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11 June 2016
A new study, entitled Complementary medicine use by the Australian population: a critical mixed studies systematic review of utilisation, perceptions and factors associated with use determined there is increasing evidence that complementary medicine (CM) services are being used by a substantial proportion of the Australian population.

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.

20 May 2016
The latest high quality research in complementary medicine was presented at the annual International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, held May 17 - 20, in Las Vegas.

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.”

10 May 2016
During May, we were pleased to welcome 26 delegates from the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products to the Campbelltown Campus.

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.


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