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The IACST received a newsletter from the Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research and Education Network, and we want to share it with you as it may be of interest to you.


The Integrative Health Institute (IHI) at the University of Alberta (website: has an exciting opportunity for either a PhD or a Post-doctoral Fellow, for a project entitled "Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools (SEWS)". Successful candidates will have experience or strong interest in mixed research methods, experience in schools, and a strong interest in meditation programs.  For more information, please click here.

The IHI also has an exciting opportunity for a PhD student with a background in clinical epidemiology, and a strong interest in clinical trials.  For more information, please click here.

Upcoming Conferences and trainings

45th Annual International Orthomolecular Medicine Today Conference

When: April 29 - May 1, 2016

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – Vancouver, BC

Featuring presentations on Children's Mental Health

Presented by the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine

Pediatric Integrative Medicine Mastermind course
Where: Cranwell Resort, Lenox, MA
When: Friday April 29 - Sunday May 1, 2016

8th International Symposium of Ayurveda and Health
May 6-8, 2016
School of Medicine, University of Connecticut 

Integrative Health Institute Inaugural Conference 2016
Contemporary Insights for Optimizing Health
When: Friday, May 13, 2016 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) 
Where: University of Alberta (specific information about location will be sent to all registrants in April)
Register for FREE here:
Click Here for the poster with more information and agenda
There is also a public lecture by Dr. Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM on the topic of "Effective Self Care for Chronic Disease Management".  Click here for the poster.

International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH)
May 18-20, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada 

NHPRS Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada 
2016 Annual Conference
May 17-20, 2016 
Prince Edward Island University

3rd International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine 2016
July 1-3, 2016, Barcelona, Spain

9th European Congress on Integrative Medicine
Budapest, Hungary
September 10-11, 2016

INCAM Research Symposium

November 17-19, 2016

Toronto, Ontario

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Citations of Interest

1. Catala-Lopez F, Hutton B, Nunez-Beltran A, et al. The pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: Protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Syst Rev. 2015;4:19

2. Charkhandeh M, Talib MA, Hunt CJ. The clinical effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy and an alternative medicine approach in reducing symptoms of depression in adolescents. Psychiatry Res. 2016;239:325-330

3. Leiby A, Vazirani M. Complementary, integrative, and holistic medicine: Integrative approaches to pediatric irritable bowel syndrome. Pediatr Rev. 2016;37(4):e10-5

4. Lewis ZT, Shani G, Masarweh CF, et al. Validating bifidobacterial species and subspecies identity in commercial probiotic products. Pediatr Res. 2016;79(3):445-452

5. Mohsenzadeh A, Ahmadipour S, AsadiSamani M. Iran's medicinal plants effective on fever in children: A review. Der Pharmacia Lettre. 2016;8(1):129-134

6. Nyaradi A, Li J, Foster JK, et al. Good-quality diet in the early years may have a positive effect on academic achievement. Acta Paediatrica. 2016;105(5):e209-e218

7. Patole SK, Rao SC, Keil AD, et al. Benefits of Bifidobacterium breve M-16V supplementation in preterm neonates - A retrospective cohort study. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(3):e0150775

8. Rosen L, French A, Sullivan G. Complementary, holistic, and integrative medicine: Yoga. Pediatr Rev. 2015;36(10):468-474. 


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