Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine

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Session Sixteen: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - Studying What Works, For Whom

  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)
  • MARCH 26, 2015 The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Webinar Overview

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. It does this by funding comparative clinical effectiveness research guided by input from a broad range of stakeholders. In this webinar, Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, Chair of PCORI’s Scientific Oversight Committee, will provide an overview of PCORI and its work, and discuss the role integrative medicine plays in PCORI’s research agenda and portfolio.

Webinar Speaker

 Christine Goertz, DC, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy
Palmer College of Chiropractic

Dr. Goertz is Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She received her doctor of chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and her PhD in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Goertz is a member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's Board of Governors and Chair of its Science Oversight Committee. She also is Chair of the American Chiropractic Association's Committee on Quality Assurance and Accountability, and a member of the Measure Advisory Committee to the American Medical Association’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.


Andrea Lowe, MPH, CPH
Director of Policy and Practice
American College of Preventive Medicine

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize PCORI’s history, mission, and research focus.
  • Explain PCORI’s focus on patient and stakeholder engagement in its research priorities.
  • Describe the relevance of integrative medicine to PCORI’s governance structure, research agenda and portfolio.
  • Discuss the integrative medicine projects PCORI has funded to date, their clinical focus and research aims.

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

March 26, 2015, through September 30, 2016. Original release date: March 26, 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.
  2. If requesting MOC credit, complete the quiz by clicking here. If requesting only CME credit, skip to step three.
  3. Complete CME/MOC request form by clicking here.
  4. Remit the appropriate payment amount to ACPM: 

If paying for CME credits, the same number of MOC credits will be provided gratis.

Members please note, in order to receive complimentary CME/MOC credit you will need to log-in to the ACPM membership database prior to making payment. If you can’t remember your log-in information, please click here.

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.


  • Dr. Goertz has disclosed no financial relationships.


  • ACPM Director of Advocacy, Practice, and External Relations Andrea Lowe 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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