About The Congress
The International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH) took place at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida, USA, on May 13-16, 2014. The Congress was convened by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a group of 57 esteemed academic health centers and affiliated institutions. This Congress aslo served as the 9th annual International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR) sponsored by the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR).
Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, and is informed by evidence. Integrative medicine includes many disciplines, types of practitioners, and therapeutic approaches; the evidence base is complex and growing quickly. The International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health focused on the evidence base in the practice of Integrative Medicine.
The IRCIMH’s mission is to foster the development of new collaborations and to strengthen existing partnerships within the field of Integrative Medicine. This Congress showcased original scientific research through keynote and plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and innovative sessions. Integrative medicine and health research areas presented and discussed included basic science, clinical trials, lifestyle and prevention, methodology, health services, cost effectiveness, and education.