Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the IBCMT are:
Q: is IBCMT different from ABCMT? (The American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology)
A: No, the requirements for the certification are identical.
Your diploma entitles you to the same privileges and duties of either organization.
Q: Does membership of ICIM or ACAM gives me a better image than that of IBCMT?
A: These are two different entities. IBCMT is the examining and certifying board
for Clinical Metal Toxicology. It does not primarily teach, although it assists
in advising and setting up teaching organizations. ICIM and ACAM are organizations
that teach Integrative Medicine. These organizations may conduct IBCMT approved
workshops, preparing for the Board Certification. However, ACAM elected no longer
to cooperate with IBCMT. Hence, our Boards cannot any longer approve their workshops.
Examples of IBCMT -approved teaching organizations are: ICIM in the USA,
AUSCAM in Australia, the Hong Kong Foundation for Biomedical Research on Toxic Metals,
MicroTraceMinerals lab in Germany, the Indonesian Association
of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (IACAM), the Philippine College of
Integrative Medicine, and NZCTA in New Zealand. An educational organization is not
supposed to be mixed up with an examining and certifying body, such as IBCMT is,
the conflict of interest is too obvious.
Q: What do I get in return for my yearly financial contribution?
A: IBCMT aims at international recognition and approval of its Certificates
with medical boards and governmental authorities.
IBCMT will assist you in preparing for legal procedures, to put together formal
presentations to medical boards and to make oral presentations when requested.
IBCMT will assist you to set up training programs for your staff,
conducting workshops and administer examinations in your country.
IBCMT will inform potential patients at their request, which Board Clinical
Metal Toxicologists are practicing in their area.
IBCMT will keep you updated on the newest developments in Clinical Metal Toxicology.
This will be recorded in the regularly updated protocols.
The developments in Clinical Metal Toxicology are fast and extensive.
The IBCMT Secretariat is indispensable in handling all requests, preparing meetings,
processing the results of the meetings and the examinations IBCMT will offer
directorship on their Board to represent your country, when such a position
becomes available. Those services require a full-time attention.
IBCMT has a website, to serve you with regularly updated information
and to communicate about your activities, experiences and questions via its Forum.
IBCMT CMT's have the privilege to purchase nutritional supplements,
lab services and chelation accessories for reduced prices (check with the secretariat).
Your contribution is not used for salaries or expenses of the Board Members.
They voluntary offer their services.