Alumni & Associates Conference 2025

Join us for 4 days of enriching education, community, and events Friday, January 17 through Monday, January 20, 2025, in Tucson, Arizona at the beautiful La Paloma Resort and Spa.

The Alumni & Associates Conference is structured to provide a highly interactive experience where attendees will learn from leading experts, build community, and gain skills to improve the healthcare outcome of their patients.

The event is open to graduates & associates of AWCIM. Space is limited, please register early to ensure your spot.

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Join us for learning, networking, and inspiration!

Attendees will explore:

  • Breath: The history and science of breathing, including how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly and the subsequent health issues. A demonstration and practical tips to restore breathing and help reduce symptoms of asthma, snoring, anxiety, and more.
  • Trending Diets: Mediterranean vs. Keto Diets; a comparison between nutrient levels, maintenance, and the unintended effects of reducing carbohydrates and fruits.
  • Auricular Acupuncture: Conversation and case studies demonstrating how auricular acupuncture and acupressure are used to relieve stress, treat physical discomforts, reduce inflammation, and bring physical and emotional balance.
  • Newer Peptides Therapies: The evidence and research surrounding emerging peptides therapies including semiglutitide, tirzepatide, and BC-157
  • Cannabinoids: New research and studies in cannabinoids.
  • Emerging Therapies: The evidence and indications for therapies on the horizon including transcranial magnetic stimulation and light stimulation.
  • Billing for IM: How to bill for integrative treatments in various practice models.
  • Herbal Medicine Workshop: The healing properties and active compounds in medicinal botanical teas blends.
  • And many more exciting topics

Attendees will experience:

  • The Power of Positive Connections: Expand your professional network., Join a like-minded community that uplifts and supports you.
  • Culinary Delights: Savor delectable, anti-inflammatory, plant-forward meals that nourish your body and ignite your culinary inspiration. Menus prepared exclusively for AWCIM.
  • Mornings for Your Body and Soul: Start your day fostering well-being and serenity with heart-centered meditation, gentle yoga, abhyanga, and tai chi.
  • Whole-Person Well-Being for All: Explore an array of experiences to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of both practitioners and their patients.


The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 85718
P: +1 520-742-6000

This event will be held in-person at the La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

The hotel group rate is $219 per night (plus tax and fees) based on single and double occupancy and includes a waived resort fee when booked through the group's link.

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AWCIM Alumni

  • Graduates of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
  • Graduates of the Integrative Health and Lifestyle Program (IHeLP)
  • Graduates of the Integrative Health Coaching Program

AWCIM Associates

  • Integrative Medicine Elective Rotation (IMER) Associates
  • Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) Associates & Site Leaders
  • Integrative Medicine Distinction Track (IMDT) Associates

Note: To register for this event, associates must have successfully completed IMER, IMR, or IMDT.

Alumni and Associates' Healthcare Colleagues

Registered alumni and associates may invite licensed healthcare colleagues to register for the conference.

To invite healthcare colleague, please use the ?Invite a Colleague? feature on your Event Dashboard. Healthcare colleagues will receive a special link which will allow them to register for the event separately.

Spots are limited for this in-person event. This conference is not available to the public or non-healthcare providers.

The conference will not live streamed or offered as a recording.

Do You Have Colleague Interested in Integrative Health?

You may invite licensed healthcare colleagues to register for the conference using our brand-new Guest Registration Portal.

To invite your colleagues to register for the conference, simply register for the event yourself then visit your Event Dashboard to copy the guest invitation link provided on your account.

Yes, attendees may register friends and family (who are not attending the conference) for a Guest Meals Pass at an additional cost of $750 per adult.

Children Guest Meals Pass are available for children ages 5-13 for an additional cost of $140 per child.

A Guest Meals Pass includes group breakfasts and lunches provided during the conference and Sunday's Networking Reception.

Individual meals are not available for purchase. Adult guest meals and children guest meals are only available as a package. Attendees and guest are required to wear a conference badge to all conference events. Due to space, Guest Meals Passes are limited and will be available on a first come basis.

Please note due to space, guests may not attend the educational sessions or optional morning sessions.

Guest Meals Cancellation

Guest meal cancellations must be submitted in writing by Friday, December 13, 2024.

Cancellations will be refunded the full amount less a non-refundable 15% service charge and processing fee.

Cancellation requests received after Friday, December 13, 2024, are non-refundable.

Yes, cancellation requests must be submitted through your Event Dashboard.

Registrations paid by credit card are refundable, minus a 15% service fee, within 150 days after the payment transaction.

Payment transactions 150 days or older are non-refundable. You may request an account credit with AWCIM. Credits may be used on a future conferences or online courses.

Please review your invoice to view your transaction date.

All cancellations must be received by Friday, December 13, 2024. Cancellation requests received after Friday, December 13, 2024, are non-refundable.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The conference will not be streamed or offered as a recording.

The event is accepting on-site exhibitors and sponsorships. This includes booths, product samples, and virtual offers. Please visit our Exhibitor Page for more information on partnering with us.

The conference is being held at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa located at 3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 85718.

The hotel group rate is $219 plus tax and fees per night.

The group rate includes a waived resort fee when booked through the group’s link. Rate is based on availability.

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. With staggering views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, activate your sense of adventure with a stroll through nearby Sabino Canyon. The resort balances activity with leisure, offering dynamic workspaces at our full-service business center and five outdoor pools with cabanas, chaise lounge chairs, waterfalls, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

The resort is a 30-35 minute drive from the Tucson International Airport (TIA).

Hotel offers accessible rooms and meetings space. Service animals welcome. For more information about the physical features of the accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 520-742-6000

Childcare is available on-site for an additional charge. Inquire with the hotel for rates and availability +1 520-742-6000.