Course Information

An Integrated U: Healing from Bench to Bedside UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative Inaugural Conference

Live Virtual Learning
Los Angeles, CA

November 05, 2021

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Integrative medicine blends Western medicine with complementary approaches to address the physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental factors that impact overall health. The UCLA Integrative Medicine Collaborative Conference, An Integrated U: Healing from Bench to Bedside, is a one-day CME conference offering healthcare providers, staff, students and the community the opportunity to review the latest evidence on the benefits of integrative medicine as an adjunct to traditional care. Faculty experts will highlight best clinical practices and review the latest research and scientific developments on the use of integrative medicine.

Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care physicians, specialists, mental health providers, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare providers interested in integrative medicine.

General Information

  • Attendees who attend the live virtual activity will receive a virtual meeting link and password to access the live virtual conference.
  • All registrants will be provided the opportunity to review recorded sessions up to 3 weeks following the conference.
  • Attendees will be awarded CME credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live activity. The recorded sessions are not certified for CME credit.

Course Fees

  • Health Care Provider/Staff: $150.00
  • Resident: $100.00
  • Student: $50.00

Enroll Online

To enroll, click here.

By Phone

Call (310) 794-2620 and use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover card.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information, expiration date and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by October 15, 2021 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Course Directors

Elizabeth Ko, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Rashmi Mullur, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Education Pillar Lead, UCLA Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Course Faculty

Ziva Cooper, PhD
Director, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Michael Eselun, BCC
Board Certified Chaplain, Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
Dr. John Glaspy Chaplain in Oncology Care
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Michael R. Irwin, MD
Cousins Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UCLA College of Letters and Sciences
Director, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
Director, Mindful Awareness Research Center, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Lynda and Stewart Resnick Endowed Chair in Human Nutrition
Director, Center for Human Nutrition
Chief, Division of Clinical Nutrition
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Andrew Shubov, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Inpatient Integrative Medicine
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Kirsten Tillisch, MD
Chief, Integrative Medicine, GLA VHA
Professor of Medicine
Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress & Resilience
Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Diana Winston
Director, Mindfulness Education at UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Guest Speakers

Gary W. Small, MD
Chair of Psychiatry, Hackensack University Medical Center
Physician in Chief, Hackensack Meridian Behavioral Health
Former Director, UCLA Longevity Center
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dean Ornish, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Founder/President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute
University of California, San Francisco

Friday, November 5, 2021

7:30 am PST Welcome & Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Elizabeth Ko, MD & Johnese Spisso, MPA
8:15 am What’s Preventing Us From Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease?
Gary Small, MD
8:45 am Cannabis: Pathway to Health, Placebo, or Peril?
Ziva Cooper, PhD
9:15 am Break & Exhibits
9:30 am Personalized Nutrition for Chronic Disease Management and Optimal Health
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
10:00 am Brain-Gut-Microbe Interactions: Who’s In Charge?
Kirsten Tillisch, MD
10:30 am Break & Exhibits
11:00 am Mindfulness Practice: An Integrative Approach to Promote Sleep Health, Augment Anti-Viral Immunity, and Reverse Inflammation
Michael Irwin, MD
11:30 am Complex Solutions for Complex Problems: East-West Medicine for Functional Disorders
Andrew Shubov, MD
12:00 pm When Cancer Calls Into Question Everything You Thought You Knew
Michael Eselun, BCC
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Mindfulness Experiential Session
Diana Winston
1:45 pm Primary Care Panel: Bringing IM into Your Practice
Moderator: Rashmi Mullur, MD
Panelists: Mihaela Taylor, MD, Edward Hui, MD & Elizabeth Ko, MD
3:00 pm Keynote Lecture: The Transformative Power of Lifestyle Medicine
Dean Ornish, MD
4:00 pm Adjourn and Reception

At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role of integrative medical approaches in healthy aging.
  • Describe the endocannabinoid system and the use of cannabis and cannabinoid products in the management of chronic pain.
  • Discuss nutrition as it relates to optimizing health, immunity, the gut microbiome and chronic disease management.
  • Counsel patients on the benefits of mindfulness based approaches in clinical care.
  • Recognize the use of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine techniques in the management of patients with complex medical conditions.
  • Appraise the use of integrative medical and spiritual approaches as a part of comprehensive cancer care.
  • Identify strategies to incorporate integrative medical techniques into personal and clinical practice.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.