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Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Leading figures in science and medicine have participated in the Distinguished Lecture series. The lectures provide a unique perspective on the evolution of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practice and research, as well as current use of CAM by the public. Many of the lectures can be viewed, free of charge, from the NCCAM Online Continuing Education Series or the NIH Videocast site. To view the lectures, please follow the links below. Note: A brief registration is required for lectures available through NCCAM.

Past Lectures

October 25, 2006 10:00 a.m. ET

Natural Products: Challenges and Opportunities

Ram Sasisekharan, Ph.D.
April 26, 2006 10:00 a.m. ET

Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture

Bruce Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.
October 28, 2005 10:00 a.m. ET
NCCAM Videolecture: Health and Spirituality

Is Spirituality Good for Your Health? Historical Reflections on an Emerging Research Enterprise

Anne Harrington, Ph.D.
April 22, 2005 10:00 a.m. ET
NCCAM Videolecture: Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine: A Foundation for Prospective Health Care

Ralph Snyderman, M.D.
October 26, 2004 10:00 a.m. ET

Reverse Herbology: Predicting and Preventing Adverse Herb-Drug Interactions

Steven A. Kliewer, Ph.D.
March 31, 2004 10:00 a.m. ET

From Molecules to Mind: Stress, Individual Differences, and the Social Environment

Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.
October 22, 2003 10:00 a.m. ET

Herbal Medicine: Ancient Practice Meets Modern Science

Norman R. Farnsworth, Ph.D.
May 6, 2003 10:00 a.m. ET
NCCAM Videolecture: Mind-Body Medicine

Hypnosis and Group Support in Medical Care: Altering Perception and Reality

David Spiegel, M.D.
November 7, 2002 10:00 a.m. ET

The Global Transformation of Health Care: Cultural and Ethical Challenges to Medicine

Arthur Kleinman, M.D.
July 18, 2002 10:00 a.m. ET

Alternative to What? Complementary to Whom? On Some Aspects of Medicine's Scientific Identity

Charles Rosenberg, Ph.D.
March 11, 2002 10:00 a.m. ET

Overview of CAM and Series Announcement

Stephen E. Straus, M.D.