An approach to complementary and alternative therapies
as a complement to conventional medicine in sports.

Did you attend the CWL 2016 Symposium on October 29th 2016?
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CAM practitioner presentations, open panel with professional athletes, exhibitors…
It took place in Hannaford Hall, USM Campus, Portland, Me. 

Coming Soon: Videos, Reviews and Pictures of the Event!

Welcome introduction was given by USM President Dr. Glenn Cummings
& Master of Ceremonies was Dr Lisa Belisle from
The Maine Magazine & Love Maine Radio


  • 8:15 - 9:00 Registration & Networking Breakfast

    Pick up your registration and visit our partners’ exhibits to win our Raffle prizes ($1000 Value). An excellent opportunity to meet our members, network and start the day with fresh coffee from Coffee By Design, and pastries from the fabulous Standard Bakery. Sponsored by Standard Bakery!

  • 9:00 - 10:15 Keynote : Integrating Mind, Body, and Spirit : The Importance of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in our Sport Practice.

    – Celebrating Diversity – Past, Present and Future with Dr Craig Schneider, M.D. Alternative/Integrative Family Medicine – Maine Medical Partners
    -Sports Medicine: A Dynamic Approach with Heather M. Gillespie, M.D. – Orthopedics & Sports Medicine- Maine Medical Partners
    – The New Psychology of Success for Athletes, The Mindset of a Champion with Dr Diane Hayden, Publisher of Natural Nutmeg and Essential Living Maine
    Read the Bio of our speakers on the detailed program.

  • 10:15 - 11:00 The Homeopathic Approach to Sports Injury Prevention and Treatment

    Nancy FREDERICK R.S. Hom.(NA), CCH, Director and Founder of Baylight Homeopathy Courses, is a registered member of the North American Society of Homeopaths, founding member of the Maine Association of Homeopaths and has been certified by the board of the Council for Homeopathic Certification.
    Sarah KOTZUR is a Naturopath Doctor in Portland Maine, specializing in Homeopathy.
    She has served on the faculty at the University of Southern Maine’s School of Nursing, where she developed and taught Naturopathic Medicine curriculum. She is past President of the Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Read the Bio of our speakers on the detailed program.

  • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

    Another chance to get your card stamped by our vendors !
    Sponsored by Coffee By Design, most tasteful coffee in Portland.

  • 11:15 - 11:40 - Integrating Chinese Medicine in Sports Injury

    Dan KATZ, PT, LAc, MSOM a pioneer in combining the ancient art of classical Chinese medicine with contemporary modalities and manual techniques of physical therapy. Dan serves as a mentor within the Maine Center for Integrative Medicine Department at Maine Med, and has been a lecturer at Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital and U.S.M. as well as the lecture series at Wildwood Medicine which he founded. Read the Bio of our speakers on the detailed program.

  • 11:45 - 12:10 - Osteopathy, An Integrative Science

    Dr. Tom GILSON is board certified in Osteopathic Manual Medicine and has consulting privileges at Mercy Hospital. In addition to his full time practice he is involved in teaching osteopathic skills, principles and philosophy to both medical students and physicians. He is a clinical professor of osteopathic manual medicine for UNECOM, MSUCOM, and Iowa COM. Read the Bio of our speakers on the detailed program.

  • 12:15 Networking Lunch

    Join us on the second floor for Lunch and continue to talk about Integrative medicine. Special Thanks to Aurora Provisions.

  • 1:15 - 2:15 Moderated Panel Discussion with Professional Athletes

    Julia Clukey, (Olympian and National Luge Champion ), Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics Pivot 1970 – 80 ), Roberto Forleo (International Ballet Performer) and another guest stars will share their experiences in using Integrative medicine in professional sport practice. Dr Gillespie will also join the panel as the Head Team Physician for the Maine Red Claws Read the Bio of our speakers on the detailed program.

  • 2:15 - 2:30 CWL Prize Drawing & Meet and Greet with Speakers

    The day will end with the CWL prize draw out , $1,000 vouchers from our partners, Eastern Mountain Sports, free hours of Integrative health consultation. Autograph signing and photo opportunities with our guest speakers. Sponsored by Eastern Mountain Sports in Portland

  • Qi Cong Initiation

    Qi Cong – 1 hour inititation sponsored by The Body Archictect

  • University_of_Southern_Maine_logo.svgThe 2016 Symposium is organised in conjunction with the  department of Recreational and Leisure Studies  at University of Southern Maine

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