3 June 2016 In June, the NCCIH in America released its 2016 strategic plan, Exploring the Science of Complementary and Integrative Health. The plan identifies the Centre’s strategic direction in complementary and integrative health research, including its current top scientific priorities for future research.
3 June 2016 Congratulations to Judy Jacka and NICM Adjunct Fellow, Michael Smith for their recent honorary titles awarded for the recognition of service. At the April graduation ceremony, Judy was made an Honorary Fellow of the Western Sydney University, in recognition of her distinguished service in the fields of natural therapies and complementary medicine.
31 May 2016 IBISWorld discussed in the May report, Alternative Health Therapies in Australia: Market Research Report, A natural success, industry value added is growing faster than GDP, the base of consumers using alternative health therapies is expanding and the therapies offered by the industry are continually changing.
16 May 2016 The EPIC Research Group from the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University were successful in being awarded a Research Partnership grant for a mixed-methods project: “Increasing breast screening participation among obese women and women with type 2 diabetes in Western Sydney.”
4 May 2016 Presenting at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Australian Dementia Forum in May, NICM’s Dr Genevieve Steiner took out the best presenter award for her oral presentation, which focused on her fellowship project.
22 April 2016 Earlier in April, NICM Associate Professor Dennis Chang and NHMRC-ARC Fellow, Dr Genevieve Steiner presented at the 31st annual conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI2016) hosted in Budapest, Hungary.
Supported by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia-China Council, NICM and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine are proud to present a professional and public education seminar on Chinese medicine in June 2016.
6 April 2016 NICM Adjunct Michael Smith caught up with Professor Alan Bensoussan and Janice Besch in Sydney in mid-February to discuss ways forward in two of NICM’s priority program areas – indigenous bush medicine research and quality assurance; and labelling schemes that communicate the quality of evidence in support of products in market.