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Health & Wellness Conference 2012

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‌The University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine held its first annual Health & Wellness Conference, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Hilton Baltimore. More than 400 people attended to hear the conference keynote speakers, best selling wellness author Andrew Weil, M.D. and Thomas Scalea, M.D., physician-in-chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

In addition, the conference featured more than 20 workshops and a lunchtime panel that examined the future of healthcare. Brian Berman, M.D., founder and director of the Center for Integrative Medicine moderated the panel that included Delia Chiaramonte, M.D., assistant professor of Family & Community Medicine and the director of education at the Center for Integrative Medicine; Steven C. Schimpff, M.D., author and former chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center; and Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., F.A.C.N., F.A.C.B., chief science officer of Metagenics and president of Metraproeomics.

The conference was intended for both healthcare professionals and the lay public. Its purpose was to further an understanding of integrative medicine and how different evidence-based therapies promote health and well-being and can be incorporated into conventional health care.

Some of the workshop powerpoint presentations have been made available to us (in handout form), as well as some of the videos from the conference and can be found below.

Videos & Reference Materials

Conference 2012 Image01Dr. Brian Berman, MD, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, served as the event's Master of Ceremonies. View a video of his welcome speech.

PowerPoints from Session I:

PowerPoints from Session II:

Conference 2012 Image01The Lunchtime Panel was "The Future of Health Care" with introductions by US Senator Barbara Mikulski and questions from the audience. Moderator: Brian Berman, MD. Panelists: Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., F.A.C.N., F.A.C.B., Delia Chiaramonte, MD, and Stephen Schimpff, MD. View a video of Senator Mikulski's speech. 

Conference 2012 Image03‌View a video of the Plenary Session "Humanism in a High-Tech Environment: Is it Possible and How Does it Look?" by Thomas Scalea, MD. 

Powerpoints from Session III:


View a slideshow of photos from the conference. (Taken by Harry Bosk.) 


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