San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
***Registration CLOSES by Thursday 2/26. If you do not register in time but wish to attend, you will have to pay the $25 [cash only] walk-in price.
Interested in whole-person medicine? Come to Students for Integrative Medicine’s (SIM) Third Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine (ASCIM 2015), titled “Exploring Integrative Medicine from a Clinical to Global Scale”. This day-long event features renowned experts in holistic healing who will be holding experiential workshops and lectures on how integrative medicine impacts the healthcare field.
The conference is hosted in collaboration with David Geffen Medical Students from the Integrative Medcine Student Interest Group (IMSIG) and with the support of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM).
David Feinberg (MD, MBA): President and CEO of the UCLA Health System
Ka-Kit Hui (MD, FACP): Founder and Director of UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Interactive Workshops and Lectures:
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Lan Kao, LAc, Dipl. Ac. & C.H., UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Ayurveda: Rammohan Rao, PhD, CAS, RYT, The Buck Institute
Osteopathy: Payam Hakimi, DO, ABFP, Board Certified Family Physician
Tai Chi and Yoga: Helen Lavretsky, MD, UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Department of Psychiatry
Mindfulness: Marvin G. Belzer, PhD, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Gut Bacteria & Human Health: Sarkis Mazmanian, PhD, California Institute of Technology
Clinical Integrative Medicine: Andrew Shubov, MD, UCLA Center for East West Medicine, UCLA Santa Monica Hospital
Chinese Medicine Research: Sonya Pritzker, LAc, PhD, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Professional Panel moderated by David Geffen IMSIG Medical Students
- Bobby Nourani, DO, Osteopathic Physician, Vital Osteopathy
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition, UCLA
Justin Laube, MD, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Dawn M. Upchurch, PhD, LAc, Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Who should attend?
Undergraduates and professional students from the Southern California region interested in a career in healthcare or wellness, as well as healthcare professionals looking to learn more about Integrative Medicine.
When can I register?
Regular registration for community members is now open!
- Breakfast, lunch, and a conference goodie bag & T-shirt are included in the registration fee.
- Refund Policy: There will be no refunds.
- CEU Information:
- CEUs will be offered for LCSW/MFT/RN and acupuncturists (LAc)
- Contact networking.SIMatUCLA@gmail.com for any questions
How may I make donations to help support the conference?
For informal donations, feel free to make one above, under Regular Registration.
When & Where
SIM at UCLA / David Geffen IMSIG / UCLA CEWM
Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM, formerly NCAM) is a student group at UCLA that strives to raise student awareness for evidence-based, integrative, and whole-person approaches to medicine and health. The healthcare paradigm we support is one that is characterized not only by the elimination of disease, but by interprofessionalism, health promotion, prevention, and person-oriented care.
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The David Geffen Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group (IMSIG) provides a forum for medical students to learn, challenge, explore, share, and experience Integrative Medicine through sponsorship of speakers, practical workshops, and discussions. IMSIG hopes to provide medical students with a unique capacity to effect positive, healing transformations in all aspects of patients’ lives while also realizing the motto, “Physician, heal thyself.”
The mission of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine is to improve health, well being, and the quality of life of people by blending the best of Modern Western medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine to provide healthcare that is safe, effective, affordable, and accessible. Its programs include education, research, and resource development, among others.
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