Schedule

Wednesday, October 30, 2024

OPTIONAL ONLINE PRE-COURSE WORKSHOPS
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mind Body Approaches to Weight Management

Under the direction of Chika Anekwe, MD, MPH and Shalu Ramchandani, MD

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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Group Medical Visits to Guide Patients to Healthier Lifestyle Behaviors

Under the direction of Jacob Mirsky, MD, MA, DipABLM

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Thursday, October 31, 2024

8:00 am to 8:20 am
Session 1: Welcome to the Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine
Gregory L. Fricchione, MD
8:20 am to 9:20 am
Session 2: KEYNOTE: Understanding and Effectively Addressing Race-Related and Other Social Stressors

David R. Williams, PhD, MPH

9:20 am to 9:30 am
Stretch and Move Break
9:30 am to 10:30 am
Session 3: Education and Skills Development Sessions 3A - 3C
3A
Mind Body Medicine: Health, Holons and Holarchy
Gregory L. Fricchione, MD
3B
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Epigenetics (But Were Afraid to Ask)
John Denninger, MD, PhD
3C
Promise for Pills? New Research on Dietary Supplements, Integrative Medicine and Health
Howard Sesso, ScD, MPH

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

10:30 am to 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Session 4: Education and Skills Development Sessions 4A - 4C
4A
Stress and Cardiovascular Disease
Ahmed Tawakol, MD
4B
Culinary Medicine: Nourishing Patients, Empowering Trainees, and Enhancing Self-Care
Helen Delichatsios, MD
4C
Workshop: Tools for Integrating Mind Body Medicine into an Office Visit
Peg Baim, MS, NP

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Break*
1:00 pm to 1:20 pm
Session 5: Optional Sessions

Please note: If you would like to attend the yoga session in person, pre-registration is requested.

Guided Meditation
Peg Baim, MS, NP
Experiential: Gentle Yoga
Laura Malloy, LICSW, C-IAYT

(Space limited; pre-registration requested for in-person attendees)

Conversation & Questions: Ways to Use Mind Body Skills with Patients
L. Elizabeth “Liz” Lincoln, MD
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Session 6: Education and Skills Development Sessions 6A - 6C
6A
SMART-3RP Framework: Intervening to Meet the Needs of Patients, Clinicians, and Communities
Elyse Park, PhD, MPH
6B
Experiences of Racial and Sexual Minority Caregivers in a New Mind-Body Guided Imagery Program
Felipe Jain, MD
6C
Music as a Resource: Music Therapy and Anti-Oppressive Practice in Community Mental Health
Kei Slaughter, MFA, MA, MT-BC

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

2:30 pm to 2:40 pm
Stretch and Move Break
2:40 pm to 3:40 pm
Session 7: Education and Skills Development Sessions 7A - 7C
7A
A Multimodal Approach to Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Peter Wayne, PhD
7B
Yoga: Understanding the Underlying Biomedical Science and Research
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD
7C
Mind Body Medicine: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Patient Care
Teodolinda Piqué, PsyD

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

3:40 pm to 4:00 pm
Break
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Session 8: Education and Skills Development Sessions 8A - 8C
8A
The Use of Mind Body Interventions with African-Americans
Bizu Gelaye, PhD
8B
Impact of Meditation and Yoga on Social Maturity
Sara Lazar, PhD
8C
Healing Transformations: How Partnership, Presence, and Patterning Foster Patients’ Personal Integration
Katherine Rosa, PhD, FNP-BC

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

5:00 pm to 5:10 pm
Stretch and Move Break
5:10 pm to 6:10 pm
Session 9: KEYNOTE: Integrating Mental Health, Metabolic Health, and Healthy Aging

Chris Palmer, MD

Friday, November 1, 2024

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Session 10: KEYNOTE: Mitochondria as an Energetic Interface between the Mind and Body

Martin Picard, PhD

9:00 am to 9:10 am
Stretch and Move Break
9:10 am to 10:10 am
Session 11: Education and Skills Development Sessions 11A - 11C
11A
Coaching Your Patients to Get Moving
Beth Frates, MD
11B
Mindful Movement to Facilitate Physical Activity in Chronic Heart and Lung Disease
Gloria Yeh, MD
11C
Extending the Reach of Mind Body Resilience Program to Vulnerable and Hard-to-Reach Populations
Giselle Perez, PhD

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

10:10 am to 10:30am
Break
10:30 am to 11:30am
Session 12: Interactive Workshop: How to Teach Meditation and Deepen Your Own Practice

Peg Baim, MS, NP, L. Elizabeth Lincoln, MD, and Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

11:30 am to 11:40am
Stretch and Move Break
11:40 am to 12:40 pm
Session 13: Education and Skills Development Sessions 13A - 13C
13A
Obesity Medicine: Weight Management Strategies for the Mind and Body
Chika Anekwe, MD, MPH
13B
Mind Body Approaches for Cultivating Resiliency in ME/CFS
Daniel Hall, PhD and Donna Felsenstein, MD
13C
Inflammation in the Brain and Body: Depression as a Whole Body Disorder
John Matthews, MD

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

12:40 pm to 2:00 pm
Break*
1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Session 14: Optional Sessions

Please note: If you would like to attend the tai chi session in person, pre-registration is requested.

Guided Meditation
Meghan Feldpausch, NP
Experiential: Tai Chi
Barry Friedman

(Space limited; pre-registration requested for in-person attendees)

Conversation & Questions: Ways to Use Mind Body Skills with Patients
Michael Nathan, MD
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Session 15: Education and Skills Development Sessions 15A - 15C
15A
SLEEP! Healthy Habits and Mind-Body Strategies to Reset Your Nights (and Days)
Suzanne Bertisch, MD
15B
Implementing Mind Body Programs in Primary Care Practice
Jacob Mirsky, MD
15C
Yoga as a First-Line Depression Treatment
Louisa Sylvia, PhD

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

3:00 pm to 3:10 pm
Stretch and Move Break
3:10 pm to 4:10 pm
Session 16: Education and Skills Development Sessions 16A - 16C
16A
The Importance of Learner Well-Being: The Hows and Whys
Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH
16B
Updates in Positive Psychology Research
Christopher Celano, MD
16C
Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Emotional Well-Being in Cardiovascular Disease
Christina Luberto, PhD

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

4:10 pm to 4:30 pm
Break
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Session 17: KEYNOTE

Katarina Blom, PhD

Optional In-Person Activity

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Networking/Cocktail Reception

Join faculty and colleagues for refreshments and conversation.
(Additional fee required.)

Saturday, November 2, 2024

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Session 18: History of Mind Body Medicine

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

9:00 am to 9:10 am
Stretch and Move Break
9:10 am to 10:10 am
Session 19: Education and Skills Development Sessions 19A - 19C
19A
Heated Yoga for the Treatment of Depression
Maren Nyer, PhD
19B
Resilient Youth
Aude Henin, PhD
19C
Thriving after Cancer: The Role of Lifestyle Medicine in Optimizing Health and Well-Being for Cancer Survivors
Amy Comander, MD and Shirly Ramchandani, MD

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

10:10 am to 10:30 am
Break
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Session 20: Education and Skills Development Sessions 20A - 20C
20A
Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Psychedelics
Franklin King, MD
20B
Mind-Body Medicine: Critical Care for Children with Chronic Abdominal Pain
Mark Salvatore, MD
20C
BHI-Certified Providers Share Tips on How They Put SMART into Practice
Miguel Anglada, LICSW; Silvia Ruíz Cala, MD; Kristen Gilmore, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, NE-BC; Denise Velazquez, LCSW; and John Denninger, MD, PhD

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

11:30 am to 11:40 am
Stretch and Move Break
11:40 am to 12:40 pm
Session 21: Education and Skills Development Sessions 21A - 21C
21A
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System through the Lens of Mind Body Medicine
Ryan Zaklin, MD, MA
21B
Hope for the Wounded Healer: Reducing Clinician Burnout and Building Resilience
Susan Biali Haas, MD
21C
Introduction to Wellness: Positivity and Relaxation Training (PART)
Rana Chudnofsky, MEd; Tara Jones, MEd; Tom Klisiewicz, CPLP; D.C. Mathangi, PhD; and Paula McCree, MS

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

12:40 pm to 2:00 pm
Break*
1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Session 22: Optional Sessions

Please note: If you would like to attend the laughter yoga session in person, pre-registration is requested.

Guided Meditation
Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH
Experiential: Laughter Yoga
Laura Malloy, LICSW, C-IAYT

(Space limited; pre-registration requested for in-person attendees)

Conversation and Questions: Ways to Use Mind Body Skills with Patients
Elyse Park, PhD, MPH and Ellen Slawsby, PhD
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Session 23: Education and Skills Development Sessions 23A - 23C
23A
Bringing the Body Back to the Mind: How Chiropractic Care Synergizes with Mind Body Medicine
Matthew Kowalski, DC
23B
Mind Body Skills for Managing Pain
Ellen Slawsby, PhD
23C
Mind Body Resources for Women’s Sexual Well-Being in Cancer Survivorship
Lucy Finkelstein-Fox, PhD

All sessions will be recorded as they are live streamed and placed in the online course video library, enabling registrants to view more than one session. The video library will be available for 60 days after the conclusion of the course.

3:00 pm to 3:10 pm
Stretch and Move Break
3:10 pm to 4:10 pm
Session 24: Going Forward: What We've Learned about Mind Body Medicine and How to Put It into Practice

Gregory L. Fricchione, MD, Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH, Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH, John Denninger, MD, PhD, and Katherine Rosa, PhD, FNP-BC

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