Hello CAM/IM members and followers, please welcome our new co-chairs, Laura Meek and Jane Saffitz!
Laura and Jane are both finishing up doctoral programs in Anthropology at UC Davis, and Jane was the winner of our graduate student paper prize competition this year with her paper entitled, ““The work of good fortune”: extractive labor, practices of seeing, and “albino medicine” in
There’s still time! The deadline has been extended for the Research Poster Abstract Submission Form application- it is now June 15th. We look forward to your submission!
The 2018 Restorative Medicine Conference will be held September 27-30 in Burlington, Vermont. The conference theme is Trends in Nutrition, Pain Management and Mind/Body Therapies. Continue reading “Deadline Extended: Restorative Medicine Conference 2018 Call for Abstracts”
Please tell your graduate students and colleagues working in CAM/IM and related subjects to submit their papers by July 1st!
The Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) special interest group of the Society for Medical Anthropology invites submissions of graduate student authored papers in the Anthropology of CAM or IM. Papers should relate to the study of CAM/IM and preferably engage interest group members’ core concerns with the ways in which healing encounters foreground profound questions of power, culture, and epistemology. Continue reading “Call for Submissions: GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER PRIZE IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF CAM/IM”
We had a great panel last week at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings! Thank you to our presenters: Darrel Manitowabi, Tim Ominika, Jennifer Rioux, and Peter Kundstadter, and to our discussant: Cheryl Ritenbaugh.
Sustainable Solutions: The Role of Complementary, Integrative, and Traditional Medicines in Addressing Contemporary Health and Social Issues (SMA)
CHAIRS: EAVES, Emery (NAU) and PENNEY, Lauren (STVHCS) Continue reading “Thank you to our presenters!”
Hello CAM/IM members. We had a relatively productive meeting at the AAA this year, although there were few attendees to our business meeting so we do not have official minutes to share. Impressions from graduate students we have talked to have told us last year and this year that the name of the SIG is not capturing the audience we are hoping for and our conversation about a more current name is ongoing. I visited panels with CAM/IM related topics and invited them to the business meeting as well as to the brunch we hosted on Saturday morning, which gathered a few more interested people who helped us strategize future directions for keeping the group current and vibrant. Continue reading “Updates and Plans for 2018”
Hello CAM/IM members and followers, below is a list of events and panels you may be interested in at the AAAs this week in Washington, DC. Please note our open business meeting and an informal brunch we are hosting on Saturday. We have a limited amount of funds to provide some refreshments for the brunch and we hope it will be an opportunity for more discussion. If you have students or colleagues who are interested in CAM/IM or related topics, please invite them! Continue reading “CAM/IM Events of Interest at AAAs”
Hello CAM/IM members, We are looking forward to seeing those of you who will be attending the AAA meeting in DC this November. CAM/IM would like to host a brunch meeting in addition to our open business meeting on Saturday morning, December 2nd, location TBA. We will provide refreshments to try to attract graduate students and others interested in our topic in a less formal setting. Once we have decided on a location I’ll send out an update. Please forward to students who might be interested and also join us yourselves if you’ll be there! Continue reading “CFP: SfAA 2018, Philadelphia, PA”
Many of you might have received this letter from the editor of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM) in an email already. Apologies for any duplication. I’m sharing it here in case anyone is interested and didn’t receive it. I you’re not familiar with it, JACM may be an option to explore for publishing your CAM/IM related research.
JACM Letter from the Editor
Save the date for CAM/IM’s annual business meeting at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, to be held this year at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, Wednesday, November 29 – Sunday, December 3
Our business meeting is open to the public and it is a chance to discuss business and vision for our group. If you will attend the meetings, please put the business meeting on your schedule!
(4-0705) Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Integrative Medicine Group Open Business (Community) Meeting
Friday, December 1 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
We will put together a program listing of panels, presentations, and events of potential interest to CAM/IM members in October so please keep checking back!
Hello CAM/IM members, Mark Nichter shared this article that will probably be of interest to members of this group. The full text is available at the link below.
China–India Mental Health Alliance
“Traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine approaches to mental health care and psychological wellbeing in India and China”
Jagadisha Thirthalli*, Liang Zhou*, Kishore Kumar, Jie Gao, Henna Vaid, Huiming Liu, Alex Hankey, Guojun Wang, Bangalore N Gangadhar, Jing-Bao Nie, Mark Nichter
Continue reading “Article of Interest: “Traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine approaches to mental health care and psychological wellbeing in India and China””