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UPMC’s Center for Integrative Medicine to Host First Annual Holistic Medicine Workshop

PITTSBURGH, March 26, 2010 – The first annual Amy Stine Workshop on Holistic Medicine will be held Saturday, April 10, at the Herberman Conference Center at UPMC Shadyside Hospital from noon until 3 p.m. and is open to both the public and medical professionals. The event is sponsored by the UPMC Shadyside Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM), the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the family of the late Amy Ruth Stine, M.D.

Lectures on topics ranging from nutrition and supplements to pain management and hormone therapy will be the focus of the day-long event. The keynote address, “Optimal Healing Environment: The Natural Next Step,” will be presented at noon by Wayne B. Jonas, M.D., director and CEO of the Samueli Institute, associate professor of family medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, and former director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

Other presentations include:

  • “Bioidentical Hormone Therapy: Is it Really Better?,” by Judith Balk, M.D., medical director of the Holistic Cancer Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, 9:45 a.m.
  • “Getting Results with Nutritional Supplements,” by David M. Goldstein, M.D., holistic medicine practitioner, 10:20 a.m.
  • “Phooey to Food, Nutrition: Fact or Fiction,” by Mehernosh Khan, M.D., family medicine practitioner, 11:10 a.m.
  • “Grieving and Letting Go,” by James F. Donnelly, psychotherapist at the CIM, 2 p.m.
  • “An Integrative Approach to Pain Management,” by Ronald Glick, M.D., medical director of the CIM, 2:50 p.m.

Course fees are $20 for the public and $50 for medical professionals receiving continuing medical education credits. Those interested can register online. For more information, contact Jeanette Adams at (412) 623-1203 or Daniel Lewis at (412) 647-8257.

Dr. Amy Stine was a holistic family physician in the Pittsburgh area with a private practice addressing body, mind and spirit. This workshop is offered in her memory and provides healing concepts for both medical professionals and the public.

About the Center for Integrative Medicine

The Center for Integrative Medicine is dedicated to clinical services, education and research on an evolving form of health care in which disease prevention, practitioner/patient partnership and the evidence-based application of non-conventional treatment strategies are explored in collaboration with conventional medical practices. 

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