UPMC’s Center for Integrative Medicine to Host Fifth Annual Amy Stine Workshop on Holistic Medicine

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WHAT: The Fifth Annual Amy Stine Workshop on Holistic Medicine is open to the public and medical professionals. The event is sponsored by the UPMC 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.

WHO: Robert Arnold, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of the section of palliative care and medical ethics at Pitt’s School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address. His talk will be directed to both health care consumers and medical professionals, highlighting some of the challenges in helping patients collaborate more with the health care team.

Also speaking will be J. David Creswell, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, who will discuss his research on mindfulness and how it impacts the brain, and Carol Greco, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at Pitt, who directs the Mindfulness Meditation program at UPMC CIM.

WHEN: 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Saturday, April 12

  • 8:15 a.m.     Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 a.m.     Welcome and Remembrance
  • 9 a.m.         “Mindfulness Meditation – What is It? And Why is Everyone Talking About It?” presented by Dr. Greco
  • 9:30 a.m.      “Unraveling the Mystery of Mindfulness: How Meditation Training Affects Physical Health,” presented by Dr. Creswell
  • 10:30 a.m.    Morning Break
  • 10:45 a.m.    Experiential Program, led by Gwynn D. Goldring, L.C.S.W., and Deanna Burkett, M.A., M.S.
  • 11:30 a.m.    Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m.    Keynote Address: “Talking to Your Doctor: Trying to Understand What Your Doctor is Thinking,” delivered by Dr. Arnold
  • 1:30 p.m.     Q & A
  • 1:45 p.m.     Conclusion

WHERE: Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15260

WHY: 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.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 4, and registration fees are as follows:

  • $60 for those receiving continuing education credits
  • $20 for full-time students
  • $30 for all others

About the Center for Integrative Medicine

The Center for Integrative Medicine is dedicated to the 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.