Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Special Interest Group (SIG)

Medical Library Association (MLA)

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What is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)??

CAM encompasses a large group of therapeutic and diagnostic disciplines that are not usually taught or used in Western or US medical schools or hospitals and exist primarily outside mainstream health care institutions. Also referred to as Alternative Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) or Integrative Medicine, it includes a large number of practices and systems of health care that, for a variety of cultural, social, economic, or scientific reasons, have not been adopted by mainstream Western medicine.

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Complementary Medicine SIG Mission

SIG Business Meeting Notes

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CAM Information Resources

Activities and Projects of our SIG Members

Officers

Co-Conveners

Term Co-Conveners
2012 -- 2013 Mariana Lapidus, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston and Amanda Page, Countway Library of Medicine, HMS, Boston
2011 -- 2012 Marilyn Rosen and Sue Gray
2010 -- 2011 Marilyn Rosen and Lilian Hoffecker
2008 -- 2010 Mariana Lapidus and Ruthann Gildea
2006 -- 2007 Ruthann Gildea,Butler Hospital, Providence Rhode Island
2006 -- 2007 Mariana Lapidus, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston
2005 -- 2006  
2005 -- 2006 Marilyn Rosen, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY
2004-- 2005 Julia Whelan Mass. General Hospital, Boston
2004-- 2005 Marilyn Rosen, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

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