Conference & Event Announcements

17th Annual International Energy Psychology Conference

May 28 to May 31, 2015
Reston, VA

One of our founding members, Dr. Hyla Cass, will be speaking here on Nutrition is Energy Medicine: 7 Essential Nutritional Interventions Every Energy Psychology Practitioner Should Know

44th Annual Orthomolecular Medicine Today Conference

April 24 to April 26, 2015

Our member, Dr. Hyla Cass, will be speaking on “The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free”. She will also be honored by being admitted to the International Orthomolecular Medicine Organization’s Hall of Fame for her significant contribution to the field.

Medicine Beyond Medication Conference (Universal Health Solutions)

October 24-25, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

This conference will present attendees with the opportunity to hear keynote presentations by well-known experts in the field of integrative medicine.  Highlights of the conference include dialogue between attendees and speakers through panel and small group discussions; the opportunity to experience ñ firsthand ñ holistic integrative practices including acupuncture, massage therapy, Healing Touch,  Healing in American, and BioMat therapy; quality time to network with keynotes and fellow attendees, build relationships with like-minded practitioners and share best practices; and experience America’s only Medical Mile, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Fourth International Conference on Holistic Medicine

October 24-26, 2014
Kottayam, Kerala, India
Hotel National Park

This is a joint conference between Europe and India.  The main aim of the conference is to help participants develop a holistic approach to the treatment of various diseases. The present Euro-India conference will cover recent advances in a wide variety of areas that include modern and traditional healing in the areas of botanical medicine, physical interventions (such as yoga, massage, and chiropractic), and whole medical systems (such as Ayurveda, allopathic medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine).  A variety of physical disorders will be addressed including arthritis, allergies, diabetes, and cancer.

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Third Annual Integrative Approach to Psychiatric Mental Health Care

October 10, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Commons Hotel

This conference will acquaint professionals who provide mental health care with integrative therapies that can be incorporated into their clinical practice and mental health care settings.  Upon completion of the conference, participants should be able to describe integrative mental health and potential integrative strategies that can be shared with individuals who are at risk for or experiencing mental health/psychiatric problems; identify strategies for incorporating integrative mental health care approaches into current mental health care settings, and express the value of integrative approaches for maintaining personal health and well-being.

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Integrative Medicine for Mental Health 5th Annual Conference

September 19-21, 2014
San Antonio, Texas
Grand Hyatt, San Antonio

This international conference will explore the field of Integrative Medicine in the treatment of mental health. A few of the diverse topics covered include: learning how to approach to investigating and addressing persistent mental and physical chronic illness; gaining familiarity with physiologic imbalances, modifiable through diet and lifestyle interventions that can manifest as depression and anxiety such as thyroid imbalance, dysglycemia, and food intolerance;  gaining knowledge about various detoxification interventions which facilitate elimination of toxicant bioaccumulation; and understanding how Transcranial Magnet Stimulation (TMS) may be used for the treatment of depression.

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The Integrative Psychiatry Series 2014 (Health Masters Live – INIMH)

Weekly beginning Tuesday, March 4, 2014 for 8 weeks
This is an online seminar

The INIMH is pleased to announce this upcoming webinar series, which will share cutting-edge information on integrative approaches to common mental illnesses.  Leaders in integrative mental health, including INIMH Board Members, will be presenting webinars on their areas of specialization.  Topics will include addiction, bipolar disorder, as well as pain and insomnia.  This series is aimed at both primary care and mental health practitioners.

Scheduled sessions include:
1. Dr Jerome Sarris – Integrative Model of Psychiatry and Depression
2. Dr James Lake – Integrative Treatments for Bipolar Disorder
3. Dr Scott Shannon – Nutrition, Diet and the Microbiome in Mental Health
4. Dr Henry Emmons – Lifestyle and Insomnia
5. Dr Hyla Cass – Nutrient Therapies for Addiction
6. Dr Ronald Glick – Management of Pain and Fatigue in Mental Health Conditions
7. Dr Judith Pentz – Integrative Treatments for Altered Mental States in Late Teens and Young Adults
8. Dr Chanel Helgason – Mind Body Medicine and Mental Health

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13th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (American Botanical Council)

April 15-17, 2014
Oxford, Mississippi
University of Mississippi

The focus of the 13th ICSB is to discuss approaches for post market surveillance, risk and safety assessment, quality control and adverse event reporting (AER) for botanical dietary supplements (BDS) and natural products, as well as regulatory aspects with perspectives from government, manufacturers and trade associations. To this end, the program will include relevant presentations from members of CFSAN/FDA, government officials, major trade associations and industry representatives discussing pressing topics that affect BDSs and their impact on consumers.

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Focus on Brain Health: Integrative Healthcare Symposium

September 19-20, 2014
Hollywood, Florida
Westin Diplomat

This Integrative Healthcare Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals dedicated to improving patient care and defining the future of integrative health care. This two day intensive on Brain Health will provide an objective educational forum in which to present and discuss new clinical developments, emerging protocols, best practices and leading edge treatment options.
Conference highlights include:  discovering emerging diagnostic tests and evaluations that help you develop comprehensive treatment plans, understanding how to incorporate and utilize integrative therapies to improve patient outcomes, and learning how to immediately incorporate what you’ve learned into your practice.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to network with other healthcare practitioners from various disciplines.  CME credits are available.

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American Psychiatric Association 167th Annual Meeting

May 3-7, 2014
New York, NY

The dynamic nature of mental health means you need to stay on top of advances to better serve your patients. What better way to do this than to learn from the world’s largest and longest-serving psychiatric organization? The voice and conscience of modern psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association currently represents 36,000 psychiatrists globally. Our member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders.
Attend this year’s 167th Annual Meeting in New York City, the cultural capital of the world, to get insight into the tools and in-depth knowledge you need to improve your patient care. The APA Annual Meeting was established in 1844. With over 150 years of success, it remains the premier gathering in psychiatry today because it delivers maximum value. The Scientific Program will feature a variety of innovative sessions and inspiring Courses with tracks focusing on changing the practice and perception of psychiatry. The Annual Meeting is not just a meeting, it is a complete experience of continual growth engaging you to learn from renowned experts, earn credits, build peer relationships, discover ground-breaking technology, and understand new therapies and treatment options.
*An Integrative Medicine track will be published in the APA’s 2014 Program Guide and within the smartphone app.  A preliminary listing of the May 2014 Scientific Sessions pertinent to CAM are now published on the APA CAM Caucus website here:  For questions, email

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11th Annual Nutrition & Health Conference

May 5 – 7, 2014
Addison, Texas
InterContinental Dallas Hotel

Nutrition & Health: State of the Science and Clinical Applications is the premier nutrition conference for health professionals in the U.S. Presented by Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the conference assembles internationally-recognized researchers, clinicians, educators, and chefs, all of whose work focuses on the interface between nutrition and healthful living. You will leave understanding the links between nutrition, disease and health to better advise patients on nutritional recommendations that improve their conditions.

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International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

May 13-16, 2014
Miami, FL – Hyatt Regency
The International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health focuses on the evidence base in the practice of Integrative Medicine. We expect more than 1,200 researchers, clinicians, and trainees from around the world to attend. The Congress organizers invite individuals from all disciplines and professions engaged in integrative medicine and health to attend.

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Center for Mind Body Medicine Food As Medicine

June 5-8, 2014
Redwood City, CA
Sofitel San Francisco Bay

This universally acclaimed professional training program provides health professionals with the foundation they need to effectively integrate nutrition into clinical practice—and their own lives. Food as Medicine’s remarkable faculty includes the country’s leading lifestyle medicine clinicians and researchers as well as some of our most gifted holistic nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, patient advocates, and chefs. Participants will leave grounded in the fundamentals of sound nutrition, knowledgeable about cutting-edge research, and prepared to confidently and compassionately guide their patients toward practical life-giving healthy nutrition. Delicious, whole-foods meals are served during the training along with lively food demos that further inspire a meaningful nutritional transformation.

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2nd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology

July 16 Pre-conference Workshops; July 17 & 18, 2014 Conference
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Fairmont Chateau Laurier

The conference will bring together internationally-renowned researchers in positive psychology, positive psychology practitioners, clinicians, educators and teachers, business consultants, coaches and the general public from across Canada and the world. The goal is to share leading-edge research and best practices in the application of positive psychology across disciplines. The conference will enable attendees to explore different formats and approaches for integrating positive psychology into their life and workplace, obtain practical positive psychology strategies and activities, dialogue with other experts, researchers, and practitioners, and expand their knowledge on the latest research in positive psychology.

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5th Annual Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference

September 19-21, 2014
San Antonio, TX

This international conference will explore the field of Integrative Medicine in the treatment of mental health, autism, and related disorders. The current trial-and-error, poly-pharmacy approach to the treatment of psychiatric disorders may not work for everyone. Research studies have revealed that many disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, and autism spectrum disorders often have dietary and biological causes which contribute to symptoms. Patients have better outcomes when these causes are successfully addressed and treated through a combination of specialized testing and nutritional therapies, even in combination with traditional approaches.
A comprehensive overview of biological testing, designed to detect underlying health issues that contribute to imbalanced brain chemistry and behavioral abnormalities will be presented. Practical clinical applications of nutritional therapies for the treatment of mental illness and autism will be presented in detail during this conference. Pharmacological treatments and interactions will also be addressed. Numerous case studies will be presented to demonstrate how individuals respond to integrative treatments. Overall, the main focus of this conference is to give practitioners a whole body approach to successfully diagnose underlying issues contributing to the manifestations of neurological, social, and behavioral disorders. In addition, the integrative treatments for these disorders will be presented in detail.

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Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis – 65th Annual Workshops and Scientific Session

October 8-12, 2014
San Antonio, TX
The St. Anthony, A Wyndham Hotel

Additional details available in 2014.

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Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training Program (Center for Mind-Body Medicine)

October 11-15, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Mind-Body Medicine is the Center’s core program that has been offered around the world for 20 years, providing health professionals with the tools they need to become more effective clinicians and to find more meaning in their work. During the intensive 5-day training, the extraordinary faculty teaches the science of mind-body medicine in plenary sessions and techniques for self-awareness and self-expression in supportive small groups — the Center’s unique model for learning and support. Topics and techniques covered include meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback & autogenic training, breathing & movement, and self-expression through words & drawings.

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