Upcoming Webinars

Webinars are typically held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.  Exceptions are noted.

Please note that CME is currently not offered for Grand Rounds.

The next Grand Rounds Webinar will be announced in January 2024.

Past Webinars

International Policy Roundtable

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
11:00 am Pacific Time/2:00 pm Eastern Time

Across the world, traditional, complementary, and integrative health (TCIH) is either the mainstay of health care delivery or serves as a complement to it. This webinar explored the role of policy in shaping TCIH practice and service integration models by contrasting development in two world regions, and identified policy issues of national and international relevance that may inform the evolution of the TCIH field.

Speakers Miek Jong, PhDNadine Ijaz, PhDDaniel F. Gallego-Perez, MD, DrPH, and Jon Wardle, ND, MPH, LLM, PhD, discussed TCIH practices in a variety of landscapes, including a US-based overview, a description of European Union legal and regulatory status of TCIH, a Latin American landscape of TCIH policy mechanisms and approaches, and a reflection on global trends in relation to these policy issues.

Webinar participants gained a general understanding of the TCIH policy landscape within these contexts, through a perspective that identifies equity issues, challenges, and opportunities. Special attention was placed on identifying models exploring TCIH integration synergies within health care systems.


Miek Jong
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Daniel F. Gallego-Perez, MD, DrPH
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Miek Jong, PhD

Miek Jong, PhD, is the Director of the National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM), UiT, Arctic University of Norway, and a professor in Health Research Services. She is also a lecturer in Public Health at Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden. Professor Jong earned her Master's degree in Medical Biology in 1993 from the University of Amsterdam, and her PhD in Medicine in 1997 at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Professor Jong's particular interests include supportive care in cancer, with specific focus on wilderness therapy, in addition to other Complementary and Alternative Medicine modalities and self-help techniques.

Nadine Ijaz, PhD

Nadine Ijaz, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies, and Director of the Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine (TCIM) Lab at Carleton University, Canada. Professor Ijaz's interdisciplinary research program in the field of TCIM addresses a wide range of paradigmatic, policy, evidentiary and sociological questions, with a focus on issues of social, epistemic, and ecological justice. She is President-Elect of the International Society for Traditional, Complementary & Integrative Medicine Research. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Ijaz worked for 15 years as a clinician and educator in the fields of medical herbalism, holistic nutrition, and shiatsu therapy, including in a government-subsidized integrative oncology clinic in Canada.

Daniel F. Gallego-Perez, MD, DrPH

Daniel F. Gallego-Perez, MD, DrPH, is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Program on Integrative Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill. His research focuses on Primary Health Care and Health Systems strengthening, evidence and information synthesis and dissemination, and Therapeutic Pluralism (Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Health and Medicine). He has been a consultant for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) since 2016. He is the immediate-past chair of the Integrative, Complementary, and Traditional Health Practices (ICTHP) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and a visiting fellow of the Australian Research Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), University of Technology Sydney.

Jon Wardle, ND, MPH, LLM, PhD

Jon Wardle, ND, MPH, LLM, PhD, is a Professor of Public Health, Maurice Blackmore Chair of Naturopathic Medicine, and Foundation Director of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University. Jon has published over 250 scientific research publications, convenes the traditional medicine special interest group of the Public Health Association of Australia, and serves as Deputy Chair of the Australian government's National Health and Medical Research Council Natural Therapies Working Group. Jon leads several World Federation of Public Health Associations and World Health Organization initiatives and has consulted on numerous World Health Organization initiatives in traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine, health policy, primary health care, and developing health research capacity in developing countries.



Please Note: CME is currently not being offered for Grand Rounds.

Grand Rounds webinars will be recorded and available for viewing on Consortium Connect. If you are faculty or a staff member of an Academic Consortium member institution, you can create an individual account here.  Contact info@imconsortium.org with any questions.