26 October 2016 Researchers from NICM, Cardiac Health Institute, and Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine are investigating the health benefits of Tai Chi for heart disease, hypertension and quality of life in an international clinical trial currently underway in Sydney and Beijing.
6 October 2016 NICM is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jerome Sarris as its new Deputy Director. Professor Sarris brings extensive research and management experience to the position with a career that spans two decades and includes senior roles at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychiatry, Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, and with the International Network of Integrative Mental Health in the US.
15 September 2016 The Australian Government today released its response to the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation, known as the Samson Review. Chaired by Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom AO, the independent expert review identifies ways to improve access to therapeutic goods for consumers and remove unnecessary red-tape for industry whilst maintaining the safety of therapeutic goods in Australia.
9 August 2016 Over 80 key guests from government, academia, and the complementary medicines industry celebrated the signing of an agreement between NICM and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) to advance collaboration on Chinese medicine research, education and clinical services. NICM Director, Professor Alan Bensoussan, says the establishment of a joint Chinese Medicine Research, Education and Clinical Centre is a significant milestone in the collaboration between BUCM and NICM.
The clinical trial of SLT for vascular dementia is a multicentre study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a standardised herbal medicine formula in patients with vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease with cerebrovascular disease (mixed dementia).. Read more about SLT for Vascular Dementia