Special Events

Monday, April 15, 2019

Heart Centered Meditation

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Monday April 15, 2019 6:30 am- 7:30 am
With: Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Where: Plaza A
Who: Conference attendees only

Discussion - Books and Reading for Health (Depression/Grief/Loss)

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Monday April 15, 2019 during lunch 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
With: Denise Millstine, MD
Where: Golden Gate Ballroom – seating limited to 1 reserved table
What:  Do you enjoy reading? Do your patients/clients? Have you considered recommending (even prescribing!) books to improve healing?

Join us for a casual lunch discussion about addressing mental health issues through literary works – focused on fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction. Participants are encouraged to bring book recommendations to share.

Who: Conference attendees only

Pediatrics Interest Group Discussion

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Monday April 15, 2019 during lunch 12:15 pm-1:45 pm
With: Sanford Newmark, MD
Where: Golden Gate Ballroom – seating limited to 1 reserved table
What:  Pediatrics Interest Group Discussion

Who: Conference attendees only

Meet the Faculty Reception

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Monday, April 15, 2019 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: East Lounge
Who: Conference attendees only

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Heart Centered Meditation

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Tuesday 6:30 am- 7:30 am
With: Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Where: Plaza A
Who: Conference attendees only

Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) - Psychology, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine Informational Breakfast

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:30-7:30 am
Where: Union Square Room 19-20
What:  Stop by our Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) table to pick up an invitation to Tuesday’s informational breakfast about Integrative Medicine in Residency. Specifically, if you are a residency program director or faculty, join us to learn more about our Integrative Medicine in Residency 200-hour training curriculum for primary care and pediatric residents. Please join us to learn how you can bring this training to your campus. For those in attendance there are opportunities to win prizes!

Who: Invitation only. Please see the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine Admissions Table for a ticket to the meal.

Integrative Health & Lifestyle Program Informational Breakfast

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:30-7:30 am
Where: Union Square Room 22
What: Come have breakfast and learn about our 6-month, mostly online certificate program for healthcare professionals. We will share information about what you’ll learn and how we deliver the program, details around the application process, scholarship opportunities, and benefits of becoming an AWCIM alumni. You will have the opportunity to win prizes and ask questions to alumni and online education director. You will need a ticket from the admissions team in order to attend. Please come by the AWCIM programs booth to answer any questions you have about the program and see if you are eligible for a breakfast ticket.

Who: Invitation only. Please see the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine Admissions Table for a ticket to the meal.

Discussion - Books and Reading for Health (Anxiety/Stress)

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Tuesday April 16, 2019 during lunch 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
With: Denise Millstine, MD
Where: Golden Gate Ballroom – seating limited to 1 reserved table
What:  Do you enjoy reading? Do your patients/clients? Have you considered recommending (even prescribing!) books to improve healing?

Join us for a casual lunch discussion about addressing mental health issues through literary works – focused on fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction. Participants are encouraged to bring book recommendations to share.

Who: Conference attendees only

Fellowship in Integrative Medicine Informational Lunch

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:30-2:00 pm
Where: Union Square Room 22
What:  Visit our Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) exhibit table to pick up an invitation to Tuesday's informational lunch to learn more about our world-renowned Fellowship in Integrative Medicine. Please join Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson as she presents details on how you can enroll in this state-of-the-art distance-learning program and become part of the vibrant community transforming health care. Two $1500 scholarships and additional prizes will be given out to those present! Physicians (MDs and DOs), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmDs), Physician Assistants, and Advanced Practice Nurses are eligible to attend.

Who: Invitation only. Please see the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine Admissions Table for a ticket to the meal.

Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching Informational Lunch

(No CME credit available for this session.)

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:30-2:00 pm
Where: Union Square Room 15-16
What: Come join us for lunch and hear from graduates as well as the online education director about our IHWC certification program. We will discuss what integrative health and wellness coaching is, the two paths available, how we train online and via video calls, and assessment measures that ensure graduates are competent in coaching skills and processes. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, win prizes, and find out how you can join this new an upcoming field in healthcare. You will need a ticket from the admissions team in order to attend. Please come by the AWCIM programs booth to answer any questions you have about the program and see if you are eligible for a lunch ticket.

Who: Invitation only. Please see the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine Admissions Table for a ticket to the meal.

Psychedelics Panel Evening Program

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Continental Ballroom
What: A very special evening event, Psychedelic Stories – What the New Science of Psychedelics Means for Mental Health Care

Based on a series of promising, small scale studies, FDA has given approval for Usona Institute to proceed with a new drug development program for psilocybin for the treatment of major depressive disorder and has given approval to Compass Pathways to proceed with a similar program targeting treatment resistant depression. Although interest among clinicians and their patients is high, the vast majority of psychiatrists, psychologists and primary care physicians have no knowledge of the research base for these two agents. Physicians that treat mental health disorders are likely to field questions from patients about these novel agents. Because psychedelic medicines, such as psilocybin, have a long and complex history of human use—including widespread potential misuse in the 1960s-- clinicians also need to better understand the story of how the field has come to the place it finds itself in. This presentation will utilize a discussion format to explore the history of psychedelics, their current status and likely future clinical uses, should data collected to date be borne out in larger scale studies.

Featuring: Andrew Weil, MD, Charles Raison, MD, and Michael Pollan

Who: Conference attendees only

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Heart Centered Meditation

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Wednesday 6:30 am- 7:30 am
With: Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Where: Plaza A
Who: Conference attendees only

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 6:30 am – 7:30 am
With: Joanna Manqueros, LCSW
Where:  Golden Gate Ballroom
What: This is an optional, experiential, CE approved workshop that will allow participants to leave with specific asanas (movements) designed to address mood.  Bring your own yoga mat.
Who: Anyone attending the conference by updating your conference registration

Ceremony to Honor the Role of Community in Mental Health

(No CME credit available for this session)

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 12:20 pm – 12:40 pm
With Victoria Maizes, MD and Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Where:  Golden Gate Ballroom
What: Join Dr. Victoria Maizes and Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson as we gather for a simple ceremony during our Integrative Mental Health Conference.  We will come together to acknowledge the role of community in Mental Health and set the intention for improved mental health in our communities and in our health care organizations. This gathering is open to all IMHC participants.

 

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