International Congress for Clinicians in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ICC-CIM)
Organization: Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and Northwestern
|Event Date/Time: Oct 29, 2013 / 12:00 pm - (CST)||End Date/Time: Oct 31, 2013 / 12:00 pm - (CST)|
On October 29-31, 2013, the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine will host the inaugural International Congress for Clinicians in Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Omni Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. We expect more than 250 clinicians and trainees from around the world to attend. The organizers invite all disciplines and professions engaged in integrative medicine and health to participate.
ICC-CIM is designed to explore the clinical frontiers of a wellness-based healthcare system supported by individuals and teams practicing holistic, integrative medicine incorporating both complementary and conventional medical strategies. At the conclusion of the Congress, participants will be able to:
1. create an environment where science-informed best practices of holistic and integrative medicine utilizing both CAM and conventional modalities and disciplines can be shared and discussed;
2. explore sustainable clinical and financial models for an integrative patient centered wellness/medical home utilizing the above approach;
3. provide opportunities for clinicians of all types to experience and learn new approaches to the optimization of patients' health and the reversal and treatment of chronic disease.
This is designed for medical professionals with an interest in the use of preventive and integrative medical approaches.
Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D.
Director, VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation
Veterans Health Administration, USA
Tracy W. Gaudet, MD, became Director of the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) in January 2011. The mission of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is “to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.” She came to VA from Duke University Medical Center where she served as Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine, a position she held since 2001.
Dr. Gaudet is a recognized leader in the transformation of healthcare. She speaks nationally through venues ranging from The Institutes of Medicine to The Oprah Show. She has been featured in numerous national media, including the PBS nationally acclaimed special entitled “The New Medicine,”and was named by Shape magazine as one of the eleven women who shape the world. In July of 2011, Dr. Gaudet was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare 2011” by Modern Healthcare.
"Integrative Algorithms of Care Utilizing Artificial Intelligence Decision Support Tools"
Joseph Pizzorno, ND
SaluGenecists, Inc., USA
Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined in 1978. A licensed naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesman, he is the founding president of Bastyr University, Editor-in-Chief ofIntegrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Functional Medicine, co-founder and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, member of the Board of Science Counselors for the Gateway for Cancer Research and Chair of the Science Board of Bioclinic Naturals. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors, the most recent being Clinician of the Year (2012) by the Natural Products Association. He is author or co-author of 10 books, including the widely acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine and best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (new editions in 2012) and the newly released,Clinical Pathophysiology, A Functional Perspective.