What: The release of a nationwide government survey on trends and demographic use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among both adults and children in the United States. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a telephone briefing to discuss the findings of the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).
Why: The 2007 NHIS provides data on who is using CAM, what they are using, and why people are turning to CAM, among other related topics. It marks the first time questions were included on children’s use of CAM, as well as the first available trending data on CAM use in adults compared to the 2002 NHIS data on CAM use.
When: December 10, 2008 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST
Where: Telebriefing and online presentation. By responding to this invitation media will receive information to dial-in to the telebriefing and to obtain access to an online presentation.
More Information: To RSVP and receive dial-in information and online presentation access please contact Lauren Musiol at 202-745-5051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Should Attend: Credentialed media only, please.
Hosts: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., Director, NCCAM and Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Acting Director, Division of Extramural Research, NCCAM and Patricia M. Barnes, M.A., Statistician, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.