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Interdisciplinary.  Integrative.  Investigative.

The Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (INCAM) aims to promote excellence in research in complementary and integrative health care, facilitate knowledge dissemination of peer-reviewed complementary and integrative health care research, catalyze complementary and integrative medicine research activity, and build research capacity amongst complementary and integrative medicine researchers, clinician-researchers, educators, policy-makers, administrators, students, and funders from across Canada.

Since its launch in 2004, INCAM has been instrumental in defining a CAM research community in Canada. 

Today, INCAM provides infrastructure to support research on complementary and integrative health care to enhance the health and wellbeing of Canadians.

* INCAM has adopted the definition of complementary and integrative medicine provided by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) as a working definition.


INCAM's Values:
•    Research-informed CAM practices are critical for integration into the health care system
•    The CAIM body of knowledge needs to be informed by a range of perspectives, expertise and insights
•    CAM research involves the application of accepted and appropriate research methods and also requires methodological development
•    Research, in and of itself, has an intrinsic value