Welcome new Co-Chairs!

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


Deadline Extended: Restorative Medicine Conference 2018 Call for Abstracts

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”

Thank you to our presenters!

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!”

Updates and Plans for 2018

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”

CAM/IM Events of Interest at AAAs

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”