Physicians’ CME Conference- Speakers2018-10-23T10:36:47+00:00
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Leonard Perlmutter

Founder and director of The American Meditation Institute, Leonard is the author of “Transformation,”  The Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine and the award-winning book “The Heart and Science of Yoga® : A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear.” His Heart and Science of Yoga® entry-level course has been accredited by the Albany Medical College, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and American Nurses Association to receive medical education credit. Leonard has been a student of Yoga Science since 1975 and a direct disciple of mind/body medicine pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas.

Mark Pettus, MD
Bio
Mark is a board-certified internist and nephrologist currently serving as Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School. Mark is the author of The Savvy Patient and It’s All in Your Head: Change Your Mind, Change Your Health, & Change Your Life.

Mark Pettus, MD

Beth Netter, MD, AMI-MT
Bio
Beth is an holistic physician and acupuncturist in Albany, NY. She graduated from the University at Buffalo’s School of Biomedical Sciences, and completed her residency in anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Beth is an AMI certified meditational therapist, and currently serves as Chair of AMI’s Department of Medical Education.

Beth Netter, MD

Anthony Santilli, MD
Bio
Tony 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, NY, and serves as a member of the AMI’s Department of Medical Education.

Anthony Santilli, MD

Susan B. Lord, MD
Bio
Susan graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is in private practice in Great Barrington, MA focusing on prevention and treatment through mindful living and lifestyle changes. She served as Course Director for the Food as Medicine program at the Center for Mind/Body Medicine from 1996-2007.

Susan Lord, MD

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD
Bio
Sat Bir has conducted scientific yoga research since 2001 and is a practitioner/instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. He is Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has researched yoga for insomnia, stress, anxiety disorders, and workplace and school settings. He coordinates the annual Symposium on Yoga Research, is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, author of the Harvard ebook Your Brain on Yoga, and chief editor of the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD

Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD
Bio
Renee is currently the medical director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. She recently served as chairperson of the Department of Family Medicine as well as President of the Medical Staff at Saratoga Hospital. Renee is board certified in Family Medicine offering the principles of Yoga Science to her patients in the form of a nutrition Rx and complementary pain management program.

Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD

Joshua Zamer, MD
Bio
Joshua serves as medical director for Addiction Medicine, Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and is also chairman of the Department of Family Practice He is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, and previously served as the physician for St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC) Inpatient Detox Unit and Outpatient Suboxone Clinic.

Joshua Zamer, MD

Jesse Ritvo, MD
Bio
Jesse graduated from Harvard College and received his medical degree from the Brown-Dartmouth Medical Program. Jesse is currently the assistant medical director of inpatient psychiatry at the University of Vermont Health Center-Central Vermont Medical Center, as well as an assistant professor of medicine at UVM.

Jesse Ritvo, MD

Jenness Perlmutter
Bio
A world-renowned artist whose paintings have often graced the covers of “Transformation” journal, Jenness is co-founder of The American Meditation Institute. She has been a student of Yoga Science since 1975, and is a direct disciple of mind/body medicine pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Jenness is a gifted teacher who shares her practical understanding and insights into the similarities between Eastern and Western philosophies.

Jenness Perlmutter

Gustavo Grodnitzky, PhD
Bio
Gustavo is a speaker, author, consultant and psychologist. After obtaining his Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University, he completed post-doctorate degrees in both cognitive therapy and forensic psychology. He serves as Chair of The American Meditation Institute’s Psychological Education Department.

Gustavo Grodnitzky, PhD

Anita Burock-Stotts, MD
Bio
A student at AMI since 2003, Anita Burock-Stotts is board certified in Internal Medicine.  She currently practices Functional Medicine in Guilderland, New York, and serves as a member of the AMI Medical Education Department. Anita is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University (BS in pre-med, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976). She graduated Medical College of Pennsylvania (Alpha Omega Alpha, 1980). She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1983.

Anita Burock-Stotts, MD

Prashant Kaushik, MD
Bio
Prashant received a Bachelors of Medicine & Surgery degree from the All India Institute of Medical Services, New Delhi. A board-certified Rheumatologist, Prashant serves as Lead Rheumatologist at the Albany VA Medical Center, Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Albany Medical College, and is a member of AMI’s Department of Medical Education.

Prashant Kaushik, MD

Lee Albert, NMT
Bio
Lee is an acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor who created, practices and teaches Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT)–protocols to reduce and eliminate chronic pain. He is the author of Yoga for Pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice.” 

Lee Albert, NMT

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Conference Info

Date: October 23 – 27, 2018

Location: Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, Lenox, MA

Registration

Physicians

$2,295 On or before October 1, 2018
$2,495 After October 1, 2018

Residents/Fellows/PAs/NPs

$2,095 On or before October 1, 2018
$2,295 After October 1, 2018

Registered Nurses & Guests of Registered Attendees**

$1,595 On or before October 1, 2018
$1,795 After October 1, 2018
**Including employees, spouse or partner.

2018 Registration is Closed

Included With Registration

  • All lectures & practicums
  • All gourmet vegetarian meals
  • The Heart & Science of Yoga® book
  • 5 ½ hour online Comprehensive Meditation and Easy-Gentle Yoga video course
  • The Physiology of Yoga with Clinical Studies
  • Guided AMI MEDITATION CD
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“This conference has been the best CME course I have ever attended. It gave me a strong foundation to help patients mindfully improve their lives. I learned powerful, practical lifelong skills to use for my greater good.”

VI QUACH, MD
Family Medicine, New York

“This conference has given me a new perspective on life, connections with like-minded professionals. Everybody should attend, and the food was great and plentiful.”

STACEY PRISTELSKI NP
Family Medicine, Wisconsin

“I would give this course a five star rating, due to the uniqueness of the material, comprehensive curriculum and quality of the speakers.”

CELESTE CHACE NP
Pediatrics

“This conference was very helpful for burnt-out physicians who need healing. It was an excellent program.”

MELINDA DARLING MD
Pediatrician, Pennsylvania

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Psychiatrist, Rhode Island