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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.

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26 July 2016
Along with many Australians we have watched the election outcomes keenly. NICM congratulates the re-elected Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and welcomes the re-appointment of the Hon Sussan Ley MP as Minister for Health and Aged Care, and the new appointment of the Hon Greg Hunt MP as the Minister for Industry, Innovation, and Science.

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26 July 2016
NHMRC released this month a public consultation paper on the Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program, inviting all interested individuals and organisations to lodge written submissions in response to the paper by 25 August 2016.

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26 July 2016
The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board held its first meeting at Parliament House on 4 May 2016. The Advisory Board commenced consultation on the development of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and related Priorities from 6 May to 6 June 2016, calling for submissions through the Department of Health's consultation hub.

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26 July 2016
Congratulations and welcome to our three new Higher Degree Research candidates and recipients of the NICM and Blackmores Institute Scholarships, Danielle Parker, Saumya Perera, and Nicola MacDonald.

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26 July 2016
We welcome NICM’s new Clinical Research Officer, Afshan Khan, who will be working with Professor Caroline Smith. In addition, we welcome back to NICM, PhD graduates, Dr Debra Betts and Dr Kate Levett, as NICM Adjunct Fellows.

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26 July 2016
This month, we saw national media interest in Dr Kate Levett’s PhD research results and paper Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour, which was published in BMJ Open.

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26 July 2016
Americans spent $30.2 billion―$28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children—out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, according to a US nationwide survey. These findings come from an analysis by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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26 July 2016
Register now for this year’s ASMI Conference, Consumer Healthcare – A World of Opportunities. A formidable array of local and international speakers have been brought together for this year’s event to discuss where the industry is headed and how to leverage exciting growth opportunities in Australia and overseas.

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21 July 2016
A working group constituted by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Traditional and Complementary Medicines Program gathered at the University of Mississippi earlier this month to develop another in the series of WHO guidance documents on the utilisation of traditional and herbal medicines.

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