The Institute for Integrative Health is partnering with the Hong Kong Institute for Integrative Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong to host a workshop on research methods for integrative medicine, December 7-9, 2016, in Hong Kong.
Led by world-renowned research experts from the US, Switzerland, Australia, and Hong Kong, the training program will enable healthcare professionals from China and other countries to critically appraise clinical research, identify gaps, and plan and perform their own study projects.
“With interest in complementary and integrative medicine growing around the world, we are witnessing a paradigm change towards an integration of these therapeutic approaches in several national health systems,” said Institute for Integrative Health Scholar Claudia Witt, MD, MBA, Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University of Zurich, who will lead a session on Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER).
“This integration must be carefully validated through a strict evaluation model to assess its efficacy, effectiveness, and safety for public health. The workshop in Hong Kong will equip health professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform rigorous evaluations,” said Dr. Witt.
Institute for Integrative Health Founder and President Brian Berman, MD, will give the workshop keynote presentation on the future of medicine, describing how a shift from treating disease to preventing it will create an epidemic of health.
Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is November 25. For more information and to register, visit the workshop's webpage or send an email to iimevent[at]cuhk.edu.hk.