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NCCAM To Host Strategic Planning Stakeholder Forum at NIH


For Immediate Release:

Monday, March 8, 2004

Contact

NCCAM Press Office, 301-496-7790

What: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will host the first of two Strategic Planning Stakeholder Forums 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, March 22, 2004, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) at the NIH in Bethesda, MD.

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, visit nccam.nih.gov/about/plans/2005/.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s mission is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care. For additional information, call NCCAM’s Clearinghouse toll free at 1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM Web site at nccam.nih.gov. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.