John Weeks April 2013 Integrator Round-up covering Clinical

From Google Alerts: Links to Integrative Medicine in Health Systems and Communities: April 2013

This monthly report is for just 3 weeks and includes 14 selected segments from Google Alerts on integrative medicine developments in health systems and the community for March 8, 2013-March 30, 2013. These came via  requests for”integrative medicine,” “integrative oncology” and “complementary and alternative medicine.” Activities in the University of California medical school integrative medicine programs are highlighted.


Deadline approaches for submissions to first big clinical conference from academic integrative medicine group

The abstract submission deadline for the International Clinical Conference for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ICCCIM), to be held in Chicago October 29-31, 2013, is April 26, 2013. The ICCCIM is sponsored by the Consortium for Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. The planning team, led by Melinda Ring, MD and Henri Roca, MD, has called for presentations on topics noted here. These include: Sustainable Business Models; Integrative Algorithms of Care (for example: pain, anxiety, depression, IBS, ADHD, allergies, insomnia, IC, DM, FM, CFS, CVD); Building Interprofessional Teams (Communication, Training, Credentialing, Referrals, Coalescing Cultures of Care); Achieving Health Behavior Change; Facilitating Health from Birth through Adolescence; and the Evidence Basis for Complementary Modalities (modality itself; applications to therapy).


FON Therapeutics’ Glenn Sabin offers marketing e-book for integrative centers

Glenn Sabin, the founder of FON Therapeutics, is offering a free 30-page e-book, based on his columns and blog pieces, on marketing ideas for integrative centers. The resource is called Grow Your Integrative Medicine Practice by Telling Bigger Stories. Sabin, whose professional background is in marketing and publishing, has a website that greets visitors this way: “FON Helps Integrative Oncology and Integrative Medicine Centers Grow.”  The longtime cancer survivor, Integrator editorial adviser, and Society for Integrative Oncology board member is carving a niche in the field with pointed columns on how centers should position themselves in the marketplace via branding and new and old media.