February 3, 2019

Huge Loss to US Pain Policy: Academy of Integrative Pain Management Shuts Down

For the past half decade, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) has carried the policy mantle for integrative pain treatment into ever more influential places.  The beacons were the 2017 and 2018 Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress. The most recent convened 70  stakeholder organizations, including key payers and federal agencies. On January 29, 2019, AIPM announced that it has ceased operations. Amidst the present opportunities for transforming pain treatment, the integrative pain field lost its engine. Oddly, the very challenges to the pharma industry in the center of the dominant pain model were part of AIPM’s undoing.
May 19, 2018

Hecht and Parker Take Key Roles for Consortium and AIHM Amidst Excitement for Advancing Collaboration

Two of the most significant organizations motoring the integrative health and medicine movement. Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (“the Consortium”) and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), recently announced leadership changes. Two veterans – Rick Hecht, MD and Tabatha Parker, ND – will take on key positions at the Consortium and AIHM, respectively.