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International Society for Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine Research


ISCMR is an international multidisciplinary scientific organization established to foster the development and dissemination of new knowledge regarding whole person healing and whole systems healthcare research, including all traditional, holistic, alternative, complementary and integrative forms of medicine (TCAIM). It provides a platform for knowledge and information exchange of TCAIM research to enhance international communication and collaboration.

For Dr. Verhoef's announcement of the founding of ISCMR, see this 2004 pdf from eCAM, 1(1):111


  1. Enhance communication and build collegial relations among researchers and practitioners interested in TCAIM research on a worldwide basis.
  2. Provide a voice in understanding the scope of the field of TCAIM and promoting excellence in its research.
  3. Provide and promote forums for presentation of peer-reviewed original TCAIM research.
  4. Provide and promote forums to develop knowledge in research methods relevant to the purpose of the Society.
  5. Collaborate with regional societies and professional organizations to further mutual goals.
  6. Form relationships with peer‑reviewed journals in the field of TCAIM.
  7. Engage in other activities consistent with the purpose.

Chapters and Special Interest Groups

Chapters are regions (multiple countries, a country, an area within a country) that have formed a Chapter within ISCMR. These are groups of members that want to work toward the goals of ISCMR, focused in their region.
Learn more about Chapters here:

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are collaborative groups within ISCMR, or within a Chapter focused on a particular topic of interest.
Learn more about SIGs here: 

  Executive Committee

President Elect:
Ursula Wolf  
Holger Cramer 
Dennis Anheyer
Judi Fouladbakhsh
2019 – 2021
2019 – 2021 
2019 – 2021
2019 – 2021 

  Board of Directors

Felicity Bishop
Vincent Chung
Rick Hecht
Jennifer Hunter
Brenda Leung 
Myeong Soo Lee
Antony Porcino
Hong Kong
BC, Canada
2017 – 2020
2018 – 2021
2017 – 2020
2018 – 2021
2019 – 2022
2019 – 2021
2016 –  registration member


Immediate Past President: Jian Ping Liu

Research Advisory Committee: Chair: Jennifer Hunter  Vice-Chair: Vincent Chung

Communications Committee: Chair: Antony Porcino

Nominations Committee: Co-chairs: Rick Hecht and Antony Porcino

Please use the Contact Us page for general inquiries, or to request board member contact information.
Members can sign in and use the Find a Member to get contact information. This change has been made to 
reduce abuse & harvesting of the BOD emails. 

ISCMR collaboration with the ICCMR

ISCMR supports the yearly International Consortium on Complementary Medicine Research, in collaboration with a local community organization. The ICCMR moves through various continents. For past ICCMRs, see the All ICCMR Venues page, under "Events".