Research Symposium Will Explore the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
For Immediate Release:
What: 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.
Why: 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.
When: Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Where: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Who Should Attend: The event is open to the public and registration is not required.
Hosts: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., director of NCCAM
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.
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.