Dr. Michael J. Baime will Speak to Wharton Club Members on the Practice of Mindfulness on 10/5/16

Date and Time
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:00pm— 8:30pm
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The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
215 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States
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October 5th, 2016 Don’t Miss Hearing Dr. Michael J. Baime Speak to Wharton Club Members on the Practice of Mindfulness


 Please join University of Pennsylvania medical school graduate Dr. Michael Baime for a discussion about the practice of mindfulness. 

 Date:  October 5th, 2016

Time:  6:00-8:30 pm

Schedule of Events

6:00-6:45 pm - Registration and Reception

6:45-8:00 pm - 
Michael J. Baime to provide an introduction on the practice of mindfulness

8:00-8:30 pm
- Mingling

The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
215 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number:
(215) 735-1525
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About Michael J. Baime
Michael Baime, M.D., of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is the Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness and the Director of Mind-Body Programs for the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He started to teach mindfulness in the clinical setting out of his primary care in internal medicine at The Graduate Hospital, where he served as the Chief of General Internal Medicine. Since its inception in 1990 the Penn Program for Mindfulness has enrolled more than 16,000 individuals in an acclaimed eight-week mindfulness-based training course. The course has been adapted to address a wide range of clinical and professional needs, and customized programs have been developed for use by judges, doctors, construction workers, psychotherapists, police officers, and CEOs. 

Dr. Baime graduated from Haverford College in 1977 and from the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1981, then completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published research in psychology, business, cognitive neuroscience and medicine. Dr. Baime has been the recipient of the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn as well as the Appel award for student work in psychiatry. He is the 2016 recipient of the American College of Physicians Award for Distinguished Contributions in Behavioral Medicine. He is widely recognized for his innovative educational programming and his interactive and engaging presentations. 

At Penn, Dr Baime has developed and taught:

  • An ongoing full-credit mindfulness-bases stress management course, “Mind-Body Medicine and Mindfulness Meditation: Theory and Practice” offered each semester through the Perelman School of Medicine;
  • An ongoing CME/CEU course for health care providers on the application of mindfulness in the clinical encounter, “Healing the Heart and Mind”;
  • An ongoing seminar in the School of Social Policy and Practice, “Mindfulness Meditation”;
  • A full-time one-month meditation-based elective for medical students, "Spirituality and Medicine";
  • A Graduate School of Education course called “Enriching our Learning Communities” offered through the Penn Literacy Network;
  • An undergraduate Department of Psychology course, “The Cognitive Neuroscience of Meditation”;
  • A variety of programs for the training and certification of mindfulness teachers;
  • A variety of programs and workshops at The Wharton School at Penn; and
  • Numerous workshops and courses for  faculty, students and trainees at the University of Pennsylvania in medicine, psychiatry, social work, education, and business.

He has published research on:

  • The effect of mindfulness practice on non-religious spirituality
  • The clinical impact of a mindfulness-based weight loss maintenance program
  • The effects of mindfulness practice and prayer on regional brain function
  • Improvements in attentional performance in medical students who participate in an eight week mindfulness-based training program
  • Increased distress tolerance with mindfulness training
  • …and numerous other peer-reviewed articles and abstracts relating to the science and clinical applications of mindfulness. 

Tickets include hors d'oeuvres.  A cash bar will be available.

Member and 1 Guest Only $35 per person (Total $70 for member and guest)
Partner Club Member $35 per person
  Non-member ticket $45 per person

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