Symposium on Integrative Health: Advances in Research and Evidence-based Practice

Date & Location
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


The evidence base for integrative medicine interventions is growing, and patients and families are increasingly using integrative modalities and expecting physicians and allied health professionals to offer guidance on their use. This one-day symposium will offer healthcare practitioners a review of the evidence on common integrative modalities and their application to clinical practice.

  1. Describe the changes of mindfulness and spirituality seen on neuroimaging
  2. Understand the effects of mindfulness practice on healthcare professionals
  3. Discuss the research and funding priority areas for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
  4. Describe nonpharmacological approaches to chronic pain and functional somatic syndromes in adolescents
  5. Review the current research data for the use of medical marijuana in children with neurologic disorders
  6. Discuss the impact of diet on the intestinal microbiome
  7. Recognize the role of aromatherapy in improving the patient experience


The conference will be held in the Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The registration fee is $125 (MD), $60 (RD, RN, NP, fellows, residents and allied healthcare professionals), $25 (Students) and includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, parking and syllabus material.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.