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UCLA conference explores new trends and career opportunities in integrative medicine

Date: 01/31/2013
Contact: Rachel Champeau
Integrative medicine, which incorporates traditional healing techniques from the East with Western medicine, is helping to transform health care, and millions of Americans are now uisng alternative and complementary therapies to meet their health needs. 
This daylong UCLA conference will highlight future trends and introduce participants to the many career paths available in integrative medicine and related fields. The event will feature lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations by experienced practitioners and researchers. Topics will include clinical careers in integrative medicine, creative arts therapies, research and health care policy.
Undergraduates from the UCLA student group NCAM (Nutrition, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine) organized the conference with support from the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine.  
For more program information, parking and directions please visit the conference website.  
Featured speakers include:
John Weeks (keynote)
Writer and executive director of the Integrator Blog
Ka-Kit Hui, M.D., (keynote)
Founder and director of the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine
Ryan Abbott, M.D.
Southwestern Law School
Robert Carroll, M.D.
Past vice president of the National Association for Poetry Therapy
Erica Curtis
Licensed marriage and family therapist with clinical art therapy training
Pamela Dunne
Founding director of the Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles
Michael Goldstein, Ph.D.
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Mary Hardy, M.D.
UCLA Simms/Mann Center for Integrative Oncology
Ping Ho
Founding director, UCLArts and Healing
Edward Hui, M.D.
UCLA Center for East–West Medicine, general internal medicine
Suzie Kline, Ph.D.
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Bruce Naliboff, Ph.D.
UCLA Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress
Judith Pinkerton
Founder and president of Music 4 Life
Sonya Pritzker, Ph.D.
UCLA Center for East–West Medicine
Myles Spar, M.D.
Director of integrative medicine at the Venice Family Clinic
Lawrence Taw, M.D.
UCLA Center for East–West Medicine
Lora Wilson Mau
President of the California Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building auditorium
635 Charles Young Dr. South, Los Angeles 90095 (map)
Rachel Champeau | UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations | 310-794-0777
Sue Fan | UCLA Center for East–West Medicine | 310-794-0712
Visit the parking kiosk on Westwood Boulevard after entering the UCLA campus from the south.

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