News

April 1, 2019

As of April 2019, the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field has formed an affiliation with BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine (BMC CAM). The purpose of this affiliation is to enhance the processing of systematic reviews in the BMC CAM editorial system and to ensure improved reporting of published systematic reviews in the journal. You can find out more at the BMC CAM website at https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com.

March 15, 2019

The Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field has developed a survey to identify the most important topics in mind-body medicine for chronic pain. If you are a consumer, a caregiver, a clinician, or a researcher with an interest in chronic pain, we want to hear from you! What therapies do you want to know more about? Where do you think we need more evidence? Find out more about this survey and how we will use your input to develop priorities for systematic review conduct and dissemination at https://cam.cochrane.org/priorities-mind-body-medicine-and-chronic-non-cancer-pain, or go directly to our online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SVRWTVM. We will post the results of our prioritization process on our website as it progresses.

January 25, 2019

There are three awardees of the 2018 Cochrane Complementary Medicine Bursary and they are preparing reviews with three different Cochrane Review Groups. Each recipient was awarded $4000 USD to support their Cochrane review(s). Read more about the awardees and their reviews here

September 30, 2018

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 29, 2018. More information and the application forms can be accessed here.

September 16-18, 2018

Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field staff attended the Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh, Scotland, where they held the yearly meeting of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field. Field staff also attended the yearly meeting of Cochrane Fields, and presented an oral during the scientific conference.

April 2, 2018

We are very pleased to announce that the NIH National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health has awarded continued funding for the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field as a resource for research in complementary medicine. The period of our new grant extends from 2018 to 2023.

January 12, 2017

Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field staff and Cochrane colleagues from the UK and Germany published a comprehensive Cochrane review on the use of yoga to treat chronic non-specific low back pain. See the review in the Cochrane Library here.

January 10, 2017

Awards have been made for the 2016 Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary. The list of awardees can be accessed here. A call for 2017 bursary award applications will go out in September/October 2017.

October 23-27, 2016

Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field staff attended the Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul, South Korea, where they held the yearly meeting of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field. Field staff also attended the yearly meeting of Cochrane Fields, and presented 1 poster, 1 oral, and 1 workshop during the scientific conference. Read more about the Colloquium here, and see information about next year's Cochrane meeting here.

October 12, 2016

Applications are being accepted for the 2016 Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 29, 2016. More information and the application forms can be accessed here.

May 20, 2016

Cochrane Complementary Medicine staff and advisory board members presented a symposium on important issues in the preparation of systematic reviews of complementary medicine therapies at a Cochrane review at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in Las Vegas. See more about the Congress here.

December 22, 2015

The 2015 Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary recipients are 'Acupuncture for primary hypercholesterolaemia' (Reviewer award recipient: Chi Eung Danforn Lim; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group) and  'Ayurvedic herbal preparations for hypercholesterolemia' (Reviewer award recipient: Dinesh Gyawali; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group). Each recipient was awarded USD $5,000 to support progress on their Cochrane review.

October 1, 2015

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 23, 2015. More information and the application forms can be accessed here.

September 17, 2015

Cochrane Complementary Medicine staff participated in a Grand Rounds presentation on Cochrane reviews for the Research Working Group of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. More information about the Consortium is at https://www.imconsortium.org/. 

May 13, 2015

Cochrane Complementary Medicine staff and advisory board members presented a workshop on preparing a Cochrane review at The 10th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR) in Jeju, South Korea.

February 13, 2015

The 2014 Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary recipients are 'Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting' (Reviewer award recipient: Anna Lee; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia Group) and  'Mindfulness-based stress reduction for women diagnosed with breast cancer' (Reviewer award recipient: Anna Lee; Affiliated Review Group: Cochrane Anaesthesia Group). Each recipient was awarded USD $5,000 to support progress on their Cochrane review.

A call for the 2015 bursary award applications will go out in late 2015.