Alternative Medicine 1508 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Aug 01, 2011

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for physicians and researchers interested in complementary and alternative medicine.


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Executive Editor
Russell H. Greenfield, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Editorial Advisory Board
Dónal O?Mathúna, BS (Pharm), MA, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence
School of Nursing
Dublin City University

Managing Editor
Leslie Coplin

Judith L. Balk, MD
Associate Professor, Magee-Women's Hospital
University of Pittsburgh

Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Charleston, WV

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor
University of California
San Diego, CA

Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Samaritan Hospital, Lexington

Peer Reviewer
David Kiefer, MD
Clinical Instructor, Family Medicine
University of Washington, Seattle
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona, Tucson
Adjunct Faculty, Bastyr
University, Seattle


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  • present evidence-based clinical analyses of commonly used alternative therapies
  • make informed, evidence-based recommendations to clinicians about whether to consider using such therapies in practice
  • describe and critique the objectives, methods, results and conclusions of useful, current, peer-reviewed clinical studies in alternative medicine as published in the scientific literature

Financial Disclosure:

Russell H. Greenfield, MD (executive editor), David Kiefer, MD (peer reviewer), Judith L. Balk, MD (author), Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP (author), Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH (author), Dónal O’Mathúna, BS (Pharm), MA, PhD (editorial advisory board member), and Leslie Coplin (managing editor) have no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program. Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH (author) serves on the speakers bureaus for Cephalon, Resmed, and Respironics.

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