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2014 Conference Registration

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Integrative 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 Conference

  • 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.


The conference will be held September 5-6, 2014 at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Preconference workshops will be September 4.
View the planned presentations at 2014 Conference Presentations or Download the Brochure:
Image 2014 Conference Brochure CME Approved


For more information on speakers and their credentials, please see 2014 Conference Speakers.


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, homeopaths, 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 Portland.


The campus of the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon. More details here:


Portions of the conference will be available as a webinar for people who are not able to attend in person. Webinar Information


This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education thru the Joint Sponsorship of the Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US). IMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Medical Studies is currently evaluating this live activity for a maximum of 24 Category 1 CME Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

23.5 CEUs to be applied for with OBNM
23.5 PDAs to be applied for with NCCAOM

Registration Pricing Information

Please read carefully: our pricing is complex to allow those who need to to attend at a lower cost.
    • Regular Registration Costs apply to all MDs, DOs, NDs, RNs, NPs, CNMs, PAs, Lacs, Chiropractors, Psychologists, administrators, and any other attendees also eligible for CME.
Discounted registration costs apply to all others.
Early Bird Pricing will apply through August 1, with increased charges obtaining after that date. Registration will be accepted through 6 pm on August 29.
IM4US Members have member pricing discounts available: Become a Member

Early Bird Registration Fees:
Regular, MemberRegular, NonmemberDiscounted, MemberDiscounted, Nonmember
Conference Only$300$330$200$230
Preconference & Conference$450$510$300$370

After August 1:
Regular, MemberRegular, NonmemberDiscounted, MemberDiscounted, Nonmember
Conference Only$360$385$260$290
Preconference & Conference$510$570$370$430

Registration Link

Registration is CLOSED.

Our Partners:

From the Miraglo Foundation and The Taylor Advised Endowment Fund for Integrative and Holistic Medical Education & Research


We have secured special block rates at the University Place Hotel. Please make your reservations by Sept 22 to get the block rates:

University Place
310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, OR 97201

Block dates: 09-04-14 through 09-07-14
  • Rates available 2 days pre/post block dates, based on availability

Room Rate:
$109 Standard Double Doubles/Kings
$119 Deluxe Double Doubles/Kings

Room rates include daily breakfast buffet.
  • The above rates are nightly and do not include 14.5% tax or $15 per night parking fee, $10 per person above 2 guests in each room, or $15 per night rollaway bed fee.
    • Maximum occupancy is 3 adults in a room with King sized bed plus a rollaway, and 4 adults in a room with 2 double beds.
Reservations must be received by: 08-22-2014 to get special rate
Check In and Check Out Times: 3:00 pm and 12:00 noon
For Reservations at Front Desk: 1.866.845.4647 or 503.221.0140
Must ask for group rate for: “Integrative Medicine for the Underserved”
If you have any problems getting special rate, ask for ‘Sales Dept’

All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card. Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance to avoid penalty charge of one night plus tax. Please contact front desk agent to make reservations.