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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
7:30 am to 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 8:15 am Welcome to the Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine

Gregory L. Fricchione, MD

8:15 am to 9:30 am Mind Body Medicine and the Clinical Implications of Brain Evolution

Gregory L. Fricchione, MD

9:30 am to 10:45 am KEYNOTE - The Benefits of Lovingkindness

Sharon Salzberg

10:45 am to 11:00 am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

11:00 am to 12:15 pm One Simple Ingredient for Habit Change: Awareness

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm Break for lunch*
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm Mastering the Fundamentals of Mind Body Medicine: Knowledge, Skills, and BHI's SMART Model of Integrative Care

Elyse Park, PhD, MPH

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm Mind Body Medicine as a Building Block in Medical Education

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

4:15 pm to 5:30 pm KEYNOTE - The New Science of Meditation

Daniel Goleman, PhD

Thursday, October 22, 2020
7:30 am to 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 9:00 am Education and Skills Development Options 1

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 1A - 1D)

1A What Politics Reveals about the Science of Stress and Resilience
John Denninger, MD, PhD
1B Exploring the Role of Coaching in Well-Being
Kerri Palamara-McGrath, MD
1C Spirituality and Mental Health: What Clinicians Need to Know
David Rosmarin, MD
1D Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy: Two New Potential Adaptive Strategies to Manage Stress
John Matthews, MD

9:00 am to 9:10 am Stretch and Move
9:10 am to 10:10 am Education and Skills Development Options 2

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 2A - 2D)

2A Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: New Data and Clinical Implications
Ahmed Tawakol, MD
2B Therapeutic Touch in 2020: When, Why, and How It Is Used to Help Patients
Katherine Rosa, PhD, CNP, FNP-BC
2C Mind Body Practices for Managing a Patient's Fear and Worry in Illness
Daniel Hall, PhD
2D Workshop: Tools for Integrating Mind Body Medicine into an Office Visit
Margaret Baim, MS, NP

10:10 am to 10:30 am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:30 am to 11:30 am Interactive Workshop: How to Teach Meditation and Deepen Your Own Practice

Margaret Baim, MS, NP; Laura Malloy, LICSE, C-IAYT; Daniel Hall, PhD; and April Hirschberg, MD

11:30 am to 11:40 am Stretch and Move
11:40 am to 12:40 pm Education and Skills Development Options 3

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 3A - 3D)

3A Food and Mood: The Interchange between Diet and Depression
Uma Naidoo, MD
3B Metrics for Compassionate Organizations
Matthew Lee, PhD
3C Meta-analysis on Meditation to Improve Empathy, Compassion, and Prosocial Behavior
Christina Luberto, PhD
3D Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy: Two New Potential Adaptive Strategies to Manage Stress
John Matthews, MD

12:40 pm to 2:00 pm Break for lunch*
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Education and Skills Development Options 4

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 4A - 4D)

4A Coaching Your Patients to Get Moving
Elizabeth Frates, MD
4B Demonstrations of Narrative Healing: How to Guide Your Patients' Use of Storytelling to Promote Health
Anne Brewster, MD
4C Extending the Reach of Mind Body Interventions to Vulnerable Populations: Working with Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Transitioning into Post-Treatment Survivorship
Giselle Perez, PhD
4D Helping Patients Develop a Consistent Mind Body Medicine Practice
Christina Luberto, PhD

3:00 pm to 3:10 pm Stretch and Move
3:10 pm to 4:10 pm Education and Skills Development Options 5

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 5A - 5D)

5A Epigenetic Aging: Influences of Stress, Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Supplements
Olivia Okereke, MD, MS
5B Mind Body Approaches to Addiction Recovery
Peter Grinspoon, MD
5C Positive Psychology Interventions for Health Behaviors and Medical Outcomes: Updates and Observations from the Field
Rachel Millstein, PhD
5D Resilient Youth
Rana Chudnofsky, MEd

4:10 pm to 4:30 pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Education and Skills Development Options 6

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 6A - 6D)

6A The Power of Empathy
Helen Riess, MD
6B The Relaxation Response and Drug-Mediated Resolution of Inflammation
Manoj Bhasin, PhD
6C BHI-Certified Providers Share Tips on How They Put SMART into Practice
Anne Lynch, MSN, FNP, Mark Salvatore, MD, and Yogesh Shingala, LCSW
John Denninger, MD, PhD, Moderator

6D Mind Body Skills Workshop
Giselle Perez, PhD

Friday, October 23, 2020
7:30 am to 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 9:00 am Education and Skills Development Options 7

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 7A - 7D)

7A Bringing the Body Back into Mind Body Medicine
Peter Wayne, PhD
7B The Resilient Clinician: Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Burnout and Promoting Well-Being
Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH
7C Implementing Mind Body Programs in Primary Care Practice
Jacob Mirsky, MD
7D Mind Body Medicine for Kids: Lessons Learned from Pediatrics
Mark Salvatore, MD

9:00 am to 9:10 am Stretch and Move
9:10 am to 10:10 am Education and Skills Development Options 8

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 8A - 8D)

8A Stress and the Role It Plays in Obesity and Weight Regulation
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
8B Yoga: Understanding the Underlying Biomedical Science and Research
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD
8C Introduction to Wellness: Positivity and Relaxation Training (PART)
Rana Chudnofsky, MEd, Rudy Allen, and Laura Lorusso Peterson
8D Mind Body Approaches for Patients with Chronic Pain
Ellen Slawsby, PhD

10:10 am to 10:30 am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:30 am to 11:30 am Education and Skills Development Options 9

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 9A - 9D)

9A Acupuncture as a Mind Body Tool
Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LicAc
9B The Intersection of CBT and Mindfulness in Children
Aude Henin, PhD
9C Mindfulness and Guided Imagery for Older Adults: From In-Person to Virtual Delivery
Felipe Jain, MD
9D Mind Body Approaches for Patients with Chronic Pain
Ellen Slawsby, PhD

11:30 am to 11:40 am Stretch and Move
11:40 am to 12:40 pm Education and Skills Development Options 10

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 10A - 10D)

10A Mindfulness and Behavior Change
Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD
10B Mind Body and Behavioral Approaches in Congenital Heart Disease
Ami Bhatt, MD
10C Humor and Resilience: How to Grin and Bear It
James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH
10D Experiential Workshop: Laughter Yoga
Laura Malloy, LICSW, C-IAYT

12:40 pm to 2:00 pm Break for lunch*
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Education and Skills Development Options 11

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 11A - 11D)

11A Targeting Sleep Physiology with Mind Body Therapies: How to Improve Sleep
Suzanne Bertisch, MD, MPH
11B Mind Body Movement for Chronic Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH
11C Mindfulness in Surgery
Antonia Stephen, MD
11D "I Can’t" to "I Can": Helping Patients Develop Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors
Shirly Ramchandani, MD

3:00 pm to 3:10 pm Stretch and Move
3:10 pm to 4:10 pm Education and Skills Development Options 12

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 12A - 12D)

12A Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Psychiatric Management
David Mischoulon, MD, PhD
12B Making Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Intensive … Through Mind Body Medicine
Kathleen Traynor, RN, MS, FAACVPR
12C Workshop: Tools for Integrating Mind Body Medicine into an Office Visit
Margaret Baim, MS, NP
12D Resilient Youth
Rana Chudnofsky, MEd

4:10 pm to 4:30 pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Education and Skills Development Options 13

(Choose one of the following four breakout sessions 13A - 13D)

13A Optimizing Brain Health in Older Adults through Lifestyle and Mind Body Approaches
Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
13B Yoga and Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Maren Nyer, PhD and Louisa Sylvia, PhD
13C Music as Medicine: Music as Therapy in PTSD Management
Ronald Hirschberg, MD
13D Bringing Mind Body Medicine into Your Daily Practice
Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

5:30 pm to 5:45 pm Putting It All Together

Gregory L. Fricchione, MD

*There are many convenient and varied lunch options within a short walking distance of the course.