International Society for Complementary Medicine Research
A worldwide not-for-profit professional association devoted to fostering co-operative and multidisciplinary research and development as well as the application of knowledge in the fields of Complementary, Traditional and Integrated Medicine.
A project on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) which is carried out by a pan-European consortium of researchers within the 7th Research Framework Programme of the European Union. The consortium includes researchers from the departments for Complementary Medicine at various universities and institutes across Europe. Its objectives are to develop an EU network involving centres of research excellence for collaborative research, to develop consensus-based terminology widely accepted in Europe to describe the major CAM interventions used clinically in Europe, to create a knowledge base that allows to accurately evaluate the patient demands for CAM and its prevalence, to review the current legal status and policies governing CAM provision in the EU and, to explore the needs, beliefs and attitudes of the EU citizens with respect to CAM. Based on this information, a roadmap will be created that will enable a sustainable and prioritised EU research roadmap for CAM.