On September 4-6, 2014, Santa Clara University will be hosting the IM4US 4th Annual Conference for Integrative Medicine titled "Integrative Healthcare for All: Extending Our Reach" at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Santa Clara University
IM4US 4th Annual Conference for Integrative Medicine:
Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
September 4-6, 2014
National College of Natural Medicine
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 is a unique educational experience that brings together Clinicians (MD’s, DO’s, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Behavioral health specialists, Herbalists, Homeopaths, Dieticians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, Midwives and more), Staff (medical assistants, community health workers, health 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. The greatest benefit will be the opportunity to share what you know with a committed group who will help spread your innovative ideas to serve a wider population.
Click here for updates and registration information on the IM4US website.