5/17-20 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health
Bridging Research, Clinical Care, Education, and Policy
Green Valley Ranch Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
May 17 – 20, 2016

Please join us at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 17-20, 2016. The Congress is convened by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, in association with the International Society for Complementary Research, the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care, and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. The Bernard Osher Foundation is one of the sponsors of the conference.


Update: Conference co-chairs
Rick Hecht, MD of the Osher Center
and Judy Balk, MD welcome attendees.

Our Director of Research, Rick Hecht, MD is the Organizing Committee chair for the conference. Presentations by Osher Center researchers include:

  • “BraveNet Practice Based Research Network: Results. Lessons Learned and Future Directions” by Donald Abrams, MD
  • “Effectiveness and implementation of acupuncture among inpatients: Results from a pilot practical clinical trial” by Trilce Santana for Maria Chao, DrPH, MPA
  • “Teaching Integrative Medicine to Physician Trainees: Medical Education Clinical Teaching Pearls” by Anand Dhruva, MD
  • “Selecting the ‘Right’ Comparators for Meditative Movement Interventions” by Anand Dhruva, MD
  • “Integrative Exercise Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in War Veterans: the VGX Study” by Wolf Mehling, MD
  • “Mindfulness to Alleviate Fear and Pain in Childbirth Increases Body Awareness and Decreases Pain Catastrophizing” by postdoc Helen Weng, PhD

Poster sessions by Osher Center researchers include:

  • “Perceived Stress in Patients with Common Gastrointestinal Disorders: Associations with Quality of Life and Symptom Management” by Donald Abrams, MD
  • “The Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Weight Loss Intervention on Sleep Quality Among Adults with Obesity: Data from the SHINE Randomized Controlled Trial” by predoc Elizabeth Adler
  • “Feasibility of group acupuncture for painful diabetic neuropathy among linguistically and racially diverse safety net patients” by Trilce Santana for Maria Chao, DrPH, MPA
  • “SPRUCE, Supporting Provider Resilience by Upping Compassion and Empathy” by postdoc Eve Ekman, PhD

ICIMH’s mission is to foster the development of new collaborations and to strengthen existing partnerships within the field of integrative medicine and health. The upcoming ICIMH will have four content areas: research, policy, education, and clinical care. This Congress will showcase original scientific research through keynote and plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and innovative sessions. More info

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