Program

Theme of the conference: ‘Pathways and Partnerships’

ICCMR 2019 will focus on the important Pathways and Partnerships that are needed to move complementary medicine research to the next stage.

A number of sub-themes are included within the main theme of Pathways and Partnerships:

  1. Breaking new ground through cross-disciplinary research
  2. Understanding biochemical and physiological pathways and mechanisms of complementary medicine treatments and therapies
  3. Translation of new research findings from bench to clinical trial; from clinical trial to practice
  4. Communicating clinical insights to researchers to open up new directions in research
  5. Engaging practitioners in the development of pragmatic and practice-relevant research
  6. Facilitating meaningful links, partnerships and collaborations for sustainable systems of healthcare in traditional medicine

ICCMR 2019 – Program at a glance

Tuesday 7 May 2019

10:00am – 5:30pm Registration open, Registration desk, Plaza level, Grey Street
1:00pm – 3:00pm Pre-Congress Workshops, Breakout rooms
3:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Tea, Exhibition
3:30pm – 5:30pm Pre-Congress Workshops, Breakout rooms
5:30pm – 7:30pm Welcome Reception, Exhibition

Wednesday 8 May 2019

8:00am – 6:00pm Registration open, Registration desk, Plaza level, Grey Street
9:00am – 9:30am Opening remarks, Plaza Auditorium
9:30am – 11:00am Plenary Session: Partnerships and pathways between research and policy

The influence of research on policy and practice to support the integration of traditional medicine in healthcare
Professor Vivian Lin

Traditional and complementary medicine in the context of PAHO’s Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage strategy
Dr Daniel Gallego-Perez

11:00am – 11:30am Morning Tea, Exhibition
11:30am – 1:00pm Concurrent Sessions, Breakout rooms
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch, Exhibition
1:00pm – 2:00pm Practitioners Research Luncheon
2:00pm – 3:00pm Thematic Sessions, Breakout rooms
3:00pm – 4:30pm Concurrent Sessions, Breakout rooms
4:30pm – 5:00pm Afternoon Tea, Exhibition
5:00pm – 6:00pm Thematic Sessions, Breakout rooms

Thursday 9 May 2019

8:00am – 6:00pm Registration open, Registration desk, Plaza level, Grey Street
9:00am – 11:00am Plenary Session: Complementary medicine in the era of implementation science and knowledge mobilisation

The importance and impact of implementation science: historical and contemporary advancements in a changing research landscape
Professor Frances Rapport

Complementary medicine research in the era of implementation science: what we can learn from IS and what IS can learn from us?
Professor Jon Adams 

Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers

11:00am – 11:30am Morning Tea, Exhibition
11:30am – 1:00pm Concurrent Sessions, Breakout rooms
1:00pm – 2:00pm Poster Session, Poster Display
1:15pm – 2:00pm Lunch, Exhibition
2:00pm – 3:00pm Thematic Sessions, Breakout rooms
3:00pm – 4:30pm Concurrent Sessions, Breakout rooms
4:30pm – 5:00pm Afternoon Tea, Exhibition
5:00pm – 6:00pm Thematic Sessions, Breakout rooms
7:00pm – 11:00pm Congress Party

Friday 10 May 2019

8:00am – 3:00pm Registration open, Registration desk, Plaza level Grey Street
9:00am – 11:00am Plenary Session: Partnering with traditional medicine in research, policy and practice

Where ancient knowledge and modern science meets – examples from the ethnopharmacology of African traditional medicines
Professor Alvaro Viljoen

Aboriginal Traditional Medicine: role and significance in today’s health care models
Ms Frances Panzironi

The experience, challenges and opportunities of the integration and research of Maori Medicine
Mrs Donna Kerridge

Panel Discussion with all Keynote Speakers

ICIMH 2020 Presentation + Announcement of ISCMR and ICCMR 2019 Awards

11:00am – 11:30am Morning Tea, Exhibition
11:30am – 1:00pm Concurrent Sessions, Breakout rooms
1:00pm – 2:00pm Poster Session, Poster Display
1:15pm – 2:00pm Lunch, Exhibition
2:00pm – 4:30pm Plenary Session: Clinical partnerships for practice-relevant research

Facilitating practice relevant research in complementary medicine: the role of practice-based research networks
Dr Amie Steel

The experience of the Brazilian Ministry of Health of collecting clinical data from grass roots integrative medicine health services
Dr Daniel Amado

Panel discussion with Keynote Speakers

Closing remarks