Sunday, February 15, 2009

North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine: Collaboration to Promote Scientific Discovery & Health

The North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 12 - 15, 2009. This conference is sponsored by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM), which consists of 42 leading academic medical centers from across North America. This is a follow-up to the very successful first conference presented in Edmonton, Alberta in May 2006, which was itself the third in a series of international meetings initially co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco.

The conference will showcase original scientific complementary, alternative and integrative medical research (CAIM) through keynote and plenary presentations, oral and poster presentations, and innovative scientific sessions. Areas of CAIM research presented and discussed at this conference will include:

  • Research in basic science
  • Clinical research
  • Methodological research
  • Health services research
  • Education research

All interested researchers, educators and practitioners as well as conventional practitioners are urged to attend.

This goal of the directors of this conference is to provide a single event that attracts a critical mass of cutting-edge, peer-reviewed science and discussion in the broad field of complementary and integrative medical research. The conference invites and benefits enormously from collaboration with many major professional organizations, publishers, and granting agencies which focus on aspects of the CAIM field. Events throughout the four-day meeting are designed to foster the development of new collaborations and to strengthen existing partnerships.

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