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

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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 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

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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

Please RVSP via phone at (310)794-0712 or email Rosana Chan <>

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Insight Lecture: Sleep Disturbance and Fatigue in Cancer Survivorship

Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, a member of CCIM, invites you to attend their insight lecture series. The upcoming insight lecture is on “Sleep Disturbance and Fatigue in Cancer Survivorship”presented by Michael Irwin, MD and Julieene Bower, PhD. The lecture will be held in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRMC) Auditorium, B-Level, Room B130. For more information, visit

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June and July Events from UCLArts and Healing

UCLArts and Healing are presenting their June and July events for the community. For more information on registration, visit here.
  • 6/15: Narradrama and story in transforming lives
  • 6/22: Kicking in the wall
  • 6/30: Bodymind insight: self-discovery through movement
  • 7/13: Shifting positions to shift perception: how your body language can affect your thoughts, feelings, and how you are seen
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Free Conference on Creativity and the Arts

Creative Minds, UCLArts and Healing  and CSUN Kinesiology Department invites you to attend a conference (On the Edge of Chaos: Finding flow and resilience in Creativity and Arts) April 7, 10-5pm, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA. Click on the image for more details on how to register.

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Healing with Music and Art

UCLArts and Healing announces their February and March events held on UCLA campus.


music medicine: how to activate the 4 elements of music for healing - Mon. 2/4, 7-9 pmat UCLA Semel Institute Auditorium
Join internationally acclaimed author and music therapist Christine Stevens to experience sound for stress reduction, spirituality, health and healing. She will guide you through rhythm – the medicine for the body; song – the medicine for the heart; harmony – the medicine for the soul; and silence – the medicine for the mind. Stevens shares evidence-based practices from science and spiritual traditions to increase energy, joy, and bring the power of music back into your life.  Free to UCLA faculty, staff, students, with ID presented at the door. $12 for the public.
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a picture of good health: making art that heals, strengthens, challenges, and changes you - Mon. 3/18, 6-7:30 pm at UCLA Semel Institute Auditorium
It is starting to be widely accepted that making art can be therapeutic. But what exactly is it about art that is healing and life-enhancing? Is all art-making intrinsically healing or are there certain ingredients that must be present for wellness to spring from artistic expression? If such ingredients exist, can they be harnessed to heal, strengthen, challenge, and change you when you need it most? Engage in an evening of inquiry with board certified art therapist Erica Curtis, MFT, ATR-BC. Free to UCLA faculty, staff, students, with ID presented at the door. $12 for the public.
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For more programs and events from UCLArts and Healing, click here.

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Conference on Integrative Medicine, UCLA

Mark your calendars! General Registration  for the Annual Conference for Integrative Medicine on Saturday, February 2, 2013 will begin soon.  Early Registration for students are now available. For more information, click here

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