Parents Education Network

Do 2.7 Million Children Really Need Ritalin? An Integrative Approach to ADHD

  • March 01, 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco 94107


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Online registration has now closed, but there are still places available. Please come and register at the venue from 8:30 am.

If you plan to attend, please download and print the handout to bring with you: PENHandout_Newmark030113.pdf

Dr. Sanford Newmark explores the importance of the Integrative Approach - seeing the child in the context of family, friends, school and community, rather than as a set of symptoms that need to be fixed. Topics include an overview of the genetic, environmental and neurobiological aspects, non-pharmaceutical therapies including nutrition, food sensitivities, vitamin and mineral supplements, parenting, school, and complementary therapies.

Sanford C. Newmark, MD, Head: Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Clinic,Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Sanford Newmark, MD is a clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California.  He is the Head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, specializing in the treatment of Autism, ADHD and other developmental or chronic childhood conditions.

Dr. Newmark graduated from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Arizona.  After practicing general pediatrics in Tucson for 12 years, he did a Fellowship in Integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine.  He then founded the Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine, a consulting practice which uses integrative medicine to treat a wide array of pediatric problems.  Two years ago, he moved to the Bay Area and worked in private practice until joining the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in March of  2011.

Dr. Newmark specializes in the integrative and holistic treatment of children with autism and ADHD. He combines conventional medicine with nutrition, behavior management and various complementary modalities.

Dr. Newmark has lectured widely on both autism and ADHD and has authored 3 chapters in Integrative Medicine textbooks. He recently published the book ADHD Without Drugs, a Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD.

Audience:  Parents and educators of students of all ages.

Friday, March 1, 2013.
9 am - 11 am.

 Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco 94107.
Cost: $20 for PEN members. Click here to join

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PEN's Speaker Series is a membership-based series of lectures and workshops on various aspects of parenting and educating children with learning and attention difficulties. PEN Membership is only $35/year or $350/lifetime. Click here to join.


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