The MCIM closed its doors for good in June 2017.
We thank everyone for their support over the years.
We wish everyone the best in health.

Officine and Practitioners at New Location


MCIM Closure

Please note that as of June 2017, the Montreal Centre for Integrative Medicine will be closing its doors for good.

We will post details in future as to where some of the practitioners may relocate.

We thank everyone for their support.

McGill Complementary Health Symposium

The McGill Symposium on Complementary Health took place on Friday June 3, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec. The objectives were to explore the elements of complementary medicine as they pertain to education and research at McGill and to invite speakers from across North America to share their wisdom with the McGill faculty on these areas. Invited speakers included Lynda Balneaves, PhD from the University of Toronto who talked about lessons from establishing the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Toronto, Benjamin Kligler, MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine who talked about teaching complementary and integrative medicine in undergraduate medical education, Patricia Lebensohn, MD from the University of Arizona who talked about teaching complementary and integrative medicine in post graduate medical education, Helene Langevin, MD from Harvard University who discussed her research of acupuncture and Harvard’s Center for Integrative Medicine, Esther Sternberg, MD from the University of Arizona who talked about the impact of place on health and well being, and Sunita Vohra, MD from the University of Alberta who discussed the nuances of researching complementary and integrative medicine. Dr. Adam Gavsie of McGill gave an introductory presentation on framework and definitions of Complementary and Integrative Medicine and a briefing on the presence of Complementary Medicine at McGill.

There were approximately 100 people in attendance from varying backgrounds with approximately 50% of the attendees being medical doctors. Twenty percent were medical students and other health faculty students. The balance of attendees was made up of health-care professionals from various disciplines. There were also a number of patient advocates with a strong interest in complementary and integrative medicine. The evaluations of the day showed that the symposium was very well received and met its objectives.

The symposium was one of three signature events of the McGill University Department of Family Medicine’s 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2016. The symposium had strong support from the Department of Family Medicine and its chair, Dr. Howard Bergman who gave the symposium’s opening remarks. The symposium received financial support from the Department of Family Medicine at McGill, the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation, the Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Angela Chang, a local champion of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Access to the Presentation Slides

MCHS Speakers - Dr. Adam Gavsie, McGill University

7 Day Winter Detox with our own Sandra Power

7 - Day Winter Detox starts January 19-4

Doctor’s orders: mindfulness meditation

Once perceived as flaky or new-agey, meditation is becoming mainstream. There has been an explosion of interest in meditation among doctors and other medical practitioners, neuroscientists, psychologists, and mental health care providers of all stripes. In particular, mindfulness meditation has become a popular and successful intervention over the past three decades, largely due to the pioneering efforts of Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts medical school. Kabat-Zinn and colleagues developed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program that is now taught at hospitals, clinics, and universities worldwide.

For some insight into the integration of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation in contemporary medicine, the MindSpace Clinic’s Sarah Roberts sat down with Dr. Adam Gavsie, a family physician who practices integrative medicine at the state-of-the-art Montreal Centre for Integrative Medicine. A McGill medical school graduate and faculty lecturer in family medicine at McGill University, Dr. Gavsie has trained extensively in Integrative and Holistic Medicine and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, as well as hatha yoga and restorative yoga.
Dr. Gavsie practices mindfulness meditation and teaches it to his patients. He graciously answered our questions about his medical and meditation practices:

“Going Green” Workshop at MCIM, Sunday April 6 and 27, 2014

Please come and join Green Leaf consulting’s Philippa Settels as she leads us in the 12 steps of ‘Going Green’. Sunday April 6 and 27, 2014 from 2-4pm. 30$ per person.

Going Green - MCIM

June 9-10, 2012. First Yoga Community Montreal Annual Conference.

The MCIM was one of the sponsors and supporters of the first Yoga Community Montreal Annual Conference. It was great turnout and there was lots of interest in Integrative Medicine.

We have moved!

Our new location is:

1141 Boulevard St. Joseph East
Montréal, Québec
H2J 1L3

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