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Wednesday, June 17 2015: 1pm EDT/10am PDT

If I Ran the Zoo: Quality Measures in Accountable Care and the Fit with Integrative Health and Medicine

A panel of four leading experts will be partnering with the Center for Optimal Integration to complete the last webinar of this three part series on the changing healthcare landscape. This webinar will focus on quality measures and the way that integrative health and medicine is concordant and/or discordant with existing measures used by such agencies as the National Committee for Quality Assistance (NCQA) and in Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Specifically, this webinar will conceptually explore how existing quality measures pertain to integrative health & medicine and how they are currently being utilized in primary care settings. Some, for instance, are drug specific rather than outcome focused. The webinar will conclude with a discussion on what quality measures might be more useful in capturing the quality and value of the integrative professions.

Regina Dehen, ND, LAc is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at National College of Natural Medicine.

David Fogel, MD is the co-founder of a unique integrative center: the Casey Health Institute, a public, non-profit, integrative primary care site in Gaithersburg, Maryland that is working actively to bridge the worlds of "integrative" and "ACO" and "PCMH."

Molly Punzo, MD is an integrative medical doctor (Internal Medicine and Homeopathy) and is certified by the Institute for Health Improvement as an Improvement Advisor.

Jim Whedon DC, MS is a National award-winning, NIH-funded clinical and health services investigator with interests in integrative health services, health policy, trauma, and Medicare.

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Wednesday, June 18 2015: 12pm EDT/9am PDT

Creating High Quality Online Curricula: Moving Beyond PowerPoint
Michelle Pearce, PhD

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Webinar ID: 103-963-275

MEDICINE 180: Introduction to Integrative East-West Medicine for Health and Wellness
JUNE 23-JULY 30, 2015
Space is limited.


  • Learn about Integrative Medicine and its role in health cultivation from 10+ UCLA faculty and guest speakers
  • Experience hands-on workshops of different healing modalities and discover the science behind them
  • Learn self-care tips on how to live well and healthier


Clinical Hypnosis in Practice: An Introduction and Applications
Vanderbilt University
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tennessee
July 25, 2015

Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Have you ever wondered about hypnosis? What it is like and who it helps? In this workshop we will demystify hypnosis through discussing its components and by experiencing hypnosis first-hand. In addition to learning and experiencing, we will assist you in practicing introductory hypnotic techniques under the guidance and observation of an expert in the field.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn the indications and contra-indications for the use of hypnosis
  • Learn the nature of hypnotizability and its relevance to clinical care
  • Learn the facts about hypnosis as well as common misinformation
  • Experience hypnosis first-hand and learn of your ability to respond to hypnosis
  • Learn how to hypnotize another individual with observation and guidance from experts
  • Learn how to deepen hypnosis with another individual and practice this first-hand under observation
  • Learn how to obtain the training and consultation necessary to develop a competency in hypnosis

Who: ALL LEVELS. No experience necessary. CME target audience includes nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians including psychiatrists, physical medicine and rehabilitation, primary care physicians, anesthesiologists specializing on pain, psychologists, mental health counselors, and dentists.

When: Saturday, July 25th 8:00AM-3:00PM (lunch break from 12:00-1:00PM)

Cost: $100 per participant, including those seeking CMEs/CEUs
*Free to Vanderbilt employees (faculty, staff, residents, students) as space permits
*50% of the program fee will be refunded, if you cancel your registration after July 8th. No other refunds or credits are available.

Registration: Sign up at by clicking on the "Workshops" tab and scrolling down to the workshop title. Call Lori at (615) 343-1170 (or email lori.m.ryden@Vanderbilt.Edu) with questions and/or assistance with registration.

Where: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt (formerly Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health), 3401 West End Ave., Suite 380, Nashville, TN 37203

SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2015

The International Fascia Research Congress is announced for September 18-20th, 2015 in Washington DC. This conference presented the latest and best scientific research on human and animal fasciae.

The principal focus of the conference is to bring scientists and clinicians together in the interest of furthering understanding of the unique role of fascia in health. Presentations will include the latest and best scientific research on human and animal fasciae in all its forms and functions. Pre and post conference workshops will be held on the 17th and 21st.

Registration is now open. Until March 31, 2015, with an early registration discount, conference fees are $750. Members of the Fascia Research Society receive a $100 discount off Congress registration.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts that present new research related to fascia. The general categories requested for submitted abstracts are Basic science; Clinical mechanistic research; Research methodology; New Hypotheses; Fascial considerations for women, minorities, and persons with disability; and Other. Submissions will be accepted until March 15, 2015.

For more information on the FRC program, speakers, or abstract submission, visit

October 2-4, 2015
Denver, CO

Interest in integrative psychiatry has exploded in the last few years. Sadly, little formal training exists by psychiatrists to prepare mental health professionals for day to day practice. This fall a group of experienced integrative psychiatrists led by Scott Shannon, MD will present a practical 3 day program that will be supplemented by pre-conference webinars and post-conference mentoring. 29 hours of CME has been granted by the University of Colorado for this program.

October 8-9, 2015
Houston, TX

Web Link:  Integrative Medicine Program Workshop

The 2 day Integrative Medicine Program Workshop is intended for healthcare professionals interested in setting up an integrative oncology program from one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.  It is designed to expose the participant to key aspects of Integrative Oncology by providing interaction with our program leaders, faculty and staff. This workshop also provides a unique opportunity to tour our clinic; group practice area; and other University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center facilities. Specifics about our clinical and education programs as well as operations and research are shared.

Primary goals of the Integrative Medicine Program Workshop include the following:

  • Provide information to health care professionals that can be used in their clinical practice to establish, expand, or maintain an integrative oncology program.
  • Expose the participant to state-of-the art research and clinical programs in the area of integrative medicine in order to expand the clinical services, research and education across the cancer care continuum.
  • Introduce health care professionals on how best to integrate evidence-based information on complementary and alternative therapies into their conventional cancer care.

The fee to attend this 2 day workshop is $350.00 USD which includes a light breakfast and lunch. It is non-refundable within two weeks of the workshop.

For more information please contact Michele M. Martini at (713) 745-3206 or

May 15-16, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Save the date to attend the Consortium's 2016 Annual Meeting that will be held just before the International Congress - more information will be coming soon and will be posted on the Consortium’s website at

May 17-20, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Save the date to attend this conference, May 17-20, 2016 in Las Vegas Nevada at the beautiful Green Valley Ranch Resort. More information soon - book mark the conference website - for all the latest information.

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