Dr. Aviad Haramati to speak at the Medical Partnership

Dr. Aviad Haramati will be speaking in George Hall on Wednesday, March 18 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.  The title of his presentation is “From Alternative Medicine to Integrative Health” and is open to the public.

The presentation will define differences between alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine, as well as identify the categories of therapies and systems used in integrative medicine to treat chronic illness and in integrative health to optimize well-being.  Dr. Haramati will discuss the progress made in the United States regarding education, research, and clinical delivery of complimentary and integrative medicine and health, before concluding with an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of various research methodologies used to study integrative approaches.

Dr. Haramati is a Professor in the Division of Integrative Physiology of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology and the Department of Medicine (Nephyrology) at Georgetown University School of Medicine.  A graduate of Brooklyn College, he received a PhD in Physiology (University of Cincinnati) and moved to Georgetown in 1985 after spending 5 years at the Mayo Clinic.

For over 25 years, Dr. Haramati’s research focus was on regulation of kidney and electrolyte physiology during grown and in states such as heart failure.  For the past decade, his activities have centered on medical education and rethinking how health professionals are trained.

Attendees can receive 1.0 hours of CME credit.  Athens Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. Athens Regional Medical Center designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ACCME Policy