From July 11-13, 2013, the Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development will be offering the course, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Where Rubber Meets the Road."
School of Continuous Professional Development
Complementary and Integrative Medicine:
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
July 11-13, 2013
Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI
The explosive growth of Complementary and Integrative Medicine has brought both opportunities and challenges to patients and consumers. Patients are confronted with a bewildering and growing array of promises and claims. This presents a unique challenge to physicians and other health care professionals tasked with helping their patients make informed health care decisions. Researchers and clinicians from Mayo Clinic offer this course to provide learners with a general working knowledge of Complementary and Integrative Medicine; familiarity with some of the most common therapies; and most importantly, practical application of these therapies to patients with relevant diseases and conditions. Mayo Clinic, a member of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, has been actively engaged in research and is a leader in applying such information to clinical practice.
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Discuss historical and current use of Complementary and Integrative Medicine practices/therapies by patients in the U.S.
- Synthesize existing scientific evidence regarding safe and practical applications of Complementary and Integrative Medicine therapies for integration into conventional care.
- Discuss underlying principles to promote communication with patients (and their families) regarding issues and challenges related to the use of Complementary and Integrative Medicine modalities.
- Reflect on Complementary and Integrative Medicine and their clinical practice.
Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.
The course intends to provide participants with awareness and basic knowledge of Complementary and Integrative medicine; familiarity with some of the most common therapies; and most importantly, practical application of these therapies to patients with relevant diseases and conditions. This course has been customized towards practicing health care practitioners (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses) who work with patients using or interested in using complementary and integrative medicine therapies. Residents, medical students, nurses and other members of the health care team may also benefit from this program.
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