ABIHM Online Education and CME
With a spirit of deep gratitude, we are thrilled to offer our E-Learning program! The Complete Library is a bountiful compilation of nearly 70 hours of audio-visual instruction recorded during our conferences, and hundreds of searchable pages representing the ABIHM Curriculum. Explore self-paced instruction: you can listen to the audio download files from our recently completed conference while relaxing in nature, hiking, jogging, or commuting. Or you can enjoy HD-quality video streaming of the presentations in preparation for CME post-tests, which can provide up to 34.75 hours of AMA PRA Category One Credit. Join us in sharing these invaluable resources with other health care professionals as we continue our mission to transform Medicine. We will be updating our subscriptions with the content from our 2013 Annual Conference very soon. Click here to learn more about our Complete Library.
The 14th Annual Conference, The Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine, was recently held in St. Petersburg, FL, followed by our Certification Exam. The Annual Conference is widely recognized for its scholarly, evidence-based content, delivered in a manner that effectively weaves concepts of holism throughout the program. Over 500 attendees enjoyed our highly successful event, with many commenting on the life changing nature of their participation. Registration for our 2014 Annual Conference in San Diego, October 26th-30th, is currently live.
Promoting Holistic Healing & Practices
The American Board of Holistic Medicine was founded in 1996 and officially changed its name to the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine in 2008. The Vision of the ABIHM is to establish and maintain the highest standards of medical care, ignite and sustain the joy and passion of physicians in their work, establish the role of unconditional love as the basis of healing and support, and to recognize the importance of the health of the planet as integral to human health. The intention of this process is the transformation of medical systems towards holism, by combining science and compassion.
Integrative Medicine as a specialty is undergoing a rapid transition. The ABIHM has been the only psychometrically validated, peer-reviewed board certification exam in comprehensive integrative holistic medicine since 2000. However, a new board has recently been developed: The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABoIM), under the administration of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). The ABoIM certification requires a 1000 hour fellowship prerequisite in Integrative Medicine, which may be waived for physicians who have studied/practiced integrative medicine. Active ABIHM Diplomates will be partially eligible for a fellowship waiver. The ABIHM is phasing out our Board Certification Exam after early 2014. However, we will continue to offer Maintenance of Certification to our Active ABIHM Diplomates,expand our educational programs, provide resources and certification programs for health professionals, and a membership platform. For physicians who are interested in the ABoIM exam, we refer you directly to the ABPS website. To learn more about the ABoIM and its implications for ABIHM Diplomates or interested candidates, see our Specialty Page and these Frequently Asked Questions. For information about how to register for one our final certification examination, please refer to our Board Certification Page. All ABIHM Diplomates who wish to become certified by the ABPS will be required to sit for the ABoIM exam.