The UCSF Osher Center's Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds series provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of Integrative Medicine practice. The series aims to close the gaps between ideal practice and current practice by providing ways providers can offer whole-person, integrated care. These monthly presentations follow the academic calendar (September to June) and are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9 am, with the exception of UCSF holidays. We welcome all UCSF faculty and staff, and the broader health professional community. CME/CEU credit is available.

Upcoming Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds

CME/CEU Information

  • Accreditation: The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians and other health professionals.
  • Designation: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  The credit maximum above reflects all Osher Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds to be offered in Fiscal Year 2021. This is based on one hour of credit for each 1-hour session. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Acupuncturists: This live activity is approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board for 1 hour of Category 1 CE course credit (provider number 1377).

Past Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds


  • Integrative Health Equity: Paradox and Promise by Maria T. Chao, DrPH, MPA
  • Culturally-Informed Complementary Treatments for Pain Management by Valerie W. Jackson, PhD, MPH
  • From Personal to Professional: Making the Journey Toward Integrative Whole Health Within the VA Health Care System by Karen Seal, MD, MPH
  • Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: Program Description and Research Overview by Linda Carlson, PhD, CPsych 
  • Integrative Aging: Optimizing Wellness across the Decades of Elderhood by Louise Aronson, MD
  • Maurice Kanbar Lecture on Innovations in Integrative Medicine: Placebo Effects in Medicine by Professor Ted Kaptchuk
  • We Have to Pick a SIDE (Stakeholder, Infrastructure, Diversity, and Equity) in Academic Medicine by Tung Nguyen, MD



  • A Review of the 2018 ICIMH Meeting by Osher Center members who attended the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in Baltimore. 
  • Collaboration, Possibilities, and Future Approaches to Polycystic Kidney Disease by Jennifer Ashby, DAOM, LAc, and Meyeon Park, MD
  • Toward Just Healthcare for All: Revolutionary Reflections on Mindfulness, Social Justice, and Integrative Medicine by Rhonda V. Magee, MA, JD
  • Kanbar Lecture on Innovations in Integrative Medicine: The Entanglement of Meditation and Medicine, and What Love’s Got to Do With It by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. The video of this presentation is now online at UCTV.
  • Mindfulness-based approaches to promoting women’s mental health during pregnancy and parenting: Novel targets and delivery formats by Jennifer Felder, PhD
  • Mind-Body Medicine for Children and Adolescents: An Integrative medicine approach to successfully incorporating these tools into clinical care by David Becker, MD
  • Modern and Traditional Dietary Approaches for Diabetes Mellitus by Rick Hecht, MDCarla Kuon, MDAnand Dhruva, MD,;and Evelyn Ho, PhD
  • Movement, Breath and Psyche: Yoga and Other Mind-Body Therapies for Treating Major Depression by Sudha Prathikanti, MD
  • Managing Stress, Building Resilience: The Imperative for Mind-Body Medicine in Health Professions Education by Aviad Haramati, PhD


  • Do 4.2 Million Children Need Ritalin? The Integrative Treatment of ADHD by Sandy Newmark, MD 
  • New Developments in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by Thomas Neylan, MD 
  • Complementary Therapies in Treatment and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease by Myriam Hunink, MD, PhD 
  • "Minding" Our Bodies: Research on the Impact of Tai Chi on Cognitive-Neuromuscular Interactions in Older Adults by Peter M. Wayne, PhD 
  • Endometriosis-Associated Chronic Pelvic Pain: An Integrative Approach by Judith Cuneo, MD 
  • Acupuncture and the Placebo Effect by Lisa Conboy, MA, MS, ScD 
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research on Acupuncture by Claudia Witt, MD, MBA 
  • Marijuana: Is It Medicine Yet? by Donald Abrams, MD 


  • Time to Reconsider the Concept and Treatment of Teenage Depression? by Eva Henje-Blom, PhD 
  • Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Case Presentation & Panel Discussion by Rick Hecht, MDNajwa El-Nachef, MD; and Kevin Barrows, MD 
  • Integrative Approaches to Chronic Pain by Diana Coffa, MD 
  • Neural Mechanisms Supporting the Modulation of Pain and Health by Mindfulness Meditation by Fadel Zeidan, PhD 
  • Communitas: Transforming the Experience of Pediatric Chronic Illness by Brittany Blockman, MD 
  • Are We All Addicted? Why We Get Hooked on Habits and How Mindfulness Can Help Change our Behaviors (and Brains) by Judson Brewer, MD, PhD 
  • Stretching, Connective Tissue, Chronic Pain, and Cancer by Helene Langevin, MD 
  • Integrative Urologic Oncology by Jonathan Brajtbord, MD 
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