2013 Conference Registration

Registration is now closed for the 2013 Conference on Integrative Medicine for the Underserved. If you are interested in late registration, e-mail us at im4us.org at gmail.com.

Conference Date: August 9-10, 2013

The conference will be held August 9-10, 2013 at Santa Clara University in the San Jose Area in California. Preconference workshops will be August 8.


IM4Us is very grateful to the Public Health Program of Santa Clara University for hosting the third annual Integrative Medicine for the Underserved Conference on the beautiful campus of Santa Clara University. The plenary sessions will be located in the Locatelli Center. The breakouts will be spread throughout various classrooms in nearby buildings. For more Information about the campus, transportation options, etc. click here: Location Santa Clara

Conference Schedule

Get more information about our speakers and presentations here:
2013 Schedule
2013 Conference Presentations
2013 Conference Speaker Bios


Integrative medicine is often believed in our culture to be for the wealthy, involving expensive supplements and treatments that low-income patients cannot afford. Most of the educational opportunities that currently exist on this topic are geared towards clinicians in private practice with patients who are willing and able to spend money on such treatments. The reality is that many integrative treatments are not only more effective but also more cost-efficient, and many community clinics and other practices are already using these strategies with underserved populations. This conference will discuss affordable integrative approaches to common acute and chronic diseases, share evidence-based best practices regarding integrative approaches to health, discuss unique ways to utilize group medical visits, and provide a like-minded community base for activism around integrative medicine for underserved populations. In addition, this conference attempts to cross disciplines to unite the work already being done in various communities across the nation.

Educational Objectives for Conference

  • Provide practical information to increase the capacity of working clinicians of diverse disciplines and backgrounds to provide integrative medicine and lifestyle counseling to underserved communities
  • Connect and foster community among clinicians across disciplines with an interest in integrative medicine for the underserved
  • Highlight existing sustainable models and structures of practice in integrative medicine for the underserved
  • Build a North American movement for Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
  • Help shift the paradigm in health care towards one of wellness, prevention, patient empowerment, and self-care.


Clinicians, administrators and staff that provide care to the underserved. This includes nurses and nurse practitioners, herbalists, acupuncturists, community health workers, health educators, naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, midwives, dieticians and clinical nutritionists, administrators, public health workers,researchers, policy analysts, activists, patients, and members of underserved communities.

The Conference on Integrative Medicine for the Underserved is a wonderful, intimate venue to share and learn best practices with colleagues from across the country. We look forward to having you and your team join us at the conference in Santa Clara.


This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education thru the Joint Sponsorship of the Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US). IMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Medical Studies designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Conference on Integrative Medicine for the Underserved 2013, with a beginning date of August 8, 2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.00 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Pricing Information

Early Bird Pricing will apply through July 11, with increased charges obtaining after that date. Registration will be accepted through 4 pm on July 28. Any late registration after that date will not include meals at the conference.


Main Conference: (14 hours CME)
  • Regular Registration**: $299 ($319 after July 11)
  • Discounted registration: $199 ($219 after July 11)
Single Day of Conference: (7 hours CME)
  • Regular Registration**: $169 ($189 after July 11)
  • Discounted registration: $119 ($139 after July 11)
Preconference Events:
Functional Medicine Workshop (7 hours CME, breakfast, lunch)
  • Regular Registration**: $149
  • Discounted Registration: $109
Culturally Appropriate Diet Workshop (3.5 hours CME, breakfast)
  • Regular Registration**: $79
  • Discounted Registration: $59
Homeopathic Workshop (3.5 hours CME, lunch)
  • Regular Registration**: $79
  • Discounted Registration: $59
Both half-day workshops (Homeopathic and cultural diet):
  • Regular Registration**: $149
  • Discounted Registration: $109

-**Regular Registration Costs apply to all MDs, DOs, NDs, RNs, NPs, CNMs, PAs, Chiropractors, Psychologists, administrators, and any other attendees also eligible for AMA CME. Students and others not eligible for CME may use the discounted price.

Housing Options:

We also recommend the Candlewood Suites: Candlewood Suites Santa Clara(external link). Try the rate through their website, but if you are making your reservation late, and the rate is greater than $144/night, then you may use the group code INT. Candlewood(external link)
Other options for Lodging can be found Here(external link)

If you are interested in connecting with others to coordinate shared rooms, consider joining our Linked-In Group(external link)


Now closed.

Campus Housing: no longer available

If sending a check or money order, please make it payable to "Planetcare" and indicate "IM4Us Conference" in the Memo line.
Send checks or money orders to:
IM4Us Conference
c/o NeeShonee
11316 NE 28th St, Space 23
Vancouver, WA 98682



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