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2011 Meetings and Workshops

Twitter Chat

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 1:00p.m. ET to 2:00p.m. ET

NCCAM was pleased to announce its first Twitter Chat. This was an opportunity to ask an information specialist questions about complementary and alternative medicine and general health. No registration was necessary—all that was needed was an active Twitter account. The NCCAM Twitter page can be found at twitter.com/nccam. Review the chat using this hashtag: #NCCAMchat

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Symposium on Yoga Research

Date: Friday, September 23, 2011 to Sunday, September 25, 2011

The symposium featured presentations by yoga therapy researchers. The pre-conference focused on basics of yoga research for therapists, instructors, and new investigators. NCCAM is providing partial support for the meeting.

The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 to Friday, August 12, 2011

The objectives of this summit were to:

  • Examine the current status of palliative care and end-of-life research, practice, and policy
  • Propose strategies to overcome barriers and ensure scientific and methodologic rigor in our research
  • Delineate new action items that galvanize progress in this vital area of science
  • Envision and map pathways to ensure a future rich with scientific endeavor and achievements.

Conference on Vitamin E

Date: Monday, May 2, 2011

The purpose of the meeting was to bring together an interdisciplinary team of researchers to discuss cutting edge research on the mechanisms and clinical effects of Vitamin E in liver disease such as fatty liver disease or NASH, and future direction for Vitamin E research in liver disease.

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Clarifying Directions and Approaches to Mechanistic and Translational Research on Omega‑3 Fatty Acids and Their Metabolites

Date: Monday, February 14, 2011 to Tuesday, February 15, 2011