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- Conference Date: August 9-11, 2013
- Submission deadline: May 1, 2013
- Educational Objectives for Conference
- To enter your Submission, click here: Submission Entry
- Presentation Formats and Information Needed for Submissions
- Review Criteria for Submissions
- Topics requested by previous participants:
Welcome to the online submission application for the 2013 Conference on Integrative Medicine for the Underserved.
Conference Date: August 9-11, 2013The conference will be held August 9-11, 2013 at Santa Clara University in the San Jose Area in California. Location Preconference workshops August 8.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2013Contact us at im4us.org at gmail.com if you need an extension; extensions may be granted up to May 15 for special circumstances. Applicants will be notified of the status of their submissions by June 3, 2013.
IntroductionIntegrative medicine is often seen in our culture to be for the wealthy, involving expensive supplements and treatments that low-income patients cannot afford. Most of the educational opportunities that currently exist on this topic are geared towards clinicians in private practice with patients who are willing and able to spend money on such treatments. The reality is that many integrative treatments are not only more effective but also more cost-efficient, and many community clinics and other practices are already using these strategies with underserved populations. This conference will discuss affordable integrative approaches to common acute and chronic diseases, share evidence-based best practices regarding integrative approaches to health, discuss unique ways to utilize group medical visits, and provide a like-minded community base for activism around integrative medicine for underserved populations. In addition, this conference attempts to cross disciplines to unite the work already being done in various communities across the nation.
Educational Objectives for ConferenceWe invite presentations from individuals and practices that can contribute to the following educational objectives:
- Provide practical information to increase the capacity of working clinicians of diverse disciplines and backgrounds to provide integrative medicine and lifestyle counseling to underserved communities
- Connect and foster community among clinicians across disciplines with an interest in integrative medicine for the underserved
- Highlight existing sustainable models and structures of practice in integrative medicine for the underserved
- Build a North American movement for Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
- Help shift the paradigm in health care towards one of wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, and self-care.
Audience:Clinicians, administrators and staff that provide care to the underserved. This includes nurses and nurse practitioners, herbalists, acupuncturists, community health workers, health educators, naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, midwives, dieticians and clinical nutritionists, administrators, public health workers,researchers, policy analysts, activists, patients, and members of underserved communities.
The Conference on Integrative Medicine for the Underserved is a wonderful, intimate venue to share and learn best practices with colleagues from across the country. We look forward to having you and your team join us at the conference in Santa Clara.
To enter your Submission, click here: Submission Entry
Presentation Formats and Information Needed for SubmissionsProposed formats for submissions for IM4US conference.doc PDF Version
Worksheet with Information Needed for Conference Submission PDF Version
Submissions must be final as drafts cannot be saved.
Lecture/Discussion (60 – 90 minutes)
Paper/Research Presentation (15 minutes)
Panel Discussion (60-90 minutes)
Seminar/Workshop (60-90 minutes)
Preconference/Postconference Workshop (half day or whole day)
Special Interest Discussion Group (60 minutes)
Transitional Activity (~5 minutes)
Review Criteria for Submissions•Topic is relevant to our target audience
•Originality and innovation
•Amount of content is appropriate for time allowed
•Content of proposed presentation (teaching methods clear, likely to meet objectives, adequate breadth of coverage)
•Proposal is clearly written and well-organized
•Duration of experience/evaluation of effectiveness
Topics requested by previous participants:All topics meeting the above criteria will be accepted for consideration, but particular requests made by previous participants include:
Specific disease states:Addiction
Pregnancy and women's health, including Midwifery and natural birth options
Trauma and Resilience
Body Work approaches
Energy Healing methods
Group care - group visit dynamics
Herbalism - Cost-effective supplementation, Herb-drug interactions
How to efficiently teach simple mind-body techniques
How to counsel mindfulness in a clinical setting
Natural Cultural remedies
Nursing and holistic family care, patient advocacy
Osteopathy and Manipulative Medicine
Patient education and empowermentWork-arounds for literacy issues
Promoting patient buy-in and compliance
Recipe exchange, culturally appropriate recipes
Practice Systems and PolicyAdvocating for policy change - skills in lobbying, writing, reaching out to legislators
Billing and advocating for payment
Navigating the vast amount of CAM Information available