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CONFERENCES / EVENTS / WEBINARS
Note: Arrranged by Date

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MANAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 17-20, 2015
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD

This conference will feature multiple seminars on pain management, as well as on integrative approaches to the subject. More information is available at: http://www.aapainmanage.org/annual-clinical-meeting/

Brain-Gut Interactions and the Intestinal Microenvironment
September 25, 2015
New York, NY
New York Marriott Downtown

presented by

The American Psychosomatic Society
in collaboration with the
American Gastroenterology Association Institute

Visit www.psychosomatic.org for more information.

Nature Heals: A Nature-Based Therapeutics Symposium and Research Roundtable
October 1 - 2, 2015
Minneapolis, MN

How can nature-based therapies research impact your work? The University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing has designed a nature-based therapeutics research symposium for those with a vested interest in the experiential application of this research, including clinicians, policy makers, urban designers, engineers, architects, landscape architects, research scientists, and other professionals. This two-day opportunity allows you to deeply explore nature-based therapies research through lectures and question/answer time with our panel of international experts.  https://www.tickets.umn.edu/csh/online/article/NBTSymposium

INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY MASTERCLASS
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.  www.psychiatrymasterclass.com

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM WORKSHOP
MD ANDERSON
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 MMMartini@mdanderson.org

Mindful Practice: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring and Resilience
October 14-17, 2015
Batavia, NY

A retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. It offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NP's, PA's) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required, however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable. Session themes include communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience and burnout.

Course Directors: Ronald Epstein, MD & Mick Krasner, MD

For more information:
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/center-experiential-learning/cme/types-of-activities/mindful-practice.aspx

CENTILE CONFERENCE
October 18-20, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC

The goal of the conference is to bring together educators, researchers, practitioners, faculty development leaders and academic policy makers to present and discuss the best practices and strategies to promote resilience, empathy and well-being in students, trainees, faculty, practitioners and care-givers across the health professions. See more at: http://www.centileconference.org/

YOGA FOR HEALTH
October 23-24, 2015
HOUSTON, TX

Join the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Texas Yoga Association for the first annual Yoga for Health Conference. This oncology training conference for yoga and mind-body teachers is designed to provide a basic foundation in oncology, and to teach best practices for application of yoga and mind-body practices for people with cancer.

For more information please visit Yoga for Health or contact Michele M. Martini (Email).

AIHM ANNUAL CONFERNCE
October 25-29, 2015
SAN DIEGO, CA

Course Overview
The AIHM Annual Conference provides a unique combination of educational experience and sacred space, blending the art and science of integrative health & medicine with the most pressing global issues. The Academy program is designed to give you clinically relevant information for your practice and tools to address the growing health issues humanity is facing. Interprofessional expert speakers will take us on a journey through evidence-informed, comprehensive, affordable, sustainable person-centered care. Faculty will explore cutting edge research in integrative medicine and key global issues for the health of our planet. The event includes numerous opportunities for personal renewal and deep community connection. This educational course is for healthcare professionals seeking to expand their clinical competencies and advance their mind-body-spirit approach to healing.

Conference Highlights

  • Comprehensive educational course
  • Evidence-based integrative medicine with leading experts from many professions
  • Interactive educational formats including case studies and experiential demonstrations
  • Integrative Medicine Board Review Course
  • Pre-Conference workshops Oct. 24
  • Networking with like-minded professionals
  • AIHM membership opportunities and complimentary special events including Holistic Happy Hour, Membership Breakfast, Crone/Sage School, Self-Care Night, Research Poster Reception & Awards and others
  • AIHM Gala Celebration, Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Target Audience
This educational course is for healthcare professionals seeking to expand their clinical competencies and advance their mind-body-spirit approach to healing. (Physicians (MD, DO, ND), nurses, dieticians, acupuncturists, chiropractors, midwives, pharmacists, physician assistants and more)

Visit  https://www.scripps.org/events/aihm-annual-conference-people-planet-purpose-global-practitioners-united-in-health-healing-october-25-2015 to register!

MIND BODY MEDICINE
November 5-8, 2015
BOSTON, MA

We now know that well over 60 percent of visits to a doctor are for stress-related conditions. Managing stress and building long-term resiliency are scientifically proven to improve healthcare outcomes and quality of life. Join us, and learn how powerful new scientific understandings in mind-body medicine will change the face of health care and help us address some of the world’s greatest public health challenges. This course will incorporate didactic lectures, panel presentations, Q & A sessions and workshops designed to develop knowledge and practical skills for working with patients.

Registration: https://cmeregistration.hms.harvard.edu/events/mind-body-medicine-new-science-and-best-practices-to-meet-public-health-challenges/registration-12c6563bf8f94d578dc4be11681baed2.aspx

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF NEUROGASTRONOMY SYMPOSIUM
November 7, 2015
LEXINGTON, KY

The International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium registration is NOW OPEN! ISN is featuring nationally and internationally renowned neuroscientists, clinicians, agricultural food technologists, and culinary masters! Seats are limited. Log on to www.ISNeurogastronomy.org for more details, registration and discounted hotel rates.

AMERICAN PSYCHOSOMATIC SOCIETY 74TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
March 9-12, 2016
Denver, Colorado

Translating Research into Practice: From Bench to Policy

Abstract submission deadline: Deadline October 5, 2015.
Visit www.psychosomatic.org for details.

HUMANISTIC ELECTIVE IN ACTIVISM, REFLECTIVE TRANSFORMATION AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE (HEART-IM)
March 28-April 22, 2016
BEN LOMOND, CA

HEART-IM is an AMSA sponsored elective clerkship for fourth-year medical students to explore what it means to be a healer and how we can embody that identity throughout our careers. Twenty-five students from around the country will spend four weeks living cooperatively at a retreat center in the redwoods practicing various forms of integrative medicine, gaining tools to incorporate patient advocacy and social justice into their careers, and reflecting on their path to becoming healer-physicians. Expert physicians, healers, and teachers will lead didactic and experiential sessions in topics including:

  *   effective communication
  *   physician wellness
  *   end-of-life care
  *   narrative medicine
  *   social determinants of health
  *   energy medicine
  *   integrative medicine for underserved populations
  *   reflective and meditative practices
  *   clinical nutrition

Time for individual and group reflection, informal teaching and learning from each other, and exploring the outdoors will be planned into a robust schedule. Students will receive 4 weeks of elective credit.

For more information and to apply, visit our website.

Questions? Please contact us HEART@amsa.org.

2016 CONSORTIUM MEMBERS MEETING &
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE & HEALTH
May 15-20, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

Save the date to attend the Consortium's 2016 Members Meeting that will be held just before the Consortium's International Congress - more information will be coming soon and will be posted on the website at http://www.imconsortium.org/meeting/ - the Members Meeting will be followed by the Consortium's Congress, May 17-20, 2016. Both will be in Las Vegas Nevada at the beautiful Green Valley Ranch Resort. More information soon - book mark the Congress website - http://www.icimh.org/ for all the latest information.

Event postings are included in the newsletter free of charge for Consortium members. Non member event postings can be added for a fee of $200 per insertion.