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Oct 2017


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2017 AIHM Annual Conference - Academy Of Integrative Health & Medicine






Event Overview:

AIHM’s Annual Conference has emerged as the Integrative Health & Medicine Conference of the Year.

The AIHM Annual Conference is central to AIHM’s vision and community. Each fall, we gather to learn from visionaries in integrative health and medicine, earn meaningful CME/CEU credits, build interprofessional networks, dream, plan and partake in fellowship.

Highlights at this transformative multi-day event include: Meaningful CME/CE, in-depth clinical tracks, high-yield experiential workshops and excellent networking opportunities - all in a healing setting. We hope to see you in San Diego!

Target Audience
Medical doctors, family practice doctors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists, homeopaths, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, nutritionists, midwives, pharmacists, dentists, licensed herbalists, massage therapists, health coaches, and many more. AIHM is the most established community of integrative/holistic clinicians in the world.

About AIHM:

Membership. Education. Fellowship.

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) is a global, interprofessional, member organization that educates and trains clinicians in integrative health and medicine to assure exemplary health care. AIHM’s training incorporates evidence-based research, emphasizes person-centered care and embraces global healing traditions. By combining science and compassion, AIHM is transforming health care.


Oct 22   
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Opening Keynote & General Sessions 
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Breakout Sessions 
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch | AIHM Fellowship Luncheon
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM Breakout Sessions 
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM General Session 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Holistic Happy Hour & Expo Grand Opening
Oct 23   
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Breakfast & Morning Movement
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM General Sessions 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Posters on Display
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Break and View Exhibits
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM General Session 
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Professions Workshops
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch and View Exhibits
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Poster Walk - Meet the Researches
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Breakout Sessions 
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Break and View Exhibits
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM General Sessions 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Research Poster Reception and Award Ceremony - Sponsored by SCU
Oct 24   
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Breakfast & Morning Movement
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM General Sessions 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Posters on Display
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Poster Walk - Meet the Researches
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions 
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch and View Exhibits
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM General Session 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Break and View Exhibits
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions 
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM People, Planet, Purpose Gala
Oct 25   
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast & Morning Movement
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Regional & Chapter Meetings
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM General Sessions 

Keynote Speakers

Dave Rakel

MD, Professor & Department Chair, Family & Community Medicine, University of New Mexico

The Health Clinic of the Future: Dr. Welby meets Dr. Watson

Evolving medical innovations, changes in physician and patient attitudes, and emerging models in clinic transformation all lend themselves to a re-visioning of how patient care is delivered. In this future-focused keynote, you will:

  • Understand how technology will change what the clinician needs to be good at for the health clinic of the future
  • Highlight technological advances and how they will enhance our delivery of care
  • Review the latest research on how being human with one another (The Compassionate Connection) can improve health outcomes
  • Learn how to use these tools to bring more joy back into health care delivery and empower our patients to find their own health.

Dr. Rakel started his career near the Teton Mountains in Driggs, Idaho where he was in rural private practice for five years before completing a two-year residential fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He was the founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine Program and associate professor in the department on family medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He is now the Professor and Chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Rakel is editor of the text, Integrative Medicine with the 4th edition in progress and he is co-editor of the Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th and 9th editions. He is editor-in-chief of for Primary Care. He has received NIH funding to study the placebo effect and to incorporate healing modalities into medical school curricula. He has been awarded a number of teaching awards including the Baldwin E. Lloyd clinical teacher award, the UW Department of Family Medicine faculty excellence award, the Marc Hansen lecture award, the resident teacher-of-the-year award and the Leonard Tow award for compassionate care. He has also been accepted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Alan R. Gaby


Nutritional Medicine: The Good, the Bad, and The Controversial

The presentation will discuss how to use dietary modifications and nutritional supplements safely and effectively for the treatment of a wide range of physical and mental disorders. The presentation will also discuss controversies, misinformation, and myths related to certain nutritional supplements, particularly vitamin D and folic acid.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase their use of dietary modifications and nutritional supplements for the treatment of common health conditions.
  • Cite relevant published research related to the use of dietary modifications and nutritional supplements for the treatment of common health conditions.
  • Be able to discuss controversies related to the reliability of laboratory tests for vitamin D status and related to the use of large doses of vitamin D in clinical practice.

Dr. Gaby received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, his M.S. in biochemistry from Emory University, and his M.D. from the University of Maryland. He was in private practice for 19 years, specializing in nutritional medicine. He is past-president of the American Holistic Medical Association and gave expert testimony to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine on the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements. He is the author of Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis (Prima, 1994) and The Doctor’s Guide to Vitamin B6 (Rodale Press, 1984), co-author of The Patient’s Book of Natural Healing (Prima, 1999), and has written numerous scientific papers in the field of nutritional medicine.

He has been the contributing medical editor for the Townsend Letter for Doctors since 1985, and was contributing editor for Alternative Medicine Review from 1996 to 2010. He was professor of nutrition and a member of the clinical faculty at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, from 1995 to 2002. He is Chief Science Editor for Aisle 7 (formerly Healthnotes, Inc). In 2011, he completed a 30-year project, the textbook Nutritional Medicine, and has recently completed the updated Second Edition of the book (

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