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3.14.2011

Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium

The Miller School’s fourth annual Integrative Medicine Symposium will take place on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at the U Wellness Center and Programs. The Symposium will open with a keynote address by Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, and will feature more than 24 accredited presentations, dozens of demonstrations, and tasting tables. Topics will include acupuncture, clinical nutrition, massage therapy, Alzheimer’s disease, stem cells, integrative medicine clinical services, pain management, environmental toxicity, holistic nursing and more. This year the University of Miami’s faculty members involved in integrative medicine are featured during the event along with nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their field.

On Saturday, the keynote speaker will be Mark Hyman, M.D., family physician and four-time New York Times bestselling author, followed by Margaret Christensen, M.D., of The Christensen Center for Whole Life Health in Dallas; Leonard Smith, M.D., medical director for ReNew Life Formulas; Wally Schmitt, D.C., DACBN, DIBAK, a specialist in kinesiology and chiropractic neurology; and John E. Lewis, Ph.D., research assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of research for the Division of Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the Miller School.

Demonstrations will include the latest technology in integrative medicine, acupuncture and Chinese pulse diagnoses, complimentary massages, and healing sound therapy. A series of tasting tables will introduce participants to a variety of health foods and snacks.

The fee is $20 for UM faculty and staff for Friday’s portion of the symposium, and registration for the lectures on Saturday is $25 for UM faculty and $125 for non-UM licensed health professionals. The symposium is approved for continuing medical education credits and continuing education units for medical professionals. For more information or to register, visit www.cam.med.miami.edu, or contact Ronald Kanka at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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