Last update: 05-Dec-2013

Dec. 18, 2013, 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)


Over the past 12 years, military health care providers have noted an increase in the incidence of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) during the provision of care to service members. Although common, mTBI is often challenging to delineate in its presentation due to co-occurring psychological health symptoms. Integrative medicine synergistically combines conventional and alternative medicine treatments to achieve safe and effective care. In this webinar, we will examine evidence-based alternative and complementary medicine interventions for symptom management. We will also discuss the role of integrative medicine in holistic, personalized, patient-centered care.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define the difference between conventional and integrative medicine
  • Describe alternative and complementary medicine practices commonly employed in the military health system
  • Discuss and explain how to create an integrative medicine clinic and/or program

David F. Drake, M.D.
Director, Pain Clinic and Director, Integrative Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
VA Representative, Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Va.

Margaret MacDonald, M.D.
Scientific Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Fort Carson, Colo.

Jean-Louis Belard, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ac.
Research Advisor for Integrative Medicine, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Md.

Technical Platform
The primary platform for this event is Defense Connect Online.

Audio is not provided via Defense Connect Online.
For audio, please dial: CONUS 800-857-1133, participant passcode: DCOE
International 773-681-5904, participant passcode: DCOE

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education is not available for this event.

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