The mission of the Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine (ASCIM) is to introduce undergraduate students, medical students, health professionals, and anyone interested in well-being to an educational and hands-on exploration of Integrative Medicine (IM) by demonstrating how Integrative Medicine has expanded to address health concerns throughout the world. By exploring clinical and research interventions that have successfully implemented integrative medicine, we hope to show that the future of healthcare lies in a whole-person framework of health cultivation that takes all aspects of one’s health into consideration.
The 5th Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine (ASCIM 2017) is a collaboration between Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM), an undergraduate student organization at UCLA, the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM), as well as the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group (IMSIG). It is a full-day event that seeks to educate students, health professionals, and community members about different topics in integrative medicine. Multiple interactive and/or didactic workshops present various topics in integrative medicine, such as mindfulness, art therapy, and Tai Chi.
The theme of ASCIM 2017 is "Bridging Health Disparities through Integrative Medicine - Making Healthcare More Effective, Safe, Accessible, and Affordable," which aims to show attendees how integrative medicine has the potential to bridge health disparities in our local and global communities - ultimately making healthcare more effective, safe, accessible, and affordable. Attendees are encouraged to not only explore the integrative medicine field, but to also network by interacting with many healthcare professionals throughout the event. We hope this event will help guide the development of integrative healthcare and pave the path for the next generation of healthcare providers. After attending the conference, attendees should walk away with the knowledge and tools to be better advocates of their own health and be able to share the knowledge they have acquired at the conference with their friends and family.
Admission includes breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, and a goodie bag!
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Robert Saper, MD, MPH - Director of Integrative Medicine, Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine; Chair, Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Myles Spar, MD, MPH - Director of Integrative Medicine at Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center
More information on workshops to come!
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
No, this event is open to the public - students, healthcare professionals, and anyone interested in health and well-being is welcome to attend!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Valet parking services are available on Westwood Plaza. When leaving, you will retrieve your vehicle from the Valet Lobby located on Level P. Pay on exit at level P: pay station, discharge lobby pay station or parking cashier. Parking fee is a flat rate of $12.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email all questions to ASCIM.SIMatUCLA@gmail.com.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You must bring proof of registration, which can be in the form of a printed ticket or by showing us your confirmation email on your phone.