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AlterMed Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference 2013

July 12, 2013 – July 14, 2013

On July 12-14, 2013, the AlterMed Research Foundation will host the Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference (cIMc 2013) on mind-body medicine at the YMCA of the Rockies at Estes Park, CO.

AlterMed Research Foundation
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education



Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference (cIMc 2013):
Focus on Mind-Body Medicine & Lifestyle Management

Friday, July 12, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013

Assembly Hall, YMCA of the Rockies
2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, Colorado, USA

About the Conference

Please join us at our 3rd biennial CME (Continuing Medical Education) conference to improve self-care and patient-care focusing on clinical applications and up-to-date research for mind-body medicine and lifestyle management. Learn the latest evidence-based integrative, holistic, nutritional, culturally inclusive, stress & hormones management tools for optimum physical and mental health and for prevention. Also learn how positive psychology supports lifestyle change and ways to bring positive psychology interventions into practice.


Keynote Speakers*:

  • David Spiegel, MD, Renowned Psychiatrist and Expert in Hypnosis, Co-Author of Trance and Treatment: Clinical Uses of Hypnosis, Director of Stanford Center on Stress and Health, Known for Breast Cancer Research, Willson Professor in the School of Medicine, Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • James O. Hill, PhD, Co-Founder of National Weight Control Registry, Co-Founder of America on the Move, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Executive Director of Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Director of the Center for Human Nutrition, Director of Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD, World's Leading Researcher of Flow and of Positive Psychology, Author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Noted for Happiness and Creativity Studies, Widely Published and Cited, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management, Claremont Graduate University


Guest Speakers*:

  • Marianne Wamboldt, MD, RYT, The Leslie and William Vollbracht Family Chair in Stress and Anxiety Disorders; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Medical Director of Stress and Anxiety Disorders Program at Children's Hospital
  • Victor Sierpina, MD, University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor, WD & Laura Nell Nicholson Family Professor in Integrative Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Department of Family Medicine
  • Scott Shannon, MD, Author of Mental Health for the Whole Child; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine; President of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (2011-2013); Founder & Holistic Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist at Wholeness Center
  • Nanette Santoro, MD, Professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair of Ob/Gyn, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Mary Rondeau, ND, RH(AHG), Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Herbalist, Wholeness Center
  • Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACPM, President of American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Founder and President of Health Type, Board Member of American College of Preventive Medicine, Assistant Professor at University of California at Davis
  • Sara Lazar, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Instructor in Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Blythe LaGasse, PhD, MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, Colorado State University
  • Kathleen Jones, MA, Wellness Mentor, Analyst, LifeSynch Program, Humana
  • Bethann Bierer, PhD, RYT, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver. Senior Yoga Instructor


Target Audience:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses, and allied health professionals
  • Mental/behavioral health professionals (psychologists, counselors, social workers, master level therapists, etc)
  • Complementary and alternative medicine professionals
  • Residents, fellows, and full-time students


Conference Objectives:

  • Apply and promote evidence-based strategies for healthy lifestyle management
  • Implement mind-body therapies in clinical practice
  • Use positive psychology and lifestyle behavior change tools to improve health
  • Counsel patients on the use of diet and nutritional supplements for physical and mental health conditions


For more information about CME, registration, workshops, and accommodations, click here to visit the Alter Med Research webpage.


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