ICE-CIM’s goal is to advance the field of complementary and integrative medicine education through the sharing of best practices in the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of curricula and teaching methods; the strengthening of existing partnerships; and the development of new collaborations. This Congress will showcase original work through two plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and a number of interactive sessions including symposia and workshops. Areas of complementary and integrative medicine education to be addressed include:


  • The incorporation of CIM into the continuum of life-long learning, from undergraduate education to postgraduate and continuing education (including dual-degree programs)
  • The development and outcomes of integrative medicine education projects sponsored by the NIH R25 education grants (at both CAM institutions and medical schools)
  • The development of inter-professional education initiatives (including integrative models of care)






The mission of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine is to advance the principles and practices of integrative healthcare within academic institutions. The Consortium provides its institutional membership with a community of support for its academic missions and a collective voice for influencing change. Our membership currently includes 50 highly esteemed academic health centers and affiliate institutions.


Our mission is accomplished through:

  • Supporting and mentoring academic leaders, faculty, and students to advance integrative healthcare curricula, research, and clinical care.
  • Disseminating information on rigorous scientific research, educational curricula in integrative health, and sustainable models of clinical care.
  • Informing health care policy.


As an organization we are committed to sharing information and ideas, meeting challenges together in a process grounded by the values of integrative medicine, supporting member institutions, and providing a national voice for the advancement of integrative principles.


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The vision of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) is of "… a healthcare system that is multidisciplinary and enhances competence, mutual respect, and collaboration across all complementary, alternative, and conventional healthcare disciplines. This system will deliver effective care that is patient centered, focused on health creation and healing, and readily accessible to all populations." 
ACCAHC’s core membership consists of the councils of colleges, US-Department of Education-recognized accrediting agencies and certification and testing organizations for chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, massage therapy and direct-entry midwifery. Organizational membership also includes some emerging complementary and alternative healthcare fields that are beginning to engage self-regulatory and regulatory processes. 
ACCAHC’s priorities include: 
  • Enhancing interprofessional education and care internally and with colleagues in conventional academic medicine; 
  • Providing resources and developing learning communities to improve competencies for optimal practice in integrated environments; and
  • Engaging research, education, clinical care, policy and leadership initiatives to advance an equitable, whole person, empowerment and wellness focus in health care. 
Go to www.accahc.org to visit the ACCAHC website.