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The conference includes lectures with question-and-answer periods, panel discussions, and a variety of concurrent sessions. There are five types of concurrent sessions: Condition-specific, which cover particular mental health problems; Non-pharmacological approaches, about such mental health interventions as dietary change, acupuncture, self-help groups, and the use of synchronicity; Emerging science, which present new areas of research; Modeling change, which inform participants about successful models of practice; and Experiential, which give participants opportunities to learn about and experience hypnosis, breath-work, yoga, and laughter therapy.

NOTE: Changes on this website to some of the program names and numbers were made on Jan. 8, 2010. If you registered based on this web program before Jan. 8, please double-check your registrations.

Please note that Plenary #9 has changed. Dr. Ramachandran had to cancel for personal reasons. In his place, Dr. Siegel will speak on The Mind, Brain, and Relationships: Integration as a Key to Mental Health.

Sunday March 21, 2010
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Early Registration

Monday March 22, 2010
7:00-8:15 a.m.

Registration/(Breakfast on Your Own)

8:15-8:30 a.m. Andrew Weil, MD, Welcome/Openings
8:30-10:30 a.m. Plenary #1: Mental Health Paradigms: Andrew Weil, MD, The Need for a New Paradigm of Mental Health; Alfred Kaszniak, PhD, Psychological Interventions Derived from Buddhist Meditative Practice: Theory and Empirical Research; Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, Indigenous Models of Mind and Mental Health Care; Bernard Beitman, MD, The Core Processes of Psychotherapy
10:30-11:30 a.m. Break
11:00-11:30 a.m. Plenary #2: James Lake, MD, A Vision of the Future of Integrative Mental Health
11:30-12:15 p.m. Plenary # 3: Alan Gelenberg, MD, Psychopharmacology in 2010: the Fabulous, the Mediocre, and the Ugly
12:15-12:45 p.m. Ask the Experts: Morning speakers Q&A
12:45-2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00-3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • A. Condition: Charles Popper, MD: Nutritional Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adults and Youth
  • B. Experiential: Gulshan Sethi, MD: Laughter Therapy (NO CME)
  • C. Non-pharmacological approaches: Jingduan Yang, MD: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Mental Health (NO CME)
  • D. Emerging science: Marlene Freeman, MD: Perinatal Depression: An Integrative Approach
  • E. Modeling change: Kenneth Pelletier, MD, PhD: Mind-Body Goes to Work: Clinical and Cost Outcomes of Mind-Body Interventions in the Corporate/Worksite Environment
3:30-5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • F. Condition: Daniel Monti, MD: Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
  • G. Experiential: Steven Gurgevich, PhD: Mind-Body Medicine Clinical Hypnosis for Medical and Mental Health Conditions
  • H. Emerging science: Rubin Naiman, PhD: Sleep, Dreams, and Mental Health: A Critical Link
  • I. Non-pharmacological approaches: John Norcross, PhD: Integrating Self-Help Resources into Clinical Practice: 18 Proven Strategies
  • J. Modeling change:  Henry Emmons, MD: Creating the Chemistry of Joy: Integrating Natural and Mindfulness Therapies for Anxiety and Depression
5:15-6:15 p.m. Plenary #4: Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, The Increasing Role of Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Mental Health
Tuesday March 23, 2010
7:30-8:20 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
8:20-8:30 a.m. Introduction to the Day -- emerging reserach in mental health
8:30-9:30 a.m. Plenary #5: Richard Davidson, PhD, Transforming Your Mind by ChangingYour Brain: Meditation and Neuroplasticity
9:30-10:30 a.m. Plenary #6: Esther Sternberg, MD, Psychoneuroimmunology
10:30-11:15 a.m. Break
11:15-12:15 a.m. Plenary #7: Joseph Hibbeln, MD, Deficiencies in Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids and Mechanisms of Substance Abuse
12:15-12:45 p.m. Daniel Siegel, MD, Moderator, and audience: How can/should research be targeted to advance IMH?
12:45-2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:15-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • K. Condition: Scott Shannon, MD: The Ecology of the Child: A Post-Modern View of Pediatric Mental Health
  • L. Experiential: Amy Weintraub: LifeForce Yoga: Empower Your Clients to Manage Their Moods (NO CME)
  • M Emerging science: Alfred Kaszniak, PhD: Empathy and Compassion: the Convergence of Buddhist and Social Neuroscience Views
  • N Non-pharmacological approaches: Kathy Matt, PhD: Nutrition and mental health: a review of the science
  • O Modeling change:  Practical strategies for creating integrative practice panel of practitioners: James Lake, MD, Daniel Monti, MD, Pamela Pappas MD
3:45-4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • P. Condition: Naomi Lam, MD: Integrative Approaches to Depression
  • Q. Experiential: Andrew Weil, MD: Breath Work for Optimal Health
  • R. Emerging science: Pamela Reed, PhD, RN: Spirituality and Mental Health: Paradigms and Evidence
  • S. Non-pharmacological approaches: Bernard Beitman, MD: Synchronicity, Weird Coincidences, and Psychotherapy
  • T. Modeling change: Mark Gilbert, MD: To keep on trying to climb your own mountain: The Psychoneuroimmunology of Resilience, Optimism and Hope
5:00-6:00 p.m. Meet the Faculty Reception
7:00-9:00 p.m. Experiential session: Native American Ceremony with Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD (NO CME).
Wednesday March 24, 2010
7:30-8:20 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
8:20-8:30 a.m. Introduction to the Day
8:30-9:30 a.m. Plenary #8: Panel: Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Scott Shannon, MD, Botanicals and Dietary Supplements in Mental Health
9:30-10:30 a.m. Plenary #9: Daniel Siegel, MD, The Mind, Brain, and Relationships: Integration as a Key to Mental Health
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00.-12:15 p.m. Plenary #10: Panel and Audience Interaction: Andrew Weil, MD, and Victoria Maizes, MD, Moderators, Strategic Directions to Advance IMH
12:15-12:30 p.m. Andrew Weil, MD, Closing