On behalf of our entire Conference Committee, we are delighted to welcome and invite you to the inaugural Tai Chi & Qigong as Whole Person Health Conference.  Located in historically and culturally rich Boston, Massachusetts and hosted by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine – jointly based with the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital – this conference promises to be a landmark event, sharing, critically evaluating, and synthesizing evidence related to the therapeutic benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong, and also exploring facilitators and barriers to integration of these traditional and evolving practices into contemporary health care.
Peter Wayne
Peter Wayne
Gloria Yeh
Gloria Yeh


Who Should Attend?


We invite attendees across all disciplines of mind-body practices (e.g., meditation/mindfulness, yoga, contemplative dance, Feldenkrais, and many others)

We also encourage a diverse audience (including diverse socioeconomic backgrounds – see opportunities for scholarships) and researchers and practitioners committed to understanding how Tai Chi/Qigong can be deployed to address issues of health equity.

Attendees might include:
  • Individuals looking to submit research abstracts for poster or oral presentation or scientific sessions for panel or symposia presentation

  • Researchers from across the full spectrum from basic and translational to clinical and implementation

  • Teachers/instructors/practitioners interested in both learning the state of the science to inform teaching, and sharing traditional knowledge to inform research agendas

  • Program leaders and policymakers in hospitals, community-based health programs, education, senior and assisted living facilities, K-college wellness programs, among others, who want to learn what Tai Chi/Qigong may offer the individuals they serve

  • Trainees and students





Conference Committee

Peter Wayne
Peter Wayne, PhD (Bio)
Committee Co-Chair
Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Gloria Yeh
Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH (Bio)
Committee Co-Chair
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School
Wolf Mehling
Wolf Mehling, MD (Bio)
University of California, San Francisco
Darshan Mehta
Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH (Bio)
Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital
Evan Thompson
Evan Thompson, PhD (Bio)
University of British Columbia
Chenchen Wang
Chenchen Wang, MD, MSc (Bio)
Tufts Medicine
John Weeks
John Weeks (Bio)
Retired Editor - The Integrator/JACM
Albert Yeung
Albert Yeung, MD (Bio)
Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

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