Research Symposium Will Explore the Science
of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
||The National Center for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) will celebrate a decade of rigorous
research with NCCAM's 10th Anniversary Research Symposium:
Exploring the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Speakers will discuss topics including natural products,
mind-body medicine, and the intersection of behavioral science
and integrative medicine. They include Jeffrey I. Gordon,
M.D., Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, Ph.D., Joseph P. Noel, Ph.D.,
Bruce R. Rosen, M.D., Ph.D., Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.,
and keynote speaker Susan Folkman, Ph.D.
|| People have used some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies since ancient times and often with little scientific evidence. Since its inception in 1999, NCCAM has addressed the need to examine CAM approaches through the scope of rigorous scientific research and supported more than 2,200 research projects at scientific institutions across the United States and around the world. This symposium will highlight advances in the field of CAM research.
||Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 9 a.m. to
4:15 p.m. ET
||Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes
of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
||This event will be videocast at http://videocast.nih.gov/.
For more information, visit http://nccam.nih.gov/.
|Who Should Attend:
||The event is open to the public and registration
is not required.
||Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., director of NCCAM
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s mission
is to explore complementary and alternative medical practices in the context
of rigorous science, train CAM researchers, and disseminate authoritative
information to the public and professionals. For additional information,
call NCCAM's Clearinghouse toll free at 1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM
Web site at nccam.nih.gov. NCCAM 1999–2009: Celebrating 10 years of rigorous
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and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both
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