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June 16, 2015
The Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians (ILANP) 3rd Annual Conference will be held at National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois, October 3-4, 2015. Keynote speakers will be Jared Skowron, ND, and Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO. The theme of the conference is “Naturopathic Medicine for Special Populations.”   ILANP, an affiliate of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, is a professional trade association of naturopathic doctors in Illinois. Our vision is to...
June 11, 2015
TAP Integrative is globalizing the availability of their peer-reviewed, evidence-based educational resource for integrative healthcare professionals. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization just announced it’s a new international membership opportunity that would make the resource available to clinicians and practitioners in over 200 countries.   “Clinicians around the world are seeking the latest in integrative healthcare approaches and research, and we felt a need to answer their call,” said...
June 11, 2015
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), has awarded $3,092,898 to the Helfgott Research Institute at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), Portland, Oregon, for two 5-year complementary integrative health (CIH) research grants.    The new grants will provide funding for studies involving mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and clinical research training for...
June 01, 2015
The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon, will introduce its newest degree program in fall 2015, the doctor of science in Oriental medicine (DSOM). The DSOM is an accredited, 4-year professional doctoral program that integrates modern biomedical science into a comprehensive framework of ancient Chinese medical science and philosophy to achieve enhanced clinical outcomes for practitioners and patients. This is the first doctoral-level classical Chinese medicine degree...
April 01, 2015
The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), Portland, Oregon, will begin offering undergraduate programs—a bachelor of science in integrative health sciences and a bachelor of science in nutrition—in fall 2016. NCNM received approval to begin both programs from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the regional accreditation agency for postsecondary educational institutions recognized by the US Department of Education. The new 2-year undergraduate degree programs, offered...
April 01, 2015
TAP Integrative and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), Tempe, Arizona, just announced their partnership to help further the exchange of evidence-informed and experience-based knowledge between integrative practitioners. Members of tapintegrative.org will now have access to full-text copies of published articles made available through SCNM’s extensive library.   TAPintegrative.org is a membership site designed for “on-demand” access to clinically reviewed and science-based...
February 05, 2015
TAP Integrative announces the launch of an online educational community resource dedicated to furthering the evidence-informed and experience-based knowledge between integrative practitioners. TAPintegrative.org is a membership site designed for “on-demand” access to clinically reviewed and science-based clinical practice topics and research, leading clinical experts and to a community of integrative healthcare professionals. A non-profit organization founded and sponsored by Integrative...
January 07, 2015
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) has appointed Andrea C. Smith, EdD, as an academic member of the commission. The appointment of Smith, provost and vice president of Academics Affairs at National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), Portland, Oregon, is effective immediately. ACAOM is recognized by the US Department of Education as a specialized and professional accrediting agency that establishes comprehensive educational and institutional requirements...
January 07, 2015
The Annual Updates in Environmental Medicine Conference (AUEMC) will be held January 16-18, 2015, at the Tradewinds Resort in St Pete Beach, Florida. This conference is a must for any healthcare professional interested in understanding and applying environmental medicine principles in clinical practice. The theme of this year’s AUEMC is “aging, stem cells, and chronic illness,” and among the nationally known physicians and researchers appearing will be Walter Crinnion, ND; Joe Purita, MD;...
October 23, 2014
Researchers in Ottawa, Ontario, have received the largest-ever North American grant—in the amount of $3.85 million grant—to the study of the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine used in combination with conventional medicine to treat cancer patients. The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, an arm of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, announced the award on October 21, 2014.   A private Canadian foundation wishing to remain anonymous...