University of California at Santa Barbara
Global Medicine Project - Conference on Global Medicine

The 3rd Annual UCSB Conference on Global Medicine, "The Influence of Mind on Healing & Dying," held May 19th - 20th, 2000 was sponsored, in part, by The Infinity Foundation.


Following is the program from the conference:

Friday, May 19 / UCSB's Campbell Hall

8:00 p.m.
Sogyal Rinpoche "The Transformative Power of Healing & Dying"

Born in Tibet and educated by some of the most revered spiritual masters of this century, Sogyal Rinpoche continued his education at Cambridge University. Having lived and taught in the West for more than twenty years, Sogyal Rinpoche has developed a profound insight into the Western mind. His rare gift for communication, the ease and humor with which he teaches, as well as the remarkable success of his book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, have made him one of the most renowned teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in the modern world.

Saturday, May 20/ all day/ free/ UCSB Lotte Lehmann Music Theatre

10:00 a.m.
David Simon, M.D. "Healing Mind, Body & Spirit in the Twenty-first Century"

David Simon, M.D., a Neurologist, is the Medical Director of the Chopra Center for Well-Being in San Diego, Calif.

A true pioneer in the area of mind-body medicine, Dr. Simon has trained thousands of physicians, nurses, health care providers and educators in holistic healing approaches. His research and numerous books are changing the landscape of healthcare for professionals and consumers.

Dr. Simon's focus of interest is to integrate complementary and conventional medicine as we move into the new millennium. In this talk, he will discuss the central importance of Mind in holistic healing and the challenge this offers to conventional western physicians.

11:30 a.m.
Glenn D. Wollman, M.D., F.A.C.E.P."Integrating Global Medicine in a Modern Hospital"

Glenn D. Wollman, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. is Director of Integrative Medicine at Saint Francis Medical Center in Santa Barbara. Dr. Wollman specializes in Emergency Medicine and is Medical Director of two emergency departments. He also serves as a faculty member for the Santa Barbara City College Adult Education Program.

1:00 p.m.
Jo Ann Tall "The Influence of the Seven Emotions in the Practice of Chinese Medicine"

Jo Ann Tall received her Doctorate in Oriental Medicine in 1983, opening a practice in 1972, and in Santa Barbara since 1979. Dr. Tall is President of and Professor at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, which grants the Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her specialties are HIV/Hepatitis C/Pain Management and Complimentary Cancer Treatment. She is a California-licensed acupuncturist, and has treatment privileges at the local area hospitals and the Santa Barbara Rehab Institute.

2:30 p.m.
B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D. "Vital Energies and Healing: Ancient and Modern Perspectives"

B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., teaches Tibetan Buddhism in the UCSB Department of Religious Studies. A former Buddhist monk, Dr. Wallace is the author of many books, including Bridge of Quiescence, Boundless Heart, Choosing Reality, and A Passage from Solitude. He has translated and edited many ancient Tibetan texts, including Natural Liberation. He is a frequent interpreter for eminent Tibetan lamas, including His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.

4:00 p.m.
Anita Cignolini, M.D. "Chinese Medicine for Western Physicians"

Anita Cignolini, M.D. was born in Italy where she received her medical degree from the University of Palermo and completed her specialization in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Pavia. In 1970 she began her training in acupuncture which included extended periods of study, clinical practice,medical research in China from 1978-89. Dr. Cignolini was a founding member and is the Scientific Secretary of the Medical Association for Chinese Medicine in Europe. Since 1976, she has directed a three-year program of training in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Physicians in Europe, and in 1996 began teaching this three-year program to physicians in the United States.