At the 10th annual American Meditation Institute (AMI) CME conference, holistic physician Beth Netter, MD will demonstrate Yoga Science breathing techniques that stimulate the vagus nerve to prevent and relieve burnout symptoms of anxiety and depression. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive training in Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, offers 32 CME credits, and is accredited through the Albany Medical College and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Netter’s “Breath as Medicine” presentation will address the importance of diaphragmatic breathing to optimize blood flow, provide sufficient oxygen to the body, improve heart-rate variability, and calm and focus the mind. The complete (three-part) yogic breath will be demonstrated and practiced by all conference attendees.
Presenter Beth Netter MD is a holistic physician in Albany, New York. 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. Dr. Netter is an AMI certified meditational therapist, and currently serves as Chair of the AMI Department of Medical Education.
Dr. Netter observes, “As physicians we’re taught that we need to care for ourselves in order to care for others, but there’s no real education in that. This CME conference on Yoga Science brings a 5,000-year-old educational body of knowledge into modern day life that’s user-friendly, time-tested and science-based. It’s a practical and doable program for dealing with the debilitating effects of stress, illness and burnout. This teaching helps physicians re-engage their lives, their families and their work with a new confidence and an alignment with who they truly are.”
Now in its tenth year of providing physicians continuing medical education credits, the entire “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME curriculum will provide quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers on Yoga Science as mind/body medicine. In addition to “Breath as Medicine,” topics this year will include a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI MEDITATION, epigenomics, mantra science, yoga psychology, alleviating trauma and PTSD, resiliency, mind function optimization, 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.
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 Beth Netter MD, other distinguished presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder; 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 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; 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.
Since 2009, when this conference was first offered, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey have endorsed AMI’s core curriculum. According to Emergency Medicine physician and past participant Negean Afifi DO, “This conference is wonderful! Anyone who has an open mind will benefit from this new, refreshing way to look at life. By applying this teaching, we can shift our perspective and transform draining experiences at work and home into teaching points for our own spirituality and growth.”