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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 July 2016 AIMA has announced two prominent international presenters, Dr Robert Saper, Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Dr Julia Rucklidge Professor of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand for the upcoming AIMA annual conference in Sydney, 3 - 4 September.
13 July 2016 Research from NICM shows antenatal education classes focussing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as epidural use and caesarean section.