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Special Interest Groups (SIG)

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What is a IN-CAM Special Interest Group (SIG)
A sub-group of IN-CAM members who share an interest in a particular research related topic and who want to collaborate on a research related project. 

IN-CAM's position regarding the Special Interest Group (SIG)
1. IN-CAM SIGs are meant to be a collaborative space where IN-CAM members with a similar interest in a topic area can come together and work on a research-related project or activity. 
2. Although SIG members may be affiliated with other organizations (outside of IN-CAM), the SIGs should strive to be neutral with regards to political affiliation and, hence, inclusive of different perspectives in their work and activities. 
3. Since the SIGs are meant to enable IN-CAM members to come together and collaborate on a specific project, activity etc., IN-CAM recognizes that it is up to the SIG members to create the parameters within which the group will be working. These should be clearly stated on the SIG's landing webpage. 
4. IN-CAM's primary focus is on research. Therefore, the activities of the SIG are to be research specific (or research related). See list of activity ideas below. In addition, through these SIGs, IN-CAM's interest first and foremost is in supporting high quality research across the range of professions and modalities labeled as "CAM" or "CIM".

What do IN-CAM SIG do
The specific activities of the SIG are determined by the group in order to meet their group objectives. See the list below for potential activity ideas:

  • journal clubs
  • research-related working groups
  • monthly discussion meetings (for example, specific methodological approaches)
  • organize conference sessions or workshops (for the IN-CAM Research Symposium)
  • support research interests and/or activities of CAM practitioners

Who can join an IN-CAM SIG
All SIGs are open to all IN-CAM members. For more information or if you are interested in joining any of these groups, click on the SIG OR send an email to address provided below. 

Creating a new SIG
To find out how you can create and develop an IN-CAM Special Interest Group -  Read more>>

IN-CAM SIGs:

Homeopathy_SIG      Want to join? For more information about the homeopathy_SIG or to join, contact  David Brulé at david.brule@utoronto.ca

Massage Therapy_SIG  Want to join? Email akania@ucalgary.ca

Naturopathy_SIG  Want to join? For more information or to join, contact: teresa.tsui@utoronto.ca

Osteopathy_SIG Want to join? Email chantal.morin@usherbrooke.ca or ntrottier@consensioclinic.ca