Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University

Continuing Education Conferences


The annual IM4US conference will be held at Santa Clara University in Northern California August 22-24, 2019. The aim of IM4US is to reduce health disparity caused by poverty, racism, and the social determinants of health through integrative medicine.  A long list of chronic illnesses disproportionately affects the poor, with the incidence of chronic pain, mental illness, coronary disease, diabetes, and toxin exposure each between one and a half to eight times their incidence in the general population. As conventional medicine has moved excessively towards a focus on surgeries and pharmaceuticals, it leaves integrative medicine with much to offer to patients with chronic illness. Many of these health issues resist conventional care, at least as it is most often delivered today, yet respond robustly to integrative approaches, and many of these can be provided at low cost.

Our target audience is health care providers, healers, administrators, and staff that provide integrative care to the underserved or who desire to incorporate integrative care to their patients. This includes medical doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners, herbalists, acupuncturists, community health workers, health educators, naturopathic doctors, osteopathic doctors, physician assistants, homeopaths, midwives, dieticians, and clinical nutritionists. We welcome administrators, public health workers, researchers, policy analysts, activists, and members of underserved communities.

The full agenda will be available at the conference site:

The International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health will take place at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio on April 28 - May 1, 2020. The Congress is convened by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, in association with the International Society for Complementary Research. 

The mission of the Congress is to improve public health through showcasing advancements in the field of integrative medicine through keynote and plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and innovative sessions.