Alternative Medicine 1610 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Oct 01, 2012

Target Audience:

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


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Executive Editor
David Kiefer, MD
Research Fellow
Department of Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Arizona

Peer Reviewer
J. Adam Rindfleisch, MD, MPhil
Program Director
Integrative Medicine
Fellowship Director
Department of Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin

AHC Media Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Editorial Advisory Board
Craig Schneider, MD
Director of Integrative Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME

Howell Sasser, PhD
Research Review Coordinator
Manila Consulting
McLean, VA
Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Epidemiology and Community Health
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

Elizabeth Strawbridge, MD
Graduate of the Integrative Family Medicine Fellowship
Maine Medical Center
Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
She is in private practice

Nancy J. Selfridge, MD
Associate Professor
Integrated Medical Education
Ross University School of Medicine
Commonwealth of Dominica
West Indies

Andrew J. Boyle, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco


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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:

Integrative Medicine Alert's executive editor David Kiefer, MD, peer reviewer J. Adam Rindfleisch, MD, MPhil, AHC Media executive editor Leslie Coplin, managing editor Neill Kimball, and editorial advisory board members Craig Schneider, MD, Howell Sasser, PhD, authors Elizabeth Strawbridge, MD, Nancy J. Selfridge, MD, and Andrew J. Boyle, MBBS, PhD report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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