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INCAM Newsflash: September 2020

1. Reminder: Registration Open for 2020 INCAM Symposium: Integrative Health at the Crossroads: Learning from Past, Co-Creating the Future

The Centre for Integrative Medicine and the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology of the University of Saskatchewan are excited to be hosting INCAM's first virtual symposium! The Organizing Committee is finalizing the exciting program that will showcase the high-calibre oral and poster presentations, workshops, and keynote speakers that INCAM members are accustomed to.

Registration is FREE for INCAM/ISCMR members - To register or keep up to date about the Symposium program, visit: and complete the registration information. We're reminding you to 
RENEW your INCAM/ISCMR membership if you've not already done so, ensuring to select INCAM as your Chapter.

If you have questions or difficulties, email

Please share this exciting opportunity with your community, including those who may be interested in Sponsoring prizes, awards, or aspects of the Symposium.

2. Nominations for INCAM Chair Elect & BoD (deadline October 2020)

We are currently seeking nominations for the INCAM Chair-elect and THREE Board of Director positions to begin in January 2021. 

Click here for INCAM's Policies including the role of the Chair and Board positions.

Nomination Process
Each nomination must include the following:

- Name and contact information of the person being nominated
- A short (maximum 250 word) biography of the candidate that can be circulated to the INCAM membership
- A short (maximum 250 word) statement explaining the candidate's vision for INCAM
- Current CV

Nomination deadlineOctober 1, 2020
Elections via web-poll: November 2020 (date TBA)

Questions, nominations and accompanying documents should be emailed to:

Kieran Cooley, ND

3. PedCAM Delphi Survey: The Use of Complementary Health Approaches (CHA) by Children and Adolescents with Cancer

Dear Healthcare Providers / Complementary Health Approaches Providers / Researchers,

PedCAM is inviting you to participate in a Delphi survey study. This study is the first phase of a four-phase research project aiming to adapt and validate a questionnaire to help healthcare providers and researchers to assess the use of Complementary Health Approaches (CHA) by children and adolescents with cancer (CAWC).

This study aims to reach a consensus on the content of an adapted questionnaire (called "Which Health Approaches and Treatment are you using?" or WHAT questionnaire). The WHAT questionnaire was developed to assess CHA use in children with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis using two versions: 1) a child self-report (or Youth Version), and (2) a parent proxy-report of the child CHA use (or Parent Version).

For this purpose, this survey asks you to provide your opinion on the content of the WHAT questionnaire (i.e. domains and questions). A domain is a general topic related to CHA use. Each domain includes a series of questions (or items) that are included in the questionnaire. In this survey, we ask whether the WHAT domains and questions are important for use by CAWC and their parents. Also, this survey asks if you think that there are important domains or questions that are missing from the current versions of the questionnaire. The WHAT questionnaire will be modified based on the results of this study.

If you would like to participate or find out more, please click the link to read more about this research study:

Link to the survey (25-30 minutes to complete):

We would really appreciate if you could answer the survey by September 16, 2020.

4. INCAM has joined Twitter!  

Follow @INCAMResearch for news, INCAM member research, and networking! Tell a friend and Tweet about it; we'll follow back!

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