Integrative Medicine


Madeline Wegener 
Michigan Academy of Family Physicians 


Thursday March 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday March 30, 2012 at 4:30 PM EDT

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Kensington Court 
610 Hilton Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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Creating Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Primary Care

This course is designed to provide an evidence-based update on integrative approaches to common health concerns for practicing primary care providers. Integrative Medicine is the sythesis of conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine therapies. It is a philosophy and a way of providing health care that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practicioner 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. Intergrative Medicine focuses on promoting wellness within the patient, as well as the provider.




Thursday, March 29

8:00 a.m.  Integrative Primary Care and the New Wellness Policies

8:30 a.m.  Information Isn't Enough: Overcoming Barries to Adopting Healthy Behaviours

9:10 a.m.  An Integrative Approach to Common Office Problems

9:50 a.m.  Osteoarthritis: Integrative Approaches to an Increasingly Common Problem

10:30 a.m. BREAK - Seated Massage Therapy, Yoga and Tai Chi available at all breaks throughout the    conference

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

BREAKOUT GROUPS - Breakout groups are situated on either side of lunch as noted below, please choose two of the following, participants will attend one at 11:00 a.m. and one at 1:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. - Integrative Cancer Symptom Control

11:00 a.m.or 1:00 p.m. - Somatic Experiencing: A Body Based Approach to Healing Trauma

11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. - Getting to the Point; Acupuncture: A Jab Well Done

11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. - How to "Talk Nutrition" with your Patients: A Guide for Busy Clinicians

11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m - Introduction to HeartMath: A Powerful Stress Reduction Tool

2:00 p.m.  BREAK - Seated Massage Therapy, Yoga and Tai Chi available at all breaks throughout the conference

2:30 p.m.  Integrative Medicine Approach to GERD

3:10 p.m.  Integrative Treatments for Anxiety: A Practical Guide

3:50 p.m.  Sex Matters for Women: What Women Wish we Would Talk About and Talk that Promotes Sexual Health

Friday, March 30

8:00 a.m.  Nature Deficit Disorder and Nature Prescriptions: Promoting Holistic Well-being

8:40 a.m.  Food and Mood: What's the connection? An Introduction

9:20 a.m.  Bio-identical Hormones: Pearls for Your Practice

10:00 a.m.  BREAK - Seated Massage Therapy, Yoga and Tai Chi available at all breaks throughout the conference

10:30 a.m.  T3 or not T3: Questions and Conundrums about Alternative Thyroid Treatments

11:10 a.m.  The Holistic Approach to Itchy Skin

11:50 a.m.  Men's Sexual Health and Testosterone Replacement

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  LUNCH (only participants attending the optional workshop are included in lunch)

*OPTIONAL WORKSHOP (lunch included)

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Food and Mood: What's the Connection? An Integrative Workshop

The optional Friday afternoon "Food and Mood: What's the Connection?" will offer an interactive exploration of how to approach eating and weight disorders through emotional techniques. This session will be led by Marilyn Migliore, MS, RD, ACSW, BCD, Cardiovascular Nutrionist and Clinical Social Worker at the University of Michigan. Ms. Migliore is the author of the book titled "The Hunger Within". She regulary leads a 12-week workshop by the same name at the University of Michigan Health System where she works with individuals to manage weight by focusing on underlying emotional issues. Her method encourages behavioral change while taking the focus off of food.