The recent COVID-19 epidemic has caused significant disruption to Stanford University activities and travel. Keeping in line with the latest university directive, we regret to announce the postponement of the 2020 Tibetan & Western Integrative Medicine Symposium: Conscious Wellness: Tuning the Mind-Body for Health and Prevention.
We are taking this proactive step to minimize inconvenience to participants as they plan their travel, accommodation, and conference registration. The conference will not take place on May 22-23, 2020, as scheduled. Alternative dates for later in the year will be announced at a future time.
For those of you who have already purchased the tickets, we'll refund the money back, and please allow 5 - 10 business days to have the tickets refunded. Please repurchase the tickets once we have alternative dates confirmed.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the symposium. We truly appreciate your willingness to present, help organize, and participate in this event.
Keep well, be safe, stay happy!
The Tibetan and Western Integrative Medicine Symposium seeks to provide a context for establishing a cohesive intercultural and interdisciplinary network for medical research and for the development of clinical applications that support integrative models of healthcare. Participants share the strategies and perspectives of Tibetan and Western medical systems in a rigorous and open dialogue, creating a bridge for a holistic healthcare system. Through these annual symposium, TWIMS organizers seek to add to the global fund of knowledge and to broaden the understanding of the next generation of healthcare providers worldwide.
We invite the world’s most dedicated clinicians, healthcare professionals, physicians, researchers and educators to present their knowledge and ground breaking research in Tibetan, Western and Integrative Medicine. These conferences, symposia and opportunities and support for students aim to illuminate the paths toward health within these diverse medical systems. These programs may then serve to maximize access to treatment modalities, and to create an expanding platform for integrative, holistic, and preventative care, and to improve the health of our communities.
Mission: TWIMS is a platform for communication and collaboration among providers of Tibetan and Western medicine, with annual symposia creating a community for providers and students to present research, discuss treatment modalities and review and develop research directions. TWIMS sponsors and supports educational opportunities for students at all levels through scholarships, clerkships, rotations, internships and other educational opportunities.
Vision: Together we aim to lay the foundation for ongoing medical research, professional development and education. We envision a community of providers who are mutually aware and respectful, inter-referring and collaborative who will then have a positive impact on the health of our communities at the local and global levels.
Stanford University School of Medicine - 2 Days
Where Western and Tibetan medical professionals meet and share.
Image: Meditation Instructions for Calm Abiding (Shamatha) Tibetan Thangka Painting, 19th century
This painting represents steps on the path to an enlightened mind.