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Symposium Offered on How Healing Works

Mar 31, 2018 05:01PM
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Office of Integrative Medicine and Health (OIMH) is pleased to announce that Wayne Jonas, M.D., will be the keynote speaker at their Inaugural Patrick and Marguerite Sung Symposium, at 4 p.m. on June 5, at Ross Hall, at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus. The title of his talk will be “How Healing Works and What It Means for Healthcare.” The event is free and open to the public.

Jonas is a healthcare thought leader, expert in integrative health, and widely published scientific investigator. The bestselling author of How Healing Works, he is the executive director of Samueli Integrative Health Programs, a nonprofit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain and resilience. Jonas was the Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health from 1995-1999 and before that served as the Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

The event is sponsored by OIMH. Launched in the fall of 2017, their goal is to promote health and wellness in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and beyond. They do this by educating providers and patients about the benefits of using an integrative approach to disease prevention and wellness, and by helping CAM practitioners provide care in conventional hospital and outpatient environments.

Location: Ross Hall, Room 117, GW Foggy Bottom Campus. Registration opens soon. For information, contact 202-994-7462 or

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