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Integrative Health Webinar | Past, Present, Future: A Conversation with John Weeks
November 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
We are honored to celebrate John Weeks’ retirement as editor of the Integrator Blog and the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. John will join the MUIH community to discuss the past, present, and future of integrative health. His 30+ years of advocacy and passion in promoting integrative health have moved this approach forward as a model for healthcare reform, but there is still work to be done.
MUIH’s Research Department Chair, Dr. Steffany Moonaz, will be discussing all of this with John in a live online webinar on November 19th at 8pm EST.
About John Weeks:
John Weeks has worked in integrative health for 35 years as a chronicler, speaker, organizer, executive and consultant. His Integrator Blog News & Reports and other writing have chronicled integrative policy and action for 25 years. In May 2016, he began serving as editor-in-chief of the field’s most enduring indexed journal, JACM – Paradigm, Practice and Policy Advancing Integrative Health (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine). His boot camp in the field consisted of a decade with the re-emergence of the naturopathic profession – helping grow what is now Bastyr University and then developing the field’s national professional association. As the integrative era began in the mid-1990s, Weeks began consulting on integration strategies with diverse parties. Among these: the NIH, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, AHA, multiple insurers, hospitals, professional and academic organizations. Weeks’ not-for-profit entrepreneurial work came to the fore again as he helped found and direct multiple interprofessional initiatives: Integrative Medicine Industry Leadership Summits (2000-2002), Integrative Health Policy Consortium, Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, and later the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. He is particularly excited in recent years with opportunities to work with the WHO and PAHO on their traditional and integrative strategies. Weeks speaks globally on integrative topics. He attended Stanford University for three years, studying history. Four institutions have granted him honorary doctorates. He was honored in 2014 with a Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award, with which the Consortium was involved. His life-partner in all of this is Jeana Kimball, ND, MPH with whom he has two grown children. He works from Seattle, Washington, and in December and April from Rincon, Puerto Rico. Weeks can be found stand-up paddle-boarding 3-4 times a week year-round in the Salish Sea that abuts Seattle, and when in Rincon, SUP surfing.