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2001 Meetings and Workshops

Interventions for Metabolic and Endocrine Complications of HIV/AIDS in Drug Abusers

Date: Monday, November 26, 2001 to Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Participants discussed conventional and alternative strategies (i.e.., exercise, dietary supplements, herbal medicine) for the management of metabolic and endocrine disorders in drug abusers with AIDS. This scientific workshop provided NIH and others direction for future research in this area.

Singapore Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Symposium 2001 and US NIH NCCAM Workshop on Clinical Research Methodology and Grantsmanship

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 to Wednesday, November 14, 2001

This research symposium showcased the variety of traditional chinese medicine (TCM) research activities in Singapore and around the region. The workshop provided practical guidance for applying for research grants from the US National Institutes of Health.

Comprehensive Cancer Care 2001: Integrating Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Date: Friday, October 19, 2001 to Sunday, October 21, 2001

This conference was held to facilitate a dialogue about research, education and service delivery among complementary and alternative medicine practitioners and researchers, oncologists and other health professionals, patient advocates, patients, and their families.

Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration with Industry

Date: Monday, May 14, 2001

The NCCAM organized this colloquium to begin a dialogue regarding how the NCCAM and industry can work together to evaluate definitively CAM therapeutic products for composition, safety and efficacy.

“NCCAM-Industry Colloquium: Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration” was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2001:7(5):579–82.

Integrative Medicine 2001—The Oncologist's Role

Date: Friday, May 11, 2001

This joint educational symposium was sponsored by NCCAM, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Cancer Society. The goal was to assist oncologists in understanding the role of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in cancer care.

Science of Mind-Body Interactions: An Exploration of Integrative Mechanisms

Date: Monday, March 26, 2001 to Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Leading researchers from the behavioral and social sciences, biomedicine and cognitive science explored mind-body connections and discussed groundbreaking interdisciplinary research.

Town Meeting on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Hosted by the NCCAM and the Steele Memorial Children’s Research Center, national and local experts spoke about current developments in CAM research.

Dietary Supplement Use in Children: Who, What, Why, and Where Do We Go from Here?

Date: Monday, February 12, 2001 to Tuesday, February 13, 2001

The goal of this conference was to identify key gaps in our knowledge about factors influencing the use, justification and safety of dietary supplements in children, and to establish a realistic research agenda to address these gaps.

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Integrated Medicine Conference: "Can alternative medicine be integrated into mainstream care?"

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 to Wednesday, January 24, 2001

A ground-breaking two-day conference on complementary medicine was jointly organized by the UK’s Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the US National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). The aims of the conference were to underline the need for research and development in complementary medicine, following the recommendations of the UK’s House of Lords Select Committee Report into Complementary Medicine.