On Oct. 7, Dr. Mimi Guarneri,, medical director and founder of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, was honored with the Inner IDEA Inspiration Award at the 2011 Inner IDEA Conference in La Jolla. The Inner IDEA Conference brings together a community of the most dedicated and visionary presenters, instructors and practitioners in the mind-body-spirit health arena.
Dr. Guarneri, a conventionally trained cardiologist, came to recognize that cardiovascular disease — the number one killer in America — needed a more comprehensive and holistic approach. Since 1999, the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine has offered integrative medicine: a blend of conventional and evidence-based complementary therapies.
She is also the author of The Heart Speaks, a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from an integrative medicine approach. The Heart Speaks and her clinical work have been featured on NBC Today and PBS’s To the Contrary and Full Focus. Dr Guarneri’s work was also featured in a two-part PBS documentary, The New Medicine.
Most recently, Dr. Guarneri was elected president of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
The Inner IDEA Conference features more than 100 sessions on the hottest topics and programs in Pilates, yoga, and wellness areas such as tai chi and qigong, Nia®, GYROTONIC® exercise, mindfulness and meditation, nutrition, research, preventive medicine, and wellness business and career development.