Dr. Weil's UA Program in Integrative Medicine Hosts Nutrition, Health Conference in March
Nutrition and Health: Food, Politics and Society will bring together leaders in scientific research in nutrition and health, clinicians skilled in nutritional medicine, experts on food production and distribution, renowned nutrition-minded chefs and well-known authors who have written about the social and political aspects of diet and health.
Physicians and other health professionals often find they lack sufficient training in nutrition and need to learn the latest scientific findings on diet and health. Specifically, they are interested in how specific foods and patterns of eating increase or decrease risks of specific diseases. In response, the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine and Columbia University will co-host this three-day course, which will provide an overview and practical summary of the latest information on nutrition and health. The UA Program in Integrative Medicine is directed by integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, who also is one of the course directors.
The course will provide critical information for health care professionals, who are faced with questions about food and nutrition in their clinical practices.
Sessions will include state-of-the-science discussions, cooking demonstrations, dialogue about food and society and practical recommendations for clinical care.
The conference is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, registered dietitians, certified clinical nutritionists, naturopaths, chiropractors and other professionals who make nutritional recommendations as part of their clinical practice.
The course is sponsored by the UA College of Medicine, Program in Integrative Medicine, and The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, in conjunction with the UA College of Nursing and the UA College of Pharmacy. The conference is supported by generous donations from Spectrum Organics, Douglas Laboratories, Earthbound Farms, Nordic Naturals, and Whole Foods Market.
Conference: Nutrition and Health: State of the Science & Clinical Applications
Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, Ariz.
Arizona Health Sciences Center Office of Continuing Medical Education, (520) 626-7832 or 800-777-7552 (ask for CME Office)
Andrew Weil, MD, University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine; Fredi Kronenberg, PhD, The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Rosenthal Center.
Nutrition and Health: Food, Politics and Society,
Andrew Weil, MD, UA Program in Integrative Medicine, and Eric Schlosser, author, Fast Food Nation,
Saturday, March 13, 2-5:30 p.m.
More information will be provided as event nears.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
For a detailed schedule of speakers and events, please see: http://www.integrativemedicine.arizona.edu
Due to space limitations, only a limited number of reporters will be able to attend the conference sessions. Contact Judith Brown via email or phone to apply for media credentials. JudithB@email.arizona.edu or (520) 626-2827.