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Dr. Rogers Prize 2021 Winner Announcement – Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 8:00 PM PT

Dr. Rogers Prize Gala Award Dinner

Join us virtually for the announcement of the 2021 winner of the $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize!

This hybrid event will join the live event already in progress. Featuring a Keynote Panel made up of Dr. Rogers Prize jury members in discussion of the topic “The Evolution and Future of Complementary and Alternative Medicine”, the evening will conclude with the livestreamed announcement of this year’s winner!

Dr. Rogers Prize 2021 Gala Award Program

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Livestream begins at 8:00 PM PT

Welcome & Introductory Remarks 

Mr. Geoff Rogers, Master of Ceremonies & Ms. Angela Webster

Keynote Panel

The Evolution and Future of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Thoughts from the 2021 Dr. Rogers Prize Jury

  • Dr. Iris Bell
  • Dr. James Gordon
  • Dr. Joe Pizzorno
  • Dr. Mary Ann Richardson
  • Dr. Simon Sutcliffe
  • Moderated by Stuart McNish

At its inception in 2007, the Dr. Rogers Prize adopted the definition put forth by the then National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in 2002:

“Complementary and alternative medicine is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine.

  •  If a non-mainstream practice is used together with conventional medicine, it’s considered “complementary.”
  •  If a non-mainstream practice is used in place of conventional medicine, it’s considered “alternative.”

CAM practices are generally grouped within five domains of care: alternative medical systems, mind-body interventions, biologically based treatments, manipulative and body-based methods, and energy therapies.”


  • Why are some associations and organizations taking the “alternative” out of CAM and replacing it with “integrative”?
  • Do we lose or gain by taking the “alternative” out of CAM?
  • The 2002 CAM umbrella envisioned by the NCCAM definition encompasses all that is not conventional; has this umbrella gotten smaller?
  • Are emerging therapies/practices skipping the journey through the CAM classification?
  • Does the use of the phrase “CAM” ultimately add to the barriers that hamper collaboration and innovation in healthcare?

This focused discussion will address the changing taxonomy surrounding activities in the field of CAM and speculate on what may lie ahead.

Winner Announcement

Alison (Rogers) Trembath


We hope you will join us  for the announcement of the 2021 winner of the Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine!

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The Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine is awarded every two years to celebrate the achievements of individuals who have impacted the practice and progress of health care. The 2021 Dr. Rogers Prize will be announced on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in Vancouver, BC.

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