2020 INCAM Research Symposium

2020 INCAM Research Symposium

Integrative Health at the Crossroads: Learning from the Past, Co-Creating the Future

The titles below correspond to research presentations featured at the 11th INCAM Research Symposium. The virtual conference, themed 'Integrative Health at the Crossroads: Learning from the Past, Co-Creating the Future,' was hosted on November 12-13 and 16-17, 2020, by the Centre for Integrative Medicine and the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology of the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The presentations are grouped as oral or poster sessions, reflecting their format at the Symposium.


  1. The effect of Echinacea spp. on the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections in humans: a rapid review
  2. Evidence-Based Practice in Complementary Medicine (EPICENTRE) Project - Canadian Survey Results from the Naturopathic Profession
  3. Dietary Counselling in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Creation and Evaluation of an Evidence-Informed Psychoeducational Tool
  4. Pioneering Pre- and Post-Operative Integrative Care to Improve Thoracic Cancer Quality of Care - The Thoracic Peri-Operative Integrative Surgical Care Evaluation (POISE) Trial - Stage I
  5. A Prospective Outcomes Pilot Evaluation of Inspire Now - A Program for People with Lung Cancer
  6. Creating Patient and Healthcare Provider Resources: Intravenous Vitamin C in Cancer Care
  7. Public consultation on interprofessional communication and letter writing resource
  8. Understanding the Role of Indigenous Cultural Knowledge Systems in Mental Wellness: A Narrative Inquiry
  9. Exploring the effects of standardized soft tissue mobilization on the viscoelastic properties, pressure threshold and touch threshold of the caesarean section scar
  10. Multiple Iterations of a Yoga-Based Training Program for Education and Healthcare Professionals' Psychological Health
  11. A Qualitative Evaluation of the Subjective Experience of Receiving a Reiki Session
  12. Adapting a Mindfulness Program for Youth at an Alternative School: A Process Evaluation
  13. Choose your shortcuts wisely: COVID-19 rapid reviews of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
  14. Zinc for the prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 and other acute viral respiratory infections - a living rapid review and meta-analysis
  15. Incorporating stakeholders' perspectives in the development phase of an academic integrative healthcare centre in Australia
  16. Telemedicine use amongst homeopaths and naturopaths in Ontario Canada
  17. Ambiguity, uncertainty, and moral distress expressed by massage therapists participating in Project COPE: A Preliminary qualitative analysis of submitted Vlogs
  18. Branched-chain amino acids use during the peri-operative period in cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  19. Examining changes in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and substance use among a sample of Canadian veterans working with service dogs: An exploratory longitudinal study


  1. The Use of Natural Health Products and Health-Related Quality of Life among Women with Breast Cancer
  2. Evaluating a yoga therapy program for adults diagnosed with cancer: A single-subject repeated measures study
  3. Effect of Osteopathic Treatment on Perceived Pain, Isometric Strength and Joint Mobility Following Eccentric Loading
  4. What Web-Based Online Resources Provide Patient Information about Adverse Interactions or Side Effects Associated with Complementary and Alternative Medicine? A Systematic Search and Narrative Review
  5. Computational binding analysis of turmeric curcuminoids with EphA2 receptor for potential use in glioblastoma treatment
  6. A Cross-Sectional Survey and Quality Assessment of Websites Providing Information at the Intersection of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Low Back Pain
  7. What complementary and alternative medicine therapy recommendations exist across clinical practice guidelines for low back pain? A systematic review
  8. Effect of Probiotics Supplementation on CD4+ T Cell Counts and Inflammation in HIV-Infected Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
  9. Are we Supporting the Well-Being of Medical Students? A Systematic Review
  10. Effects of a myofascial technique on the structure and biomechanical properties of the thoracolumbar fascia in chronic low back pain adults assessed by sonoelastography and myotonometry: a study protocol
  11. The Quality of Information about Ephedra sinica Available on Websites of Online Vendors selling to Canadian Consumers
  12. Honeybee products for the prevention, treatment and/or recovery of COVID-19 and other coronavirus-related respiratory tract infections: A living rapid review
  13. A Snapshot Taken at the Intersection of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Traditional, Integrative, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Bibliometric Analysis of Research Trends
  14. An Academic Integrative Healthcare Centre: Protocol for Longitudinal Evaluation
  15. Moral Distress of Healthcare Workers During an Active Pandemic: Preliminary results from Project COPE
  16. Project COPE: Chronicling healthcare providers Pandemic Experiences: A Descriptive Study of Essential and Non-Essential Health Care Workers During an Active Pandemic
  17. An Assessment of COmmon Comorbid Conditions and Health Concerns in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Retrospective Medical Record Review
  18. A systematic review of probiotics use during oncological surgery

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