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International Research Congress on Medicine and Health

Oct. 30, Portland, OR – On May 15-18, 2012 the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine will host the third International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

October 31, 2011  By Massage Therapy Canada

The 2009 North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Minneapolis had 800 attendees representing 24 countries. The Congress had a robust list of 26 Participating Organizations and was able to extend scholarships to 39 students. The 2009 Congress built on the success of the inaugural conference in Edmonton, Canada in 2006, which attracted more than 600 attendees from 10 countries. 

Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. Congress organizers expect more than 1,000 researchers, clinicians, and trainees from around the world to attend. The organizers invite all disciplines and professions engaged in integrative medicine and health to attend. 
The congress on is excited to provide dedicated programming for students, trainees, and early-career researchers. This includes students (graduate and undergraduate) at conventional or CAM schools, residents, fellows, K-awardees and junior faculty within five years of their initial appointment. Others are welcome to attend, but the former will receive priority. 
Along with a number of plenary speakers, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a variety of workshops and breakout sessions, including pre-conference workshops. 
The deadline for submitting research abstracts for oral or poster presentations is Tuesday, November 15. Registration for the event opens in November 2011 and the early registration date is March 16, 2012. 
For more details about the congress, including a list and bio of speakers, event and workshop listings, registration information and more, please visit

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