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For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 10, 2018

Learn New Integrative Practices and Self-Healing Tools at Touro University California’s Integrative Medicine Symposium

On Sunday, January 6th, 2019, join Touro University California (TUC) as it hosts its inaugural Integrative Medicine Symposium which offers an educational experience for anyone interested in learning about multidisciplinary approaches in integrative practices and self-healing tools driving the future of medicine.  All are welcome, from medical practitioners and students, to interested community members! 


  • Dr. Carlisle Holland, D.O., 2006 California Physician of the Year and Founder of the Osteopathic Children’s Center and Structural Medicine Center in Phoenix, AZ
  • Dr. Connie Earl, D.O., Director of Integrative Medicine for West County Health Centers and Co-Founder of 360 Integrative Counseling
  • Dr. Janis Phelps, PhD, Founder and Director of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research
  • Dr. Victor Nuño, D.O., TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCCOM) Associate Professor
  • Dr. Lee Ann Cuny, TUCCOM Faculty
  • Dr. Eric Gordon, Founder and Medical Director of Gordon Medical Associates
  • Dr. Nafysa Parpia, ND, Practitioner at Gordon Medical Associates
  • Dr. Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP, ACC, NBC-HWC, CIIS Professor and Chair of Integrative Studies
  • Dr. Natalie Metz, ND, CIIS Integrative Health Studies Faculty
  • Meckell Milburn, MA, UC Berkeley Health Education and Revolution of the People Founder
  • TUC faculty and staff 

WHAT: Representatives from TUC, UC Berkeley, the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and Gordon Medical Associates will immerse participants in a day long study of the theory and practice of whole person health. Attendees will choose from three learning tracks, depending on their desired focus. Two tracks focus on modalities that can be incorporated into the practice of current and future healthcare professionals. The other track offers techniques for anyone wanting to feel more energized, engaged and balanced in their everyday lives or to empower themselves in their healing process. In addition to their chosen track, attendees will experience presentations featuring the microbiome with Dr. Carlisle Holland, clinical use of psychedelics with Dr. Janis Phelps, and integrative medicine for the underserved with Dr. Constance Earl. Details of each learning track are included below: 

  • Integrative Care Track: Diagnosing complex chronic disease, holistic pain management therapies, wellness coaching
  • OMM Track: Intro to osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and OMT for stress (for MDs, DOs, and MD/DO students)
  • Everyday Wellness Track: Integrative nutrition for the body, mind and soul; mindfulness and optimal well-being; tips for thriving in everyday life 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: For clinicians, TUC is offering six continuing medical education (CME) credits (AOA 1-A and AMA PRA) for the Integrative Care and OMM tracks. 


  • Keynote Speakers, Dr. Carlisle Holland, Dr. Janis Phelps and Dr. Constance Earl
  • Student Doctor Mary Hyland, OMS II, Integrative Medicine Club President
  • Representatives from TUC, UC Berkeley, CIIS and Gordon Medical Associates
  • Demonstrations in the various learning tracks
  • Faculty, medical professional, and community member interaction 

WHERE: Touro University California, Lander Hall, Vallejo, CA 94592 

WHEN: Sunday, January 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

WHY: Through a full-day immersion into the study of integrative medicine, TUC seeks to increase knowledge and equip clinicians by providing them with tools and strategies to more effectively incorporate integrative medicine into daily practice. Interested community members will learn holistic practices they can incorporate in order to lead more engaged, energized and balanced lives as well as help empower them through their healing processes. 

COST: $25 to attend; $80 to attend and receive CME credit. 

REGISTRATION: To register visit: tu.edu/imsymposium

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news