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Integrative Health for Pain Relief: April 3-6 2014

Join us for a continuing medical education experiential learning event where we will review the latest integrative health approaches for pain relief, the genetic and environmental contributors of pain, and business models for a successful patient-centered integrative medicine practice.

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Featured Speakers

Michael F. Roizen, M.D.Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
Chief Wellness Officer & Chair,
Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic
Rosane Oliveira, D.V.M., Ph.D. Rosane Oliveira, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director Integrative Medicine,
UC Davis Health System
Sheila Patel, M.D.Sheila Patel, M.D.
Medical Director,
Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Jeffery S. Mogil, Ph.D.Jeffrey S. Mogil, Ph.D.
Professor of Pain Studies,
McGill University, Montreal


The objective of this conference is to provide current, scientific evidence on complementary and alternative medicine approaches used to relieving pain and suffering, such as acupuncture, mindfulness based stress reduction, yoga, and nutrition intervention. The format will focus on evidence-based discussions, helping health care practitioners understand the benefits and risks of these treatments and how to integrate them into a patient-specific management plan, which will ultimately translate into improved patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the genetics of pain, analgesia, and addiction
  • Explain the theory and practice of mindfulness-based stress reduction, emotional freedom technique (“tapping”), Ayurvedic medicine, and acupuncture in the treatment of chronic pain
  • Explore non-pharmacological strategies for treating pain
  • Discuss the effect of stress on health and the perception of pain
  • Explain how foods and dietary supplements influence inflammation and pain
  • Explore business models for increased revenue in integrative health practices
  • Describe the role of physical therapy in the treatment of chronic pain

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, acupuncturists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists, massage therapists, and other allied health care professionals interested in integrative medical modalities to improve care for their patients who are suffering from pain.

Featured Topics:

  • The Nature and Nurture of Pain
  • Genetics, Microbiome and Nutrition in Pain Medicine
  • Mind-Body Techniques for Stress Reduction & Pain Relief
  • Traditional, Complementary & Integrative Pain Medicine
  • Business Models for Successful Integrative Health Practices