International Research Conference on Integrative Medicine and Health opens site, offers descriptive video The International Research Conference on Integrative Medicine and Health, scheduled for May 15 18, 2012 in Portland, Oregon, has opened its website. A 4 minute video available

International Research Conference on Integrative Medicine and Health opens site, offers descriptive video

The International Research Conference on Integrative Medicine and Health, scheduled for May 15-18, 2012 in Portland, Oregon, has opened its website. A 4 minute video available here outlines the chief characteristics and gives a flavor of past meetings. The conference is expected to draw over 1000 registrants. The 9 plenaries feature top of the line perspectives on such topics as the state of acupuncture research (Claudia Witt), a framework for comparative effectiveness research in integrative medicine (Sean Tunis) and more. The conference is sponsored by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine in collaboration with the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research. Two-dozen organizations have already signed on as Participating Organizations. Online submissions of proposals have been open since September 1, 2011.

Comment: This is a conference not to miss if one has attended before and one to engage if one has curiosity about the breadth and depth of the research dialogue that supports integrative practice and health. It will be interesting to see how the “health” content plays out. This is the first year that this focus has been in the title. Notably, this is also the first year in which the NIH NCCAM has had “health” in its strategic plan.

 

ACC-RAC 2012: The premiere annual scientific conference of the chiropractic profession

This annual ACC-RAC chiropractic conference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada March 15-17, 2012. The meeting will include over 100 presentations that reflect the best scientifically-based clinical information, academic findings and chiropractic research from the chiropractic profession. The acronym stands for Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) and Research Agenda Conference (RAC). The conference hotel is Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. This will be the 18th ACC-RAC conference. For information click here.

Comment: This is a fascinating introduction/re-introduction to the chiropractic profession. I have had an opportunity to participate in two recent conferences and found them each fascinating eye openers.