Preliminary Program

7:45 - 8:30 am: Registration

8:30 - 8:50 am: Introduction and Opening Remarks

  • Drs. Gavsie and Ware

  • Dr. Howard Bergman, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University

8:50 - 9:00 am: Mindfulness Meditation

  • Patricia Dobkin, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

9:00 - 9:30 am: Framework and attitudes towards Complementary Health and Integrative Medicine - Taking the pulse at McGill University

  • Adam Gavsie, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University

9:30 - 10:10 am: Integrative Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education and Lessons from the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine

  • Benjamin Kligler, Associate Professor of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

10:10 - 10:25 am: Break

10:25 - 11:05 am: Integrative Medicine in Residency - Experience at University of Arizona and Throughout North America

  • Patricia Lebensohn, Professor and Director of Integrative Medicine in Residency, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona

11:05 - 11:45 am: Lessons from Establishing the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Toronto

  • Lynda Balneaves, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Toronto

Sponsored by the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation

11:45 - 12:30 pm: Panel Q&A

  • Moderator: Dr. Ware

  • Adam Gavsie

  • Benjamin Kligler

  • Patricia Lebensohn

  • Lynda Balneaves

12:30 - 1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 - 2:25 pm: Harvard's Osher Program in Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture Research

  • Helene Langevin, Professor and Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard University

Sponsored by Angela Chang

2:25 - 3:05 pm: The Impact of Place on Health and Well Being

  • Esther Sternberg, Professor and Director of Research, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona

3:05 - 3:20 pm: Break

3:20 - 4:00 pm: Research in the World of Complementary and Integrative Medicine

  • Sunita Vohra, Professor and Director of the Integrative Health Institute, University of Alberta

Sponsored by the Dr. Roger's Prize for excellence in Complementary & Alternative Medicine

4:00 - 4:45 pm: Panel Q&A

  • Moderator: Dr. Ware

  • Helene Langevin

  • Esther Sternberg

  • Sunita Vohra

4:45 - 5:00 pm: Conclusion

  • Drs. Gavsie and Ware