CAM Professional Organizations
The following is a partial listing of professional organizations pertaining to complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine. These sites are not affiliated with the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and as such inclusion in this listing does not imply an endorsement of these organizations or the content of these sites.
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)
"The AHMA was founded in 1978 to unite licensed physicians who practice holistic medicine. AHMA membership is open to licensed medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) from every specialty, and the medical students studying for those degrees. Associate membership is also open to those health care practitioners certified, registered, or licensed in the state in which they practice."
American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
"The AHNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization whose membership is open to nurses and other individuals interested in holistically-oriented health care practices throughout the United States and the world. AHNA supports the education of nurses, allied health practitioners, and the general public on health-related issues."
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. It is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training.
Bravewell Collaborative for Integrative Medicine
The Bravewell Collaborative (formerly the Philanthropic Collaborative for Integrative Medicine) exists to bring about optimal health and healing for individuals and society.
Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM)
Supported by a grant from the Bravewell Collaborative for Integrative Medicine. Membership includes 39 academic medical centers with programs in integrative medicine.
International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)
"The International Society for Complementary Medicine Research is a worldwide not-for-profit professional association devoted to fostering co-operative and multidisciplinary research and development as well as the application of knowledge in the fields of Complementary, Traditional and Integrated Medicine."
Society for Acupuncture Research
The Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) is a non-profit organization which sponsors annual symposia on research methodologies in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. SAR is currently guided by Co-Presidents Lixing Lao and Rosa Schnver. Their mission is to promote, advance and disseminate scientific inquiry into Oriental medicine systems, which include acupuncture, herbal therapy and other modalities.