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Wednesday, November 03, 2021
8:00 am to 8:15 am Welcome to the Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine

Maurizio Fava, MD

8:15 am to 8:30 am History of Mind Body Medicine

Gregory L. Fricchione, MD and Herbert Benson, MD

8:30 am to 9:45 am KEYNOTE: Healthcare Provider Resilience and Well-Being: Focusing Our Conversation in the Pandemic Era and Beyond

Michelle M. Williams, SM, ScD

9:45 am to 11:00 am Building Well-Being across the Healthcare System: COVID and Beyond

Kerri Palamara-McGrath, MD

11:00 am to 11:15 am Break
11:15 am to 12:30 pm Mind Body Medicine: The Importance of Hormesis for Health

Gregory L. Fricchione, MD

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Break
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Optional Wednesday Breakout Sessions 1A - 1C

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.

1A Guided Meditation
Ellen Slawsby, PhD
1B Experiential: Gentle Yoga
Laura Malloy, LICSW, C-IAYT
1C Compassion in Action
John Matthews, MD

1:30 pm to 2:45 pm The Importance of Learner Well-Being: The Hows and Whys

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm Bringing the Body Back into Mind Body Medicine

Peter Wayne, PhD

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Break -or- Optional Wednesday Breakout Sessions 2A - 2C

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.

2A Mind Body Skills in Practice with Patients
Peg Baim, MS, NP
2B Conversation & Questions: Ways to Use Mind Body Skills with Patients
Katherine Rosa, PhD, FNP-BC and John Denninger, MD, PhD
2C Networking with Other Mind Body Practitioners
Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH and Gregory Fricchione, MD

4:30 pm to 5:45 pm KEYNOTE: Brain Health, Alzheimer's Disease, and the Importance of Mindfulness

Rudolph Tanzi, PhD

5:45 pm to 6:15 pm Course Networking: Virtual Reception
Thursday, November 04, 2021
8:00 am to 9:00 am Thursday Education and Skills Development Sessions 3A - 3C

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.

3A Reemerging with Resilience: What the Science of Stress Tells Us about Post-Pandemic Life
John Denninger, MD, PhD
3B Epigenetic Aging: Influences of Stress, Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Supplements
Olivia Okereke, MD, MS
3C Mastering the Fundamentals of Mind Body Medicine: Knowledge, Skills, and BHI's SMART Model of Integrative Care
Elyse Park, PhD, MPH

9:00 am to 9:10 am Stretch and Move Break
9:10 am to 10:10 am Thursday Education and Skills Development Sessions 4A - 4C

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.

4A Unwinding Anxiety: Novel Approaches from Unlikely Sources
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
4B Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: New Data and Clinical Implications
Ahmed Tawakol, MD
4C Engaging the ”Hard-to-Engage:” Extending the Reach of Mind Body Interventions to Vulnerable Oncology Populations
Giselle Perez, PhD

10:10 am to 10:30 am Break -or- Mind Body Skills for Managing Pain

Ellen Slawsby, PhD

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

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH; Peg Baim, MS, NP; and Lesiley Lincoln, MD

11:30 am to 11:40 am Stretch and Move Break
11:40 am to 12:40 pm Thursday Education and Skills Development Sessions 5A - 5D

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.

5A The Relaxation Response and Drug-Mediated Resolution of Inflammation
Manoj Bhasin, PhD
5B Seeing Our Patients Less Is Knowing Our Patients More: Lessons from Virtual Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Ami Bhatt, MD
5C Positive Psychology Interventions for Health Behaviors and Medical Outcomes: Updates and Observations from the Field
Rachel Millstein, PhD
5D Yoga: Understanding the Underlying Biomedical Science and Research
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD

12:40 pm to 2:00 pm Break
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Optional Thursday Breakout Sessions 6A - 6C

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.

6A Guided Meditation
Peg Baim, MS, NP
6B Experiential: Tai Chi as Mind Body Movement
Stanwood Chang
6C Conversation with Course Directors: Questions, Concerns, and Troubleshooting
John Denninger, MD, PhD and Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Thursday Education and Skills Development Sessions 7A - 7C

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.

7A Placebos and Nocebos in Clinical Care
Kathryn Hall, PhD, MPH
7B Stress and the Role It Plays in Obesity and Weight Regulation
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
7C Mind Body Approaches to Managing Fear and Worry in Illness
Daniel Hall, PhD

3:00 pm to 3:10 pm Stretch and Move Break
3:10 pm to 4:10 pm Thursday Education and Skills Development Sessions 8A - 8C

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.

8A Mindfulness and Behavior Change
Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD
8B Implementing Mind Body Programs in Primary Care Practice
Jacob Mirsky, MD
8C Meta-analysis on Meditation to Improve Empathy, Compassion, and Prosocial Behavior
Christina Luberto, PhD

4:10 pm to 4:40 pm Break -or- Optional Thursday Breakout Sessions 9A - 9C

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.

9A Mind Body Skills in Practice with Patients
Christina Luberto, PhD
9B Conversation & Questions: Ways to Use Mind Body Skills with Patients
Jacob Mirsky, MD and Shirly Ramchandani, MD
9C Networking with Other Mind Body Practitioners
Ellen Slawsby, PhD and Rana Chudnofsky, MEd

4:40 pm to 5:40 pm Thursday Education and Skills Development Sessions 10A - 10C

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.

10A Learning Not to Fear: Using Meditation to Change Our Relationship to Pain
Sara Lazar, PhD
10B "I Can’t" to "I Can": Helping Patients Develop Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors
Shirly "Shalu" Ramchandani, MD
10C Neuroimaging Mechanisms of Acupuncture: From Somatosensation to Therapeutic Alliance
Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LicAc

Friday, November 05, 2021
8:00 am to 9:00 am Friday Education and Skills Development Sessions 11A - 11C

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.

11A Targeting Sleep Physiology with Mind Body Therapies: How to Improve Sleep
Suzanne Bertisch, MD, MPH
11B Functional Neurological Disorders: A Core Mind Body Disorder
Aneeta Saxena, MD
11C Resilient Youth
Aude Henin, PhD

9:00 am to 9:10 am Stretch and Move Break
9:10 am to 10:10 am Friday Education and Skills Development Sessions 12A - 12C

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.

12A Mind Body Approaches to Addiction Recovery
Peter Grinspoon, MD
12B Mind Body Approaches for Patients with Chronic Pain
Ellen Slawsby, PhD
12C Demonstrations of Narrative Healing: How to Guide Your Patients' Use of Storytelling to Promote Health
Anne Brewster, MD

10:10 am to 10:30 am Break -or- Mind Body Skills for Kids

Rana Chudnofsky, MEd

10:30 am to 11:30 am Friday Education and Skills Development Sessions 13A - 13C

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.

13A Metrics for Compassionate Organizations
Matthew Lee, PhD
13B Mind Body Medicine for Older Adults
Julia Loewenthal, MD
13C BHI-Certified Providers Share Tips on How They Put SMART into Practice
Danielle McLaughlin, MSW, LICSW; Venkat Srinavasan, MD; Kimberly Stephens, MSN, RN, CNOR; John Denninger, MD, PhD, Moderator

11:30 am to 11:40 am Stretch and Move Break
11:40 am to 12:40 pm Friday Education and Skills Development Sessions 14A - 14D

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.

14A Food and Mood: The Interchange Between Diet and Depression
Uma Naidoo, MD
14B Workshop: Tools for Integrating Mind Body Medicine into an Office Visit
Peg Baim, MS, NP
14C Spirituality: A New Frontier for Mind Body Medicine
David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP
14D 4-Week Mentalizing Imagery Therapy for Depressive Symptoms 
Felipe Jain, MD

12:40 pm to 2:00 pm Break
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Optional Friday Breakout Sessions 15A - 15C

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.

15A Guided Meditation
Giselle Perez, PhD
15B Experiential: Laughter Yoga
Laura Malloy, LICSW, C-IAYT
15C Conversation with Course Directors: Questions, Concerns, and Troubleshooting
Gregory Fricchione, MD and Katherine Rosa, PhD, FNP-BC

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Friday Education and Skills Development Sessions 16A - 16C

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.

16A Coaching Your Patients to Get Moving
Beth Frates, MD
16B Therapeutic Touch in 2021: When, Why, and How It Is Used to Help Patients
Katherine Rosa, PhD, FNP-BC
16C Introduction to Wellness: Positivity and Relaxation Training (PART)
Rana Chudnofsky, MEd; Rudy Allen; Laura Lorusso Peterson; Mike Pease, MS, MPPA, CPT; Sharon D. Meyer, JD

3:00 pm to 3:10 pm Stretch and Move Break
3:10 pm to 4:10 pm Friday Education and Skills Development Sessions 17A - 17C

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.

17A The Resilient Clinician: Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Burnout and Promoting Well-Being
Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH
17B Making Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Intensive through Mind Body Medicine
Kathleen Traynor, RN, MS, FAACVPR; Deborah Krivitsky, MS, RD, LDN; Maria Shea
17C Humor and Resilience: How to Grin and Bear It
James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH

4:10 pm to 4:40 pm Break -or- Optional Friday Breakout Sessions 18A - 18C

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.

18A Mind Body Skills in Practice with Patients
Katherine Rosa, PhD, FNP-BC
18B Conversation and Questions: Ways to Use Mind Body Skills with Patients
Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH and Ellen Slawsby, PhD
18C Networking with Other Mind Body Practitioners
John Denninger, MD, PhD and Daniel Hall, PhD

4:40 pm to 5:40 pm Friday Education and Skills Development Sessions 19A - 19C

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.

19A Optimizing Brain Health in Older Adults through Lifestyle and Mind Body Approaches
Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
19B Mind Body Medicine in Children with Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Mark Salvatore, MD
19C Online Mindfulness to Improve Overall Well-Being
Louisa Sylvia, PhD

5:40 pm to 6:00 pm Putting It All Together

Gregory L. Fricchione, MD