Discounted education and professional development
As an AIMA member, you can log in to the members-only portal of our website and select from a variety of free or discounted online resources and educational content. Whether it’s a webinar, workshop, or recordings from our wonderful AIMA Conference, there is plenty of informative and engaging content to choose from. You can also access our short course on Interprofessional Communications created to improve communications between doctors and other practitioners, to promote patient safety, and to build strong integrated care teams. Check out our Education Page here.
Free annual subscription to our peer-reviewed print journal, Advances in Integrative Medicine (Student/Friend memberships not eligible)
Advances in Integrative Medicine (AIMED) is an international peer-reviewed, evidence-based research and review journal that is multi-disciplinary within the fields of Integrative and Complementary Medicine. The journal focuses on rigorous quantitative and qualitative research including systematic reviews, clinical trials and surveys, whilst also welcoming medical hypotheses and clinically relevant articles and case studies disclosing practical learning tools for the consulting practitioner. Usually $395/yr, as an AIMA member you enjoy an annual subscription (4 issues/yr) free of charge.
Benefit from being part of integrative medicine’s peak body in Australasia
AIMA is the peak body for Integrative Medicine in Australasia. This means that we promote and advocate for the practise of Integrative Medicine. This includes:
- setting the standard for IM practice
- advocating for integrative medicine and IM practitioners
- promoting IM including making submissions to the government
Benefit from the power of a collective voice when we advocate the goals of integrative medicine with key stakeholders including governments, bureaucracies, media, like-minded organisations and other thought leaders in the health sector.
Discounted tickets to AIMA Events
Members have access to heavily discounted tickets to the AIMA Conference, which is held annually in Auckland, NZ. This two-day conference is the leading event for the NZ and Australian integrative medicine community, offering attendees the opportunity to learn the latest in the field from highly acclaimed national and international speakers as well as to meet and socialise with like-minded practitioners. This event is a ‘must-do’ on the calendar. Additionally, AIMA members have access to other AIMA special events including online webinars and workshops as well as discounts to AIMA partner events.
Networking and Support
AIMA recognises the vital role of collegiality in the healthcare professions. AIMA provides opportunities for like-minded professionals to come out of isolation, meet, network, and learn from each other in collaborative settings. Our events (meetings, conferences, online webinars), social media pages and regular e-communications will put you in touch with other like-minded practitioners. These opportunities stimulate a sense of belonging and shared goals as well as provide support and opportunities to learn from others. In short, we help you to “find your people”.
Check out our Facebook page here (or NZ AIMA Page here). We also have in-person catch-ups in Auckland which you can find out more about here. We’ll let you know about upcoming events in our monthly e-newsletter too.
Free subscription to our Monthly AIMA e-Newsletter
We keep you up to date with the latest news, industry updates, events, research, job listings and issues relevant to integrative medicine practitioners in our monthly e-newsletter. Click here to sign up now!
Certificate of Membership – on request
Your AIMA member’s certificate cements your commitment to integrative medicine and its sustainable model of healthcare. For practitioners, this visual representation indicates to their patients that they are part of a bigger picture working towards optimal health and wellbeing through combining the best of conventional western medicine with evidence-based complementary medicine and therapies.
Have your say
We are working to establish a repository of resources for our members and community. This is ongoing work; we welcome suggestions and submissions for this from our members.
Have a voice, be heard, and give back to the integrative medicine community. We welcome input from our members to come up with ways to foster better communication between practitioners and overcome the obstacles that we are faced with as healthcare professionals. You can be involved in helping create the tools that will allow us to operate more effectively and productively. Have your say and help shape the future of integrative medicine!
WHAT YOUR MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTES TO
Membership support has enabled us to make some real progress toward our long-term aims. We are proud to have achieved the following:
- Establishing an education committee that is developing a defined, supported, and mentored pathway for IM doctors
- Initiating a research project to capture the consumer voice in IM
- Forming an advocacy committee to better support IM doctors and advocate for integrative medicine
- Developing a suite of resources to facilitate doctors and allied and complementary practitioners working effectively together
- Running meetups, interactive workshops, and an annual conference
- Building a new website to better serve our community
Membership support has enabled us to make some real progress toward our long-term aims – to bring integrative medicine into the mainstream, to foster true collaborations between doctors and practitioners, to build a vibrant integrative medicine community and to support and advocate for integrative practitioners and integrative medicine through the power of a collective voice.