Collaboration in Action: Advancing Integrative Health through Research, Education, Clinical Practice and Policy
May 8-11, 2018 – Baltimore, MD
The 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) brought together 900 people from 26 different countries to bring collaboration into action. The Harvard Osher Center, as well as the rest of the Osher Collaborative and the Boston integrative medicine network were well represented at the ICIMH. Osher Center Directors, Dr. Helene Langevin and Dr. Peter Wayne, delivered plenary talks on connective tissue research and mind body medicine research, respectively; and Dr. Darshan Mehta led a break out session on clinical resilience and reducing burn out. The Osher Collaborative had 50 members in attendance, representing all 6 of our United States based Osher Centers, and nearly all Collaborative attendees were presenters. Boston-area clinicians and researchers led about a quarter of the break-out sessions either individually or in a group.
- Drs. Langevin and Wayne Plenary Talks
- ICIMH Summary
- Research Posters from the Harvard Osher Center
- The Osher Collaborative at the ICIMH
- Breakout Sessions with Boston Area Researchers
- Image Gallery
Drs. Langevin and Wayne Plenary Talks
The video recordings of Dr. Helene Langevin and Dr. Peter Wayne’s plenary talks at the ICIMH are coming soon. Dr. Langevin presented “Connective Tissue: Putting the Body Back Together Again” and Dr. Wayne presented “Bringing the Body Back into Mind-Body Research “.
Read a Summary of the ICIMH from Margaret Chesney, ICIMH organizier, Core Research Faculty at UCSF Osher Center and Professor at UCSF School of Medicine.
Research Posters from Harvard Osher Center
Research posters were presented by two of Dr. Wayne’s research assistants, Audrey Hernandez and Kamila Osypiuk. Harvard Medical School student, Garrett Conyers, also presented his scholarly project with the Osher Center. Read their abstracts here.
The Osher Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center leads the Harvard Medical School T-32 post doctoral research fellows in integrative medicine. Four of the six fellows presented seven posters at the congress. Their research abstracts are available here.
The Osher Collaborative at the ICIMH
Nearly 50 members from the Osher Collaborative attended the ICIMH. Learn more about collaborative members participation at the congress and pictures from the event on the Collaborative’s post: Osher Collaborative at ICIMH 2018.
Breakout Sessions with Boston Area Researchers
Nearly a quarter of the breakout sessions were led by Boston-area researchers, either individually or in a group. Click the links below to view the abstract and presenter(s) for each session.
- Yoga in the Occupational Setting: Efficacy Research Studies
- Role of Acupuncture in Integrative Medicine
- Using Interactive Medicine Apps & Technologies for the Treatment of Health Conditions; A Hands on Usability Workshop
- Genomic, Neural, and Allostatic Assessments Reveal Similarities and Differences Among Mind-Body Interventions
- Interoception, Meditation, and Pain
- State of CIH Policy, Use and Delivery in the VA
- Research Recruitment Strategies for Undeserved Patients; Lessons Learned
- Neuroscience of Compassion: Multi-dimensional Construct and Integrative Health Skill
- Practical Tools for Building Clinician Resilience and Reducing Burnout
- Comparing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for chronic low back pain
- Comparative Effectiveness of Tai Chi versus Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial
- Utilization of Integrative Medicine in an Interdisciplinary Intensive Outpatient Program for Service Members with Combat-Related TBI and Psychological Health Conditions
- Reduced interference in working memory following mindfulness training is associated with increases in hippocampal volume
- Differential Mechanisms of Stress Reduction following the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Relaxation Response Programs
- Can acupuncture be an opioid-sparing treatment for chronic pain management?
- Pain and Functional Trajectories in Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis over a 12-week Period of Non-Pharmacological Exercise Interventions
- Neural Mechanisms of Manual Therapies for Chronic Pain
- Impact of mind body programs on dietary behaviors and attitudes