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Join us September 24-28, 2014 for our 59th Congress, training Integrative Medicine Physicians

You can get content from many places. Listen to a webinar; go to a massive conference; read a book. But there is no substitute for the kind of learning that can be done face to face, with passionate debate and group processing. ICIM exists to provide education, and our greatest resource is the expertise, wisdom and invaluable experience of our members. We are a community of 150 lifelong students of science and healing; the colleagues you will meet at ICIM become trusted friends.

September 24-28 we take on the topic of chronic pain, offering a large array of tools to treat and diagnose one of the most challenging struggles our patients face. Some amazing people in history suffered from chronic pain. Harriet Tubman had migraines. Florence Nightingale had fibromyalgia. During his time in the Navy JF Kennedy slept on a plywood board and wore a corset-type brace due to crippling back pain. And artist Frieda Kahlo who lived and worked in Dearborn, MI lived in pain her entire life. To honor the many brave and exceptional people who live with chronic pain, we vow to study it relentlessly.

How about our location? The Dearborn Inn is an iconic American edifice, first airport hotel ever, built by Henry Ford to house his personal guests. This historic building is on the grounds of one of the biggest and most important museums in the US, The Henry Ford, which rivals the Smithsonian in depth and breadth of Americana artifacts. It is a supersized museum of American ingenuity and engineering. And it is awesome.

With our top notch exhibit hall, warm family atmosphere, and the best food in the industry, we’ll make sure that “End Pain” meeting is only the first of many you’ll share with us.

“End Pain” September 26-28 features the great Fish Oil Debate with Brian Peskin and a panel of people ready to offer another view of the science. Jacob Teitelbaum is coming with a wealth of experience in conquering pain through SHINE. Derrick Lonsdale will consider the strong link between subclinical and overt thiamine deficiency and extremely painful conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, polyneuropathy and post herpetic neuralgia. John Humiston is teaching IV amino acid protocols to detox narcotics, psych meds, and alcohol, as well as a protocol for restoring neurotransmitters in overworked stressed people. We’ll hear innovations with compounding pain pharmaceuticals from Sahar Swidan, the process of un-learning pain from Howard Schubiner, and the power of learning to love as transformational healing from Helene Leonetti. Jenny Rymer brings her extensive experience with bodywork and micro current in her workshop “Energy is Faster than Pills,” and Guy Chamberland will provide information on botanical solutions. Clinician David Nebbeling, and authors William Faber, and Robert Rowen will share some of the skills and tricks of the trade that work in their practices. And Bruce Shelton will assert that all treatments work better with homeopathy.

David Brownstein MD stirred up the crowd with his lecture this March in Nashville, and he has agreed to follow up with a full day workshop Sept 25 entitledIodine: How to use the most misunderstood nutrient.

If you have been at ICIM before, you will surely have noticed a fun-loving, articulate man by the name of John Parks Trowbridge. Others may have read his books, or heard of his hard work, dedication to integrative medicine, and successful practice over the years. At this meeting we will celebrate John with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and hold a dinner in his honor.

The dinner will be Friday, September 26 after our exhibitor party at the hotel (approximately 8pm), followed by a stretch limo ride to the DLECTRICITY festival in Midtown Detroit, a series of art installations in museums and public areas using the amazing medium of light. This is a change from our brochure, which said we would be in the Henry Ford.

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