UCLA Campus    |   UCLA Health    |   School of Medicine Translate:
UCLA Health It Begins With U

Health and Medicine Newsroom

Print
Email

UCLA conference explores new trends and career opportunities in integrative medicine

Date: 01/31/2013
Contact: Rachel Champeau
WHAT:  
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.  
 
WHO:  
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
 
 
WHEN:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 
 
WHERE: 
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building auditorium
635 Charles Young Dr. South, Los Angeles 90095 (map)
 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Rachel Champeau | UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations | 310-794-0777
Sue Fan | UCLA Center for East–West Medicine | 310-794-0712
 
PARKING:
Visit the parking kiosk on Westwood Boulevard after entering the UCLA campus from the south.



Add a comment


Please note that we are unable to respond to medical questions through the comments feature below. For information about health care, or if you need help in choosing a UCLA physician, please contact UCLA Physician Referral Service (PRS) at 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) and ask to speak with a referral nurse. Thank you!


comments powered by Disqus