“Exploring the Mind-Body Continuum”

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - Registration now open!

This free afternoon event will begin with a cameo appearance by Dr. Irving Kirsch, author of The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth. Then three panelists will delve into the mind body phenomena. 

Dr. Judith Moskowitz of the University of California San Francisco, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, will establish the mind's effect on the body and the biological effects of positive emotions. She will present her latest work on interventions that inculcate positive emotions and take the audience through a demonstration of a few of the eight skills that have been developed.

Dr. John Gannage, Medical Director of Markham Integrative Medicine, will establish the gut brain connection or how nutrition affects brain function. His many years of clinical experience inform his thinking, he will share his insights on diet and supplementation and finding nutrition in a world of processed food.

Dr. Jeffery Dusek, Research Director of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Allina Health, Minneapolis, will present a brief overview of the Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Prayer and the questions arising from the results. He will also address his latest work on the effects of meditation on gene expression.

The proceedings will be moderated by Steven Carter, Executive Director for the International Schizophrenia Foundation and Managing Editor for the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine.

The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion of the mind body continuum involving audience members and the panelists.  The afternoon will wrap up with the panelists providing their thoughts on what the future might hold in terms of research questions or clinical practice.

Dr. Irving Kirsch will be available to sign copies of his book during the afternoon break.  

Learn more about the 2013 Dr. Rogers Prize event participants.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Mackenzie Ballroom
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5
TEL 604-691-1991 or 1-866-540-4509
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