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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Announcement of Stakeholder Dialogue

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The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) invites the public to a Stakeholder Dialogue. Attendees will meet the NCCAM Acting Director and discuss the Center's activities and priorities. The Dialogue will take place on June 20, 2007 in Bethesda, Maryland. Representatives from the complementary and alternative medicine community are particularly encouraged to attend.

Background: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) was established in 1999 with the mission of exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training CAM researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.

To date, NCCAM's efforts to rigorously study CAM, to train CAM researchers, to conduct outreach, and to facilitate integration have been guided by NCCAM's strategic plans located on the NCCAM Web site at http://nccam.nih.gov/​about/​plans/​fiveyear/​index.htm.

Request for Participation: The public is invited to provide input into the NCCAM's priorities and activities at a Stakeholder Dialogue. This event will give NCCAM stakeholders an opportunity to voice their opinions regarding future directions for research, training, outreach, and integration in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The Dialogue will be held: June 20, 2007, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health,Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

NCCAM's acting director will provide an overview of NCCAM's history and current activities, followed by a discussion with attendees. Dialogue attendees are welcome to participate in one of three afternoon breakout sessions (research, training, and communications) wherein there will be an opportunity to interact with NCCAM senior staff and discuss how NCCAM and the CAM community can work together in the future. Representatives from the complementary and alternative medicine community are particularly encouraged to attend. Those wishing to attend should register by June 15, 2007. To register, please visit http://nccam.nih.gov/​dialogue.

For Further Information: To request more information, visit the NCCAM Web site at http://nccam.nih.gov/​dialogue, call 1-888-644-6226, or e-mail info@nccam.gov.

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Dated: May 1, 2007.

Christy Thomsen,

Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

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[FR Doc. E7-8876 Filed 5-8-07; 8:45 am]

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