Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference (cIMc 2009): Focus on Mind-Body Medicine and Lifestyle Management

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    About the Conference Please join us at this CME conference to improve patient care and self care. Two-thirds of Americans use complementary and alternative medicine, a $42B market. Learn science and clinical application to manage stress and trauma healing via evidence-based mind-body therapies and self care/self-regulation.
    Dates: July 17, 2009 (Friday afternoon) to July 19, 2009 (Sunday afternoon)
    Location: WGR (Walter G. Reusch) Auditorium at the YMCA of the Rockies at Estes Park, Colorado, frequented by 250,000 visitors annually. Address: 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO
    Conference Check-in Time: July 17, 2009 from 4pm to 6pm. Keynote starts at 7pm.
Educational Credits:
  • CME: The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • CECH: The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. has approved 16 CECH Category 1 Credits (Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours in health education). Participants will receive credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Keynote Speaker: James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Clinical Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, GeorgetownUniversity School of Medicine, Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (2000-2002), Washington, D.C.
    Other Faculty/Speakers include*:
  • Sona Dimidjian, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
  • Judy A. Green, PhD, Biofeedback Therapist at Health Psychology Services, LLC., Emeritus Professor at Aims College in Greeley, Pioneer of Clinical Biofeedback Therapy, Golden, CO
  • Lisa Kaley-Isley, PhD, RYT, Chief of Psychology and Co-Director of the Integrative Health Clinic, The Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO
  • Jim Knipe, PhD, EMDR International Association Approved Instructor, Private Practice, Boulder, CO
  • James H. Lake, MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist, Chairman of the APA Caucus on Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Mental Health Care, Monterey, CA
  • Bennett Leslie, PsyD, Psychologist at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO
  • Lee Lipsenthal, MD, Founder and Director of the "Finding Balance in a Medical Life" Program and past President of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, Sausalito, CA
  • Rollin McCraty, PhD, Executive VP and Director of Research at the Institute of HeartMath, Boulder Creek, CA
  • David Rakel, MD, Medical Director, WW Integrative Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • Scott Shannon, MD, Author of Please Do Not Label My Child; Editor of Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine; Board Certified in General and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry; past President of the American Holistic Medical Association, Ft. Collins, CO
  • Marianne Wamboldt, MD, RYT, The Cannon Y. and Lyndia K. Harvey Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Children's Hospital; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Topics* and Syllabus*:
  • Mind-Body medicine is Heart of All Healthcare (Gordon)
  • Finding Balance in Health Care (Lipsenthal)
  • The Ecology of the Mind: An Overview of the Power of Our Mind in Physical Health (Shannon)
  • The Healer Within (Rakel)
  • The Science of Connection (Lipsenthal)
  • Trauma and Transformation: Getting Unstuck and Taking the Healing Journey (Gordon)
  • Guided Imagery Talk and Workshop (Rakel)
  • Qi Gong in Mental Healthcare (Lake)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Talk and Introduction Workshop (Leslie)
  • Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Overview; Research Support, Cautions, and Application Video (Knipe)
  • Biofeedback Therapy (Green)
  • The Relationship between Heart-Brain Dynamics, Positive Emotions, Coherence, Optimal Health and Cognitive Function (McCraty)
  • The Role of Spirituality and Religion on Mental Health (Lake)
  • Biofeedback Therapy Workshop (Green)
  • Mindfulness and Radical Acceptance in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Dimidjian)
  • Yoga Therapy for Pain, Fatigue, and Anxiety (Wamboldt, Kaley-Isley)
  • Practical Heart-Based Coherence Building Tools and Technologies for Improving Patient Outcomes (McCraty)
  • The clinical Application of Meditation for Mental Health (Dimidjian)
Hosted by: AlterMed Research Foundation
    Target Audience:
  • Physicians
  • Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals
  • Mental Health Counselors (psychologists, social workers, master level therapists, etc)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Professionals
  • General Public
  • Residents, Fellows, and Full-time Students
Conference Objectives*:
  • Describe the scope of mind-body medicine and its clinical applications in treatment and prevention.
  • Discuss the evidence-base for mind-body medicine.
  • Outline the rationale/physiology involved in mind-body self-regulation
  • List five health benefits of improved self-regulation.
  • Demonstrate selection of appropriate evidenced-based mind-body medicine treatment choices for patients.
Course Development Committee:
  • Scott Shannon, MD, cIMc Course Director and Faculty, Integrative Pediatric Psychiatrist and past President of the American Holistic Medical Association
  • Margaret Chesney, PhD, Professor in the Department of Medicine and the First Associate Director at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, Former Deputy Director of the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Lisa Corbin, MD, FACP, Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • Kerri Diamant, Founder and Executive Director of AlterMed Research Foundation
  • Kathleen Jones, MA, Lifestyle Medicine Faculty, Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program, Poudre Valley Health System
  • Physicians - $350
  • Nurses and Allied Health Professionals - $270
  • General Public - $225
  • Residents, Fellows, and Full-time Students (with letter for verification) - $200
Tuition Cancellation Policy*:
    Cancellation in-writing received (postmarked) before 6/17/09 will get full refunds minus $100 processing fee. No refunds (postmarked) after 6/17/09. Paid registration may be transferred to your alternate attendee if written request is confirmed by July 10, 2009.
    On Accommodations, July 17-19 is a very popular weekend at Estes Park. Quite a few events are happening then: horse show, string quartet/concert, craft show, etc. We have run out of our blocked rooms at YMCA for cIMc. You and your family/friends/colleagues are encouraged to book lodging if you have not already.
    To see if there are still vacancies at YMCA lodging at Estes Park, you can try or call 970-586-3341 x1010 Please mention that you are with Group 85608, July cIMc
    Off-site alternate lodging is listed below:
    Roadway Inn, 1-800-458-1182, mention July cIMc mind-body conference to get blocked room(s)
    For Estes Park Convention Visitors' Bureau, click HERE or call 1-800-44-ESTES for other lodging possibilities or information.
    For shuttle info from Denver International Airport (DIA), please check out or call (970)586-5151. Please allow 2 hours of driving time from DIA to YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park.
    For transportation within Estes Park, click HERE
    For Estes Park Activities, click HERE
    Directions to YMCA of the Rockies
    Map for driving from the Denver International Airport
    Map for finding the Walter G. Reusch Auditorium (Marker #34) at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center for conference registration (West entrance).
    Exhibit Hours (free to non-conference attendees also, $10 per day parking fee for non-YMCA lodging guests): 10am -6pm 7/18/09 and 10am -4pm 7/19/09
    Sponsors Acknowledgment
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In Commemoration of John Yu-Ping and Pauline Chi-Ping Lee
    Major Sponsors
    Linda and Steve Kommrusch
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