Continuing Education

The Center’s continuing education programs include seminars, Grand Rounds, certificate programs, continuing medical education, live events, and online webcasts. 

Integrative Health Grand Rounds

Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6 - 7 p.m. Pacific.

These one-hour virtual grand rounds will consist of a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute question-and-answer session.

The Integrative Health Grand Rounds series is intended for physicians (including residents), nurses, allied health professionals, nutritionists/dietitians, researchers, naturopaths, massage therapists, and other integrative medicine professionals.

The objectives of this series are to:

1. Highlight the latest integrative medicine and health research;

2. Encourage interdisciplinary learning and discussion;

2. Provide clinicians with new strategies that support whole person-oriented care; and

3. Bring together thought leaders and researchers to build connections and collaborations.


Upcoming Grand Rounds - 2024

Date  Presenter Title
Feb. 21 Sheila Patel, MD

Exploring the Benefits of Ayurvedic Practices on Sensory Healing



Videos of Past Presentations - 2023

Jan. 18 Lloyd Costello, MD and Wendie Colter, MCWC, CMIP Intuition in the Clinical Setting
Feb. 15 Ed Hui, MD Integrative East-West Medicine: Three Decades at UCLA
Mar. 15 Kaushal B. Nanavati, MD, FAAFP, ABOIM, ABIHM "A tree without roots provides no shade - relationships, health, and healing"
Apr. 19 David Shannahoff-Khalsa Kundalini Yoga Meditation Techniques for Integrative Mental Health
May 17 Ryan Bradly, ND Getting to the Heart of Cannabis
Jun. 21 Megan Jolicoeur, DO Mental Toughness
Sept. 20 Liana Lianov, MD The Power of Positive Psychology in Health and Healthcare
Oct. 18 Michelle Sexton, ND Eat, Sleep, Relax, Protect, Forget: The Endocannabinoid System and Women’s Health

Videos of Past Presentations - 2022

Feb. 16 Melanie Fiorella, MD Women's Health and Menopause
Mar. 16 Cassandra Vieten, PhD Forward-Looking Approaches to Integrative Mental Health
Apr. 20 Monica Guma, MD Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis 
May 18 Deepa Sannidhi, MD Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative Approaches to Weight Management
Jun. 15 Alice Chen, DO & Vanessa Meryn-Cohen, DO Osteopathic Manual Therapy for Patients Hospitalized with Severe COVID Illness
Aug. 17 Sanjay Agarwal, MD Endometriosis: A worthy adversary
Sept. 21 Alice Chen, DO Osteopathic Approaches to Post-Traumatic Headaches
Nov. 16 Ariel Portera, DO Diet and Visceral Manipulation for Functional GI Disorders

CME Credit

A QR code will be displayed before and after the Grand Rounds to register for CME credit. You must attend the live session to receive CME credit.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: UC San Diego Centers for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351.

Certificate Programs

Our Certificate in Integrative Nutrition meets continuing education requirements for Certified Nutrition Specialists and Nurses. 

Many of our mindfulness courses qualify as credit-earning continuing education for healthcare professionals.