Members Meeting

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The Members Meeting is the annual meeting of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. It is open to faculty, staff, and students of Academic Consortium member institutions and health centers and is held in conjunction with the Symposium biennially
The members-only event will include the annual business meeting, networking forums, and special interest group (SIG) meetings. Members will also offer examples of integrative medicine and healthcare innovation at their institutions and advances in an evolving and challenging healthcare environment. Click on the link to view the agenda-at-a-glance.
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Featured Speakers
Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Hope is a licensed, registered dietitian, associate professor, chair of the nutrition department at Case Western Reserve University, and the faculty lead for the JJM Mandel Wellness & Preventive Care Pathway. Prior to joining the faculty, she developed nutrition and wellness programs for Fortune 500 companies; completed advanced professional culinary training; and has presented hundreds of culinary demonstrations for media, professional, and community audiences. Hope is the recipient of many teaching awards for her engaging and energetic teaching style including the John S. Diekman Graduate Award for teaching excellence. Most recently, she received the 2016 Professional Achievement Award from the 7,000 member organization, SCAN: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness nutrition practice group.


Stephanie Harris, PhD, RDN, LN

Stephanie Harris is a registered dietitian nutritionist and an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She is also the Faculty Co-Lead of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway in the School of Medicine. Her expertise in wellness, dietary supplements, integrative and functional nutrition, and diverse educational approaches have allowed for the implementation of new courses at CWRU. In addition, she is actively engaged in the University’s interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives for health care professionals. Stephanie has been nominated for various teaching and mentoring awards, and most recently was the recipient of the 2020 North Central Region Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP). Stephanie has also served on the Executive Committee of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM) Dietetics Practice Group since 2013 and is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Committee for Lifelong Learning. 


Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH

Dr. Benjamin Kligler is the Executive Director at the Office of Patient-Centered Care & Cultural Transformation, Veterans Health Administration. He has been the recipient of numerous federal research grants including PCORI and NIH. He is also a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 
Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc
Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The ACCME sets standards for high-quality continuing medical education (CME) that improves physician competence and performance and contribute to healthcare improvement for patients and their communities. As President and CEO, Dr. McMahon leads efforts to strengthen the role of accredited CME as a strategic resource to public health initiatives on the national and international level. Dr. McMahon serves as an endocrinologist in practice in Chicago and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University.



Melinda Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM

Dr. Melinda Ring serves as the Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University, as well as Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Ring is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine, and cares for patients with a wide variety of conditions and preventive health needs, with a special focus on women's health. In her roles at Northwestern, she oversees medical student and resident education and directs both clinical and faculty fellowships in integrative medicine, teaches the Cooking Up Health culinary medicine course, and researches nutrition and integrative strategies to promote health. Additionally, she contributes to textbooks, lectures, and research articles in the field of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. In 2013, Rodale Books published her first book on integrative women’s health, The Natural Menopause Solution, and she has contributed to a variety of publications, including HuffPost and CNN. Dr. Ring also serves as board vice-chair for the American Board of Integrative Medicine, on the Steering Committee of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Global Advances in Health and Medicine.



Members Meeting FAQs

Who can attend the Members Meeting?
All faculty, staff, and students of institutions/organizations holding Academic Consortium membership are eligible to attend the Members Meeting. Individual members from all medical specialties and health care disciplines are encouraged to attend.
How do I check my membership status?
Visit to check your institution’s membership with the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. 
If your institution/organization is not listed, and you feel it should be, contact
As an individual, can I become a member of the Academic Consortium and then register with the member price?
Membership with the Academic Consortium is held at the institution/organization level. To review membership eligibility, click here:


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