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The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy

Town Hall Meeting: March 16, 2001
Humphrey Institute, Cowles Auditorium
Minneapolis, Minnesota
8:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.* (6:00 p.m)

Final Agenda


8:00 a.m. –  8:15 a.m.            Opening Remarks and Introductions

Michele M. Chang, CMT, MPH
Executive Secretary, White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy

The Honorable James S. Gordon, MD

Chair, White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy

·         Commissioner George DeVries

·         Commissioner Wayne Jonas

·         Commissioner Linnea Larson

·         Commissioner Joseph Pizzorno

Welcoming Remarks

Gayle Hallin, MPH, BS

Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health


8:15 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.             Access, Financing and Reimbursement


1.            Frank Cerra, MD, Senior Vice President: Academic Health Center, 

         University of Minnesota (U of M)

2.            Chris Foley, MD,Dir of Integrative Health: HealthEast Care System, Woodwinds Clinic

3.            Roger Chizek: Medtronic

4.            James Woodburn, MD, MS, Medical Director: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota

5.            Patricia Culliton, MA LAc, Director: Alternative Medicine Clinic, Hennepin County Medical Center

6.            Lynn Lammer, BA, JD: Homeopathic Consultants, Inc



8:55 a.m.– 9:35 a.m.              Integration of CAM into Health Care Delivery Systems


7.            Sharon Norling, MD, Medical Director: Mind Body Spirit Clinic, Fairview Health Systems

8.            Julie Schmidt, CEO: Woodwinds Health Campus

9.            Tim Culbert, MD, Medical Director, Integrative Therapies: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics

10.        Carolyn Torkelson, MD: Bush Fellowship Program of Study

11.        Kathy Schurdevin, President: MN Natural Health Legal Reform Project


* An additional 30 minutes has been added to the program to accommodate an overflow of speakers beyond the time originally allotted.  Written comments from speakers who could not be fit into this expanded agenda may be submitted on-site or through our website:


9:35 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.           Dietary Supplements


12.        Matt Wood, Cofounder: MN Natural Health Coalition

13.        Jodi Chaffin, PharmD, Chair: Herbal Taskforce of MN Pharmaceutical Association, Healthpartners

14.        Rick Kingston, PharmD: PROSAR International Poison Center

15.        John Mastel, Nutritional Consultant and owner: Natural Foods Store

16.        R. William Soller, PhD, Vice President and Director of Science and Technology: Consumer Health Care Products Association


10:15 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.         Education of CAM Providers


17.        Margery Wells, Dipl, Oriental Medicine: American Association of Oriental Medicine

18.        Val Ohanian, RS, Hom (NA), Assistant Dean: Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy

19.        Jackson Petersburg, Director: Center Point

20.        Barbara York, President: MN Touch Movement Network

21.        Rose Haywood, Academic Dean: MN College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of Northwestern Health Sciences University

22.        Michael Green, MD


10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.         BREAK


11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.         Education of Health Professionals


23.        Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, Director: Center for Spirituality and Healing

24.        Bill Manahan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice: U of M

25.        Erin O'Fallon, BA, (MD in May 2001): U of MN Medical School

26.        Patricia Cole, MD, Director of Family Practice Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center

27.        Mary Johnson, PhD, RN, Department of Nursing: St. Olaf College

28.        Janet Dahlem, Director: Wholistic Nurses Association, University of St. Catherine’s


11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Research


29.        Robert Patterson, PhD, Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: U of M

30.        Janice Post-White, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing: U of M

31.        Chris Hafner, BA, Dipl Ac LAc: Cloud River Traditional Chinese Medicine

32.        Mary Ellen Kinney, RN, Coordinator of Complementary Therapies Research: United Hospital (Allina)

33.        Milton Seifert, MD: Eagle Medical

34.        Frank Dennis Wiewel: People Against Cancer


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.          LUNCH BREAK


1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.            Culturally-based Healing Traditions


35.        Okokon Udo, Director: Center for Cross-Cultural Health

36.        Michele Strachan, MD: Powderhorn Wellness Center

37.        Thupten Dadak: Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota

38.        Master Chunyi Lin, Founder: Spring Forest QiGong, Inc.

39.        Jose Reyes: Itzamatul Itolixtli Danzantes

40.        Sabina Pello: American Association of Immigrants from the former USSR (IL Branch)


2:10 p.m.  – 2:50 p.m.           Regulation


41.        Tom Hiendlmayr, Director, Health Occupations Program: MN Department of Health

42.        Michael Myers, JD, Chair of Health Services Administration: University of South Dakota


                              Regulation (Continued)


43.        Michael Morris Kleiner, PhD, Professor: Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs: U of M

44.        Rob Leach, Executive Director: Board of Medical Practice

45.        Marillyn Beyer RN, BSN, MA, President: MN Natural Health Coalition

46.        Rebecca Frost, RMT,CMT, International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Asso.


2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                        Minnesota Legislation


47.        Diane Miller, JD, National Health Freedom Coalition

48.        Representative Lynda Boudreau: MN House of Representatives

49.        Shirley Brekken, Executive Director: MN Board of Nursing

50.        Stephen Bolles, DC, VP :Northwestern Health Sciences University

51.        Helen Healy, ND: Wellspring Naturopathic Clinic

52.        Jerri Johnson, BS in Nursing: MN Natural Health Coalition


3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.                        BREAK


3:45 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.                        Open Sessions


53.        Susan Hageness, MA, RN: Children's Hospitals and Clinics

54.        Pamela Ahrens, MA, Library Science: Children's Hospitals and Clinics

55.        Bob Barron, RN, ADN: Wellness Educators

56.        Kate Birch, AS, RS Hom(NA), CCH, CMT: Minnesota Homeopathic Association

57.        Ann Richtman, JD: Northland Natural Health Resources, Inc.

58.        Tenby Owens, Master of Pulse Diagnosis: St. Luke's Center for Holistic HealthCare


4:20 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.            Open Sessions (continued)


59.        Howard Fidler, DC: American Chiropractic Association

60.        John Toft DC: Functional Medicine Chiropractic Center

61.        Marilynn Anderson: The Feldenkrais Guild of North America

62.        Chu Yongyuan Wu, MA: Hmong Shaman Research Project

63.        Jeffery Dusek, PhD: Mind/Body Medical Institute

64.        Richard Pavek: The SHEN Therapy Institute


4:55 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.                        Open Sessions (continued)


65.        Larry Caldwell, MS (Oriental Medicine): Acupuncture Association of Minnesota

66.        Zhaoping Li, MB (China), LAc (MN): MN College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

67.        Changzhen, Gong, PhD, MS: American Academy of Acupuncture

68.        Jennifer Blair, Diploma in Oriental Medicine: Acupuncture Association of MN

69.        Ike Rodman, PhD: Northwestern Health Sciences University


5:25 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                        Open Sessions (continued)


70.        Gregory Schmidt, MFA: MN Natural Health Legal Reform Project

71.        Leo Cashman, BS, MA, DAMS, Inc: MN Natural Health Legal Reform Project

72.        Amrit Devgun, ND: Santulan Health Center

73.        Gayle Bowler: Minnesota Natural Health Coalition

74.        Jeanne Hollingsworth: MN Natural Health Coalition

75.        Nancy Hone, BA Nursing and MAT: MN Natural Health Coalition


6:00 p.m.*                                          ADJOURNED


* An additional 30 minutes has been added to the program to accommodate an overflow of speakers beyond the time originally allotted.  Written comments from speakers who could not be fit into this expanded agenda may be submitted on-site or through our website:

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