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International Collaboration on Complementary Therapy Resources

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2009 Workshop

Venue

ICCR hosted a workshop at the North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Minneapolis, USA, May 2009.

Title

Navigating the web-based world of CAM information

Summary

During the workshop, participants developed a personal guide to how to make best use of each of 5 national CAM information services (Australia, Denmark, Norway, UK and USA).

Several recent developments in constructing effective search strategies for individual therapies were demonstrated and participants received a short guide for use after the session.

Online sources of CAM research information were discussed and a preliminary guide to key resources was made available to participants.

Lessons learned about the presentation of CAM research to the public were addressed and participants had the opportunity to apply these principles in practice during the session.

Learning outcomes

After the workshop the participants were able to:

  • Describe each of the national CAM information services, their particular strengths and focus, and how each could support researchers
  • Explain approaches to searching the CAM online literature including some of the relevant developments in constructing effective search strategies
  • List key online sources of CAM research information and the limitations of each
  • Describe some of the key considerations when presenting CAM research to the public