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2016 Conference Schedule

Preliminary schedule - subject to change
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Details can be found at 2016 Conference Speakers and 2016 Conference Presentations

Thursday August 18 Preconference

7-8 am: Check-in and Breakfast
Time Group Visit Track Herbal Track Functional Medicine Track Track 4
8 am - Noon Advanced Group Visits Bitters & Carminatives: The Art & Science of Herbal Digestive Aids FxnMed4US(Functional Medicine for the Underserved) Healing Community Trauma with Acupuncture
Nervines for body mind & spirit: materia medica and clinical applications
Jeff Geller MD Ingrid Bauer MD and Benjamin Zappin LAc Connie Basch, MD, Arti Chandra MD and Kara Parker MD Carla Cassler
12 - 1 pm Lunch
1-2:30 pm Mind Your Pain Group Visits Herbal Medicine and Somatic Practices for Stress, Trauma and Resilience FxnMed4Us Continued An Integrative Wellness Model within a Federally Qualified Health Center- Virtual Tour and Seminar
Robert Laguna MSOM, LAC Jill Frank FNPC Larken Bunce MS, Herbalist Connie Earl DO, ABIHM
3-4:30 pm Using Mindfulness to Enhance Group Medical Visits Herbal Medicine and Somatic Practices Continued FxnMed4US Continued Integrative Wellness Continued
Laura Wise MD, MPH


Friday August 19 Schedule

7 am Registration
7-8 am Breakfast
Time Session Speaker Title
7:30-7:45 Opening Ceremony Diana Shakarian Spiritual Opening Ceremony 
7:45-8 Opening Remarks Jeff Geller  
8-9 am Plenary David Gibbs Beyond Collective Impact: Why Collaboration?
9:15 - 10:15 am Breakout 1 Hansie Wong Quick and Simple Functional Clinical Pearls for Use in an Underserved Community
    Priscilla Abercrombie Integrative Health Coaching: Working Toward Meaningful Behavioral Change in Underserved Communities
    Jonah Hershowitz Acupuncture and Trigger Point Dry Needling: Effective, Low-Cost, Low-Risk, Low-Tech Treatment for Myofascial Pain
    David Kiefer Latino Herbal Medicine: Traditional Use, Safety and Efficacy
    Kathryn Arnold Self-Directed Yoga Therapy for Symptom Management at a Free Clinic
1. Brittany Blockman
2. Inger Burnett-Zeigler
3. Bruriah Gutierrez
Research Presentations 1. Effectiveness of a Mind-Body and Peer Support Program for Teens Living with Chronic Illness and their Parents: A Pilot Study
2. Acceptability of a Mindfulness Based Intervention for Depression Among African-American Women in a Federally Qualified Health Center
3. Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes among Overweight/obese Latino Cancer Survivors using a Culturally Tailored Yoga Program: Preliminary Findings from a Non-Randomized Pilot Study
10:15-10:30 am Break    
10:30-11:30 Breakout 2
    Arti Chandra Your Gut Microbiome: Why and How
    Meg Jordan Health Coaching for the Underserved: Case Reports from San Francisco
    Sandra Gordon How to improve chronic pain care
  Harry McIlroy The use of medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain
  Onna Lo The Art of Medicine - Developing Therapeutic Presence
  Jamie Harvie Beyond Food Access: Advancing a Food Systems and Equity Agenda
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch/Plenary Bill Skeen Single Payer Health Care: An Integrated Delivery System
12:45-1:45 pm Breakout 3  Connie Basch Functional Approaches to Chronic Pain Management
Ana Maria Lopez Increasing Access to Integrative Cancer Care in a Cancer Center
Dina Tyler Building Communities of Support for Extreme States of Consciousness: Involving Integrative Medicine in Spiritual Dimensions of Psychosis
7Song Principal Plants in Herbal First Aid
Fasih Hameed Hepatitis-Cure: Efficient, Patient-Centered, Holistic Group Visits to Optimize Health Beyond the Liver and Cure Hepatitis C
Chanel Heermann Telemedicine Mind-Body Group Therapy in a Public Mental Health Setting: Efficacy, Acceptability, and Best Practices
1:45 - 2 pm Break
2-3 pm Breakout 4 Kara Parker Functional Medicine based Group Visits for the Underserved
Chris Perkowska Ayurveda in a Community Clinic setting
Benjamin Zappin Harm Reduction Approaches to Psychiatric Medication: Using Integrative Medicine as an Alternative Way to Support Mental Health
Abigail Aiyepola Preconception Care in Underserved Populations: Blueprint to a Healthy Start…and Future."
Karen Burt-Imira Breema, The Art of Being Present
Michael Bennett It’s About Resilience: Building Personal, Community, Organizational and Societal Resilience
3 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm Poster Session
4:15 - 4:30 pm Hansie Wong Self Massage
4:30 - 5:30 pm Plenary Misha Cohen Integrative Treatment of Infectious Disease in Underserved Populations: Insights from Three Decades of Researching and Treating A.I.D.s. H.I.V., and Hepatitis C
5:30 - 6 pm Afternoon Break
6-7 pm Networking Reception
7-7:45 pm Film Screening Michelle Grace Steinberg BEYOND RECOGNITION
7:30 - 9:30 pm Cocktail Reception Dance/Music


Saturday August 20 Schedule

Time Session Speaker Title
6-7 am Morning Activity Hansie Wong   Introduction to Taichi
7 - 8 am Registration and Breakfast
7:30-7:45 am Opening Remarks Jeff Geller  
7:45 - 8 am Quick IM Activity Chanel Heermann How to Get Unstuck
8-9 am Plenary America Bracho MD, MPH Addressing Community Health Through the Development of Community Leaders
9:15 - 10:15 am Breakout Sessions Elena Rosenbaum Somatic Complaints in the Primary Care Setting
    Anuj Khattar Transforming your 15-minute visit with Mind-Body Medicine
    Sanaz Demehry Assimilating Integrative Medicine within the Education System
    Josephine Conte An Osteopathic Approach to Headaches and Integrating Essential Oils in the Clinic Setting
    Myles Spar Direct Care, Education, Research and Partnerships: Anatomy of a Comprehensive Integrative Medicine Program at a Community Clinic
    Research Presentations 1. A Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program at a Federally Qualified Health Center Decreases Hemoglobin A1c among Low-income Diabetics" (Richard Bryce)
2. Composition of Integrative Medical Group Visits (IMGV) Randomized Controlled Trial in an Urban Population" (Paula Gardiner)
3. Racial Disparities in Use of Chiropractic Services under Medicare in Los Angeles County, California" (James Whedon)
10:15-10:30 am Break    
10:30-12 Breakout Sessions Patricia Lebensohn Incorporating an integrative approach to interprofessional primary healthcare education to meet the needs of the underserved
Diana Shakarian Mindfulness for Daily Living: Adapting Ancient Practices for a Modern World
    Maryclaire O'Neill Pediatric obesity group visits on the Navajo Nation: Collaboration with national and local partners
Connie Earl Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 101- a practical experiential workshop
Bonney Lynch Making it Easy, Combining Modalities for Effective Treatment
    Andrea Lee Returning to Normal
12 - 1pm LUNCH & ANNUAL MEETING   
1-2:pm Breakout Sessions  Andrea Gordon Back to wellness basics- for ourselves, our patients, our learners
Lisa Hardmeyer Gray Mindfulness Training: Preventing Burn-out and Increasing Resiliency for Providers and Staff
Anu French Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Risk for Chronic Disease. Creating A Trauma Informed Community Network to build Resilience
Sean Hesler Clinical Pearls and Walking Alongside: Lessons from Naturopathic Community and Global Health
Christina Miller A Tale of Two Cities: Bringing Loma Linda's Lifestyle Medicine to a Free Clinic in San Bernardino
Laura Polak Re-Organizational Healing vs Restorative Healing Restructuring the way we assess our patients
2 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15-3:15 pm Breakout Sessions Donna Odierna Health Disparities and the Social Determinants of Health
    Elizabeth Adler Mindfulness For the Clinician: Dismantling Systemic Bias in Health Care Delivery
Renee Davis Medicinal Mushrooms: Clinical Insights and Practice
Bill Walter Naturopathic Primary Care at an FQHC - Politics, Policy and Practice
Michelle Steinberg Integrative Nutrition: A Collaborative Community-based Approach
Elizabeth Rocco Listening to Ourselves and Each Other; Healing the Negative Health Impacts of Racism, Sexism and Poverty
3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30- 4:30 pm Plenary Tabatha Parker, ND The Global Integrative Health and Medicine Movement: What Every Clinician Should Know
4:30-4:45 pm Closing Remarks Jeff Geller
4:45 - 5 pm Closing Ceremony Diana Shakarian


Details can be found at 2016 Conference Speakers and 2016 Conference Presentations

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