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Creating a Space for Wellness: Integrative Health in Primary Care

March 19, 2015 – March 20, 2015

On March 19-20, 2015, the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) will host "Creating a Space for Wellness: Integrative Health in Primary Care" in Ann Arbor, MI. The conference will include sessions on health promotion (health coaching, nutrition, mindfulness in adolescents), managing complex diseases such as Parkinson's, diabetes, cancer symptom management, and chronic pain (including headaches, low back and hip pain, pelvic pain).

University of Michigan Integrative Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Michigan Academy of Family Physicians




Creating a Space for Wellness: Integrative Health in Primary Care

March 19-20, 2015
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Creating Wellness: Integrative Medicine in Primary Care

Creating Wellness: Integrative Medicine in Primary Care is a course designed to inspire collaboration. With a focus on improving health and wellness, you will explore integrative approaches to a variety of conditions and participate in hands-on workshops.  This conference will allow you to move beyond pharmaceutical approaches, as you learn to work collaboratively towards optimal health.  Sessions are taught by a diverse faculty and our hope is to provide a space where health care providers from many backgrounds can learn together.

Integrative medicine is a practice that builds on the basic techniques of many health care traditions by helping individuals work towards maximal health and wellness, using all of the evidence based tools available both from conventional and alternative medicine. Addressing the realms of body, mind and spirit, integrative medicine pushes individuals beyond the simple absence of disease.


Course Highlights
As a participant of this year’s course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your comfort and ability to work in multidisciplinary team
  • Explore methods of treating chronic pain
  • Take part in hands-on workshops in health meal preparation and massage therapy
  • Discover integrative approaches to bowel health, endocrinology and oncology
  • Acquire knowledge from a diverse faculty including naturopaths, massage therapists, acupuncturists, dieticians, psychologists and integrative physicians, physical therapists among others


Focused Topics

Integrative Medicine Approaches to Disease
Identify how utilizing techniques from a variety of realms can allow you to advise patients about lifestyle changes, supplements, botanicals, mind-body approaches and energy work to improve health in those with specific disease symptoms.

Modality-based Education
Designed to help you discover new approaches to health and wellness from a variety of health care professionals, including practices of mindfulness, herbal medicine, massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Hands-on Workshops
Demonstrate practical skills in the areas of massage and healthy cooking.

Healthy Lifestyles for Patients and Providers
Knowledge of health promotion is taught through the implementation of health coaching, mindfulness and performing a live cooking demo.


Who Should Attend?
This course will be of interest to health care professionals who wish to further their scope of practice in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologists, massage therapists, pharmacists, and dieticians.

Residents and students are also welcome with a discounted fee.



For more information and registration, click here to visit the conference webpage.

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