On June 22, 2013, four of today's leading physician researchers will share their combined wisdom on Rheumatology as a part of the UCLA Health Distinguished Doctors Seminar Series. A Question & Answer session will immediately follow each presentation. Panelists include Dr. Lawrence Taw of UCLA Center for East-West Medicine.
Empowering, Engaging, and Educating
What Every Rheumatology Patient Needs to Know
Saturday, June 22, 2013
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
(check-in starting at 8:00 AM)
UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
Main Auditorium First Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Click here to view the flyer for more information on fees and registration.
The panel will feature:
Integrative Rheumatology – Empowering Patients To Take Charge for Optimum Health
Mihaela Taylor, MD
Learn about new perspectives on the role of central pain syndrome in rheumatologic disorders including primary & secondary fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, connective tissue disorders & rheumatoid arthritis. Updates on the emerging field of integrative rheumatology and the impact of vitamin D, exercise, meditation and sleep on immune system function with implications for health and illness.
Mihaela Taylor, MD: Chief Santa Monica Rheumatology – Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, Dept. of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine At UCLA
East-West Medicine and Inflammation
A transformative joint venture that explores the prevalence of integrative medicine for rheumatologic conditions, understanding inflammation through the lens of traditional Chinese medicine and learn the latest lifestyle interventions for self-care.
Lawrence Taw, MD: Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine At UCLA
Fibromyalgia — Myths vs. Reality
Ami Ben-Artzi, MD
A critical and in-depth review of the current understanding of the disease—why certain treatments work and others do not.
Ami Ben-Artzi, MD: Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, Dept. of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Digging Deeper Into The Mind-Body Connection
Dr. Stephen Sideroff
Understanding the stress-disease connection. Learn how stress and emotions lead to autonomic dys-regulation and physical symptoms Review the many practical ways to restore self-regulation, relax, gain resilience and bring optimal health.
Dr. Stephen Sideroff: Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA & Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics