Healthcare Perspectives

Honoring Diversity in Cancer Prevention and Control at The Society for Integrative Oncology Conference

by Karolyn A. Gazella
This year's international conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) was hosted by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and held on October 8-10 in Albuquerque, NM. This is the 9th year the SIO held its annual conference and this year the focus was on patient-centered care with a special emphasis on eliminating social, cultural, and economic barriers to cancer care.

AANP Annual Convention Review

by Natural Medicine Journal
The 27th Annual Convention & Exposition of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians was held August 15-18, 2012, in Bellevue, Wash. The AANP convention is an advanced program designed for naturopathic physicians and other healthcare professionals and medical students.

Registration is Open for 27th Annual AANP Conference

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians will hold its 27th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bellevue, Wash., August 15-18, 2012.

Consortium with Core Members AANMC, CNME and NABNE Receives $100,000 Grant

by John Weeks
Biases in the culture, including those of philanthropists, promoted leadership by the last and most reluctant stakeholder in the game: medical doctors inside mainstream academic medicine. Since the mid 1990s, literally millions of philanthropic dollars have poured into the creation and support of something called the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) and the development of the 51 medical school members with integrative medicine programs.

Naturopathic Doctors Now Eligible for Student Loan Repayment

by Karen E. Howard
IHS has created its list of “priority health professions” based on the expressed needs of its constituents and ranked those positions in order of priority. Naturopathic medicine is currently last in the list of priorities, indicative of the need to educate stakeholders on how naturopathic physicians can improve the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Report on the Naturopathic Science & Policy Summit 2011

by Carlo Calabrese, ND, MPH
The participants in the Naturopathic Science & Policy Summit 2011 included more than 100 attendees, brought together by their interest and commitment, ideas and creativity for the next phase of scientific development for the naturopathic profession.

AANP 2011 Convention Report

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO
"Natural Medicine Journal's" editors share highlights from the recent AANP convention and exposition in Phoenix, AZ.

First-Ever Science Summit at the AANP Convention a Success

by Karolyn A. Gazella
The Summit brought together naturopathic clinicians, researchers, and leaders of academic and professional associations to discuss the naturopathic profession, patient access, public relations, and public health regulations.

2011 AANP Conference Abstracts

by Natural Medicine Journal
The following research abstracts were presented at the Conference and Exhibition of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians held...

Reconsidering Vitamin D: Interview with Alan Gaby, MD

by Natural Medicine Journal
In his interview with Tina Kaczor, ND, Alan Gaby, MD, discusses the lack evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of high-dose vitamin D and encourages the naturopathic community to reconsider current practices.

Six Easy Steps to Creating a Successful Integrative Medicine Practice

by Glenn Sabin
Media and content marketing expert Glenn Sabin offers his comprehensive plan for moving your integrative medicine center or practice into a position of sustainable, long-term profitability for years to come.

Multidisciplinary Consortium Develops Optimal Practices for Integration Era

by Elizabeth Marglin
After a lengthy collaborative process that began in September 2009 and involved academic leaders from acupuncture, ayurveda, naturopathy, massage, midwifery, homeopathy, yoga therapy, and chiropractic, the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care has endorsed what it calls the Competencies for Optimal Practice in Integrated Environments.

The Science Summit Debuts at AANP Show

by Carlo Calabrese, ND, MPH
The first naturopathic Science Summit focusing on health policy will be held on August 16, the day before the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The Science Summit will bring together naturopathic clinicians, researchers, and leaders of academic and professional associations, as well as industry, to address the profession's impact on health policy and policy-makers and the role research plays in supporting policy-changing efforts.

Integrative Medicine Visionary, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Recognized at Recent Healthcare Symposium

by Karolyn A. Gazella
More than 900 people, most of them healthcare professionals, sat transfixed as Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, walked onto the stage to receive the 2011 Visionary Award at the recent Integrative Healthcare Symposium, held in New York City, March 4-6, 2011. Her keynote topic was "Soul Work: Integrating the Spirit in Healthcare."

Healthcare Professionals Have Responsibility Not to Promote Misleading Ingredients

by Douglas MacKay, ND
Healthcare practitioners should be particularly mindful about the situation in Japan regarding their patients' interest and potential use of potassium iodide. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has advised its member companies--and posted a statement to its website--that potassium iodide used at the appropriate time and level of 130 mg daily may be effective in reducing the risk of thyroid cancer in individuals or populations at risk for inhalation or ingestion of radioiodines.

Discussing the Healthcare Significance of Mind-Body Medicine with Saybrook University President Mark Schulman, PhD

by Natural Medicine Journal
Mark Schulman, PhD, currently serves as president of Saybrook University, a premier graduate institution for humanistic studies in psychology, mind-body medicine, organizational systems, leadership, and human science.

Consortium Supports Naturopathic Residency Opportunities

by Matt Plavnick
Dedicated to increasing postgraduate residency and training opportunities for naturopathic doctors, NERC work has been with clinics across the country to provide official residencies for naturopathic physicians since 2005. Founded by Tori Hudson, ND, and Margaret Beeson, ND, NERC partners with clinics from Maine to Hawaii to create one- and two-year residency opportunities for new naturopathic doctors (NDs).

Overview of the 25th Anniversary Convention of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

by Karolyn A. Gazella
According to AANP President Carl Hangee-Bauer, ND, LAc, the sessions featured information that provoked thought and also provided practical pearls that clinicians can use the first day back in the office.

Naturopathic Residency Program Advances Integrative Training

by Matt Plavnick
As STAIR residents become familiar with the nuts and bolts of running a naturopathic clinic, their involvement also closes the divide between naturopathic and conventional medicine. Brown points out that the STAIR Program "builds a bridge between naturopathic and conventional medicine that creates opportunities for enhancing patient-centered healthcare."

Confronting Cancer: A Report From the 17th International Symposium on Functional Medicine

by Karolyn A. Gazella
The United States Census Bureau projects that between 2000 and 2030 the number of Americans 65 years old or older will double. The aging of our population, combined with many other factors, will likely contribute to a corresponding increase in serious illnesses such as cancer.