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Welcome from the RCCM Chair

The RCCM is a UK Registered Charity founded in 1983 to develop and promote good quality research into complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and enhance evidence based medicine in this area. The RCCM is unique in its focus on developing research into CAM.

RCCM Events


London South Bank University will be hosting CAMSTRAND 2015 on Wednesday 10th June 2015, with a pre-conference workshop event ‘Putting Clinical  practice into research‘ on Tuesday 9th June. The keynote speaker at the  workshop on 9th June will be Professor George Lewith, Professor of Health Services Research, University of  Southampton  who will present on 'Pilot and feasibility trials; is it possible to replicate practice in research'. There will also be contributions from Teresa Young, Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital, Dr Fan Qu from Zheijiang Women's Hospital, China; and Mark Bovey, British Acupuncture Council.

The CAMSTRAND full day conference on Wednesday 10th June is  aimed at individuals and research groups who are interested in the development of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research and is designed primarily for UK doctoral and post-doctoral fellows  who wish to present their protocol, project in progress or their completed project. CAM practitioners interested in becoming researchers are also invited to attend.

To register for the conference please go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/camstrand-conference-2015-tickets-15371140495

For any queries, please contact John.Hughes@uclh.nhs.uk


Demonstrating the value of integrative medicine

An RCCM one day conference on Thursday 10th September at Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT

What benefits are there of integrating complementary approaches into conventional western medicine?

This conference will explore the evidence base for integration, showcase new initiatives in provision and explore policy and funding issues.

Key note speakers, who will review issues around provision, include Dr Amai Lokugamage from the Whittington Hospital in London, Professor Fan Qu from Kings College London and Dr Peter Mackareth from the Christie NHS Trust. The afternoon will examine policy and practice issues, including a presentation by Professor Mike Saks and a Q and A with Maurice Chang, CEO of the Institute of Osteopathy.

There is a call for abstracts for poster presentations (deadline 30th June 2015) with successful abstracts published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.

The booking form is available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rccm-conference-demonstrating-the-value-of-integrative-care-tickets-16856777074

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