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Crouse Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University Sponsoring “Integrative Medicine In Modern Healthcare” Conference For Healthcare Professionals Saturday, September 20


Conference Presenters Will Feature National Physicians, Local Practitioners

Recognizing the growing trend for adults in the United States to make integrative medicine techniques part of their healthcare regimens, Crouse Hospital and SUNY Upstate Medical University are sponsoring a Continuing Medical Education conference on Saturday, Sept. 20 to make physicians, physician assistants and nurses more aware of integrative modalities that can be incorporated into traditional medical practices and how to discuss such treatments with their patients.

“Integrative Medicine in Modern Healthcare” will be held 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave., Syracuse. The course fee, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and free parking, is $85 for physicians and $50 for other healthcare professionals. To register or for questions, contact Conference Medical Director Scott Treatman, DO, MPH, 315-470-7441 or e-mail

David Smith, MD, President of SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Paul Kronenberg, MD, President and CEO of Crouse Hospital, will open the conference with Perspectives on Integrative Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University and at Crouse Hospital. The topics and presenters will be: Integrative Medicine in Palliative and Hospice Care, presenter - Giovanni Elia, MD, clinical medical director of San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care; Epigenetics: Environmental Influences on Health, presenter - Paula Scariati, DO, MPH, faculty member at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and in the Department of Preventative Medicine at Loma Linda University; Mindfulness in Medicine, Embodied Awareness and Personal Renewal for Healthcare Providers, presenter - Michael Krasner, MD, a primary care internist with Olson Medical Group, a part of Strong Health in Rochester; The Base of Evidence for Integrative Medicine: An Oncology Perspective, presenter - Carolyn Christie-McAuliffe, RN, NP, PhD, director of research, Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York; and The Integrative Pharmacy: Supplements, Pharmaceuticals and Health, presenter - Natalia Daughton, RPh, pharmacist at Kinney Drugs and Integrative Pharmacist and Wellness Educator at Natur-Tyme.

This activity has planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of SUNY Upstate Medical University and Crouse Hospital. SUNY Upstate Medical University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Five contact hours for the conference will be given to physicians and nurses.

Commercial supporters for the conference are Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Crouse Health Foundation; Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY; Hospice of CNY; the Mind Body Health Alliance; Natur-Tyme; and Women’s Wellness Place. 

Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232

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