MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Margaret A. Chesney, PhD
The New Year has started off quickly! We welcome our 66th member, the University of Utah. With our new members from the states of Maine and Utah, we now have programs in 27 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. In today’s newsletter, you can read about the University of Utah’s extensive Integrative Medicine activities across their academic health center, including integrative oncology, family medicine and pediatrics.
ICIMH - 2016: Our upcoming International Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health is just around the corner. As I write this, some of our members are submitting "Late Breaker" abstracts. By definition, these abstracts include data that weren’t available this fall, insuring that the material presented this coming May will be as up-to-date as possible -- covering clinical, research, education and policy developments in our field. When registering, be sure to indicate if you are a member of the Consortium or one of the organizations co-sponsoring the Congress, to receive the lower rate.
Consortium Members Meeting - If you are a member of the Consortium, don’t forget to also register to attend the Members Meeting on May 15th and 16th, It promises to be a superb meeting with an emphasis on networking and new information. Rob Saper and the Program Committee have arranged for a Storyteller who will teach you new ways to talk about what you do and why it matters. There will be dynamic Working Group sessions, other breaking news, as well as a reception and dinner where the 2016 Bravewell Award will be presented and the Bravewell Collaborative will launch their Legacy Book. Register when you register to attend the Congress or send an email to Cathi Eifert at Cathi@imconsortium.org if you want to attend the Members Meeting but are not planning on attending the Congress. Details are available here.
The CME-Consortium Grand Rounds Webinars - These new webinars have been a great success! Recent lectures, which had close to 200 registrations are receiving great reviews. These lectures have covered topics including:
- Integrative Medicine Approaches to Brain Injury - by Maulik Purohit, MD, MPH
- Sound as Music Healing - by Tobi Fishel, PhD
- Mind-body Medicine & Genomics - by John Denninger, MD, PhD
Be sure to register in advance to receive CME Credit. If you miss a lecture, and are affiliated with a Consortium member institution, you can still listen to the webinar which is posted on the Consortium website.
Don’t miss the next CME-Grand Rounds on February 18th - on Ayurvedic Medicine - "The Ancient Roots of Integrative Medicine by Stuart Rothenberg, MD of the Maharishi Ayurveda Association of America. The live webinar is open to members and non-members of the Consortium.. Watch for the announcement or sign up here.