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 Saturday, October 12
 
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Registration & Badge Pick-up Open
Stop by the AIHM registration booth, located just outside of the Harbor Island Ballrooms, to pick-up your name badge and tote bag.
 
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM    Opening Ceremony & Fellowship Graduation
Join us for the official opening ceremony of the 6th Annual AIHM People, Planet, Purpose Conference in beautiful San Diego. This event features a special candle lighting, a gong performance, remarks from Dr. Gladys McGarey, and the presentation of the AIHM Fellowship graduating class.

With special guests: Liza Goldblatt, PhD, MHA/PA; Gladys McGarey, MD, MD(H); Teri Wilder; and Nicholas “Dr. Nick” Yphantides, MD, MPH
 
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM    General Sessions

Redesigning Healthcare Around Purpose & Meaning
Tracy Gaudet, MD

The Radical Redesign of Healthcare: The VA Whole Health System Transformation
Kavitha Reddy, MD, FACEP, ABOIM
Alison Whitehead, MPH, RYT
 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM    Lunch Break*
Use this time to grab lunch and nourish your body.

*Meal pass required for all conference lunches.
 
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM    General Sessions

Integrating Integrative Health Across an Institution
Shaista Malik, MD, PhD, MPH

Disparities in Integrative Health
DeJarra Sims, NMD

The Transformative Power of Lifestyle Medicine
Dean Ornish, MD
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Exhibit Hall Grand Opening / Poster Session #1
The afternoon break is dedicated time for you to visit the Exhibit Hall, which is located in the Grande Ballroom. Use this time to visit with our exhibitors and learn about the latest products and innovations for your practice.

Be sure to stop by the back of ballroom for our research poster sessions. New research posters will be featured each day.
 
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM    General Sessions

Bringing The Heart Back to Healthcare
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM

Climate Change Solutions: Science, Spirituality & Policy
Veerabhadran Ramanathan, PhD 
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Holistic Happy Hour Reception in Exhibit Hall
Join us on opening night of the conference to mix and mingle with fellow attendees, exhibitors and speakers in a casual setting. Expand your network, share best practices, and learn how other clinicians are applying integrative approaches and practice models in their communities.
 
 Sunday, October 13
 
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    Morning Movement Activities
Yoga - Marina 6
Qi Gong - Bay View Lawn
Twin Hearts Meditation - Nautilus 3
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Sponsored Breakfast Talk - Bio-Botanical Research, Inc.
Join Bio-Botanical Research, Inc. for their sponsored breakfast talk titled "What’s in Your Protocol? Using Botanicals for Systemic and G.I. Conditions" with guest speaker Emily Poccia, ND.

Pathogenic biofilms and chronic infections are often difficult to address with conventional practices, but research into plant-based approaches have demonstrated great success. The goal of this presentation is to review research and expand the understanding of botanicals. Practitioners will leave with simple and clear approaches to support the body to heal, from head to toe, with clinically-effective botanicals.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    General Sessions

Right Relationships: How Our Connections Build a Life of Health and Joy
Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABIHM

Integrating Cancer Into Your Life
Pamela Munster, MD

The Importance of Touch and Connection for Transforming Pain
Michael Kurisu, DO

Why One Size Does Not Fit All: How to Individualize Pain Care
Robb Russell, DC
 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Lunch Break* / View Exhibits
Use this time to grab lunch, nourish your body, and visit the Exhibit Hall, which is located in the Grande Ballroom.

*Meal pass required for all conference lunches.
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Past Presidents Circle
This special event is designed for you to connect with the past presidents of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), the American Board of Holistic Integrative Medicine (ABIHM), and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM). Their leadership, mentorship and guidance paved the way for so many in the integrative health and medicine community, and we are honored to have them with us this year.

With special guests: Barbara Bakus, J. David Forbes, Mimi Guarneri, Mark Hoch, Rav Ivker, Brad Jacobs, Karen Lawson, Bill Manahan, Gladys McGarey, Molly Roberts, and Lucia Thornton
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Breakout Sessions
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    View Exhibits / Poster Session #2
The afternoon break is dedicated time for you to visit the Exhibit Hall, which is located in the Grande Ballroom. Use this time to visit with our exhibitors and learn about the latest products and innovations for your practice.

Be sure to stop by the back of ballroom for our research poster sessions. New research posters will be featured each day.
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Breakout Sessions
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Global Forum Reception
Inspired by international congresses in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua, and the United States, this forum offers thoughtful discourse around aligning strategies to advance a more inclusive and globally-meaningful traditional, complementary, integrative health and medicine movement.

With Special Guest: Nadine Ijaz, PhD
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Fellowship Exploration Reception
Interested in the AIHM Fellowship? Learn more at our special reception where you can meet the Fellowship director, our staff, and current Fellows. Visit the Fellowship booth onsite to learn more and RSVP.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    General Sessions

Large Scale Agriculture and The Crossroads of Human and Planetary Health
Zach Bush, MD

Farmer’s Footprint Documentary Showing & Panel
Zach Bush, MD
Jeff Tkach
David Bronner
Tabatha Parker - Moderator


Structure and Culture: Perspectives on Healthy Eating in Latino Communities
Ingrid Bauer, MD

Beneficial Herb-Drug Combinations in Clinical Practice
Ingrid Bauer, MD
Benjamin Zappin, LAc
 
 Monday, October 14
 
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    Morning Movement Activities
Yoga - Marina 6
Qi Gong - Bay View Lawn
Twin Hearts Meditation - Nautilus 3
 
8:15 AM - 11:00 AM    General Sessions

The Transformation from Disease Care to Health Care in the U.S.: Education, Advocacy, Policy
Len Wisneski, MD, FACP

Research in Complementary and Integrative Health: Recent Findings and Future Directions for NCCIH
Wendy Weber, ND, PhD, MPH

Precision & Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine Evaluation for the Clinician
Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

Medical Intuition – Applying Your 6th Sense to Integrative Healthcare Practice
Tiffany Barsotti, MTh, CHt
Wendie Colter, CMIP, CEG
Paul Mills, PhD
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Membership Trends / Organizations Workshop
Seabreeze Room
 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Lunch Break* / View Exhibits
Use this time to grab lunch, nourish your body, and visit the Exhibit Hall, which is located in the Grande Ballroom.

*Meal pass required for all conference lunches.
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Breakout Sessions
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    View Exhibits / Poster Session #3
The afternoon break is dedicated time for you to visit the Exhibit Hall, which is located in the Grande Ballroom. Use this time to visit with our exhibitors and learn about the latest products and innovations for your practice.

Be sure to stop by the back of ballroom for our research poster sessions. New research posters will be featured each day.
 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Breakout Sessions
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Research Reception & Awards, Sponsored by Bastyr University
Visit the Exhibit Hall during daily afternoon breaks for research poster presentations. New research posters will be featured each day, so be sure to stop by each day. 

On Monday evening, a special reception sponsored by Bastyr University will be held to recognize the research award winners. A special student research award will be presented.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Crone & Sage School Circles
This event is a special tradition and part of our AHMA legacy. Attendees share in reflection and deep supportive connection, coming together to celebrate our shared wisdom, humanity and holistic heritage. Join us for these sacred ceremonies.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Film Screening & Discussion: Is Your Story Making You Sick?
Join us for a special screening of ‘Is Your Story Making You Sick?’, an inspiring new documentary about the science and practice of how individuals battling addiction, trauma, and depression can heal by re-examining the stories they tell themselves. Q&A to follow.
 
 Tuesday, October 15
 
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    Morning Movement Activities
Yoga - Marina 6
Qi Gong - Bay View Lawn
Twin Hearts Meditation - Nautilus 3
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    General Sessions

Gut/Brain Axis in Health, Anxiety, and Brain Fog
Sara Gottfried, MD
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Annual Membership Meeting
Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting! This interactive gathering brings together our global community with formal updates from AIHM leadership and from regional chapters and student alliances with space for feedback about how we can better serve you. All conference attendees are welcome to attend!
 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM    General Sessions

Integrative Nursing: Whole Person, Whole System and Whole Planet
Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN
 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Lunch* / View Exhibits
Use this time to grab lunch, nourish your body, and visit the Exhibit Hall, which is located in the Grande Ballroom.

*Meal pass required for all conference lunches.
 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Special Interest Group (SPIG) Meet-ups
Have a special interest or topic you would like to discuss with fellow participants? This session is designed for AIHM attendees to self-organize based on their interests. Sign up near the AIHM booth to lead a roundtable discussion on the topic of your choosing.
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    Breakout Sessions
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Exhibit Hall Closing & Passport Contest Prizes
This is the final opportunity to visit the Exhibit Hall and learn about the latest products and innovations for your practice. Prize winners from the passport contest will be announced; Must be present to win.
 
3:30 PM - 5:45 PM    General Sessions & Closing Ceremony

Environmental Medicine and Nutritional Therapy Updates
Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Metahuman
Deepak Chopra, MD

Closing Ceremony
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM
 
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM    Book Signing: Deepak Chopra, MD
Thanks to a generous donation from the Miraglo Foundation, attendees will receive a free copy of Dr. Deepak Chopra's latest book, 'Metahuman'. A book signing will be held following Dr. Chopra's closing keynote lecture.
 
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM    1980s Dance Party!**
You won't want to miss our annual dance party, which is an attendee favorite year after year. Join us for an evening of fun with light food, drinks, a live DJ and plenty of Dancing. Wear your best 80's attire or come as you are!

**Separate ticket required; purchase at AIHM booth
 
 Wednesday, October 16
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Breakout Sessions

The Gut Brain Connection to Pain: New Hope for Relief
Robert Bonakdar, MD

Self. Care.
Bruce Roberts, MD
Molly Roberts, MD, MS


Journey to Self-Healing: Biofield Therapies, Spirituality and Body-Mind Health
Rauni Prittinen King, RN, BSN, MIH, CHTP/I, HNB-BC
 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Workshops (Pre-registration Required)
The Future of Rehabilitation: Mindfulness-Movement-Manual Therapy
Michael Kurisu, DO
Roger Mignosa, DO
Jake Fleming, DO


Self. Care. Here. Now.
Bruce Roberts, MD
Molly Roberts, MD, MS


Experiential Healing Touch Workshop
Rauni Prittinen King, RN, BSN, MIH, CHTP/I, HNB-BC

Restorative Practices: Re-Awakening the Connection System
Gabriel Kram

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