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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

Date

Sat, June 22, 2013
8:30AM - 12:00PM
June 2013
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Location

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Main Auditorium, 1st Floor

Contact

310-582-6355
SSanchez@mednet.ucla.edu

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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