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Session Fifteen: Systematic Reviews and Integrative Medicine: The Cochrane Collaboration Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Field

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)
  • FEBRUARY 3, 2015 Cochrane Systematic Reviews
    Rutgers University
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field at the University of Maryland

Webinar Overview

As the number of published studies on clinical interventions has increased during the past several decades, it has become increasingly difficult for individual clinicians to keep up with the literature. One approach to accessing and understanding the relevant evidence on a therapeutic question is to rely on the syntheses provided by systematic reviews. Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials are considered the highest level of evidence in the evidence-based medicine (EBM) “hierarchy,”, and Cochrane reviews are often considered the gold standard for systematic reviews.  This webinar will 1) present an overview of systematic reviews and the Cochrane Collaboration, 2) give some examples of Cochrane reviews from the Cochrane Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Field, and 3) provide guidance on accessing Cochrane reviews and obtaining more information about the Cochrane Collaboration.

Webinar Speakers

 Susan Gould Fogerite, PhD, MT (ASCP), CYT 

Director of Research, Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Associate Professor, Departments of Primary Care and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Rutgers School of Health Related Professions

Dr. Gould Fogerite is Director of Research for the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM), and Associate Professor in the Departments of Primary Care and Clinical Laboratory Sciences at Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from SUNY at Albany and Albany Medical College, and her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Albany Medical College. Dr. Gould Fogerite has taught, directed research in, chaired, and helped organize numerous international meetings in the fields of vaccines, gene transfer, drug delivery, integrative medicine, meditation, and yoga. She also has served as a peer reviewer for the NIH and various scientific journals, is an inventor on over 30 issued U.S. and International patents, is author of many peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and is serving or recently served as PI, co-PI, and Co-I on NIH and privately funded clinical trials in massage, yoga, guided imagery, nutrition, acupuncture, and drug studies. Dr. Gould Fogerite also is Rutgers’ Biomedical and Health Sciences Steering Committee member, and former co-chair of the Research Working Group for the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM).

 Benjamin Kligler MD, MPH

Vice Chair, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Kligler is a board certified family physician who has been treating children and families from an integrative medicine perspective for almost twenty years. He is Associate Professor of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Vice Chair and Research Director of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kligler has presented nationally and internationally on many topics, including nutrition, allergy and asthma, use of herbs and supplements, and  environmental health and safety. He also has been deeply involved in the development of curriculum for physicians on integrative medicine, and to that end, has chaired the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's Alternative Medicine Interest Group. Dr. Kligler recently completed a five-year Academic Career Development Award from NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) that funded areas of qualitative research in integrative medicine as well as curriculum development and evaluation work. 

L. Susan Wieland, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Coordinator, Cochrane Collaboration Complementary Medicine Field
Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Wieland is an epidemiologist who has been affiliated with the Cochrane Collaboration for over a decade. She is Assistant Professor in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland, where the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field is based at the Center for Integrative Medicine. Her research interests center on methods related to systematic reviews, including access to and retrieval of trial information. Dr. Wieland coordinates the activities of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field and is an author on several Cochrane reviews. 


Jennifer Trask, PharmD, ND
IMPriME Center Director
American College of Preventive Medicine

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance and key characteristics of systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Understand the structure of the Cochrane Collaboration
  • Describe the core methods and contents of Cochrane systematic reviews
  • Navigate the Cochrane Library to access Cochrane reviews in the CAM field and other areas of interest
  • Know where to go for further information or to become involved with the Cochrane Collaboration

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Preventive Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME.

Term of Approval

February 3, 2015, through September 30, 2016. Original release date: February 3, 2015.


ACPM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME/MOC Credit Requests

To request CME and MOC credit for the webinar, please complete the following FOUR steps.

  1. View/Listen to the webinar.
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If paying for CME credits, the same number of MOC credits will be provided gratis.

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Once you have completed all of the steps, your CME certificate will be e-mailed to you. Please allow one to two weeks for processing. Your MOC credits will be reported directly to the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Please allow 4-6 weeks for these to appear on the ABPM website. 

Principal Faculty and Disclosure Policy

In the interest of providing an educational experience free of commercial bias, and as the accredited provider of CME for this activity, the American College of Preventive Medicine was responsible for decisions regarding educational content and allocation of funds. All individuals involved in the planning, development, and delivery of educational activities are required to sign a conflict of interest statement in which they disclose any financial interests or other affiliations with industry or other associations which may have direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of the CME activity. Such disclosure allows program participants to better evaluate the objectivity of the information presented in the program. All commercial relationships that could create a conflict with control of content must be resolved before the development of the activity.


  • Drs. Gould Fogerite, Kligler, and Wieland have disclosed no financial relationships.


  • IMPriME Center Director Jennifer Trask has disclosed no financial relationships.

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Copyright Information

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Acknowledgement of Support

The American College of Preventive Medicine acknowledges the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its generous support of the Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine Education Project. For more information about the project please see

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Contact Information

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