Integrative Medicine for Mental Health 3rd Annual Conference - September 21-23, 2012 - Santa Fe, New Mexico




Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sept. 21-23, 2012


Don’t miss out on this chance to expand the scope of your practice and join a clinician registry for patients!


This three-day international conference will explore the field of Integrative Medicine as it pertains to the treatment of mental health and related disorders. The current trial-and-error, poly-pharmacy approach to the treatment of psychiatric disorders may not work for everyone. Research studies have revealed many disorders such as depression, bipolar, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, eating and autism spectrum often have dietary and biological causes that contribute to symptoms. Patients may have better outcomes when these causes can be successfully addressed and treated with specialized testing and nutritional therapies, even in combination with traditional approaches.



Physician Testimonials:


"One of the best conferences I have ever attended ...


This new information has allowed me to treat my patients' imbalances and implement individualized, corrective strategies."


-- Richard M. Delany, MD, FACC




  William Shaw, Ph.D.

    Director of The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc.

  James Greenblatt, M.D.

    Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources


  Kurt Woeller, D.O.

    Medical Director for Sunrise Complementary Medical Center


  Louis Cady, M.D.

    Founder of Cady Wellness Institute


  Julie Matthews, C.N.C.

    Founder of Nourishing Hope


  Lori Knowles

    Mother of a child recovered from autism and co-founder and Director of New Beginnings Nutritionals




    London Conference

If you can't make it to the IMMH Conference in Santa Fe, consider attending the From Autism to Alzheimer's International Conference. This conference is Nov. 17-18, 2012, in London.



    Featured Article

Inhibition of Dopamine Conversion to Norepinephrine

by Clostridia Metabolites Appears to Be

Major Cause of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

All these factors can now be monitored in The Great Plains Laboratory's Organic Acid Test!


By William Shaw, Ph.D.


Concentrations of the dopamine metabolite homovanillic acid, or HVA, have been reported to be much higher in the urine of individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders and autism, compared to controls. Severity of autism symptoms was directly related to the concentration of HVA. There was a relation between the urinary HVA concentration and increased agitation, stereotypical behaviors, and reduced spontaneous behavior. Furthermore, vitamin B6, which has been shown to decrease autistic symptoms, decreases urinary HVA concentrations. Excess dopamine has been implicated in the etiology of psychotic behavior and schizophrenia for over 40 years. Drugs that inhibit dopamine binding to dopaminergic receptors have been some of the most widely used pharmaceuticals used as antipsychotic drugs and have been widely used in the treatment of autism. Recent evidence reviewed below indicates that dopamine in high concentrations may be toxic to the brain.



Read the entire article here.


Reference: Shaw W. Increased urinary excretion of a 3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-3-hydroxypropionic acid (HPHPA), an abnormal phenylalanine metabolite of Clostridia spp. in the gastrointestinal tract, in urine samples from patients with autism and schizophrenia. Nutr Neurosci. 2010 Jun;13(3):135-43.

Who Should Attend


  Family Physicians and Physician Assistants

  Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

  Naturopathic Physicians

  Chiropractic Physicians


  Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians

  Allied Mental Health Professionals



Continuing Education Credits (CE): 18 credit hours (3-Day Attendence) or 12 credit hours (2-Day Attendance)


Educational Seminars

Continuing Medical Credits (CME): 15 credit hours (3-Day Attendence) or 10 credit hours (2-Day Attendance)

Westbrook University


Clinician Registry

Don't miss out on this opportunity to join an amazing resource! Conference attendees qualify to join the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Clinician Registry, making you accessible to potential patients.


Find out more about the IMMH Clinician Registry at


Refer a Colleague

When you refer a colleague and they attend the IMMH Conference, you will receive a recording of last year's 2011 conference on DVD (a $125 value!).


The colleague you refer must not have attended a previous IMMH Conference and must mention your name in the "How did you hear about us?" section when they register. You and your colleague may not refer each other. during the conference, your colleague's attendance will be verified, and your conference DVD will be given to you at the event. 


Please note: The rewards program is only available when you refer a licensed medical professional with at least one of the following degrees: MD, DO, ND, PA, NP, DC, CN and RN.


Lodging Information


One hotel -- the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza -- is still taking reservations at our discounted rate of $169. This AAA Three-Diamond Hotel is 100-percent nonsmoking and pet-friendly. Rooms must be reserved by Friday. Reserve by calling 505-988-2811 and mention the IMMH Conference to receive the discounted rate. Visit their website at


Find other recommended hotels here.