National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

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NCCAM Online Continuing Education Series

NCCAM is offering free, comprehensive videolectures about research in complementary health approaches. Topics range from mind-body pain therapies to acupuncture. These online videolectures provide an in-depth perspective on the current state of science, as related to complementary medicine.

Health professionals are eligible to receive continuing education credits (CME and CEU) and a certificate of completion at no cost.

Free Online Lectures

Who are the lectures for?

This series was designed for physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals interested in research and learning about complementary medicine. Researchers, students, and members of the public are also welcome to view the online lectures and learn about NCCAM’s research.

Do I need to register to view the lectures?

You do not need to register to view the lectures. However, to receive continuing education credits or to print a certificate of completion registration is required. Additionally, registering will allow you to bookmark a video and return to complete a module at a later time.

How do I receive continuing education credits (CME or CEU)?

Register and watch one of the lectures. Each lecture includes a post-test that you must complete with an accuracy of 70% or higher in order to receive a CME or a CEU credit.

A maximum of 10 CME Category I credits will be awarded to physicians, and a maximum of 12 contact hours will be awarded to nurses.

More information about CME / CEU credits and these lectures

How do I print a certificate of completion?

The certificate of completion will appear on your screen once you complete a post-test with an accuracy of 70% or better. If you are unable to view the certificate, you may need to download Adobe Reader. You will also need Adobe Reader to view the video transcripts, which are available as links under each video.

Completion of this educational program does not represent professional medical license/credentials or certification to practice within the topic areas covered.

Can I view archived lectures?

Some archived lectures are available for viewing. Credits are not offered for these lectures. However, you may still access and view the lectures.

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