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Lha hosted the second Mindful Medicine Conference from October 29 – 31 in collaboration with theTibetan Delek Hospital, the Ochsner Medical Centre of New Orleans, Men-Tsee-Khang, the Louisiana Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organisation and the Louisiana Himalaya Association. DSC0596

 The main topic for the conference was the “Mind Body Connection“, however the participants also discussed compassion, meditation and mindfullness.

The fifteen participants were doctors and nurses from the United States, Men-Tsee-Khang and Delek Hospital.
Special speakers for the event included Dr Tsetan Dorjee, the Chief Medical Officer of Delek Hospital, who spoke on Compassion in Medicine, and gave an overview of the practice of western medicine in the Tibetan Community and the importance of compassion in the patient and doctor relationship.

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Dr Chris Blais,Chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Ochsner Medical Centre in New Orleans, spoke on Infection control and Antibiotic Stewardshipand Dr Brian Cruz, also from the Ochsner Medical Centre, spoke on Preventive Medicine Practices.Dr Tenzin Lhundup from Men-Tsee-Khang spoke on Tibetan Traditional Medicine and Dr Jonathan Nussdorf, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Ochsner Medical Centre, spoke on Toxicities and Retinopathies. Two Geshes from the Tibetan community were invited to speak to the participants on Compassion, Meditation and Thukdam.

The eight doctors from the United States visited the Tibetan Delek Hospital and Men-Tsee-Khang. This conference is scheduled to be an annual event,hosted by Lha in October.





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