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5th Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine - ASCIM 2017

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UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center - Tamkin Auditorium

757 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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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), and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group (IMSIG). ASCIM 2017 will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8am - 5pm at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium as a one-day, interactive and experiential conference.


This year’s conference theme, “Bridging Health Disparities through Integrative Medicine - Making Healthcare More Effective, Safe, Accessible, and Affordable,” aims to show attendees how integrative medicine has the potential to bridge health disparities in our local and global communities - ultimately improving healthcare for all. ASCIM 2017 will educate attendees on various topics in integrative medicine through interactive and/or didactic workshops on mindfulness/meditation, art therapy, Tai Chi, acupressure, integrative oral health, dietary supplements, integrative nutrition, and integrative oncology.


There will also be an Herbal Medicine Panel moderated by Ka-Kit Hui, MD, FACP, Wallis Annenberg Professor in Integrative East-West Medicine and Founder and Director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine at the Department of Medicine of the David Geffen School of Medicine.


Featured Keynote Speakers:

  • Opening Keynote Speaker: Robert Saper, MD, MPH - Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Director of Integrative Medicine at the Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Disparities, Boston Medical Center; and Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health

  • Closing Keynote Speaker: Myles Spar, MD, MPH - Director of Integrative Medicine at the Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center; and Founder of Integrative Medicine Access (IMA)


The conference is open to all students, health professionals and anyone interested in improving their own health or pursuing a health-related career. Attendees are encouraged to not only explore the integrative medicine field, but to also network and interact with the many healthcare professionals present throughout the event. We hope this event will help guide the development of integrative healthcare, and also provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to be better advocates of their own health.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

8:00 - 8:45am

Check-In & Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 - 9:50am

Opening Keynote: “Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities”

  • Robert Saper, MD, MPH - Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Director of Integrative Medicine, Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Disparities, Boston Medical Center; Chair, Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health

10:00 - 10:50am

Session 1: Holistic Healing for the Mind-Body-Spirit

  • “The Basics of Mindfulness for Self-Care and Stress Management” - Marvin Belzer, PhD - Associate Director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)
  • “Tai Chi - the Supreme Ultimate"- Allen Jang, PhD, CTN
  • “Creativity and Self Care” - Ping Ho, MA, MPH - Founding Director, UCLArts and Healing

11:00 - 11:50am

Session 2: Integrative Self-Care

  • “East-West Nutrition: The Essential Ingredients to a Balanced Life” - Felicia Yu, MD - Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
  • “Integrative Oral Health” -Cynthia Diep, DDS, LAc - Clinical Faculty, UCLA Health Center for East-West Medicine; Lecturer, Orofacial Pain program, UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Herbal supplements and Functional Foods - Katie Hu, MD - East-West Primary Care Fellow, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine

12:00 - 1:00pm

Professional Networking Lunch

1:00 - 1:50pm

Session 3: Integrative Medicine in the Community

  • “Essential Acupressure Points” - Emiley Chang, MD, MPH, MS - Geriatrician, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine; NRSA research fellow in General Internal Medicine
  • Chronic pain and PTSD Connections ” - Elizabeth Lutz, MA, PhD
  • “Integrative Oncology for Caregivers” - Irene Kim, OMD, LAc - Clinical Specialist at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine

2:00 - 2:50pm

Panel Discussion: Safe and Effective Use of Herbal Medicine

  • Moderator: Ka-Kit Hui, MD, FACP - Wallis Annenberg Professor in Integrative East-West Medicine and Founder and Director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine

Panelists:

  • Weijun Zhang, DrPH, MS, BMed - Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
  • Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., PhD, Dipl. C.H., ABAAP - Co-founder, Director, and a Professor of Chinese medicine at Yo San University; Co-owner of Tao of Wellness
  • Jin K. Kim – MSOM, MS, L.Ac., Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and representative of Dongguk University Los Angeles (DULA)
  • Jeff Chen, MD and MBA candidate, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Anderson School of Management

3:00 - 3:50pm

Panel Discussion: Community Approaches to Health Disparities

  • Moderator: Emiley Chang, MD, MPH, MS - Geriatrician, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine; NRSA research fellow in General Internal Medicine

Panelists:

  • Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS - Assistant Professor in Family Medicine, Director of UCLA PRIME (Program in Medical Education)
  • Tony Hung, MD, MBA – Founder of iCareX, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
  • Walter Coppenrath III, MD - Co-founder of the Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA
  • Phillip Chen – President, Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

4:00 - 4:50pm

Closing Keynote:

“Integrative Medicine is Not Elite Medicine; It's the Medicine We All Deserve”

  • Myles Spar, MD, MPH - Director of Integrative Medicine at the Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center; and Founder of Integrative Medicine Access (IMA)

4:50 - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks & Raffle


*Admission includes breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a goodie bag, networking opportunities, and a chance to win some great prizes!


Prizes Include:

  • "Vent Hypnosis Wellness and Relaxation Package": Certificates for two 6-hours of hypnotherapy, facilitated by Sheryl Hill, C.Ht., Certified Hypnotherapist of Vent Hypnosis with medical specialties in pain management, cancer support therapy, and autoimmune disorders. Sheryl is a member of the American Hypnosis Association, the International Medical and Dental Association, the International Association of Counselors and Therapists and the American Psychological Association. Sheryl is a well-known blogger for Hypnozine.com and sought after speaker and teacher with The Village Nation, an empowerment program for African American Children attending LAUSD Charter Schools, and the CEO and founder of clickonhypnosis. com. Valued $900 ($150 per hour per hour). www.venthypnosis.com

  • One Lifetime VIP Music Membership to the Psimatix Music Library from Leigh Spusta. Using the latest techniques in brainwave entrainment, hypnosis and psycho-acoustics, PsimatiX offers lush, entrancing soundscapes to bring you into the ideal state of relaxation. This library is currently comprised of 22 CD's and over 18 hours of music. This lifetime membership includes access to all new compesitions as new music is added. The perfect melodic background for hypnosis, massage, meditation, chiropractic services and acupuncture. Available at http://www.hypnosismeditationmusic.com/ Valued at $500

  • Two $50 gift cards to SCR Specialty Restaurants, the Restaurants with a view. On the water, in the hills or on the runway, each SCR restaurant is designed for complete entertainment and relaxation. https://www.specialtyrestaurants.com/restaurants Valued at $100 ($50 each gift card)





FAQs

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!

Is the Student price available to all students?

Yes, all students, regardless of which school they attend, are welcome to register for the Student ticket.

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?

For more questions or more information, please email us at: ASCIM.SIMatUCLA@gmail.com.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes

Can I update my registration information?

Yes

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.





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.

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