AlterMed Research Foundationhttp://www.AlterMedResearch.org
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit AlterMed Research Foundation was founded in May of 2006. The organizationýs mission is to promote the scientific research and education of integrative medicine to manage, treat, and prevent chronic illness and cancer & to promote healthful living. We do this by bridging evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to conventional medicine. In the education area, we serve mental health and integrative health professionals interested in evidenced based CAM education with the focus on mind-body medicine and lifestyle medicine with CME credits for physicians. In research, our target market are researchers seeking funding directly or CAM practitioners seeking to work with us on grant collaboration so they can use research to further valid their treatment protocol with the hope to increase number of patient clients. Through our events, we promote healthful living to the general public. Through MeetUps, we provide a platform for integrative practitioners to speak about their clinical protocols to spread the word about their work to other practitioners and potential new patient pool, and to network with other practitioners.