About this guide
Welcome to the 2014 International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH)! The Congress is convened by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a group of 57 esteemed academic health centers and affiliated institutions. This Congress also serves as the 9th Annual International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR) sponsored by the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR). The Consortium is committed to making this Congress the premier international forum for Integrative Medicine research.
Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, and is informed by evidence. Integrative medicine includes many disciplines, types of practitioners, and therapeutic approaches; the evidence base is complex and growing quickly. The International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health focuses on the evidence base in the practice of Integrative Medicine.
The IRCIMH’s mission is to foster the development of new collaborations and to strengthen existing partnerships within the field of Integrative Medicine. This Congress will showcase original scientific research through keynote and plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and innovative sessions. Integrative medicine and health research areas to be presented and discussed include basic science, clinical trials, lifestyle and prevention, methodology, health services, cost effectiveness, and education.
The official language of the Congress is English.