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Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Each year, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine invites two leading figures in science and medicine to participate in the Distinguished Lecture series. The lectures provide a unique perspective on the evolution of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practice and research, as well as current use of CAM by the public. The public may attend the lectures in Bethesda, Maryland or view the videocasts on the web.

Upcoming Lectures

March 10, 2009
Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture
Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D.


Past Lectures

October 25, 2006
Natural Products: Challenges and Opportunities
Ram Sasisekharan, Ph.D.

April 26, 2006
Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture
Bruce Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.

October 28, 2005
Is Spirituality Good for Your Health? Historical Reflections on an Emerging Research Enterprise
Anne Harrington, Ph.D.

April 22, 2005
Integrative Medicine: A Foundation for Prospective Health Care
Ralph Snyderman, M.D.

October 26, 2004
Reverse Herbology: Predicting and Preventing Adverse Herb-Drug Interactions
Steven A. Kliewer, Ph.D.

March 31, 2004
From Molecules to Mind: Stress, Individual Differences, and the Social Environment
Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.

October 22, 2003
Herbal Medicine: Ancient Practice Meets Modern Science
Norman R. Farnsworth, Ph.D.

May 6, 2003
Hypnosis and Group Support in Medical Care: Altering Perception and Reality
David Spiegel, M.D.

November 7, 2002
The Global Transformation of Health Care: Cultural and Ethical Challenges to Medicine
Arthur Kleinman, M.D.

July 18, 2002
Alternative to What? Complementary to Whom? On Some Aspects of Medicine's Scientific Identity
Charles Rosenberg, Ph.D.

March 11, 2002
Overview of CAM and Series Announcement
Stephen E. Straus, M.D.