Course Overview

Everything Old Is New Again: Introducing Integrative Medicine to the Pediatric Perioperative Arena

This presentation will discuss the importance of implementing integrative techniques in the perioperative setting.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Non-CME Eligible*

CME expired
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Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

This presentation will discuss the importance of implementing integrative techniques in the perioperative setting. We will first review the relative paucity of studies using such methods, and then discuss the potential for improved recovery and healing when integrative modalities are harnessed to invoke neuronal coupling in a methodical way. We will follow with a description of the formation of a formal integrative medicine program aimed at perioperative patients at our institution, and our pilot feasibility study examining this program. For primary care providers of all kinds, this session will serve to introduce the possible organized use of a structured Integrative Medicine Program for patients planning to undergo procedures of any and all kinds, and will empower the provider to encourage its use.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Briefly summarize the history of Integrative Medicine and as a field that fits, rather that fights, with Conventional Perioperative Medicine
  • Describe the current status of evidence-based practice using integrative techniques in the perioperative arena.
  • Illustrate a single-center experience in implementing a Pediatric Perioperative Wellness Program
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Lynnie Correll, MD, PhD, FAAP, ABOIM, FAIHM


I am an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and an attending pediatric anesthesiologist at the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester NY. I am also an ABOIM certified Integrative Medicine Physician, and graduate of the AIHM Fellowship program (Cohort 5). I am also a member of the Section of Integrative Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where I am the communications committee cochair. I completed a joint MD/PhD program at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, where I had the opportunity to observe and participate in a well-developed integrative medicine program in an academic children’s hospital. This experience was my first with in-hospital integrative medicine, and left a lasting impression of the important connection between development, emotions, physiology, and healing in children and adolescents.

My current research interests involve the effects that the stressors of the perioperative period have on children and adolescent patients undergoing elective surgery. I am particularly interested in how these patients rate the effects of these stressors on their physical feelings of pain, nausea, vomiting and anxiety during these experiences and have created a novel clinical program centering to teach older children and adolescents integrative and complementary techniques that they can use to better manage these stressors not only during the challenges of surgery, but also at any stressful time in their future lives.

During a time when emphasis on the patient experience is more important than ever, and the avoidance of opioids is becoming more and more desirable, it is critical to expand our quiver of techniques to include Integrative Medicine in the perioperative arena. My overarching goal is to expand the scope of what is currently done to prepare children for surgery, and to teach our patients how to achieve physiologic self-regulation so their surgical experiences can be less challenging, less stressful, and less disruptive to their lives.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Course Outline

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.