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INCAM Research Symposium

From Friday 09 November 2018
To Saturday 10 November 2018
Location: Montreal, Que.

2018 INCAM Research Symposium: Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research in an Era of Skepticism


Venue:Hotel LeCrystal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada:

Dates: November 9-10, 2018

About INCAM:

INCAM is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research community in Canada generating knowledge through research on complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine/healthcare* to enhance the health of Canadians. Since its launch in 2004, INCAM has been instrumental in defining a CAM research community in Canada.

Today, INCAM is the place to go for researchers, educators and practitioners who are interested in research which aims to address challenging questions in innovative ways in this emerging area of practice and research.

*INCAM has adopted the definition of CAM and integrative medicine provided by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) as a working definition.

INCAM's Values:

  • Research-informed CAM practices are critical for integration into the healthcare system
  • The CAM body of knowledge needs to be informed by a range of perspectives, expertise, and insights
  • CAM research involves the application of accepted and appropriate research methods and also requires methodological development
  • Research, in and of itself, has an intrinsic value

Over the last 14 years, the Symposium has become established as the premier research meeting in Canada on complementary and integrative health care. It brings together a diverse group of individuals from across disciplines, capturing a range of research expertise and research interests. It has been described as an idea lab as it creates an environment that enables a high level of interaction and quality discussion to address challenging questions and innovative ways to explore these questions.


  • To showcase high-quality research on complementary and integrative medicine & healthcare
  • To discuss and debate the on-going development of this emerging field of research
  • To bring together people and support their ability to network, create new research collaborations, and gain access to the researchers in this field.


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