2016 Conference Registration

Registration is open for our 2016 conference. Flyer

Preconference offerings will be August 18, 2016.
The conference will be August 19-20, 2016.

Course Overview

Integrative medicine is often seen in our culture to be for the wealthy, involving expensive supplement and treatments that low-income patients cannot afford. Most of the educational opportunities that currently exist on this topic are geared towards healers in private practice with patients who are willing and able to spend money on such treatments. Yet, 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 health conditions, 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.
This conference will:
  • Discuss affordable integrative approaches to common acute and chronic diseases
  • Share integrative approaches to health
  • Share our knowledge, experience, and differing types of evidence  (see Guidelines on Evidence and Ways of Knowing.)
  • Discuss unique ways to utilize group medical visits and other innovative ways to deliver care
  • Provide a like-minded community base for activism around integrative medicine for underserved populations

See the Details of this Year's Line-up at 2016 Conference Presentations

Educational Objectives for Conference

Educational Goals:
  • To increase your capacity to provide integrative medicine and lifestyle counseling to underserved communities by providing practical information
  • To connect and foster community among health care providers and healers across disciplines with a commitment to integrative medicine for the Underserved
  • To highlight existing sustainable models and structures of practice in integrative medicine for the Underserved
  • To build a North American movement for Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
  • To help shift the paradigm in health care towards one of wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, and self-care
  • Share skills in integrative medicine and develop strategies for making integrative medicine accessible to the underserved
…Basically we want you to just come, hang out with other cool people who are doing good work!


Health care providers, healers, 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, chiropractors, physician assistants, homeopaths, midwives, dieticians and clinical nutritionists.  We also welcome administrators, public health workers, researchers, policy analysts, activists, and members of underserved communities.
The Integrative Medicine for the Underserved Conference 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 Irvine!

Continuing Education

Requirements for successful completion

To receive CE credit, participants must sign-in, attend the entire activity and complete and submit the activity evaluation provided in syllabus materials. Certificates/statements of credit will be emailed/mailed within 4-6 weeks after the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US). The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

In addition to physicians, many other healthcare professions may also accept this activity for credit. Please check with your state licensing board/agency to confirm.

Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


We will be serving breakfast and lunch at the conference. There will be gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options.


In the spirit of IM4US, we strive to keep the conference affordable for those interested in bringing integrative medicine to the underserved. See information below on scholarships as well.
Fees include breakfast and lunch.
Confirmation of your reservation will be emailed to you upon receipt of your reservation.
Refunds may be given for tuition (less $25 processing fee) if your cancellation is received in writing no later than August 1. Attendee substitutions are allowed, but notification must be made in writing by July 20.
No refunds or credits will be given to ‘no shows’.
Members Conference Only $390 $440
Non-Members Conference Only $450 $500
Students Conference Only $200 $250
Members Preconference and Conference $580 $630
Non-Members Preconference and Conference $675 $725
Students Preconference and Conference $300 $350
One-Day Member $200 $250
One-Day NonMember $225 $275

Interested in the Member discounts?


We have a number of scholarships in all forms available. This year we have a higher amount of room scholarships than in the past for those in need. Request support here. . DEADLINE for submission of scholarship requests: July 1.

ADA Statement

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please e-mail im4us.org at gmail.com.


Do you need childcare? Send us an email by July 1st at IM4US.org at gmail.com We are exploring ways we might be able to help.


After Registering for the conference, your confirmation e-mail will contain a link to sign up for your preconference workshops and breakout sessions. This is important, as it will allow us to plan breakout room assignments, availability of handouts and other materials, and so on to best meet your needs and those of all our attendees.

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