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Keynote Speaker Presentations at IRCIMH 2014. 



Mind, Body, and Cellular Aging

Elissa Epel, PhD (Bio)

Associate Professor of Psychiatry,

University of California, San Francisco


Mind-body Medicine and the Brain’s Role in the Perception and Management of Pain

Catherine Bushnell, PhD (Bio)

Scientific Director

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH, USA

Social and Psychological influences on Gene Expression

Steven Cole, PhD (Bio)

Professor of Medicine

Division of Hematology-Oncology

UCLA School of Medicine


Welcome Message
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Welcome to the website for the 2014 International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH). We invite you to explore this site for program updates and other information pertaining to the most comprehensive scientific research conference in the field of complementary and integrative medicine. This meeting is convened by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM). It also serves as the 9th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research sponsored by the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR). Registration will open in October 2013 and we urge you to take note of the due dates for submission of proposals for sessions and research abstracts. We look forward welcoming you along with more than 1,000 participants to Miami, Florida in May 2014.


Aviad Haramati, PhD

Chair, Organizing Committee


Rob Saper, MD, MPH

Co-Chair, Organizing Committee


Ben Kligler, MD



Margaret Chesney, PhD

Chair –Elect, CAHCIM


Heather Boon, PhD

President, ISCMR

Congress Highlights
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The Congress will feature:


  • International networking opportunities
  • Plenary presentations from field leaders
  • Symposia and panel discussions
  • Oral abstract sessions
  • Pre-Congress workshops
  • Poster presentations during evening receptions
  • Interactive and experiential sessions


Important Dates
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March 26, 2014
Late breaking abstract disposition notifications sent
April 1, 2014
Standard registration rate deadline
April 21, 2014
Hotel reservation deadline
May 2, 2014
Online registration closes