Course Overview

Integrative Pediatrics in Brazil

This presentation will analyze the structure of the recently established pediatric integrative medicine in Brazil.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

90 minutes

CME Eligible*

1.5 credits
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

This presentation will analyze the structure of the recently established pediatric integrative medicine in Brazil.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Identify the four dimensions of health management.
  • Discuss whole medical systems in comparison to conventional biomedical systems.
  • Review the 10 most common complementary health approaches among children.
  • Summarize the role of integrative medicine in effective pediatric practice.
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

Ricardo Ghelman, MD


Dr. Ricardo Ghelman, MD, Ph.D., is the founding Chair of the Brazilian Academic Consortium for Integrative Health (CABSIN), which serves as the Brazilian chapter of the International Society of Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine Research (ISCMR). He is a member of WHO's Expert Advisory Panel TCIM, Executive Advisor of the Virtual Health Library of TCIM (VHL TCIM Americas/PAHO/WHO), Ambassador of Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO) for Brazil. He graduated as a physician from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a pediatrician from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, and a pediatric oncologist from Campinas University. He obtained his Master's degree in Embryology and Comparative Anatomy from the University of São Paulo, trained on Goethean Phenomenology at the Life Science Seminar, Scotland. He obtained a Ph.D. in reproductive toxicology on phytotherapy at the Obstetrics Department of the Federal University of São Paulo. He did a Postdoctoral fellowship on Pain and Anthroposophy at the Neuroscience Program, Department of Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Federal University of São Paulo (EPM/UNIFESP). He is the pioneer coordinator of Integrative Pediatrics at the Pediatric Oncology Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo (ITACI/HC FMUSP), Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine for Children and Adolescents of the São Paulo Pediatric Society, coordinator of the Postgraduate Course in Integrative Pediatrics at IBCMED, Professor of the Postgraduate Course on Phytotherapy in the field of Anthroposophy of the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo. He is the Medical Director of the Ghelman Integrative Medicine Institute.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on December 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
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.

Enroll Now!

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.