Diversified Business Communications Announces Advisory Board and Key Industry Partnerships for the Inaugural Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Expo

PORTLAND, Maine, Aug 11, 2004 -- Diversified Business Communications announces board of advisors and key industry partnerships for the inaugural Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Expo (CAM Expo) taking place February 12-13th 2005 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

The leading integrative practitioners and thought leaders in the complementary and alternative medical field have joined Diversified's CAM Expo board where they will serve as advisors, speakers and collaborators:

-- James D. Gordon, M.D.
Founder and Director, Center for Mind Body Medicine
Former Chairman, White House Commission on Complementary and
Alternative Medicine

-- Frank Lipman, M.D.
Founder and Director, Eleven Eleven Wellness Center

-- Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD
President, Society of Integrative Oncology
Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer

-- Wayne Jonas, M.D.
Director, Samueli Institute for Information Biology

-- Effie Poy Yew Chow, PhD, R.N. DiplAc
President, East-West Academy of Healing Arts

-- Joel Evans, M.D.
Founder and Director, The Center for Women's Health

-- Mark Bluementhal
Founder and Executive Director, American Botanical Council

-- William C. Meeker, DC, MPH, FICC
Director, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research

-- Timothy McCall, M.D.
Medical Editor/Author, Yoga Journal

"We are very pleased to be working with the leading integrative experts in the areas of women's health, oncology, functional medicine, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, botanicals, chiropractic, and pediatrics, and mind-body medicine," stated CAM Expo Managing Director, Megan Forrester. "The board is working to unify all of these different factions into one compelling conference, which will give the market a context and direction."

"I am delighted to serve on the advisory board for CAM Expo and support Diversified's efforts to provide quality content and new insights to the practitioners in attendance," stated Dr. Barrie Cassileth, President of the Society of Integrative Oncology and Annual Symposium (November, NYC www.integrativeonc.org).

The following associations and media companies who joined CAM Expo as collaborators and marketing partners: American Botanical Council, American Holistic Health Association, Society of Integrative Oncology, American Herbal Products Association, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Alternative Medicine Magazine, Holistic Primary Care, Complementary Health Practice Review, Journal of Holistic Nursing, and Integrative Cancer Therapies.

"The American Holistic Health Association is very excited to be collaborating with CAM Expo," stated Suzan Walter, President. "As more and more individuals are looking for opportunities to integrate natural and alternative healthcare options into their wellness programs, CAM Expo provides a forum in the industry to learn and expand these options."

Metagenics, Integrative Therapeutics, Biotics Research Corp., BioGenesis Nutraceuticals, Garden of Life's Original Medicine, Boiron, and Doctors Data Inc are among the charter exhibitors for CAM Expo.

Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade exhibitions, magazine publishing, and online resources on four continents. CAM Expo joins Diversified's portfolio of natural/organic and health events. For more information visit www.divbusiness.com.

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