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The University of Saskatchewan has joined the Consortium as its 64th member institution and will be represented by Michael Epstein, PhD on the Steering Committee.
The University of Saskatchewan’s Centre for Integrative Medicine, now in its fourteenth year, serves as a focal point for numerous activities pertaining to research, education, clinical services, leadership development and community engagement, associated with integrative medicine.

The Centre provides a diverse portfolio of programs and services to a broad spectrum of clients within the College of Medicine, the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Health Region, and the broader Saskatoon community. The Centre also functions as a focal point for interdisciplinary innovations within the medical and allied health communities in Saskatoon.

The Centre’s current priorities include integrative medicine in the undergraduate medical curriculum, interprofessional learning opportunities through the integrative health seminar, and a number of research projects oriented toward innovative, experientially based strategies for addressing current topics pertaining to evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning and change leadership.

Central Maine Healthcare joins the Consortium as its 65th member; and Todd Kitchens, DO will represent our 65th member on the Steering Committee.

The Central Maine Medical Family (CMMF) is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving approximately 400,000 people living in central, western and mid-coast Maine, CMMF's hospital facilities include Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital.

CMMF also supports the Central Maine Medical Group, a primary and specialty care practice organization with a presence in 17 Maine communities. Central Maine Healthcare provides integrative medicine services and consultation throughout the hospital system and extensive network of out-patient practices. CMMF also offers an integrative medicine residency, including completion of the curriculum through the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, clinical rotations, and direct patient care training. The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing provides free support, education and integrative wellness services to anyone impacted by cancer. Finally, the new Integrative Health Institute of Maine at Central Maine will expand the center’s integrative medicine research, education and community outreach programs which are a vital part of the Center’s mission as an Accountable Care Organization.