The Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship Series has been initiated featuring nationally well-known speakers and educators on integrative medicine.
2015 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lecturer: Esther M Sternberg, MD
Brain Immune Interactions: The Science of the Mind-Body Connection & Implications for Health
Dr. Esther M. Sternberg, Professor and Research Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, will examine the latest research in the relationship of the mind and body. She will demonstrate how understanding these concepts allows healthcare providers to judge how and when to judiciously apply complementary and alternative treatments in conjunction with classical therapeutic approaches to maintain health.
If you missed Dr. Sternberg's talk at the 2015 Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM)/SPARC Conference held on June 12, 2015, click here to view the video of her talk.
Remembering Ed… (1948 – 2014)
Dr. Edward J Keenan, PhD was one of the founders of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine in 2003. Dr. Keenan was the Principal Investigator for the NIH Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Education Grant that was awarded to OHSU in 2002. This grant represented a collaborative education and research partnership between OHSU, NCNM, UWS and OCOM. Dr. Keenan remained an active and engaged participant of the OCIM Board of Directors once he left OHSU to become President of the Foundation for Medical Excellence and up until his passing in 2014. He was innovative, collaborative and kind. Dr. Keenan and his colleagues started the Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship as a component of the NIH CAM Education Grant and it continues today. The Distinguished Lectureship now alternates each year as a standalone event and as the keynote session for the OCIM/SPARC Conference and features nationally renowned educators, researchers and clinicians in integrative medicine and health. It is Portland's premiere integrative medicine event and although we will miss the contribution we felt that Dr. Keenan would have continued to provide to this field, his legacy will continue with the distinguished lectureship.
Watch past lectures
The 11th Annual 2014 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship featured Dr. Tracy W Gaudet, MD, Director, Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, Veterans Health Administration. Dr. Gaudet spoke about Overcoming the Crisis in Healthcare: The Role of Integrative Medicine. Watch the video of this lecture by clicking here.
The 10th Annual 2013 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship featured Dr. Dan Siegel, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Dr. Siegel spoke about The Art and Science of Mindful Practice. Watch the video of this lecture by clicking here.
The 9th Annual 2011 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distiniguished Lectureship featured Dr. David Jones, MD, President of the Institute for Functional Medicine and a family physician, spoke about Personalized Medicine: Why Create a Healing Partnership? Watch a video of this lecture by clicking here.
The 8th Annual 2010 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distiniguished Lectureship featured Dr. Aviad Haramati, PhD, Professor at Georgetown University and well-respected expert in integrative medicine education. Dr. Haramati spoke about Why Integrative Medicine is Essential for Health Care Professionals. Watch a video of this lecture by clicking here.
For the 7th Annual 2009 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship, OCIM partnered with the Symposium for Portland Area Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SPARC) to bring you keynote speaker, Josephine Briggs, MD, Director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Video of this talk is not available.
The Sixth Annual 2008 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship was held on April 24, 2008. Dr. James Dillard, MD, DC, LAc., one of the country's leading pain specialists, spoke about an integrative approach to managing pain. Download streaming video to view program. Requires Real Media Player.
The Integrative Medicine Pediatric Pain Symposium held on April 24, 2008 was a great success. Keynote speaker Sunita Vohra, MD, FRCPC, MSc and other leading health care providers in Integrative Medicine and treating pediatric pain presented information on a number of critical topics related to integrated care for pediatric chronic pain. A DVD is available for purchase of the event for $25. Please contact us to inquire.
The 5th Annual 2007 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship was held on April 12, 2007. Dr. Steven G. Pratt spoke about "Superfoods".
The 4th Annual 2006 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship was held in April of 2006, where Dr. Erminia "Mimi" Guarneri spoke on "The Heart Speaks: A Journey Beyond the Physical Pump."
The 3rd Annual 2005 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship was held in April 2005. Event Flyer. Close to 300 attendees came to hear David Eisenberg, M.D., of Harvard University present his lecture: “Integrative Medicine: A Disruptive Innovation?” Download streaming video to view program. Requires Real Media Player.
The 2nd Edward J Keenan Annual 2004 Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship was held In April of 2004, Dr. John A. Astin spoke to over 175 attendees on “What’s so hard about getting Mind-Body medicine into the traditional office visit” at The Second Annual Distinguished Lectureship. Download streaming video to view program. Requires Real Media Player.
The 1st Annual 2003 Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship was held in April of 2003 with Dr. Tierona LowDog as keynote speaker.