-paradigm research.'  United Osteopathic Physicians Guild Forum, University of Sydney. (Invited)

'Acupuncture as a process of physiological relearning.'  Paper proffered and accepted at the 2nd World Acupuncture Congress, Paris. Declined.

Bensoussan A. Past, present and future of acupuncture research. University of Technology Sydney Conference publication. 1995; 2-9.
16. Bensoussan A. Acupuncture and Obstetrics. Women's Health and Health Care conference proceedings. 1990; 13-20, Sydney: University of Western Sydney.

1989

'Management of urogenital disorders with acupuncture' London College of Acupuncture. (Invited)

'A clinical guide to the management of gastrointestinal disorders' for acupuncture practitioners, Melbourne (Invited)

'Ear, nose and throat disorders.' Postgraduate training seminars, Sydney.

1988

Acupuncture. Alternative Health Conference, Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle. (Invited)

'Acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine', Alternative Health Care Seminar, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Sydney. (Invited)


Other published conference proceedings (non-DEST)

Bensoussan A. Herbal medicines for gastrointestinal conditions. Proceedings of 18th Asian Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Asian Journal of Pharmacy – special issue. (Abstract) 2000:36

Bensoussan A. Evidence in complementary medicine. Proceedings of Australian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT). (Abstract) 2000; 8:63

Drew AK, A Bensoussan A, Myers SP. Development of a toxicity database for Chinese herbal medicine. Proceedings of Australian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT). (Abstract) 2000; 8:64

Drew A, Bensoussan A, Dawson A, Whyte I, Myers S. Evaluation of Literature on the Toxicity of Chinese Herbal Medicines. Poster presentation at 6th International Cochrane Colloquium, Baltimore USA. 1998

Bensoussan A. Past, present and future of acupuncture research. University of Technology Sydney Conference publication. 1995; 2-9.

Bensoussan A. Responsible use of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Healthy People Healthy Wildlife: Proceedings of the First Australian Symposium on Traditional Medicines and Wildlife Conservation. 1997; 23-29. Canberra: Environment Australia.

Myers SP, Bensoussan A. Towards a Safer Choice: Lessons from the Australian Review of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Washington DC, USA. 1997

Bensoussan A. Acupuncture and Obstetrics. Women's Health and Health Care conference proceedings. 1990; 13-20, Sydney: University of Western Sydney.