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About INCAM

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