South Jersey Healthcare Hosts Sixth Annual Nursing Research Conference on Oct. 21

Sep 21, 2011, 12:00 ET from SOUTH JERSEY HEALTHCARE

"Integrative Health and Wellness: Bridging Practice and Research"

VINELAND, N.J., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading national research shows that 1 in 4 American adults has used at least one form of complementary or alternative medicine technique, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). In response to the growing popularity and use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) techniques, South Jersey Healthcare's Nursing Research Council is pleased to announce their 6th Annual Research Conference to be held Friday, October 21 at the Cumberland County College in Vineland, NJ.  

This year's conference, entitled "Integrative Health and Wellness: Bridging Practice and Research," will uniquely showcase the research and evidence in support of the addition of complementary and alternative therapies into traditional health care routines.

SJH is pleased to welcome several of the nation's leading Integrative Health and Wellness professionals to this year's conference.

  • Dr. Susan Gould-Fogerite -- Director of Research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Ms. Jeanette Michalak -- Vice President of Consultation for the Planetree organization, an internationally recognized authority on patient-centered and holistic care
  • Dr. Bob Butera -- Founder of Philadelphia's YogaLife Institute, publisher of YogaLiving Magazine and author of "The Pure Heart of Yoga"

In addition to these interactive presentations, numerous workshop-style sessions will offer participants the chance to interact with nurse researchers, experience the practice and benefits of aromatherapy, experience a music therapy intervention that has gained national recognition, and learn how to use complementary and alternative modalities to lower stress. Expert speakers, local Integrative Health and Wellness professionals and vendors will also be on hand to answer questions about their services and products.

Registration is required. The fee for this program is $75, if registered by September 30.  After September 30, it is $100.  To register or for more information, please contact Sami Abate at (856) 641-8472 or

SJH is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of health services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and health care needs of Southern New Jersey residents.  Please visit to learn more.

Contact: Robin Priggemeier
(856) 575-4215