UCLA Travel-Study in Shanghai, China

Travel_Study Shanghai2017

Travel-Study Info Flyer

UCLA Center for East-West Medicine launches a UCLA travel-study course in Shanghai, China this summer, July 31-August 25, 2017, on “Global perspectives of Integrative Medicine”. This course is a collaboration between Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Fudan University School of Public Health to expose students to the modernization of integrative Chinese medicine as compared to the integrative medicine practices in the United States. Course is open to students of all levels, including practicing professionals. More information: visit http://ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/Medicine-PublicHealth-Shanghai


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UCLArts & Healing Conference

UCLArts & Healing Conference
in partnership with the Expressive Therapies Summit

“Creativity & the Arts in Healing”

Learn arts-based tools for facilitating communication, building connection, promoting positive emotions, fostering engagement, reducing stress, and managing the impact of trauma in our inaugural experiential training conference.
Choose from 125+ workshops delivered by leading national experts in art, dance, drama, drumming, music, and writing integrated with mental health practices.  Scroll down for selected workshop titles.

Specialty Tracks:  Mindfulness & WellbeingChildren & AdolescentsCommunity Building & Social JusticeExpressive Writing & JournalingPlay Therapy, and Special Populations.  A convenient selection for Education & Arts Professionals features sessions of particular interest to those in non-clinical settings.

What is the Value of the Arts Integrated with Mental Health Practices?  Creative expression invites self-reflection and dialogue that can lead to meaningful self-discovery, connection with others, and personal empowerment.  Studies have shown that the arts—particularly when integrated with mental health practices—can yield social, emotional, physical and cognitive benefits.  The nonverbal aspect of the arts transcends traditional barriers of age, ability, and culture.  Shared creative experiences build empathy and community, which expand possibilities for action and transformation.
For Whom:  Professionals in arts, education, mental health, social services and healthcare, as well as anyone interested in creativity and healing.

Continuing Education:  Over 30 credits available.

When:  Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Select any one or combination of days.

Where:  Hilton Los Angeles Airport.

How to Register:  Early-bird discounts available through February 17.  expressivetherapiessummit.la

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Conference on Integrative Medicine 2016

Registration for the upcoming conference on integrative medicine on Saturday, February 27, 2016 is now open. You can reserve a spot here. This year’s ASCIM theme is: “Practical Approaches to Wellness through integrative medicine: Benefits for a lifetime”. Learn more about last year’s conference here. 

2015 ASCIM Conference Report and Conference Topics

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2015 Summer Course on Integrative Medicine

In Summer of 2015, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine will be offering MED180: Introduction to Integrative East-West Medicine for Health and Wellness from June – July 2015 (6 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays).

For more information, visit here

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2015 Integrative Medicine Conference Event Report

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, students, healthcare professionals, and community members gathered to learn about integrative healthcare at the Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine (ASCIM), themed “Exploring Integrative Medicine from a Clinical to Global Scale” at the Tamkin Auditorium, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

The conference summary report is now available here.

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Annual Conference on Integrative Medicine

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine (CCIM) and the student groups, Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) and integrative medicine student interest group (IMSIG) hosts the annual conference on integrative medicine at UCLA. This year the conference features: Dr. David Feinberg, president of UCLA Health, and Dr. Ka-Kit Hui, director of UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. Early registration is open to students. General registration will open in January 2015.  For more information, visit http://exploreim.ucla.edu/events/ascim-2015/

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Integrative Veterinary Medicine: February 7, 2015

UCLArts and Healing presents “transformational stories from integrative veterinary medicine: possibilities for human healing and end-of-life care” on Saturday, February 7, 2015.  This event features the bestselling author of Zoobiquity and more. For more information on how to reserve a spot, visit the UCLArts and Healing Programs.

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Conference for Integrative Medicine

Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM, formerly NCAM) at UCLA, David Geffen Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group (IMGSIG), UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) present

Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine (ASCIM 2014):
Early Student Registration NOW OPEN. $10 with Student I.D.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 10am-4pm | UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium

Click HERE to register!

Interested in whole-person medicine? Join 150+ pre-health and professional students from Southern California in learning how a whole-person approach to medicine can address the healthcare needs of the 21st Century.  This day-long event will include hands-on workshops demonstrating a biopsychosocial, nutritional, and environmental framework for health cultivation (including Tai Chi, Yoga, Creative Arts Therapy, and Chinese Herbal Medicine), a diverse health professional student panel, and keynote addresses from prominent leaders in integrative healthcare.


  • Victoria Maizes, MD, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

  • Michael Goldstein, PhD, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health & UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative

  • Interactive workshops (Tai Chi, Yoga, Creative Arts, Herbal Medicine, and more!)

  • Professional Student Panel (Including Nursing, Osteopathic, Naturopathic, and Oriental Medicine)

For more information, visit http://exploreim.ucla.edu/events/ASCIM-2014/. See attached for flyers. For off-campus groups, click here for suggested accommodations.

Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM, formerly NCAM) is a student organization at UCLA that provides a forum to learn, experience, share, and explore Integrative Medicine through professional and peer networks. We investigate and promote awareness of different whole medical systems, healthcare systems, and explore ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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UCLA research study of self-acupressure

Participate in a UCLA research study of self-acupressure!

Perineal self-acupressure has been used by pregnant women to prevent difficulties with labor and by people with constipation to aid in pain-free defecation. However, the technique has not previously been rigorously studied in a randomized, controlled trial for constipation.

If you suffer from symptoms of constipation and are eligible, you will be able to receive $50 in compensation for about one hour of your time. You will also receive free education in perineal self-acupressure and standard treatment options.

Interested in participating? See the Acupressure Flier or email  selfacupressurestudy@gmail.com.

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Screening of Lulu Session

In honor of Ms. Shirley Hui and Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

UCLA Center for East-West Medicine & Susan G. Komen Foundation

invites you to a screening of an award-winning documentary, “The Lulu Sessions”, followed by an exclusive panel discussion on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Reception starts at 6:00PM.

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Screening of The Lulu Sessions

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Panel discussion

Panelist includes:

·         Ka-Kit Hui, MD, FACPUCLA Center for East-West Medicine

·         Matthew Conolly, MD, UCLA Internal Medicine and Palliative Care

·         Casper Wong, Director and Filmmaker of The Lulu Sessions

·         Sharon Schlesinger, Champion and Advocate of Susan G. Komen Foundation

About the Film — The Lulu Sessions is a powerful, stark testimonial about the tenacity of love and our capacity for pushing past limits—in love, friendship, forgiveness and life itself, in the face of impending mortality. This film is one of the first personal documentaries seen through the lens of a Chinese American, queer woman. Yet, in its heart, “Lulu” binds audiences—straight or gay, Asian or not, men or women, young or old—to the most universal of stories, that of love and death. Reflective, intensely honest, and surprisingly humorous, this unforgettable documentary makes life’s last journey accessible in ways rarely seen before on screen. For more details about the film, see http://lulusessionsfilm.com/

Please RVSP via phone at (310)794-0712 or email Rosana Chan <rchan@mednet.ucla.edu>

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