Plenary Speakers


Wednesday, May 18


Well-Being is a Skill: Perspectives from Affective and Contemplative Neuroscience

Richard Davidson, PhD (bio)

Founder, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA





Dr. Rogers Prize Lecture:

Your Inner Self: The Human Microbiome and Health 

David Relman, MD (bio)

Thomas M. and Joan C. Merigan Professor, Department of Medicine - Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Microbiology & Immunology 
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA


The Dr. Marja Verhoef ISCMR Lectureship:

Placebos: Methodological, Clinical and Neurobiological Perspectives

Ted Kaptchuk (bio)

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 



Thursday, May 19


Pain and the Brain: Conceptual and Clinical Considerations

Lorimer Moseley, PhD (bio)

Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Chair in Physiotherapy, Division of Health Sciences

University of South Australia and Neuroscience Research Australia, Adelaide, Australia





Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in a Transforming Health System

Barbara Brandt, PhD (bio)

Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education; Associate Vice President for Education, Academic Health Center

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA




Dr. Rogers Prize Lecture:

Integrative Medicine Clinical Care Models: The European Perspective

Gustav Dobos, MD (bio)

Director, Clinic for Internal and Integrative Medicine
Chair for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany



Friday, May 20


NATO Health and Human Factors Task Force on Integrative Medicine in the Military: Historical/Cultural Perspectives and New Paradigms

Wayne B. Jonas, MD (bio)

President and Chief Executive Officer

Samueli Insitute, Alexandria, VA, USA




Regulation of Complementary Medicine: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD (bio)

Professor and the Dean for the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada