Michael's Upcoming and Recent Engagements

Upcoming and Recent

May 9, 2008: Michael H. Cohen speaks on "Legal Implications of Complementary and Alternative Medicine" at a conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Medical, Legal and Religious Implications, organized through the Department of Religious Studies at McGill University.

May 25, 2008: Michael H. Cohen speaks on "Legal Issues in Integrative Medicine Relating to Mental Health Care" at the 1st International Conference on Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) and Mental Health in Toronto.

April 3, 2008: "Medical and Physician Spa Practices: A Practical Guide in Avoiding Costly and Regulatory Mistakes," webcast for lawyers sponsored by West LegalEd Center.

May 6, 2006: Michael H. Cohen speaks at a conference organized by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners on "Naturopathic Ethics in the 21st Century." Greg Garcia, current Chairman of the Board of Naturopathic Examiners, shares the panel on ethics.

March 7-9, 2006: Michael H. Cohen is in Barbados at the University of West Indies.

January 3-11, 2006: Michael H. Cohen is in Boston at the Harvard School of Public Health teaching a winter session course on "Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Health Law & Policy."

December 2, 2005: Michael H. Cohen speaks on "Legal and Ethical Issues in CAM at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Overview." Workshop on complementary and alternative medicine legal issues included.

Michael H. Cohen in Dubai and Bahrain to speak on health tourism, complementary medicine, and regulation of alternative and complementary medicine providers.

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Internal Review Board, "Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Legal and Ethical Issues for the Clinician and Clinical Researcher," March 16, 2005.

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Integrative Medicine Program, "Can Integrative Medicine be Made Legally Defensible, Ethically Appropriate, and Clinically Responsible?," March 17, 2005. Syllabus. Link to M.D. Anderson site to view the video, Integrative Medicine: Can it be Made Legally Defensible, Ethically Appropriate, and Clinically Responsible?.

The Integrative Medicine Program of Spaulding Hospital, Energy Healing for Healthcare Professionals: Developing Your Skills (Boston, MA, Keynote, "Legal Boundaries and Ethics in Energy Work During the Clinical Encounter" (May 14, 2005)).  Syllabus for TalkConference Brochure.

Mount Auburn Hospital, Alternative and Mind-Body Approaches to Women's Health, May 18, 2005, "Legal Issues in Complementary Medicine."

Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, Botanical Medicine in Modern Clinical Practice, New York, NY, June 7, 2005,"Legal & Professional Considerations in Botanical Practice."

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine into Clinical Practice: Evidence-Based Medicine, June 8-10, 2005, "Legal Issues and Advice in Establishing a CAM (CIM) Center." The CME is for to an audience of oncologists, internists, primary care providers, orthopaedists, rheumatologists, and CAM practitioners as well as students interested in these fields. Legal Issues and Advice in Establishing a CAM (CIM) Center" will be offered as a lecture and two workshops.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CAM Center, "Liability and Other Legal Implications of Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Medicine" (Weinberg Auditorium, Cancer Center, June 27, 2005, noon-1 pm).

Michael has spoken to audiences from such diverse affiliations as Harvard Medical School, Stanford University School of Medicine, the United States Air Force, and the Royal College of Physicians in London. From Harvard Law School to Harvard Divinity School, Michael intrigues audiences with impromptu humor, and an engaging manner that unites law, medicine, and spirituality, making complex concepts accessible and delicious.

Michael's appearances include:

2004

Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, Botanical Medicine in Modern Clinical Practice, New York, NY, "Legal & Professional Considerations in Botanical Practice."

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, "Complementary Medicine: Legal Issues."

Greater Detroit Area Health Council WWJ Newsradio 950's Annual Health Trends Conference, Novi, MI, Keynote Address, "Future Medicine: The Influence of Mind, Body and Spirit in Health Care Delivery."

2003

Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, "Legal and Ethical Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies of Potential Relevance to the Study of Religion, Health & Healing."

Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, "Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion."

Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, Dispute Resolution Forum, "Negotiating Complementary Medicine." ***In his presentation, Michael Cohen will discuss negotiation challenges inherent in bringing complementary and alternative medical therapies (such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, and herbal medicine) into conventional medical settings. He will also address some of the legal and ethical issues involved in integrating complementary therapies. From the PON Dispute Resolution Forum News Archives.***

Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, "Use of Alternative Mind States in Complementary Medicine." ***In this discussion, we will explore how visualization, relaxation techniques, self-hypnosis, and meditation are used in other fields. Two experts, Michael Cohen from the field of medicine, and Jonathan Marshall from psychotherapy will begin the discussion with examples from their fields of practice. Following this introduction, we will explore how these techniques might be helpful to conflict resolution practitioners. From the HNII News Archive.***

New York Chiropractic College and Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York, NY, "Legal Issues in Integrative Healthcare: Puzzles and Possibilities."

Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, Botanical Medicine in Modern Clinical Practice, New York, NY, "Legal & Professional Considerations in Botanical Practice."

Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public, Washington, D.C., "Licensure, Scope of Practice, and Regulation of Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies." Powerpoint Presentation.

American Academy of Physician Assistants, New Orleans, LA, "Potential Malpractice Liability Associated With Use by Physician Assistants of Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies."

Academic Practice Assembly, Medical Management Group, Atlanta, GA, "Malpractice Issues Concerning Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies."

New York Task Force on Life and the Law, New York, NY, "Selected Policy Issues Concerning Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies."

Veterans Administration Journal Club for Credentialing Coordinators (national teleconference), "Credentialing Issues in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies."

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London, CT, "Malpractice Risk Assessment in Integration of Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies in the Hospital Setting."

Harvard Medical School Department of Medicine Elective ME549.J, "Potential Medical Malpractice Issues When Physicians Counsel Patients Regarding Complementary/Integrative Medical Therapies."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Ethics/Refusal of Care: Legal and Regulatory Perspectives."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Malpractice, Risk Assessment."

2002

General Medicine Fellows Conference, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, "Informed Consent in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Malpractice Liability."

2001

CAMRE Research Fellows Conference, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, "Informed Consent in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Harvard Medical School Department of Medicine Elective ME549.J, "Medico-Legal Issues for the Clinician in Counseling Patients Regarding Complementary/Integrative Medical Therapies."

National Consultants Conference, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Santa Fe, NM, "Exploring the Legal and Regulatory Terrain of Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies."

Royal College of Physicians and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, London, United Kingdom, "Certification and Regulation of Complementary and Alternative Medical Providers in the U.S."

Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Continuing Education, "Regulatory and Legal Issues Concerning Herbal Therapies and Dietary Supplements."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Medical Liability and Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Legal/Ethical/Regulatory Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Kids."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Legal and Legislative Update"

2000

Connecticut Hospital Association, Wallingford, CT, "Legal Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Massachusetts Special Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medical Practitioners, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Licensing Issues."

HyVee Corporate Officers' Retreat, Scottsdale, AZ, "Health Law Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Center for East-West Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, "Legal Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Banner Health Systems Integrative Medicine Conference, Phoenix, AZ, "Legal Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Medical Liability and Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Legal Issues."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Credentialing Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

1999

Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Center for Bioethics and National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, "Overview of Licensing and Credentialing."

California Society of Addiction Medicine, Marina Del Rey, CA, "Alternative Therapies: Medical and Legal Issues."

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Legal Issues."

Kaiser Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA, "Integrative Medicine: Legal Issues."

California Institute of Integrative Medicine, Santa Rosa, CA, "Integrative Medicine: Legal Issues."

Complementary Medicine Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, "Complementary Medicine: Legal and Regulatory Issues."

Grand Rounds at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA, "Use of Herbal Medicines and Legal Considerations."

Community Memorial Hospital of San Buena Ventura, Ventura, CA, "Medical Fraud and Abuse: Common Violations and Ways to Reduce Liability Risks."

Comprehensive Cancer Care Conference II: Integrating Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Arlington, VA, "Freedom of Choice in Health Care."

Practice Management for Integrative Medicine, San Francisco, CA, "Legal and Regulatory Issues in Integrative Care: Risk Management Solutions for Business Development and Clinical Practice."

University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Department of Medicine, Program in Integrative Medicine, Tuscon, AZ, "Legal and Regulatory Issues in Integrative Care."

First International Conference on Integrative Medicine, Seattle, WA, "Malpractice and Informed Consent in Integrative Medicine."

Society of Air Force Physicians, Annual Meeting, in association with American College of Physicians and American Society of Internal Medicine, Berkeley, CA, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Policy and Licensing, Reimbursement, and Practice Considerations."

University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Center for East-West Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, "Legal and Ethical Issues in Integrative Medicine."

University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Irvine, CA, "Legal Concerns in Integrative Medicine."

Hastings School of Law, Women's Law Journal Symposium, San Francisco, CA, "Evaluating U.S. Dietary Supplements Regulation."

1998

First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine: Revealing the Art of the Medicine Buddha, Washington, D.C., "Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting the Practice of Tibetan Medicine; The Role of U.S. Law in Tibetan-American Medical Exchange."

Bioethical Issues Committee, Association of the Bar for the City of New York, New York, NY, "Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Health Law & Policy Program, Seton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ, "Regulation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

American Preventive Medical Association/Emord & Associates Legal Seminar, Arlington, VA, "Complementary Medicine and the Courts; Panel, Legislative Issues for Complementary Care Practitioners."

Fourth Annual Congress on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Arlington, VA, "Integrative Medicine: Practical Applications for Practice Management (Outcomes Analysis, Billing & Reimbursement)."

Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA, "Legal Aspects of Alternative Medicine Therapies."

National Center for Homeopathy, San Diego, CA, "Legal and Ethical Reflections on the Practice of Homeopathy."

1997

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, "Developing a Complementary Care Center."

1996

Health Professionals Seminar, Body Wise International, Newport Beach, CA, "Practice Issues in Clinical Nutrition."

Second International Congress on Complementary & Alternative Therapies, Washington, D.C., "Overview of Malpractice and Reimbursement Issues for the Practitioner."

Second International Congress on Complementary & Alternative Therapies, Washington, D.C., "Managing Practice Risks, Obtaining Reimbursement: An Overview."

Annual Meeting, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, Boulder, CO, "Legal Obstacles & Opportunities in an Integrated Health Care System."

Annual Meeting, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, Boulder, CO, "Legal Ramifications of Energy Medicine."

1995

Annual Meeting, International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, Burlington, VT, "Healing and Justice."

1994

Medical Institute for Law Faculty, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University/Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, "The Emerging Paradigm of Holistic Healing."

1991

New York City Bar Association, New York City, NY, "From Briefs to Bestsellers."