NICM Symposium: Clinical Trials in Integrative Medicine

Event Name NICM Symposium: Clinical Trials in Integrative Medicine
Start Date 16 Nov 2017 9:00 am
End Date 16 Nov 2017 5:30 pm
Duration 8 hours and 30 minutes


NICM's 2017 Symposium, Clinical Trials in Integrative Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities, will take place on the 16 November 2017 at 1PSQ, Western Sydney University Parramatta City campus.

Clinical trials explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, drug or device is safe and effective for humans. Clinical trials in integrative medicine pose a unique challenge due to the complex nature of the interventions.

This symposium will discuss the challenges and opportunities of clinical trials by exploring novel clinical trial designs, strategies for translation of evidence into practice and promoting collaborations between relevant research institutes, practitioners in the community, industry and government organisations both nationally and internationally.

Bringing together leading researchers, clinicians, practitioners, research collaborators and industry decision makers from around Australia, the symposium will explore key issues affecting the health and medical research and innovation sectors focusing on herbal medicine, acupuncture, and mind and body therapies.


Download the NICM Symposium 2017 program (PDF, 246.27 KB) (opens in a new window)

  • Registration desk open, 8:00 am
  • Opening session commences, 9.00 am
  • Final session concludes, 5.00 pm
  • Drinks and canap├ęs, 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

Download the NICM Symposium 2017 flyer (PDF, 733.31 KB) (opens in a new window)


  • Dr Michael Gardner, Director, Complementary Medicines Evaluation Section, Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • Professor Martin Stockler, Oncology Co-director NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, and Professor of Cancer Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
  • Professor Jian Ping Liu, Professor in Clinical Epidemiology and Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  • Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher AO, Director, Health Behaviour Research Group, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Caroline Smith, Professor of Clinical Research, NICM, Research Theme Champion Health and Wellbeing, Western Sydney University
  • Professor Robyn Tate, Professorial Research Fellow, John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Sydney Medical School,The University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Kenny Lawson, Principal Health Economist, Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University
  • Dr Amie Steel, Associate Director Research, Endeavour College of Natural Health
  • Professor Jerome Sarris, Deputy Director and Professor of Integrative Mental Health, NICM
  • Professor Dennis Chang, Professor of Pharmacology, NICM
  • Kabir Sattarshetty, Clinical Facilitator, School of Nursing, University of Wollongong
  • Associate Professor Zhen Zheng, NHMRC TRIP Fellow and Associate Professor of Chinese Medicine, RMIT University
  • Professor Phillipa Hay, Chair of Mental Health, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University
  • Dr Matthew Leach, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Rural Health, University of South Australia and Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine

When: Thursday, 16 November 2016 from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

Where: Western Sydney University Parramatta City Campus. 1PSQ, Level 9, 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta


  • $150 professional registration
  • $85 professional registration early-bird price, register before 31 August 2017
  • $85 student registration

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