International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research Recap

International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research Recap

The 14th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research took place between  7th May– 10th May  at The Brisbane Exhibition Centre. A gathering of over 400 Complimentary Medicine Researchers, Students & practitioners attended from over 30 countries across the globe.

The theme for this year’s event was “Pathways & Partnerships” – Bridging the gap between practice research as well as clinician & researcher, recognising an increasing need to develop deeper collaboration between health & medical research and a whole host of stake holders.

Pre-congress workshops included a morning session with Dr Amie Steel & Professor Jon Adams on “Converting clinical insights & experiences into valid & rigorous research a clinician’s guide” , following on with an interactive session on “Developing a public Health agenda in traditional , complimentary and integrative healthcare” which was hosted by Dr Jon Wardle, Professor Jon Adams & Dr Daniel Gallegos-Perez.

The following 3 days saw a wide range of research contributions, presentations & poster sessions demonstrating research outcomes that have been rigorously examined & which support those invested in the routine grass-roots of everyday health behaviour & care.

As well as the striking & significant depth & breadth of research presentations, the opportunity to meet & network with overseas colleagues within the complimentary health care field was most informative & enjoyable.

An social evening & Conference party took place on the Thursday evening at River Life, showing Brisbane at its best to our overseas guests – A warm fine evening with delicious food & wine & much dancing to a local band.

ICCMR is the pre-eminent annual research event for the field convened by Endeavour College of Natural Health in partnership with the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research. Further info at