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About the Forum

The Integrative Practitioner Forum provides an ongoing structure for local health care providers, faculty and students to learn from and network with each other, and for practitioners who are working collaboratively to present their findings and successes. We intend this forum to be a more casual complement to our Laura Mann Integrative Health Lecture series, allowing for questions and sharing among participants. Presentations are free and open to the public.

Featured Speaker

The Geometry of Emotions: How Chakra Archetypes Can Be Used Clinically - Nov. 28, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center, Level 2

Featuring Christopher R. Chase, M.D. View flyer (PDF) >> or register >>

 

Past Lectures

Lyme Disease: What you Need to Know (Prevention/Diagnosis/Treatment) - Oct. 24, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center, Level 2

Featuring Ronald Stram, M.D., founder of The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. View slideshow (PDF) >> or video >>

Integrative Approaches for Addiction and Recovery - May 17, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center, Main Campus, Level 2

Featuring acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist Rachel Edwards, M.S., L.Ac.; registered dietician Ellen Albertson, Ph.D., RDN, CD, CPHWC; and Meg Tipper, who has used yoga in 12-step recovery since 1985. View presentation 1 (PDF) and presentation 2 (PDF) >>

Integrating Music Therapy into Palliative and Hospice Care, Alleviating Distress and Improving Comfort - February 13, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center, Main Campus, Level 2

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions by a board-certified music therapist. In the hospice and palliative settings, music therapists work with patients, families, caregivers, and the bereaved to address physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This presentation will discuss music therapy interventions designed to address individual patient needs within the context of a therapeutic relationship. During the presentation, Jennifer K. DeBedout will speak about her experiences working with children and families as part of the integrated services provided by the Vermont Pediatric Palliative Care Program. View slideshow (PDF) >>

Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) for People with Chronic Conditions - January 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m., UVM Medical Center Davis Auditorium

Stress management supports good health for everyone, but it’s especially important for people dealing with chronic illness, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders or autoimmune disease. Research shows that mind-body techniques including meditation, mindful awareness and yoga along with sound sleep and good nutrition can alleviate medical symptoms and promote wellbeing. View slideshow (PDF) or video >>

From Opioid Replacement to Managing Chronic Pain: What is CBD? -  Nov. 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m., UVM Medical Center Level 2, Davis Auditorium

This non-intoxicating compound found in the hemp plant has been shown to provide a host of therapeutic benefits. Chronic pain relief in adults - from cannabinoids - has been cited by the 2017 study of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine after rigorous review of scientific research. Come hear about the history of CBD, why it can work so well and how individuals and patients are using it for chronic pain, MS pain, insomnia, acne, and numerous other conditions. View slideshow 1 (PDF) and slideshow 2 (PDF) or video >>

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in the Vermont Medicaid Population -  Sept. 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m., UVM Medical Center Level 2, Davis Auditorium

Does acupuncture have a role to play in the treatment of chronic pain? In this presentation you’ll learn the results of a study of 156 Vermont Medicaid patients with chronic pain who were treated by 28 acupuncturists in three regions of Vermont from January to May of 2017. This study was funded by the Vermont Legislature in the 2016 opioid bill in order to assess acupuncture as an adjunct therapy for the treatment of chronic pain.

Presenter Robert Davis, M.S., L.Ac., has delivered more than 35,000 acupuncture treatments over the past 18 years and serves as principal investigator and co-president for the Society for Acupuncture Research. Davis has served as principal investigator for six National Institutes of Health grants relating to acupuncture needling and maintains a clinical practice at Acupuncture Vermont in South Burlington. View slideshow (PDF) or video >>

 

Arts in Health: Research, Practice and Experience -  May 18, 2017

How art in health care is making an impact on health outcomes, staff well-being and the patient care experience. This session features Art from the Heart coordinator Rebecca Schwarz. View slideshow (PDF) or video >>

 

Langevin UVM Integrative Health lectureConnective Tissue, Stretching, Inflammation and Musculoskeletal Pain -  Mar. 16, 2017

Helene Langevin, M.D. is director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. View slideshow (PDF) or video >>

 

Heather Finley UVM Integrative Health lectureSleep and Pain: Top Five Non-Pharmacological Strategies for Patients - Jan. 10, 2017

Heather Finley, Ph.D., CBSM developed the UVM Medical Center's Sleep Program and is the only practitioner in Vermont who is certified in behavioral sleep medicine. View slideshow (PDF) or video >>

 

Kim Evans UVM Integrative Health lectureDianne Villani UVM Integrative Health lecturerAnti-Inflammatory Diet to Address Chronic Pain - Nov. 15, 2016

With Kimberly Evans, M.S., RD and Dianne M. Villani, M.S., FNP-C. View slideshow (PDF) or video >>

 

Janet Carscadden UVM Integrative Health lectureYoga in Health Care: History, Science and Practice - Oct. 6, 2016

Janet Carscadden, PT, D.P.T., E-RYT discusses treatment with evidence-based physical therapy and Eastern yoga therapy methods. View slideshow (PDF) or video >>

 

Janet Kahn UVM Integrative Health lectureMission Reconnect: Approaching Complex Suffering with a Multidimensional Program - Jun. 20, 2016

With Janet Kahn, Ph.D., senior policy advisor for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health and research assistant professor, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

 

Anne Bower UVM Integrative health lectureTai Chi and Ai Chi for Health and Wellness - Mar. 30, 2016

Featuring physical therapist Edie Bernhardt, Tai Chi instructor Anne Bower, Mary West of the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, and Ge We, Ph.D., professor of rehabilitation and movement science.

 

Michael Stadtmauer UVM Integrative Health lectureExploring Functional Medicine Approaches to IBS - Feb. 9, 2016

With Michael Stadtmauer, N.D., L.Ac. View slideshow (PDF).

 

Allison Bransfield Morse UVM Integrative Health lectureGuido Mase UVM Integrative Health lectureAyurveda and Herbal Medicine in a Modern Health Care Context - Oct. 28, 2015

With Ayurvedic practitioner Allison Bransfield Morse and clinical herbalist Guido Mase.

 

Michele Lash UVM Integrative Health lectureActivating Personal Resilience Using HeartMath Technology - Sep. 2, 2015

With Michele Lash, M.Ed., ATR, BCB Fellow. resilience trainer, mentor and coach in self-regulation, energy management and optimal performance.

 

 Peter Bingham M.D. UVM Integrative Health lectureIntegrative Approaches to Brain Health - May 12, 2015

With Peter Bingham. M.D, division chief, University of Vermont Medical Center Pediatric Neurology, pediatric neurologist and Larner College of Medicine professor. View presentation (PDF).

 

Molly Fleming, N.D., L.Ac. UVM Integrative Health lectureCAM Approaches to Brain Health - May 12, 2015

With Molly Fleming, N.D., L.Ac. View presentation (PDF).

 

Parminder Padgett UVM Integrative Health LectureUtilizing Neuroplasticity in Rehabilitation - May 12, 2015

With Parminder Padgett, PT, D.P.T., NCS. View presentation (PDF).

 

Bryn Perkins UVM Integrative Health LectureBrainwave Optimization - May 12, 2015

With Bryn W. Perkins, P.A., CBS. View presentation (PDF).

 

Richard Pinckney, M.D., M.P.H. UVM Integrative Health lectureJeanette W. Moy, UVM Integrative Health lectureCyclic Vomiting: Medical Mystery or Routine Case? - Mar. 23, 2015

With Richard Pickney, M.D., M.P.H. and Jeanette W. Moy, BSME, M.S., L.Ac.

 

 

 

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