First global integrative medicine conference in North America

WHAT: Complementary or Integrative medicine (formerly dubbed "alternative" medicine) has attracted increased interest from physicians and researchers at the world's leading academic medical institutions. For the first time, renowned basic and clinical researchers, physicians and educators in the field of complementary or integrative medicine will come together to participate in a global forum to present and discuss new, peer-reviewed research at the first North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine, http://www.imconsortium-conference2006.com.

The conference will showcase new basic and clinical research into complementary and integrative therapeutic approaches and seek to promote educational collaboration among cross multiple medical disciplines. During this meeting, researchers and health care providers will examine and address the validity of a variety of complementary and intergrative medicine approaches including massage, herbal therapies, acupuncture, dietary supplements, yoga, hypnosis, mind body and lifestyle approaches to patient care. The conference is sponsored by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a collective of 32 leading schools of medicine in the U.S. and Canada.

WHEN: Thursday, May 25 Saturday, May 27, 2006

WHERE: Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

KEY DATA PRESENTATIONS: Plenary and scientific sessions include invited talks and featured abstract presentations examining treatment approaches to:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic lower back and neck pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pain management
  • Menopause
  • Novel models of healthcare delivery

In addition, numerous abstracts dedicated to basic research into areas such as immune system response and cellular regulation associated

Contact: Todd Ringler
Harvard Medical School

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