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Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Leading figures in science and medicine have participated in the Distinguished Lecture series. The lectures provide a unique perspective on the evolution of complementary and integrative health approaches and research, as well as current use of these health approaches by the public. Many of the lectures can be viewed, free of charge, from the NCCIH Online Continuing Education Series or the NIH Videocast site. To view the lectures, please follow the links below.

Past Lectures

September 23, 2019 9:15 a.m. ET

Why We Need a Pain Revolution: From Science to Practice

Lorimer Moseley, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Chair in Physiotherapy
School of Health Sciences
University of South Australia

November 29, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

Transforming Veterans’ Health: Implementing a Whole Health System of Care

Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D., Executive Director, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

September 7, 2017 11:00 a.m. ET

A Nation Under Pressure: The Public Health Consequences of Stress in America

Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th U.S. Surgeon General
May 3, 2016 10:00 a.m. ET

Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind

Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.

Founder, Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 11, 2015 10:00 a.m. ET

When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making

Jerome Groopman, M.D.
Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Experimental Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Pamela Hartzband, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

December 16, 2013 9:00 a.m. ET

A New Fabric for Clinical Research: Application to the Pain Problem

Robert M. Califf, M.D.

Vice Chancellor
Clinical and Translational Research
Director, Duke Translational Medicine Institute
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

December 5, 2012 9:00 a.m. ET

Natural Products: Drugs and Medicines for All Reasons and All Seasons

David G. I. Kingston, Ph.D.

University Distinguished Professor
Director, Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

November 7, 2011 11:00 a.m. ET

Opening Windows to the Brain: Lessons Learned From the Neuroimaging of Pain

Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief, Pain Management Division
Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Management
Division of Pain Management
Stanford University School of Medicine

December 15, 2010 11:00 a.m. ET

Promise for the Future in Yesterday's Remedies: Traditional Therapies to Modern Medicine

Vikas Sukhatme, M.D., Ph.D.

Victor J. Aresty Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Academic Officer and Harvard Faculty Dean for Academic Programs
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

March 10, 2009 11:00 a.m. ET

Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D.
October 25, 2006 10:00 a.m. ET

Natural Products: Challenges and Opportunities

Ram Sasisekharan, Ph.D.
April 26, 2006 10:00 a.m. ET

Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture

Bruce Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.
October 28, 2005 10:00 a.m. ET
NCCIH Videolecture: Health and Spirituality

Is Spirituality Good for Your Health? Historical Reflections on an Emerging Research Enterprise

Anne Harrington, Ph.D.
April 22, 2005 10:00 a.m. ET

Integrative Medicine: A Foundation for Prospective Health Care

Ralph Snyderman, M.D.
October 26, 2004 10:00 a.m. ET

Reverse Herbology: Predicting and Preventing Adverse Herb-Drug Interactions

Steven A. Kliewer, Ph.D.
March 31, 2004 10:00 a.m. ET

From Molecules to Mind: Stress, Individual Differences, and the Social Environment

Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.
October 22, 2003 10:00 a.m. ET

Herbal Medicine: Ancient Practice Meets Modern Science

Norman R. Farnsworth, Ph.D.
May 6, 2003 10:00 a.m. ET
NCCIH Videolecture: Mind-Body Medicine

Hypnosis and Group Support in Medical Care: Altering Perception and Reality

David Spiegel, M.D.
November 7, 2002 10:00 a.m. ET

The Global Transformation of Health Care: Cultural and Ethical Challenges to Medicine

Arthur Kleinman, M.D.
July 18, 2002 10:00 a.m. ET

Alternative to What? Complementary to Whom? On Some Aspects of Medicine's Scientific Identity

Charles Rosenberg, Ph.D.
March 11, 2002 10:00 a.m. ET

Overview of CAM and Series Announcement

Stephen E. Straus, M.D.

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