Speaking

Complementary and Integrative Medicine Law, Ethics, and Policy
Bring Michael to your next conference or event to capture the imagination with a keynote speech or fact-filled breakout session on any aspect of healthcare law, regulation, ethics, or policy dealing with alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine. Michael tailors talks to each audience with specific examples from your organization.

Can Integrative Medicine be Made Legally Defensible, Ethically Appropriate, and Clinically Responsible?
Malpractice Liability Risk Management in Complementary Medicine
Managing Credentialing, Discipline, and Common Practice Perils
Herbal Medicine in Clinical Practice: A Medico-Legal Primer
Spirituality in Healthcare: Opportunities and Legal Cautions
Legal Boundaries and Ethics in Healing
Future Medicine: Befriending Technology While Honoring the Soul

As an attorney and published author, Michael is an experienced speaker to such top medical schools, hospitals, corporations, and other organizations as Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Divinity School, the First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine, and the Society for Air Force Physicians. He has appeared in nationally syndicated radio interviews, television shows, and newspapers, from Discovery Health Channel to "Here's to your Health," the Los Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle, and Dynamic Chiropractic.

"I heard Michael present the legal landscape of this very novel and unfamiliar area of health care to a ballroom filled with thought leaders from medical education and health care delivery systems, and was immediately impressed with his intellect and thoughtfulness. On that day he not only summarized the state of the law regarding complementary medicine, but also gave us a glimpse of what the future might hold for medicine...." Karen Adams, M.D., Oregon University Health Sciences


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"Michael's work unquestionably stands with that of other luminaries such as Rachel Naomi Remen MD, Jon Kabat-Zinn MD, and Dean Ornish, MD, who have been pioneers in this area...."

"Rarely do I, as a clinician and medical educator, find resources of the caliber of Michael's to guide me through the dilemmas manifest in the intersection of medicine, ethics, and the law when attempting to advise patients and teach students regarding such issues as complementary medicine in the conventional medical world and the role of spirituality in healing. Michael truly is uniquely qualified to provide guidance in this area due to his unusual combination of experiences and attributes. He of course is a practicing attorney, but he also has had advanced academic training in writing at the graduate level. In addition to these skills, he has also trained as a practitioner of various types of healing modalities, giving him a level of insight and experience few can match. Michael's training in these various roles combined with his personal integrity and compassion make him an absolutely unique individual, one who is eminently suited to guide medical practitioners, bioethicists, and attorneys through the unfamiliar but expanding realms of complementary and alternative medicine, spirituality in healing, and energy medicine. Those of us who care for patients and struggle with unanswerable questions about life and death, health and healing, look to writers like Michael to provide structure, guidance, and a deep exploration of what it means to suffer, to be sick, and to be helped to heal." -- Karen Adams, M.D.

"I wanted to express my gratitude for the work you do. I have nothing but accolades for you. You're pushing the envelope and striving not only for a better health care system but much more importantly, the human race. You're stimulating others to raise their level to new heights. You have likewise inspired me to work a bit harder, think a bit deeper, and to be a more focused person."

- Staff member at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

"I have been a fan of your work since the long AZ Law Review piece in 96 or so ..." John Weeks, The Integrator Blog


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