Anthony Santilli, MD will explain how the daily practice of AMI MEDITATION reversed his diagnosed condition of burnout at the American Meditation Institute’s (AMI) 31-credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference for physicians and other health care providers, October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 11th annual comprehensive training, accredited through the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association, is designed to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.

Dr. Santilli received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo, having completed his fellowship at Weill Cornell University and his post-graduate training at Brown University. He is board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine in Schenectady and Amsterdam, New York, and serves as a member of AMI’s Department of Medical Education.

During his CME presentation entitled, “Relieving Physician Burnout,” Dr. Santilli will chronicle his personal five-year journey to reversing burnout. Dr. Santilli will recount the conditions that led to his burnout, and the specific Yoga Science tools he learned and employed that enabled him to transform the debilitating consequences of burnout into an increase in energy, creativity and a renewed love for and dedication to his medical practice. According to Dr. Santilli, “Having been diagnosed with physician burnout, I found the practical teaching presented at The American Meditation Institute to be the perfect treatment and cure for my disease. Living life in harmony with the basic principles of practices such as AMI MEDITATION, gentle yoga exercises, diaphragmatic breathing and healthy food and lifestyle choices, I experienced a complete reversal of my chronically stressful condition.”

According to faculty director Leonard Perlmutter who will present the core curriculum of Yoga Science, this year’s CME conference has assembled an impressive faculty of distinguished experts who will provide attendees practical tools that can reverse and prevent burnout. Topics this year will include: a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI MEDITATION, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, yoga psychology, Epigenetics, Food as Medicine, resiliency, mind function optimization, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification and the chakra system as a diagnostic tool.

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty create a dynamic and interactive course for their students.  Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to Dr. Santilli, other presenters will include AMI founder Leonard Perlmutter; Robert Schneider MD, Robert Schneider MD, Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University; 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; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Janine Pardo 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.

The conference core curriculum has been endorsed by medical pioneers Dean Ornish MD, Larry Dossey MD, Mehmet Oz MD, and Bernie Siegel MD. According to Psychiatry physician and past participant Pamela Shervanick MD, “This conference is life changing!  Everyone in every facet of life should experience this teaching. I’m so grateful for you and your institution and all involved for bringing truth to doctors with love and compassion. This is a light the world needs to see.”

Anthony Santilli MD

“Living life in harmony with the basic principles of practices such as AMI MEDITATION, gentle yoga exercises, diaphragmatic breathing and healthy food and lifestyle choices, I experienced a complete reversal of my chronically stressful condition.”

Anthony Santilli MD

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