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Background: The NIH National Center for Comprehensive Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Online Continuing Education Series. NCCAM offers free, comprehensive videolectures about research in complementary health approaches. Topics range from mind-body pain therapies to acupuncture.  These online videolectures provide an in-depth perspective on the current state of science, as related to complementary medicine.  Health professionals are eligible to receive continuing education credits (CME and CEU) and a certificate of completion at no cost.

Lecturer: Ram Sasisekharan, Ph.D. Professor, Division of Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Credits: 1 hour of CME; 1.2 nursing contact hours (CEU)

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives

•           Describe the role of natural products in health care research

•           Describe the role of glycans in regulating biological functioning

•           Identify the mechanism of action of glycans

•           Describe the integrated approach to therapeutics