The Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI) Hosts First Integrative Medicine Courses June 5-7, 2014 in Miami Beach, FL

Boca Raton, FL, April 21, 2014 --( Hundreds of medical professionals from all specialties will convene at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, FL the first weekend in June 2014, for the first two courses offered by MMI. Each of these courses is required to complete the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine as well as the Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine at the George Washington University (GWU).

Course I is entitled Keys to Lifestyle Medicine and provides a framework for developing a patient centric approach to care. The course will focus on three clinical domains in detail: Therapeutic Relationships; Nutrition and Dietary Strategies; and Exercise Prescription. This course delivers fundamental material upon which all successful Integrative and Metabolic practitioners must build. What patients eat, how they move, and the trust that exists between practitioner and patient are central to the development of actionable wellness plans. Each lecture will cover the latest scientific evidence by internationally recognized experts, with an emphasis on practical application, case studies and clinical tools.

Speakers for this event include Michael A. Schmidt, PhD; Robert Gonzales, PhD; Michelle Segar, PhD; Laura LaValle, RD; and Joseph Cleaver, MD.

Course II, Stress and Pain Management: Regenerative Medicine for Body and Mind will review personalized and regenerative medicine strategies for stress and somatic pain syndromes. Various topics include psychological and physical measurements of stress and developing patient coping strategies; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for somatic diseases and regenerating tissue; biological and injectable treatments for stress and pain; protecting and repairing neuroimmune damage due to stress; heart rate variability testing and contemplative practices; the psychophysiologic stress response; and the Group Visit model for building social connection.

Speakers for this event include Andrew Heyman, MD (the Director of Medical Education at MMI); James LaValle, RPh; Ray Solano, RPh; Mary Beth Williams, PhD; Mikhail Kogan, MD; Yael Flusberg; Luann Jacobs; Shilpa Saxena, MD; and Joseph Greco, PhD.

All lecturers are faculty of the George Washington University Integrative Medicine Certificate program.

For the complete agenda and more information on this uniquely innovative medical education event, please call 866.846.1107 or visit

Metabolic Medical Institute, Inc. (MMI) is a medical organization dedicated to promoting health and prevention of disease by educating health professionals, researchers and the public. MMI provides educational courses through conferences, workshops, online modules, and Fellowships and Certification programs.

MMI educational courses are affiliated with leading universities and taught by Nobel-prize winning scientists, expert clinicians and researchers drawn from a variety of medical, basic science, technology and business disciplines. MMI programs are held to the highest standards of academic rigor and train practitioners in the methods of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine, an approach that uncovers the deeper causes of disease and reveals the uniqueness of each patient. The goal is to create a complete health care provider, with competencies in systems biology, the use of technology and advanced detection methods of disease, and research skills to collect data in clinical settings.
Jordan Nelson