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AIHM News | From Burnout to Dream Job | April 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
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 AIHM News | April 2018 | Image of Dr. Erika Cappelluti, Roxana Cocos, and Dr. Mimi Guarneri

 

Recent AIHM Fellowship graduate Roxana Cocos, NP, FAIHM, shared her story with AIHM on how the Fellowship has improved her life and her career.

“As a family NP, this Fellowship changed me on so many levels. I remember when I submitted my application at the AIHM conference in 2015. I remember thinking to myself then: 'What chances, as a FNP, do I have to be admitted to this program? How am I going to afford it? Would I be able to make it through?' Intuitively, having attended the AIHM conference for the first time in 2015, I just knew that this Fellowship would change my life.

From left, Erika Cappelluti, MD; Roxana Cocos, NP; Mimi Guarneri, MD

Roxana, center, is shown with Dr. Erika Cappelluti, Fellowship Director of Curriculum, left, and Dr. Mimi Guarneri, AIHM President.

 

“From 2016 to 2018, I was thrilled to be part of this program. I have learned so much from our teachers and from my fellow Fellows. I use 'teachers' here with the highest amount of respect and gratitude for everyone who taught our courses. The honesty, vulnerability, passion, compassion, gratitude, wealth of knowledge, wisdom, experience and information shared in our forums filled my mind, my heart and soul (and my laptop too). It is still an ongoing project to revisit all these topics and re-read lectures.

 

“The scholarship offered to me made this dream possible. It made it financially affordable for me, and I thank AIHM for this. While going through this Fellowship, I was able to heal myself from inside out. Professionally, I was broken and disgruntled with a corrupt system in corporate health care, and I was desperately seeking a way out.

“God works in mysterious ways ... in January 2017 I quit my corporate job. I was fed up and could not take the abuse any longer. I experienced a breakthrough. I let it go, took a leap of faith and placed my trust in God. I embraced the unknown and decided to take a few months off to focus on my studies and on healing myself. I embraced long-postponed pleasures and hobbies like oil painting and reading. I filled my time with yoga classes, walking in nature, cooking for my family, de-cluttering my house, traveling, and enjoying time with my family and friends, who were all part of my healing journey.

“When I was ready to return to work, out of nowhere, God made the connection and I got the job of my dreams. Now, I work with an integrative physician whom I see eye-to-eye with and have honest conversations about our practice and how we can best support our patients. I am always learning, being respected and appreciated by him and the staff as well as and most importantly, by the patients I touch on so many levels. I hope that the Fellowship will continue to stay inter-professional and open to all venues of health-care professionals as there is so much to learn from and about each other. Thank you all with all my heart for this great and life-changing opportunity!”

AIHM’s Fellowship is unique in that it is open to nurse practitioners, as well as nearly 20 other professions.


Our 2018 Conference Is Coming to Life!

In the next two weeks, our conference program with the official list of all keynote speakers, presenters, pre-conference workshops, and topics will be listed on our website. It’s going to be an incredible conference. Here’s a sneak preview of some of this year’s topics:

Graphic image with text AIHM Annual Conference 2018, September 22-26, Sheraton, San Diego, "The Interprofessional Health & Medicine Conference of the Year," conference.aihm.org, Register Early & Save up to $350
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • Gut Health
  • Pain Management
  • Men’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Ayurveda
  • Mental Health
  • Cardiometabolic Syndrome
  • Addiction
  • Integrative Business Practices
  • Burn out and Resiliency
  • And MORE!


Keynote Speakers Spotlight!

We are excited to announce four more keynote speakers at the AIHM18 Conference:

 

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John Weeks of the Integrator Blog & JACM

The Integrative Health Movement: How We Got Here, Where Are We Going?

Meet John

 

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Dr. Scott Shannon

Brain and Soul: The Future of Psychiatry

Meet Scott

 

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Fonna Forman, Director, UCSD Center on Global Justice

Social Justice

Meet Fonna

 

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Greg Kawchuck, DC, PhD

The Impact of "Non-pharma Biomechanical Somatic-Based Interventions" on Pain Management and Public Health Problems in the U.S.

Meet Greg

 

In case you missed it, last month we announced these other exciting keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Mimi Guarneri
  • Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey
  • Dr. Dale Bredesen
  • Dr. Miles Spar
  • Dr. Tori Hudson

Register today to lock in EARLY BIRD PRICING!


Health Care News

Make a Difference in Shaping World Health Policy! Comment by April 23

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a new Draft Declaration on Primary Health Care. AIHM is urging interested parties to suggest methods for including traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine in the new statement. Click the link below to comment on the draft.

Read more and Comment

Integrative Health & Wellness Caucus Focuses on Putting Health Back in Health Care

Reps. Mike Coffman, R-CO, and Jared Polis, D-CO, welcomed members of Congress, their staff and health-care stakeholders to the inaugural meeting of the Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus to a standing-room-only crowd last month.

Read more

Harvard Study: Clearing Your Mind Affects Your Genes And Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Harvard scientists have found evidence that the mere act of clearing your mind for 15 minutes each day actually alters how your genes operate.

Read more


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AIHM eLearning: Why Autoimmune Patients Don't Get Well

Check out this fascinating lecture from AIHM's 2017 Conference given by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, FAACP, DACBN, DA. This course explores the latest autoimmune research, the most impactful provider approaches to autoimmune conditions, and why some autoimmune patients don't get well. Watch a preview here:

Why Autoimmune Patients Don't Get Well


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2017 Conference Recordings

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM). The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this enduring material for a maximum of 53.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


2016 Conference Recordings

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM). The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this enduring material for a maximum of 69.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.