Science and Connection
A New Era of Integrative
Health & Medicine

October 26-30, 2014 in San Diego
Paradise Point Resort and Spa

We are extending our warmest invitation to a more diverse audience of health professionals.

Please join us for this unique educational experience that includes a current review of the art and science of integrative holistic medicine as well as an opportunity for personal renewal and meaningful connection with other participants and our faculty.


Mental Health Practitioners—
Consider the Integrative Mental Health Pre-Conference!

Click Here for a Special Message to the Nursing Community!







Benefits of Attending
the 2014 Conference

Being a part of the Science and Connection Conference and the AIHM will give you so much more than a tremendous educational foundation in integrative health.

Join us at the conference and experience a community of like-minded individuals participating in a renewal of spirit and a confirmation of shared values.

Connect with your fellow healers and collaborate to grow your practice and create accessibility for your patients to this holistic and mindful approach to medicine.

Special Conference Hotel Rates

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Road
Phone: 858.274.4630
San Diego, CA 92109
Reservations: 800.344.2626

Be sure to mention that you are attending the AIHM/Scripps Conference at Paradise Pint Resort and Spa when making your reservations to receive the reduced rate.

A block of rooms is being held until October 3, 2014. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only.




Course Overview

Integrative holistic medicine is based on the following principles:
• Health is more than the absence of disease.
• People are more than their symptoms, and healing requires a whole person approach.
• Empowered patients make long-term and lasting changes that support healing and optimal health.

Educational Objectives

After attending this activity, participants should be able to:
• Discuss the importance of treating the whole person, mind-body-spirit;
• Assess the value of a physician/patient partnership in improving health;
• Evaluate the role of evidence-based integrative holistic medicine in the treatment and prevention of common medical conditions and chronic illnesses;
• Incorporate integrative holistic medicine treatments into patient care, referring to specialists as necessary;
• Utilize tools and resources provided to incorporate integrative holistic medicine into their practices/organizations; and
• Establish a network of like-minded practitioners





Poster Submissions

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine is pleased to accept research abstracts of original work dealing with integrative holistic medicine from students, residents, and practitioners across disciplines. Abstract submission and details can be accessed at the following link:

Research abstracts dealing with integrative medicine will be accepted in three categories:

I. Original Clinical Research
II. Basic Sciences / Review / Case Studies

Submitted abstracts of 400 words or less consisting of original observations in categories I or II will be peer-reviewed by the program research committee in pertinent areas including originality, study design, interpretation, and relevance to the conference theme. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2014. Authors of selected posters will be notified within four weeks of submission.

42.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Available for Multiple Disciplines

Credits are available for many health care professionals: physicians (MD, DO, ND), nurses, dieticians, acupuncturists, chiropractors, midwives, pharmacists, physician assistants and more.

See more about accreditation on page 4 of the conference brochure.


Schedule Highlights

(Choose one of the following)

Healing the Healer: Cultivating Resiliency in Health Care
October 25, 2014

Current research highlights an epidemic of stress and burnout in health care providers. In this workshop, Dr. Daniel Friedland will share with you a 4-step Framework that integrates brain science, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness practice to empower you with skills and practices to effectively navigate stress and experience greater meaning and joy in caring for your patients, your loved ones and yourself.

Daniel Friedland, MD, ABIHM, Chair, AIHM

To Register for the Pre-Conference seminars, click on the Register for Conference button to the right.



with F. Nicholas Jacobs, FACHE (see below)








Integrative Mental Health: Practical Tools for Changing Lives
October 25, 2014

The human brain is the most complex ecosystem in the known universe, which creates both enormous complexity and magnificent potential for practicing clinicians. We will cover a range of topics geared to support safe and effective care: Philosophy, Neuroplasticity, Effects of physiological imbalances on the mind and emotions, Methylation, Microbiota, Clinical Interview and Resonance, Lab Studies, Integrative Treatment Planning and Prioritization. An emphasis will be placed on sharing tools for common issues: mood, anxiety, thought disorder, attention and trauma. We will cover the power of suggestion, spirituality and the importance of meaning in the lives of our patients.

Moira Fitzpatrick, ND and Scott Shannon, MD, ABIHM

See speaker information and more detailed schedule information in the conference brochure.


Main Conference Highlights

Toward a New Model of Health
Models of Healing
Optional Focused Track
Controversies in Nutritional Medicine
Health and Optimal Function
Optional Focused Track
Diet-Induced Acidosis, Mitochondrial
Dysfunction and Restoration, and Glutathione in Detoxification
Translating the Science of Health and
Healing into Practice
Optional Focused Track Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
Toward a Healthier Globe
Optional Focused Track Transformational Leadership in Integrative Health Care



Post Conference

Leadership in
Integrative Health
Certification in Integrative
Health Administration (CIHA)


2-Day Certificate Program for Health
Administrators, AIHM Post Conference


Paradise Point Resort & Spa,
San Diego, California


October 30th-31st, 2014


CEO’s, CFO’s, CMO’s, clinicians, and health care professionals in the roles of marketing/ communications, public relations, strategic planning, or nurse management, as well as supervisors and directors are strongly advised to attend.





This two day on-site event will be held October 30th and 31st, 2014. It will begin with the Focused Track on Transformational Leadership on the final day of the AIHM Conference, and culminate in a second day of highly practical, tailored education. On the evening of October 30th, attendees will participate in an exclusive reception at Dr. Mimi Guarneri’s new integrative center, The Pacific Pearl. This center is a national model for a multidisciplinary approach to health care.


After the completion of an additional 6 hours of online content and post-tests (included in your registration fee) for a total of approximately 20 contact hours, recipients will receive The Leadership in Integrative Health Certificate. This certification program is the first of its kind, and will establish participants as a new community of leaders in health care transformation. Registration will be limited to the first 150 participants.


See more in the Post-Conference Brochure.

Registration Fee:

$1500 (includes tuition, materials, online
content plus associated post-tests, certificate, breakfast and lunch both days, and reception at the Pacific Pearl). Participants who are also attending the main conference will receive a $600 discount off the post conference fee. A discounted group rate of $1200 per person is also available. Please call Scripps directly to register a group.

To Register:
call: 858-652-5400


Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
call: 218-525-5651 | email:


Registration and Fees


(OCT. 25) $350 thru Sept. 12 / $450 Sept. 13—Oct. 19 / $475 on-site, after Oct. 19
Included: Course tuition and materials, breakfast, breaks and lunch.


Included: Course tuition, access to conference materials (via mobile app and conference website) internet in meeting space, breakfasts, breaks, lunches and the Sun and Wed evening functions.

Different rates apply for ABIHM Diplomates, various health care professionals, students and community members.

See Conference Brochure for Main Conference Rates.


(OCT. 30-31) $1500 thru Sept. 12 / $1600 Sept. 13—Oct. 19 / $1650 on-site, after Oct. 19
Included: Course tuition, access to conference materials (via mobile app and conference website) internet in meeting space, approximately 6 hours of online education and post-tests, breakfasts, breaks and lunch.

Guest Meal Badges $450

(Note: meals are included in Pre- and Main conferences; these are for guests of the main conference).

Discounted Hotel Rate

Be sure to mention that you are attending the AIHM/Scripps Conference at Paradise Point Resort and Spa when making your reservations to receive the reduced rate.

Roommates can be coordinated at the event’s Facebook page.

How to Register for the Pre, Main and Leadership Conference

Fax: 858-652-5565
Mail: Scripps Conference Services & CME
11025 North Torrey Pines Road
Suite 200, Maildrop: SCRC 200
La Jolla, California 92037

Questions About the Pre, Main and Leadership Conference?

Contact Scripps Conference Services & CME
Phone: 858-652-5400


How to Register for the Exam
(October 31, 2014)

Questions About the Exam?

Contact Nancy Sudak, MD, ABIHM
Executive Director, ABIHM

Phone: 218-525-5651


The Final ABIHM Exam opportunity is October 31st, 2014. The pencil and paper exam will be administered 8 AM – 12 Noon.

Exhibit & Support Opportunities

For information on exhibit and support
opportunities during this and many other Scripps educational conferences, please contact:

Scripps Conference Services & CME