For the tenth consecutive year, the Albany Medical College and the American Medical Association have accredited The American Meditation Institute (AMI) to present its annual Heart and Science of Yoga Mind/Body Medicine CME conference for physicians and other health care professionals. Designed specifically to help prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout, this 32 CME credit retreat will be held October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Now in its 10th year, The Heart and Science of Yoga® is a leading-edge conference that presents practical and effective tools to aid physicians in bringing back the joy in medicine, achieving personal and professional fulfillment, and providing more compassionate and insightful care to patients. Topics will include a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI Meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, yoga psychology, alleviating trauma and PTSD, resiliency, mind function optimization, Epigenomics, food as medicine, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification and the chakra system as a diagnostic tool. New this year, dedicated courses on addiction and pain management, a frequent conference discussion topic and growing global issue, have been added to the curriculum.
Through provocative and engaging presentations, informative panel discussions, ongoing Q&A, and practicums, the 10th annual, The Heart and Science of Yoga® conference will offer a stimulating format featuring an accomplished faculty. The conference encourages a welcoming forum to share innovative methods and to discuss tangible strategies and tools so that physicians can support one another in combatting burnout and promoting wellness. This year’s conference presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder, meditational therapist and award-winning author; Mark Pettus MD, Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems; Anthony Santilli MD, board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Susan Lord MD, a private practice holistic physician focusing on prevention and treatment, and former course director for the The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s “Food As Medicine” program in Washington, DC; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Beth Netter MD MT, holistic physician and acupuncturist, Albany, NY; Prashant Kaushik MD, board-certified Rheumatologist; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, faculty member of The American Meditation Institute, and Lee Albert NMT, acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor.
Noted physicians Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey MD have endorsed Leonard Perlmutter’s treatise on Yoga Science, which serves as the core curriculum for this year’s CME conference.
AMI founder and faculty director Leonard Perlmutter noted, “Conference sponsor Neil Mitnick MD and The Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education deserve great recognition for a decade of unwavering support for continuing education that prioritizes the health and well being of physicians and their patients throughout our nation.”