Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference (cIMc 2011): Focus on Mind-Body Medicine and Lifestyle Management

To register, there are several ways. This event is over. Our deepest gratitude to all the speakers, attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers. We were wildly successful as a result. About the Conference Please join us at this exciting evidence-based CME conference to improve self-care and patient-care focusing on cutting-edge research and clinical practice for mind-body medicine and lifestyle management. Forty percent of Americans use complementary and alternative medicine, a ~$42B market. Our typical lifestyle today is leading to increasing rates of obesity and chronic illness. July cIMc 2011 will teach effective tools to manage anxiety, stress, pain, depression, and addictions via natural, effective, and culturally inclusive approaches to mindset, lifestyles and diet/nutrition to stay healthy and resilient. If you have early scientifically valid research results to share in the areas of our conference focus, please read the research poster application section (due May 31) on this page - top three candidates get free visibility and free conference tuition. Dates: July 15, 2011 (Friday 3pm) to July 17, 2011 (Sunday 6pm) Location: Assembly Hall (different building from 2009 conference) 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 15, 2011 from 4pm to 6pm. Keynote starts at 7pm.   Educational Credits:
  • CME: The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Non-physicians will receive a certificate of attendance for a maximum of 16.5 hours.
  • In Colorado for the 2011-2013 renewal cycle, mental health professionals (except for Certified Addiction Counselors Level I, Psychologists and Unlicensed Psychotherapists) need 40 Professional Development Hours (PDH) and you can start to accrue the hours starting July 1, 2011. PDH can be accrued under the coursework category (up to 20 PDH) including conferences. You can earn up to 16.5 PDH (hours can vary based on your learning development gap and work relevance) from the July 15-17 Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference. For authoritative applicability and requirements, see and also click on the relevant links for your profession under Continuing Professional Development Portfolio under Program Information section to the left of the page.
  • Approved 1.65 CEUs (equivalent to 16.5 clock hours) - credit issuance through CU-Denver for a $40 fee.
Keynote Speakers:
  • Richard J. Davidson, PhD, Vilas Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry, and Director of the Waisman Brain Imaging Lab, Lab for Affective Neuroscience, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Additional Speakers*:
  • Lisa Corbin, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Colorado Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
  • Sona Dimidjian, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Henry Emmons, MD, Author of Chemistry of Joy and Chemistry of Calm, Founding Board Member of International Network for Integrative Mental Health, Integrative Psychiatrist at The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, and Partners in Resilience, Northfield, MN
  • Rohini Kanniganti, MD, MSPH, Board Certified Family Physician and Integrative Practitioner at Boulder Family Medicine, studied Ayurveda in India, Guest Faculty with University of Colorado and University of Florida Schools of Medicine, Boulder, CO
  • Daniel Friedland, MD, President and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, Member of Board of Directors of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Medical Director of Barney and Barney (Insurance Brokerage), San Diego, CA
  • Steven Rondeau, ND, BCIA-EEG, Adjunct Faculty Member of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), Naturopathic Doctor at Wholeness Center, Fort Collins, CO
  • Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, Author of The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook and Audio Program The Joy of Eating Well (with Andrew Weil, MD); Host of radio show The Vital Life at (Health and Wellness Channel); Consultant for the eating disorder program at the Ranch near Nashville, Tennessee; Integrative Medicine Consultant for Eating Disorders, Addictions, Obesity and Mood Disorders; Denver, CO
  • 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; President of American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (2011-2013); past President of the American Holistic Medical Association, Founder & Holistic Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist at Wholeness Center, Fort 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 School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Titles for lectures/workshops* & Syllabus*:
  • Keynote #1: Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind: Neuroscientific Studies of Meditation (Davidson)
  • Keynote #2: Feet, Forks, and Fate (Katz) - Description: Lifestyle Intervention to Prevent Diabetes and Chronic Illness
  • Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit: Integrative Approaches to Eating Disorders (Ross)
  • Integrative Approaches to Mood Disorders (Shannon)
  • Resilience Training Workshop - An Integrative Approach to the Recovery and Prevention of Depression and Anxiety (Emmons)
  • Finding Balance in a Medical Life, a 3-hr Workshop (Friedland)
  • Integrative Therapies for Mental Health: Addictions and Eating Disorders Workshop (Ross)
  • Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine:Bridge over Troubled Waters & Holistic Care in Practice: Of Sum and Parts Workshop (Katz) - Description: Reconciling Evidence & Holistic Care in Practice
  • Using Nature and Wisdom to Sustain a Healthy Mood (Emmons)
  • Spirituality in Health Care (Shannon)
  • CAM We Talk: Discussing Integrative Medicine with Patients (Corbin)
  • Honoring the Bridge: The Integration of Evidence-Based Ayurveda and Western Medicine (Kanniganti)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the Prevention of Depressive Relapse Workshop (Dimidjian)
  • Yoga and Chronic Pain Workshop (Wamboldt)
  • EEG Neurofeedback for ADHD: A Review of Research, Methods, and Clinical Application (Rondeau)
  • Integrating Ayurveda into Everyday Life: An Evidence-Based Approach Workshop (Kanniganti)
Hosted by: AlterMed Research Foundation Target Audience:
  • Physicians
  • Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals
  • Mental Health Counselors (psychologists, LPCs, social workers, master level therapists, etc)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Professionals
Conference Objectives:
  • Identify latest evidence-based mind-body medicine and lifestyle management research
  • Apply appropriate mind-body and lifestyle medicine in clinical practice
  • Identify natural and effective approaches to personal resilience & prevent anxiety and depression
  • Identify proximal & root causes of and prevent obesity & related chronic illness
  • Implement a framework for discussion of complementary & alternative therapies with patients
Course Development Committee:
  • Scott Shannon, MD, cIMc Course Director and Faculty, President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (2011-2013)
  • 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 School of Medicine
  • Kerri Diamant, Founder and Executive Director of AlterMed Research Foundation
  • Physicians - $420
  • Nurses and Allied Health Professionals - $340
  • General Public (non-health professionals not requiring CME credits or certificate of attendance) - $295
  • Residents, Fellows, and Full-time Students (with letter for verification) - $245
Tuition Cancellation Policy*: Cancellation in-writing received (postmarked) before 6/15/11 will get full refunds minus $100 processing fee. No refunds (postmarked) after 6/15/11. Paid registration may be transferred to your designated alternate attendee of the same registrant type if written request is confirmed by July 8, 2011. Research Poster Session Application: Cancelled due to lack of diversity of submissions to meet the original intent of the conference committee. On Accommodations, July 15-17 is a very popular weekend at Estes Park. Quite a few events are happening then. You and your family/friends/colleagues are encouraged to book lodging as soon as possible. If you are interested to stay at YMCA of the Rockies, location of the conference, call (888) 613-9622 or (970) 586-3341 x 1010 or x1021 and mention you are with the July 15-17 cIMc Mind-Body Medicine Group. The day rate includes parking as well as 3 daily buffet meals starting dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Please bring your personal toiletries such as lotion, toothpaste, etc. If you are not able to get lodging at YMCA of the Rockies, check lodging availability in Estes Park (approximately 15 minute drive from conference location). see 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 Assembly Hall at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center for conference registration. Grant Acknowledgement The Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference (cIMc 2011): Focus on Mind-Body Medicine and Lifestyle Management was made possible with a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Sponsors & Exhibitors Interested sponsors and exhibitors - please contact We are so grateful for our generous sponsors.
  • Vision Graphics - Brochure and Speaker (Lisa Corbin, MD) Sponsor
  • Therapy Partner - Custom Welcome Reception Sponsor
  • Open Sky Wilderness Therapy - Major Sponsor and Co-sponsors of Richard Davidson, PhD, and David Katz, MD
  • Linda and Steve Kommrusch - Custom Individual Sponsors
Exhibitors & Research Poster Hours at Assembly Hall(different building from 2009 conference and with extended hours):
  • 7/15 3pm -10pm
  • 7/16 7:30am - 6pm
  • 7/17 8am - 4pm
Exhibitor spaces are limited. Here is our current list of exhibitors. Exhibitor set up is July 15 from 1pm to 3pm in the Assembly Hall of YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park Email for more exhibitor information.
  • Therapy Partner
  • Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
  • Neuroscience
  • Mentor Book Store
  • KHT Systems - Energy Medicine
  • Barry Helm Intuitive Bodywork and Metaphysical Healing
  • Aura Photo Reading and Gemstone Jewelry
  • LifeSpark Cancer Resources
  • The BioMat Store (Infrared Therapy)
  • Empirical Labs
  • Fundamental Physiology LLC / Mannatech
  • American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)
  • Opalstone, LLC
  • Mediral International, Inc.
  • Tomatex, LLC (distributor for SCENAR products)
  • Backcountry Productions
  • White Eagle Ranch - Courage to Change Ranch
  • Dr. Margot P. Nacey, Lic. Psychologist (brainspotting)
Additional Conference Information Interested volunteers - please contact *AlterMed reserves the right to change cIMc program content and faculty at any time Past Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference (cIMc 2009): Focus on Mind-Body Medicine
  • Sponsored by University of Colorado School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education
  • Over 250 attendees (1/3 physicians, 1/2 nurses& allied health professionals, rest are students and the public)
  • 95% of the survey respondents rated the conference quality to be very good or excellent
  • 91% of the survey respondents rated the conference usefulness to be very good or excellent
  • A few quotes from previous faculty and attendees: "Congrats on outstanding success of conference. Great marks!" from a MD "Brilliant conference. It was VERY worth my travel from Tennessee. Thank you for all the time, love, and energy you put into it." from a PhD "This conference was over the top, the speakers were such high caliber and cutting edge for us in the field." from a PhD
  • View details of 2009 conference