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Empowering, Engaging and Educating: What Every Rheumatology Patient Needs to Know

Category: Rheumatology

Cost/Fee: $50 per person, $40 for students, seniors, UCLA staff and UCLA 50 Plus Members


Sat, June 22, 2013
8:30AM - 12:00PM
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UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Main Auditorium, 1st Floor



Event Description

Four of today’s leading physician researchers share their combined wisdom in the field of integrative rheumatology. A Question & Answer session will immediately follow each presentation.

8:30 - 9:15 am Integrative Rheumatology – Empowering Patients To Take Charge for Optimum Health

Presented by Mihaela Taylor, MD

Learn about new perspectives on the role of central pain syndrome in rheumatologic disorders including primary & secondary fibromyalgia,

osteoarthritis, connective tissue disorders & rheumatoid arthritis. Updates on the emerging field of integrative rheumatology and the impact of vitamin D, exercise, meditation and sleep on immune system function with implications for health and illness.

9:15 - 10:00 am Fibromyalgia —Myths vs. Reality

Presented by Ami Ben-Artzi, MD

A critical and in-depth review of the current understanding of the disease—why certain treatments work and others do not.

10:00 - 10:45 am East-West Medicine and Inflammation

Presented by Lawrence Taw, MD

A transformative joint venture that explores the prevalence of integrative medicine for rheumatologic conditions, understanding inflammation through the lens of traditional Chinese medicine and learn the latest lifestyle interventions for self-care.

10:45 - 11:30 am Digging Deeper Into The Mind-Body Connection

Presented by Dr. Stephen Sideroff

Understanding the stress-disease connection, learn how stress and emotions lead to autonomic dys-regulation and physical symptoms and review the many practical ways to restore self-regulation, relax, gain resilience and bring optimal health

11:30 - Panel Discussion and Q & A

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