UCLA events highlight integration of Eastern healing traditions, Western medicine

UCLA has been at the forefront of integrative medicine research and education, incorporating traditional healing techniques and therapies from the East with Western medicine. Three upcoming UCLA–sponsored events will explore this intersection of East–West medicine. 
 
Media seeking more information on these and other events should contact Rachel Champeau of UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations (rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu | 310-794-0777) or Sue Fan of the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine (sfan@mednet.ucla.edu | 310-794-0712).
 
 
Friday, Oct. 21
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Workshop: Translation, dissemination of Chinese medical literature
Hacienda Room, UCLA Faculty Center (map)
 
Scholars, clinicians and researchers involved in both Chinese and integrative medicine, along with editors of medical literature, will convene at UCLA to participate in an international, interdisciplinary workshop aimed at developing methods to ensure continued high-quality translation of Chinese medical literature found in texts, databases and other core reference materials. This workshop is hosted by the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine and is jointly sponsored by the center and the UCLA Confucius Institute.
 
 
Saturday–Sunday, Oct. 22–23
11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (Saturday) | 8 a.m.–2 p.m. (Sunday)
First National Student Conference on East–West Medicine
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building auditorium (map)
 
This first-of-its-kind conference, organized by students from academic medical centers across the country, focuses on reaching beyond the standard medical school curriculum to learn about the latest scientific findings and treatment strategies from a wealth of diverse Eastern healing traditions. Medical students will hear from world-renowned practitioners, scholars and researchers and learn hands-on integrative approaches to caring for patients with diseases such as inflammatory disorders and cancer. This event is sponsored by the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine. For more program information, directions and parking, visit http://caimucla.org.
 
 
Wednesday, Oct. 26
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Conference of National Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) 
Hotel Palomar, 10740 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90024 (map)
 
The annual conference of CAHCIM, a network of 50 academic medical centers across the U.S. and Canada, will feature a daylong showcase of research projects on a wide variety of topics in integrative medicine. Consortium members include UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Harvard, Duke, the University of Michigan and others. This event is sponsored by CAHCIM and the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine. For more program information, directions and parking, visit www.imconsortium.org/researchday/index.htm.

Media Contacts

Rachel Champeau,
310-794-2270
rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu
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