|Through the Center|
The Continuum Center for Health and Healing currently offers an elective rotation in Integrative Medicine for 3rd and 4th year medical studients. Under the supervision of Dr. Kligler and Dr. Lee, these students spend a month at the Center observing the practice and carrying out a research project of their own choosing.
In addition, Drs. Kligler, Merrell and Lee are involved with the curriculum committee at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), working to include more teaching on the integrative approach into the undergraduate curriculum. This academic year there are new offerings in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course and in the Pharmacology of Alternative Approaches to Asthma at the AECOM. More new offerings will be added next year.
Over the past three years, the Beth Israel Medical Center Residency Program in Urban Family Practice has offered its residents a required curriculum in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the month of February. The centerpiece of this curriculum is a one-month required block rotation in CAM in the second year of the residency program. In September 1999, the program instituted this required month rotation in CAM for the first time under the direction of course director Dr. Benjamin Kligler. This one month experience brings all the second year Family Medicine residents together for a four week block. During this time, participants receive twenty hours per week of didactic/experiential education in herbal medicine, hypnotherapy/mind-body medicine, nutritional medicine and osteopathic manipulation. The faculty for the month is interdisciplinary and includes nursing professionals, CAM practitioners, and physician faculty. The overall goal for the month is to have residents develop a basic understanding of each of the four modalities above, at a level sufficient to allow them to intelligently consider integrating these modalities into their discussions with their primary care continuity patients.
The initial two days of the course are focused on issues of cultural diversity and sensitivity, an assessment of patients health beliefs, and on research issues in the area of CAM. This is followed by four to five mornings on each of the four major modalities covered. The course as a whole revolves around a system approach, using the cardiovascular and respiratory systems as a model. This systems approach allows for a more coherent overview of the modalities. Because it is felt that direct experience is the most effective teacher for physicians attempting to learn about CAM, the teaching in this course is largerly experiential, involving extensive practice periods in which residents implement their new skills with each other in role plays and sample cases. This required CAM month is the first residency program of its kind in the US and has been extremely well received. Many programs from around the nation have contacted us to request copies of our syllabus and our course schedule. Our experience with the first year was presented in May 2000 at the National Meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
|Continuing Medical Education in Integrative Medicine|
The Center for Health and Healing is offering a year-long CME course with over 200 hours of didactic training, case conferences and clinical apprenticeship in integrative medicine and CAM. This evidence-based program will meet two half-days a week. It will provide physicians with an in-depth knowledge base in both the modalities of CAM and the therapeutic applications of these modalities as they relate to specific medical problems and to the prevention of disease. Course Directors are Dr. Roberta Lee and Dr. Benjamin Kligler.
For information on this program please contact Holly Lynton at 646 935-2243
An Introduction to Integrative Medicine: Professional Training in Principles for Practice
September 16 September 18, 2005
Workshop includes presentations by many Center for Health and Healing Practitioners, the medical director and executive director.
Telephone: 800 944-1001
|Online Academic Educational Modules in Integrative Medicine|
University of Minnesota
Center for Health & spirituality
Healthcare Professional Series: Online Modules
Offers an introduction to various topics in the field of complementary therapies and healing practices. Each of the eight modules takes from 1 to 3.5 hours to complete, and is organized into short sections.
Modules: Overview to Complementary Therapies and Healing Practices; Culture, Faith Traditions, and Health; Introduction to Botanical Medicines; Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis; Spirituality in healthcare; Traditional Chinese Medicine; Introduction to Clinical Aromatherapy; Healing Touch.
All modules feature content written by subject matter experts and reviewed by a faculty team from the schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota. The learning objectives for the modules support the following competencies: ACGME for Medical Education, AACN for Nursing education, and AACP for Pharmacy education.
Program for Holistic and Integrative Medicine
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Online course on more than 100 herbs and dietary supplements. Developed by Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and funded by a grant from the national Library of Medicine at the National institutes of Health. It includes 40 self-instructional modules about common clinical conditions in which patients might use herbs and supplements, an online discussion group and links to further information from academic centers and the federal government.
The course is evidence-based and is aimed at educating physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists and other health professionals.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH
Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Via web casts, each year two leading figures in science and medicine speak about their unique perspectives on the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The lectures address the evolution of CAM practice and research and the current use of CAM by the public.
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Program in Integrative Medicine Online Education Courses
Web-based courses on various topics in Integrative Medicine include online material, required and recommended reading, virtual patients and a 3-CD set of interviews.
Nutrition & Health Series covers the fundamentals of diet and nutrition including a comprehensive review of the current literature and interactive clinical scenarios. Modules include Nutrition & Cardiovascular Health and Nutrition & Cancer. A new online session begins the 15th of each month.
Botanical & Health Series covers the use of botanical medicine to treat and prevent disease. Modules include Botanicals Foundations, Botanical & Womens Health, Botanicals & the Gastrointestinal System.
Clinical Integration Series evidence-based clinical approaches to a variety of disorders including asthma, cardiovascular health, depression, prostate and testicular cancers, and womens health.
Southern Cross University and the University of Queensland
The Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education & Research
Offers an online conference series entitled Complementary Medicine and Health Education. The current Online Forum is Evidence-based Practice & Complementary Medicine, June 24-July 1, 2005, Registration June 22. The forums are aimed at health educators, students and practitioners from orthodox, integrative and complementary healthcare backgrounds and serve to provide an opportunity for a wider discussion of issues related to evidence-based practice and complementary medicine.
|Other National Programs|
Many U.S. Universities are now offering courses in this field. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine publishes an ongoing list of these courses on a yearly basis entitled MD Programs in the United States with Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education Opportunities: An Ongoing Listing This list is regularly uptdated by B. Bhattacharya on the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine web site at http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/rosenthal/Med_Courses.asp.
Bachelor of Sciences in Herbal Sciences Program
The first accredited herbal sciences degree program in the U.S.
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Training in Mind-Body Medicine
Herbert Benson, M.D.
641 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Montefiore Medical Center
Residency Program in Social Medicine
Ellen Tattleman, M.D.
Valentine Lane Family Practice
503 S. Broadway
Bronx, NY 10705
University of California Irvine, College of Medicine
St. Lukes Hospital and Academy of Pain Research
Traditional Chinese Herbal medicine Course for Physicians
May 31 December 7, 2005
200/250 credit hours
University of Washington
Residency Program in Family Medicine
Ambulatory Pediatric Medicine
Joseph N. Scardapane, M.D.
Swedish Medical Center
747 Broadway, P.O. Box 14999
Seattle, WA 98114-0999
Center for Alternative Medicine Research
David M. Eisenberg, MD
Beth Israel Hospital Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health
Two-Year Post-doc Research Fellowship in Religion and Health
Emory University School of Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Complementary Alternative Medicine in Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology, Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Human Movement Studies
Charles M. Epstein, M.D.
The Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
two year fellowship among six health care institutions in Portland
Katherine J. Riley, Ed.D.
University of Arizona School of Medicine
Fellowship in Program in Integrative Medicine
Andrew Weil, M.D./ Victoria Maizes, M.D.
Department of Medicine, PO Box 245-153
Tucson, Arizona 85724-5153
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Fellowship in Pain/Complementary Medicine
Brian Berman, M.D.
Division of Complementary Medicine
Kernan Hospital Mansion
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore MD 21207-6697
|Through the Center|
For a complete listing of all Center courses and programs please visit the Calendar of Classes and Events in the Center section of this web site.
|Other National Programs and Conferences|
Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine:
Medical Acupuncture for Physicians
Spring-Fall 2005 Program
Marina del Rey, California
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Helms Medical Institute
300 hour primary care pathway or 220 hour pain management pathway
Accredited for CME by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, UCLA School of Medicine
Society of Acupuncture Research, 12th annual conference
October 21-23, 2005
13th International Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine 2005
Laqs Vegas, Nevada
December 9-12, 2005
Telephone: 800 558-1267
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Course for Physicians
University of California Irvine, College of Medicine, St. Lukes Hospital & Academy of Pain Research
May 31-December 7, 2005
San Francisco, CA
200-250 credit hours includes at-home study and 8-day practical sessions in San Francisco (Sept. 10-17, 2005).
Alternative Medicine in Cancer: Opening Doors to Research
NCIs Best Case Series Program
Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Cancer Institute, NIH
An online Continuing Medical Education Opportunity
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
40th annual meeting
October 27-30, 2005
Telephone: 316 684-5500
Eco-Metropolis Conference: Toward a Green, Just, Sustainable Greater NYC
CUNY Graduate Center, NY
November 11-12, 2005
Telephone: 212 817-8215
National Center for Homeopathy
Summer Homeopathy Course
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
Introductory Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis for Licensed Professionals
Begins October 6, 2004. Ten Wednesdays from 8-10 am.
sataisfies 20 Credit Hours toward American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) certification.
The American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine
Las Vegas, Nevada
December 9-12, 2005.
Over 51 hours of category 1 AMA/PRA credits for continuing education will be available.
American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)64th International Eductional Conference
Scientific INtegrative Medicine: Advancing Health Horizons
November 9-13, 2005
Integrative Medicine for Healthcare Organizations
February 16-18, 2006
San Diego, CA
Telephone: 707 644-1181
In Mind-Body Medicine:
Academy for Guided Imagery 18th Annual Conference
The Power of Suggestion: Making Something Come True By Believing In Its Possibility
November 3-6, 2005
Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA
CME/CEU with Jeanne Achterberg, David Bresler, Ken Pelletier, Candace Pert and more
Internship Program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Center for Mindfulness
University of Massachusetts
A 12 session program
Tel: (508) 856-2000
MIND & LIFE XIII
Investigating the Mind 2005
Co-hosted by Georgetown University Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
November 8-10, 2005
DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC
MindBodySpirit Medicine Professional Training Program
January 29 February 4, 2006
Sponsored by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Spirituality and Healing in Medicine
Harvard Medical School Dept. of Continuing Education
December 10-11, 2005
Telephone: 617 384-8600
New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Saturday October 1, 2005 8:00am to 6:00pm
Lighthouse International Conference Center
111 59th Street, New York
Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
November 28 December 3, 2005
San Diego, CA
Also March 6-11, 2006
The Energy of Food
Chicago Botanic Garden and Museum of Contemporary Art
November 29, 2005
The Healing Power of Food
December 13, 2005
Telephone 847 835-8261
Food as Medicine
Center for Mind-Body Medicine, University of Minnesota and Georgetown University School of Medicine
June 10 June 16, 2006
Telephone: 202 966-7338 ext 216
The Osteopathic Approach to Inflammation
Zinaida Pelkey, D.O.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
New York City Chapter of the American Holistic Medical Association
Beth Israel Medical Centers Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square East (between Park Ave and 14th St), 2nd floor conference room
Annual Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference
Incorporating Evidence-Based Complementary/Alternative Medicine into Clinical Practice
Sponsored by the Center for Spirituality and Healing, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine
American Holsitic Veterinary Medical Association
20th annual conference
September 17-20, 2005
Telephone: 410 569-0795