NCCAM To Host Strategic Planning Stakeholder Forum in Seattle
What: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health,
will host a Strategic Planning Stakeholder Forum seeking public
input for its second 5-year strategic plan. The Center is interested
in hearing from a variety of stakeholders about their views of the
opportunities, challenges, and areas of emphasis in research concerning
complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
When: Monday, April 19, 2004, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA.
Why: NCCAM's mission is to explore complementary and alternative
medicine in the context of rigorous science, train researchers,
and disseminate information. To date, our work has been guided by
the Center's first strategic plan, Expanding Horizons of Healthcare.
Now as NCCAM marks its 5th anniversary, it is time to build on the
research foundation it has established and plan for the next 5 years.
NCCAM seeks guidance from the public, health care professionals,
researchers, scientists, advocacy groups, and others with an interest
in CAM research in identifying areas in which NCCAM investments
can have the greatest impact.
To learn more about NCCAM's strategic planning and register to attend the forum,
NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative
healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training CAM
researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the
public and professionals. For additional information, call NCCAM's
Clearinghouse toll free at 1-888-644-6226 or visit NCCAM's Web site