6th Annual IN-CAM Symposium

Complementary and alternative medicine plays a significant role in the lives of Canadians, and as such raises a number of important public policy questions


This grant supported the 6th Annual Research Symposium in the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). According to a 2003 Statistics Canada survey, 12.4% of Canadians accessed alternative medicine in the previous twelve month span, and in 1997 spent an estimated $3.8 billion out-of-pocket on alternative medicine. Because complementary and alternative medicine plays a substantial role in supplementing Canada’s universal health care system, the Interdisciplinary Network of Complementary and Alternative Medicine has established the annual symposia in order to share research on safety, best practice, efficacy, effectiveness, and policy specific concerns. They recognize the importance of keeping policy makers informed about the most current findings in the field of complementary and alternative medicine.

Grant Outputs

6th Annual IN-CAM Research Symposium Highlights – http://www.incamresearch.ca/picture/upload/File/Symposium%202010%20Highlights-FINAL.pdf

The 6th IN-CAM Research Symposium took place November 19-21, 2010 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver, BC. It was a successful meeting, bringing together researchers, practitioners, graduate students, educators and administrators. The Symposium content was diverse, stimulating discussion on a wide range of CAM topics – from novel methodological approaches, to CAM in cancer, to on-going developments in CAM education.

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