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.
6 April 2016 Acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners throughout the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Perth from 20-22 May for the Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC), connecting with your community.
6 April 2016 In 2016, we will continue to facilitate a strong, strategic approach to the development of the complementary medicine research sector in Australia, and endorse Australia’s role as an international leader in achieving an informed, evidence based approach to complementary medicine use.
6 April 2016 More than a quarter of Australia’s economy can be attributed to advances in science over the past 20 to 30 years. That’s an annual contribution of $330 billion to our national prosperity, and it’s just one measure of the phenomenal impact of the sciences on the way we live and work.
6 April 2016 Are you an intern, resident medical officer or doctor in training enrolled in a recognised research program? In 2016 Avant will provide 22 scholarships worth a total of $450,000 in full-time and part-time research scholarships and grants for short-term projects for both emerging and more experienced researchers. Applications close 31 May.
6 April 2016 NICM researcher Dr Joanne Parker and her team have been working with the Yirralka Miyalk (Women) Rangers of north-eastern Arnhem Land as part of a pilot project funded by an Early Career Researcher Grant from Western Sydney University.
6 April 2016 NICM is proud to be associated with the inaugural AIMA and CMA conference to be held in September at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney. The two day conference will feature plenary and keynote speakers and a series of workshops.
6 April 2016 Last week we saw NICM's Adjunct Associate Professor and GP, Vicki Kotsirilos, quoted in the Medical Observer and Pharmacy News in response to MJA’s commissioned opinion piece about integrative medicine.
4 April 2016 Prostate cancer (PCa) has a wide range of manifestations from asymptomatic to widespread metastasis. Active surveillance rather than immediate aggressive treatment has emerged as a viable option for men with early stage, localised, and low risk PCa. However, up to 35 per cent of these men will exhibit progression of PCa within four years.
31 March 2016 NICM’s Professor Caroline Smith will be drawing on her previous small scale study that identified knowledge gaps and skills amongst older people when understanding different information sources and evidence available regarding complementary medicine for her new health literacy study supported by IRT Foundation.