A History of Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1965 American Schizophrenia Association (ASA) founded, New York
1968 Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation (CSF) founded, Toronto with Irwin Kahan as director general and Ben Webster as chair
1971 ASA name changed to Huxley Institute for Biosocial Research
1972 Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry first published, copyright owned by the Huxley Institute
1986 Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry becomes Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (JOM)
1987 Irwin Kahan retires and Steven Carter becomes Executive Director of CSF
1989 Nutritional Medicine Today conference introduced, replacing the CSF annual meeting
1992 The Huxley Institute ceases operation and holdings transferred to CSF, including the JOM
1994 International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM) founded with Dr. Abram Hoffer as president and Steven Carter as director

Dr. Linus Pauling dies

1997 Ben Webster dies
1998 Jack Kay elected CSF chair
2003 CSF name changes to the International Schizophrenia Foundation and received $650,000 from the Carl C. Pfeiffer Institute
2004 Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame instituted and Orthomolecular Medicine Today conference replaces Nutritional Medicine Today
2005 First ISF Summit held in Panama City, Florida
2007 First Lifetime Achievement Gala hosted by ISF in Toronto
2008 JOM digitized
2009 Canadian Society for Orthomolecular Medicine established

Abram Hoffer, MD, dies

2012 The Evan Shute Foundation for Medical research donates $500,000 for health professional education and the first Annual Evan Shute Memorial lecture held

Mindful program officially launched

2016 Integrative Orthomolecular Network replaces ISF and ionhealth.org launched

ISOM begins to operate independently, with responsibility for Orthomolecular Medicine Today conference and JOM