In line with SAIM's mission and vision, each year SAIM organizes Integrative Medicine Day, a half-day conference where top professionals in many different health professions come together to discuss the hottest topics in the world of health. Past topics have included Sports and Movement Medicine, Chronic Illness in Pediatric Patients, Cancer, Pain, Sexual Health, Death and Dying, Cannabis, and Sleep. This year topics include The Benefits and Challenges of an Integrative Practice, Pre-Metabolic Dysfunction, Graceful Aging, and Role of Integrative Medicine in the Future of Healthcare. Each panel will consist of 4-5 health professionals and an interactive Q and A between the panel members and moderator, and later the audience. This event is free and open to students, faculty and staff from participating institutions, local practitioners, and community members.
Recap: 2015 International Integrative Medicine Day and Bob’s Red Mill Scholarship Cup
On January 31, 2015, panel topics included Autoimmune Disease, Endocrine Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Mind-Body Health, Interprofessional Communication and Pediatrics.
Additionally, one student from each OCIM/SAIM institution was chosen to participate in a “scholarship cup” sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. The students participated in a moderated panel discussion at Integrative Medicine Day 2015 on “Food as Medicine” and each won between $3,000-$6,000. The 2015 winners were:
1st Place: Travis Kern, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
2nd Place: Katie Lebold, Oregon Health & Science University
Brent Friess, University of Western States
Danielle Anderson, National College of Natural Medicine
Mary Titmus, Pacific University