AIHM Annual Conference: People, Planet, Purpose
AIHM Annual Conference 2016 People, Planet, Purpose
Tabatha Parker, ND
Mimi Guarneri, MD, ABIHM
Tieraona Low Dog, MD
AIHM Conference Crowd

Program Description

The vision of People, Planet, Purpose is a collaborative and interprofessional space for integrative health & medicine practitioners. You will experience a sense of community and personal renewal that is unique to the Academy. Our perspective is global and holistic. We address the topics that weave through planetary health, clinical research, your patients’ worlds and your practice settings. Together, we are committed to transforming the current paradigm of health.

Target Audience

Medical doctors, family practice doctors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists, homeopaths, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, nutritionists, midwives, pharmacists, dentists, licensed herbalists, massage therapists, health coaches, and many more.

Educational Objectives

After attending this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the importance of treating the whole person, mind-body-spirit;
  • Assess the value of a physician/patient partnership in improving health;
  • Evaluate the role of evidence-based integrative holistic medicine in the treatment and prevention of common medical conditions and chronic illnesses;
  • Incorporate integrative holistic medicine treatments into patient care, referring to specialists as necessary;
  • Utilize tools and resources provided to incorporate integrative holistic medicine into their practices/organizations; and
  • Establish a network of like-minded practitioners from various disciplines and geographic areas.

Convened by

AIHM / UCSD Annual Conference Partners

Main Conference Registration includes course tuition, access to conference materials (via mobile app and conference website), Internet access in meeting space, breakfasts, breaks, lunches and select evening events.

Active AIHM Member Rates

  Early Bird Rates Standard Rates Onsite Rates No Meal Rates
Professions Active Member
(thru Aug 15)
Active Member
(Aug 16-Oct.18)
Active Member
(After Oct. 18)
Active Member
MDs/DOs $1058 $1158 $1200 $700*
Other Health Professionals $698 $787 $810 $300*
Students/Fellows/Residents/Community Members $585 $675 $697 $100*
Day Rate $350 $425 $450  

*This special NO MEAL rate does not include breakfast and lunch. Availability is limited.

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Non-Member Rates

  Early Bird Rates Standard Rates Onsite Rates No Meal Rates
Professions Non-Member
(thru Aug 15)
Non-Member
(Aug 16-Oct.18)
Non-Member
(After Oct. 18)
Non-Member
MDs/DOs $1175 $1275 $1300 $700*
Other Health Professionals $775 $875 $900 $300*
Students/Fellows/Residents/Community Members $650 $750 $775 $100*
Day Rate $375 $450 $475  

*This special NO MEAL rate does not include breakfast and lunch. Availability is limited.

Click here to view the sessions and presenters* for each day of the course. Be sure to check back for updates!

*Program schedule and presenters are subject to change.

Conference Committee Chairs

Mimi Guarneri, MD
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM
Tabatha Parker, ND
Tabatha Parker, ND
The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) Education Faculty
Rauni Prittenen King, RN, BSN

Committee Members

Jennifer Blair, LAc, MaOM
Jennifer Blair, LAc, MaOM
Bess Marcus, PhD
Bess Marcus, PhD
Bill Meeker, DC
Bill Meeker, DC
Paul Mills, PhD
Paul Mills, PhD
Nancy Sudak, MD, ABIHM
Nancy Sudak, MD, ABIHM
Lucia Thornton, RN, MSN, AHN-BC
Lucia Thornton, RN, MSN, AHN-BC
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM

Conference Faculty

Coming Soon!

See last year’s conference faculty lineup.

Paradise Point Hotel

Conference Hotel

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 274-4630
Reservations: (800) 344-2626
Website: http://www.paradisepoint.com

To receive reduced rates starting at $192/night, mention the AIHM Conference when making your reservation.

Gladys McGarey
Jeanne Kang, LAc
AIHM Photo Booth
Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Fellowship Luncheon

Crones & Sage School

​​7:15 pm on ​Sunday, Oct. 30
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 humanity and holistic heritage. Two sacred gender-specific spaces are created.

Interprofessional AIHM Ambassadors—Connection & Conversation

12:00 pm on ​Monday, Oct. 31
Throughout out the event, there are opportunities to connect with the AIHM Ambassadors. On this day, tables in the main lunch area will be marked with signs so that you can find the Ambassadors and share your thoughts about the conference.

Halloween Costume Party

​7:30 pm on ​Monday, Oct. 31
​Join us for the first ever AIHM Halloween COSTUME Party! Be sure to plan ahead and sport your most creative costume for the event. Prizes will be awarded.

Fellowship Luncheon with Dr. Low Dog

​12:00 p.m. on ​Tuesday, Nov. 1
AIHM-Fellowship-LogoJoin Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, AIHM Fellowship Director​ for a fun-filled, informative lunch during the AIHM Annual Conference,People, Planet, Purpose. During this special lunch, Dr. Low Dog will discuss how AIHM’s Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine works, what you will learn, how much time it will take, and any other questions you may have. You won’t want to miss it.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please add the event to your conference registration.

Holistic Happy Hour

​5:45 pm on ​Tuesday, Nov. 1

All welcome. This reception & networking opportunity will give you a chance to connect with fellow members and not-yet-members on the topics you’re most passionate about in a casual, relaxing setting.

Research Poster Reception

​5:45 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 2

Throughout the week, original research posters will be showcased in the exhibit hall. On Wednesday evening, a special reception with refreshments will be held, and each poster presenter will be available to answer questions.

Membership Breakfast

​7:30 am on ​Thursday, Nov. 3

All welcome. During this meeting, members, prospective members, faculty and leaders connect, rejoice and plan another year of transformation. Join us to learn more about the Academy’s current projects, how to use and benefit from your Academy membership and how we are bringing integrative health and medicine to the mainstream.

Poster Submission

Russell Faust Conference Poster Chair

The AIHM is accepting research posters at the Annual Conference. Categories and guidelines will be published on this site the spring. The process is competitive and we encourage you to submit early. Please stay tuned via the AIHM Newsletter.

Past Poster Winners

The following presenters were invited to publish in Integrative Medicine – A Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ):

Jeffrey Tarrant: “sLORETA and psychological functioning impacts from Meditation on Twin Hearts: Differences between novice and experienced meditators”

Susanne Cutshall: “Development of a Hospital Based Healing Enhancement Program at a large Midwest Medical Center”

Jennifer Ryan: “Prospective Safety and Tolerability Evaluation of a Dietary Supplement Commonly Used to Support Blood Pressure Levels”

Melissa Barber: “Testing a web-based data collection tool for clinical case reporting: NCNM-CR”

Brittany Blockman: “Effectiveness of a Mind-Body and Peer Support Program for Teens Living with Chronic Illness and their Parents: A Pilot Study”

 

James Whedon: “Bioidentical Estrogens for Depressive Symptoms in Menopause: A Systematic Review”

Sivarama Vinjamury: “Integrative Management of Dyslipidemia using Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine Herbs in a Statin Intolerant Patient – A Case Report”

Dr. Alham Abuatiq: “Patients and Healthcare Providers Perceptions of Stressors in the Critical Care Units”

Lona Prasad: “Effect of a 6-week Yoga & Meditation Program on Medical Students’ Stress Levels & Sense of Well Being Prior to Taking Exams”

Eric Withee: “Methylsulfonylmethane supplementation as a non-pharmacological option for exercise-induced pain: A Pilot Study”

Accreditation and Disclosure

UCSD School of Medicine

Physicians (MD, DO): This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of UC San Diego Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department of the UC San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD) and The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM).

A member of the University of California system of higher education, UC San Diego CME is part of the highly acclaimed School of Medicine and affiliated with the UC San Diego Health System which currently ranks #1 among San Diego’s hospitals for adults.

Professionals Accepting CME

Other professions accepting AMA Category 1 Credit from CME organizations accredited by ACCME:

Acupuncturists: This educational program will be submitted to the CA Acupuncture Board and the NCCAOM national board.

Chiropractors, Naturopathic Doctors, Nurses, Nurse Midwives: Most states’ Bureaus, Boards or credentialing centers accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Providers should check with their state board regarding use of CME credit.

Dieticians: This educational program will be submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

PAs: The American Academy of Physician Assistants

Pharmacists: California State Board of Pharmacy

Psychologists: The Board of Psychology (for renewal)

Disclosure

This course may be supported, in part, by educational grants from industry, in accordance with ACCME accreditation Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires that all CME activities including a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity.

Highlights

AIHM Conference Crowd
Attendees Expected: 800+
Education Dates: Oct. 29–Nov. 4
Exhibit Dates: Oct. 31–Nov. 2
Total Spaces Available: 61 Booths
Premier Spaces: 9 Booths
Location: Paradise Point Hotel, San Diego, CA
Additional hosting opportunities in exhibit hall:
  • Nightly Networking Events
  • Vendor Demonstrations
  • Faculty Book Signings

Pricing

PREMIER space……………………………………………………………………….$5,500

REGULAR space………………………………………………………………………$4,000

NON-PROFIT space………………………………………………………………….$2,000

EXCLUSIVE space…………………………………………………………………….see prospectus

Included with your exhibit space:
  • Materials: 6’ table in an 8×8 space (unless otherwise specified in exhibit hall map), table linens, carpet, two chairs & wastebasket
  • Complimentary access for two (2) company representatives to exhibit and attend all conference activities (educational sessions and food & beverage functions) with reduced registration fees of $600 available for each additional representative (maximum of four total representatives)
  • CME Credit: Exhibitors wishing to receive CME credit must check the appropriate box on this application. Please note that a conference evaluation will need to be submitted by the representative(s) to receive a certificate.
Not included with your exhibit space:
  • Contact Blaine Convention Services for: electricity, additional furniture or equipment rentals, labor for installing or dismantling your exhibit display
  • Representatives beyond the four (4) company representatives.
  • Security: the exhibit area will not be locked each evening and no security guard will be present. Anything you leave in the exhibit area will be left at your own risk. Neither the Hotel nor AIHM nor UC San Diego will accept liability for any items in the exhibit area at any time.
  • If you are interested in exhibiting, sponsorship at a tiered level, or supporting a special event, please contact; Kristen Gates, 218-830-9605, kgates@aihm.org.

Target Audience

Medical doctors, family practice doctors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists, homeopaths, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, nutritionists, midwives, pharmacists, dentists, licensed herbalists, massage therapists, health coaches, and many more.

Exhibitor Schedule

Installation

Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST

Dismantling

Thursday, November 4, 2016 | 9 – 12 a.m. PST

Daily Schedule: In response to exhibitor requests, we have created more time, longer breaks and additional ways for our attendees to have meaningful time in the exhibit hall!

  • Two 45-minute dedicated exhibitor breaks per day (90 minutes total per day) makes the AIHM conference the most advantageous for exhibitors of all our competitors
  • 2 hours of meals per day (breakfast and/or lunch) set in exhibitor hall creates additional opportunities.
  • 3 social evening social events with hosting opportunities
  • Daily book signings / speaker events in Exhibit Hall with hosting opportunities everyday
  • Additional Satellite Symposium Luncheon opportunities

Conference Supporters

Coming Soon!

AIHM Ambassadors

AIHM Interprofessional Ambassadors embody excellence at the top of their respective fields. They help guide the AIHM programs and educational offerings, participate in AIHM initiatives and share insights for further development. Ambassadors connect with new worlds and develop functioning networks among integrative clinicians. We are honored by their service.

2016 and 2015 Ambassadors will be present at the Conference and we are setting special events for meaningful interaction.

2016 AIHM Ambassador Cynthia Wood, PT, CMLDT
Cynthia Wood, PT, CMLDT
2016 AIHM Ambassador Margaret "Miggy" Scott, PA-C
Margaret “Miggy” Scott, PA-C
Fujio McPherson
Fujio McPherson, DAOM, ARNP, LAc. Dipl Ac.
2016 AIHM Ambassador Laurie Kubes, DNP, NP
Laurie Kubes, DNP, NP
2016 AIHM Ambassador Anu Kizhakkeveettil, MAOM, BAMS, YTTC
Anu Kizhakkeveettil, MAOM, BAMS, YTTC
2016 AIHM Ambassador Melissa Nagare Kimura, D.C., L.Ac., CCSP
Melissa Nagare Kimura, D.C., L.Ac., CCSP
2016 AIHM Ambassador Claire D’Andrea, RN, CHTP, CCRC
Claire D’Andrea, RN, CHTP, CCRC
2016 AIHM Ambassador Jaclyn Chasse, ND
Jaclyn Chasse, ND
2016 AIHM Ambassador Heather Carrie, MAS
Heather Carrie, MAS
2016 AIHM Ambassador Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, Dr.PH
Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, Dr.PH
2016 AIHM Ambassador Karyn Bender, RPh, HHC
Karyn Bender, RPh, HHC

About the AIHM Ambassador program

Collaboration is at the heart of the AIHM’s mission. While the AIHM’s roots come from the merging of two historically MD/DO organizations, we are a now a truly interprofessional entity. Our transition began three years ago and our commitment to interprofessionalism continues to drives our education and engagement initiatives. A firm belief in equity propelled us to launch the AIHM Ambassador Program to ensure that our vision of pluralism and inclusion is actualized at our Annual Conference and within the Academy at all levels.

We believe that the future of medicine is integrative, team-based, and interprofessional. To change the current paradigm, we need to develop new ways of thinking about established problems and working together.

Fellowship Luncheon with Dr. Low Dog

12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Fellowship LuncheonJoin Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, AIHM Fellowship Director, for a fun-filled, informative lunch during the AIHM Annual Conference. Dr. Low Dog will discuss how AIHM’s Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine works, how the program qualifies you for the ABOIM Exam, what you will learn and how much time it will take. She will address any other questions you may have. You won’t want to miss it.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please add the event to your conference registration.

In the meantime, if you have questions about the Fellowship Program, please contact the Fellowship team, at Fellowship@aihm.org or 218-525-5651 x 1000.

Ready to Apply?

For the Fall Class, which begins August 21, 2016, the application deadline is August 1, 2016. We recommend applying as early as possible as that class is already starting to fill. Scholarship applications are due June 15, 2016. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

ABIHM Code of Ethics

The ABIHM recognizes the broad variety of ailments experienced by patients seeking care from physicians and embraces the benefits of an integrative holistic approach to healthcare. Applicants for Diplomate status in the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine will adhere to the following:

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