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2022 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

Date: May 23, 2022 to May 26, 2022

Location: Phoenix, Arizona (Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass); Registration is required for this in-person meeting.

Event Description

The International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) is convened by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. More than 1,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, and trainees from around the world are expected to attend. 

The International Congress will highlight scientific advances pertaining to the field of integrative medicine and health in the areas of:

  • Original research
  • Educational innovations
  • Clinical delivery models
  • Policy challenges

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AT011985-01 from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

Below is a list of sessions that NCCIH is involved in during the 2022 ICIMH. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST). 

Monday, May 23

Pre-Congress Workshops

9:00 a.m.–Noon

Effectively Translating Your Research: How To Build Your Research “Story” and Leverage Communications Channels To Reach the Public

Presenters: Berna Diehl (Brighton Communications), Catherine Law (NCCIH), Irene Liu (NCCIH), Anita McRae-Williams (NCCIH)

2:00–5:00 p.m.

Planning Successful Funded Research Careers in Complementary and Integrative Health

Presenters: Carol Greco (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine), Richard Harris (University of Michigan), Lanay Mudd (NCCIH), Jeffrey Proulx (Brown University), Amanda Shallcross (NYU Grossman School of Medicine), Patrick Still (NCCIH), Wendy Weber (NCCIH), Claudia Witt (University of Zurich)

Tuesday, May 24

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Luncheon

Presenters: Jeffery Dusek (Connor Integrative Health Network, University Hospitals), Aviad Haramati (Georgetown University School of Medicine), Helene M. Langevin (NCCIH), Amy Locke (University of Utah)

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Harnessing the Potential of Music Interventions in the Management of Brain Disorders Across the Lifespan

Presenters: Wen Chen (NCCIH), Emmeline Edwards (NCCIH), Elinor Harrison (Washington University, St. Louis), Miriam Lense (Vanderbilt University), Corlett Philip (Yale University)

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Cannabinoid-Based Therapies: Science, Practice, and Development of Evidence-Based Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals

Presenters: Angela Arensdorf (NCCIH), Inna Belfer (NCCIH), Judith Hellman (University of California, San Francisco), Kevin Hill (Harvard Medical School), Mikhail Kogan (George Washington University), Leslie Mendoza Temple (Northshore University Healthsystem), Laurie Mischley (Bastyr University), David Shurtleff (NCCIH)

NIH-DOD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory: Pragmatic Clinical Trials To Promote Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches for Pain Management

Presenters: Diana Burgess (University of Minnesota), Christine Goertz (Duke University), Robert Kerns (Yale University), Cynthia Long (Palmer College of Chiropractic), Peter Murray (NCCIH), Stephanie Taylor (Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation), Steven Zeliadt (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Novel Mechanistic Targets of Mindfulness-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: Self-Referential Processing and Reward

Presenters: Emmeline Edwards (NCCIH), Eric Garland (University of Utah), Fadel Zeidan (University of California San Diego)

Wednesday, May 25

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Gut Microbiome and Whole Person Health

Presenters: Nan Gao (Rutgers), Melanie Gareau (University of California Davis), Hye-Sook Kim (NCCIH), Jason Papin (University of Virginia)

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Pain: Challenges and Opportunities for the PRISM [NIH HEAL Initiative] Pragmatic Trials of CIH Therapies

Presenters: Natalia Morone (Boston University), Lanay Mudd (NCCIH), Judith Schlaeger (University of Illinois Chicago), Karen Sherman (Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute), Wendy Weber (NCCIH)

Glymphatic-Lymphatic Clearance and Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches

Presenters: Inna Belfer (NCCIH), Antoine Drieu (Washington University School of Medicine), Lauren Hablitz (University of Rochester Medical Center), Selda Yildiz (Oregon Health & Science University)

The NIH BRAIN Initiative: Intersecting With Complementary and Integrative Health Research

Presenters: Julie Brefczynski-Lewis (West Virginia University), Emmeline Edwards (NCCIH), Michael Garwood (University of Minnesota), Bin He (Carnegie Mellon University), Erin Quinlan (NCCIH)

Thursday, May 26

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Sleep Away Your Pain: Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)-Based Sleep Modulation for Pain Relief

Presenters: Chloe Alexandre (Johns Hopkins University), Inna Belfer (NCCIH), Adam J. Krause (Stanford University), Michael T. Smith, Jr. (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Whole Health Across Disciplines: Connecting Emerging Patterns From Research on Forests and Humans

Presenters: Helene M. Langevin (NCCIH), Suzanne Simard (University of British Columbia), John Weeks (Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine)

Cultivating a NeuroArts Ecosystem To Advance Health and Wellbeing

Presenters: Emmeline Edwards (NCCIH), Sunil Iyengar (National Endowment for the Arts), Susan Magsamen (International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

Also, please visit the NCCIH exhibit booth at the meeting.