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2005 Meetings and Workshops

Is Spirituality Good for Your Health?

Date: Friday, October 28, 2005

Dr. Harrington presented “Is Spirituality Good for Your Health? Historical Reflections on an Emerging Research Enterprise.” Dr. Harrington offered the historical interrelationship between spirituality and health and enticed some critical scrutiny of the varied questions and challenges they raise.

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Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference

Date: Friday, October 21, 2005 to Sunday, October 23, 2005

This conference was designed for pediatricians and primary care providers and CAM practitioners who treat children. Objectives of the meeting were to share information about the practice of integrative pediatrics and discuss current research for CAM practices in pediatric populations. NCCAM provided partial funding for the meeting.

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National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM)—Twenty-First Meeting

Date: Friday, September 9, 2005

The Biology of Manual Therapies

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2005 to Friday, June 10, 2005

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) sponsored a conference covering the underlying biology of manual therapies. Experts from the NIH and CIHR joined academic, patient advocacy, and professional organizations to assess current knowledge and identify opportunities for further research.

National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM)–Twentieth Meeting

Date: Friday, June 3, 2005

Share the Health

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Share the Health expo demonstrated the National Institutes of Health (NIH) commitment to community outreach. People of all ages learned, experienced, and discovered new ways to maintain or improve their overall health and level of fitness. This event was free and open to the public.

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Integrative Medicine: A Foundation for Prospective Health Care

Date: Friday, April 22, 2005

Dr. Snyderman presented the concept of prospective medicine and role of integrative medicine in it. He discussed how the current health care system will be transformed from a reactive to proactive one in which integrative medicine approaches will be some of the needed tools used to prevent disease and treat individuals’ health conditions.

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Assessing the Health Effects of Bioactive Food Components

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005 to Friday, March 25, 2005

This conference focused on existing and new approaches to assessing health effects and the suitability of these approaches to assessing the health effects of bioactive food components.

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NIH State of the Science Conference on Management of Menopause-Related Symptoms

Date: Monday, March 21, 2005 to Wednesday, March 23, 2005

This conference was intended for health care professionals and researchers interested in the aging of women at midlife, reproductive endocrinology, and menopause, as well as general practitioners, patients, their families, and interested members of the public.

National Conference on Dietary Supplements, Coagulation, and Antithrombotic Therapies

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2005 to Friday, January 14, 2005

The National Institutes of Health convened this national conference to increase our understanding of the potential for dietary supplements to interfere with hemostasis and antithrombotic therapies.

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