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2022 Integrative Dermatology Symposium

FEATURED
SPEAKERS

September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022

Andrew Weil,

MD

Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, he is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he is a clinical professor of medicine and professor of public health. A New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Weil is the author of 15 books on health and wellbeing, including Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better, and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own; Fast Food, Good Food; True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure; Spontaneous Happiness; Healthy Aging; and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health. He is the editorial director of DrWeil.com, the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine. He is also a founder and partner in the growing family of True Food Kitchen restaurants.

Andrew-Weil

IDS 2022 Sessions

The Evolution of Integrative Medicine Description

Day Two: Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Modern scientific medicine has advanced rapidly, but those advances have not resulted in better health or health care. Ignoring the healing power of nature and the organism’s intrinsic mechanisms of healing have made us dependent on therapeutic interventions requiring very expensive technology. The future of medicine is integrative – that is, the thoughtful combination of conventional and alternative ideas and practices. Integrative medicine takes advantage of natural healing, treats whole persons (bodies, minds, spirits), considers all aspects of lifestyle in matters of health and illness, honors and supports the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, and makes use of all appropriate therapies, using simpler, low-tech methods when possible. Promising trends in health care and its challenges will be shared, as will Dr. Weil’s vision for integrative medicine 10 – 20 years from now. He will also discuss the particular relevance of integrative medicine to the field of dermatology.

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