NIH News Release
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Institute of Diabetes
and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 17, 1999

Contacts: Leslie Curtis (301) 496-3583
Jane DeMouy (301) 496-3583

NIDDK and NCCAM to Sponsor Workshop on
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Chronic Liver Disease

TO: Editors and Reporters
FROM: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM),
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
WHAT: "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Chronic Liver Disease," an NIH workshop
WHEN
AND
WHERE:
August 22, 1999, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Natcher Conference Center
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD

August 22, 1999, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
at the Marriott Hotel 5151 Pooks Hill Rd., Bethesda, MD

Meet the Experts: A public forum on alternative treatments
for chronic liver disease. Sponsored by the American Liver
Foundation and Hepatitis International Foundation

August 23, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Natcher Conference Center

August 24, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
Natcher Conference Center

WHY: Many patients are using complementary and alternative medical (CAM) treatments for chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis. The NIDDK and NCCAM are bringing together national and international experts to share current knowledge on CAM interventions for chronic liver diseases and to evaluate available scientific data that these treatments are effective and safe. Participants will discuss what clinical research may be needed to determine safety and effectiveness.
NOTE: Agenda attached. Abstract booklets available at the registration table.