Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person's health. Employing a personalized strategy that considers the patient's unique conditions, needs and circumstances, integrative medicine uses the most appropriate interventions from an array of scientific disciplines to heal illness and disease and help people regain and maintain optimal health.

2013 Lectures & Luncheon

As part of the Bravewell Leadership Award Event, The Bravewell Collaborative hosts a daytime Lectures & Luncheon series. This year's event focused on "Health and Wellbeing: Integrative Medicine and the Transformation of Healthcare."

Jon LaPook

Held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City on Thursday, November 7, 2013, the “Lectures & Luncheon” was moderated by Jon LaPook, MD, CBS Evening News Correspondent. 

Presentations were made by:

  • Tracy Gaudet, MD, Director, VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation
  • Judith Salerno, MD, Former Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies 
  • Ralph Snyderman, MD, Chancellor Emeritus at Duke University
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine of the College of Medicine, University of Arizona 

Go  To view the 2013 Lectures

Go  To view the 2011 Lectures