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2007 Meetings and Workshops

The Status and Future of Acupuncture Research: 10 Years Post-NIH Consensus Conference

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2007 to Sunday, November 11, 2007

This meeting is being held to review scientific progress in acupuncture research during the past decade and examine opportunities and challenges for future studies. In November 1997, a landmark report by a consensus panel convened by the National Institutes of Health concluded that there is clear evidence of acupuncture efficacy for postoperative and chemotherapy related nausea and vomiting, for nausea of pregnancy, and for postoperative dental pain. The NIH panel also cited other conditions for which acupuncture may be effective as a stand alone or an adjunct therapy, but for which there is less convincing scientific data. This meeting is being held to review scientific progress in acupuncture research during the past decade and examine opportunities and challenges for future studies.

Fascia Research Congress

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2007 to Friday, October 5, 2007

The meeting will gather together scientists involved in the research of the body’s connective tissue matrix (fascia) with professionals involved in the therapeutic manipulation of this body wide structural fabric. The emphasis of the meeting will be the presentation of the latest scientific fascia research.

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Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2007 to Thursday, September 6, 2007

The first NIH conference on Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century was held in 2003. Progress has been made in addressing many of the research needs raised in that conference. Yet, since the 2003 conference, new issues have been raised. At the conference, invited experts will present information pertinent to these topics and goals. The findings of the AHRQ evidence-based review on vitamin D will also be presented.

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NCCAM Stakeholder Dialogue

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Representatives from the complementary and alternative medicine community met with NCCAM’s Acting Director Ruth Kirschstein and NCCAM staff. The Dialogue was a chance to provide input and discuss future directions for research, research training, and outreach.

Bioelectromagnetics Society 29th Annual Meeting

Date: Sunday, June 10, 2007 to Friday, June 15, 2007

This meeting reviewed current research in bioelectromagnetics from around the world. The technical program will highlight medical applications of EMF in the plenary session. NCCAM is one of the sponsors for this meeting.

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