This year, the IM4US Conference 3rd Annual Conference: Taking Integrative Medicine out of the Boutiques and into the Street, will take place on August 9-11, 2013, at Santa Clara University.
Santa Clara University
IM4US 3rd Annual Conference for Integrative Medicine:
Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
August 9-10, 2013
Santa Clara University
San Jose, CA
This conference is a unique educational experience that brings together Clinicians (MD’s, DO’s, Naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, behavioral health specialists, herbalists, Nurse Practitioners and PA’s, and more), Staff (nurses, educators, etc,) and Administrators working to bring Integrative Medicine to Underserved populations. Plenary and breakout sessions will share affordable evidence-based and integrative approaches to common chronic diseases, discuss unique ways to utilize group medical visits, and provide a like-minded community base for activism around integrative medicine for underserved populations.
Integrative medicine is often believed in our culture to be for the wealthy, involving expensive supplements and treatments that low-income patients cannot afford. Most of the educational opportunities that currently exist on this topic are geared towards clinicians in private practice with patients who are willing and able to spend money on such treatments. The reality is that many integrative treatments are not only more effective but also more cost-efficient, and many community clinics and other practices are already using these strategies with underserved populations. This conference will discuss affordable integrative approaches to common acute and chronic diseases, share evidence-based best practices regarding integrative approaches to health, discuss unique ways to utilize group medical visits, and provide a like-minded community base for activism around integrative medicine for underserved populations. In addition, this conference attempts to cross disciplines to unite the work already being done in various communities across the nation.
Educational Objectives for Conference
- Provide practical information to increase the capacity of working clinicians of diverse disciplines and backgrounds to provide integrative medicine and lifestyle counseling to underserved communities
- Connect and foster community among clinicians across disciplines with an interest in integrative medicine for the underserved
- Highlight existing sustainable models and structures of practice in integrative medicine for the underserved
- Build a North American movement for Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
- Help shift the paradigm in health care towards one of wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, and self-care.
Clinicians, administrators and staff that provide care to the underserved. This includes nurses and nurse practitioners, herbalists, acupuncturists, community health workers, health educators, naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, midwives, dieticians and clinical nutritionists, administrators, public health workers,researchers, policy analysts, activists, patients, and members of underserved communities.
The Conference on Integrative Medicine for the Underserved is a wonderful, intimate venue to share and learn best practices with colleagues from across the country. We look forward to having you and your team join us at the conference in Santa Clara.
This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education thru the Joint Sponsorship of the Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US). IMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Medical Studies designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Registration Pricing Information
Early Bird Pricing will apply through July 5, with increased charges obtaining after that date. Registration will be accepted through July 28. Any late registration after that date will not include meals at the conference.
Click here for registration information and more on the IM4US website.