It really will be such a great opportunity to meet many of you (and for you to meet each other!) and I know you will walk away with truly valuable information, especially as it pertains to “Food as Medicine” in addition to personalized medicine, and many other exciting innovations in health care.
Although the Future of Medicine Summit is open to the public, if you are a physician, pharmacist, occupational or physical therapist, psychologist, or nutritionist, you can earn up 10 hours of CME or CEU credits toward licensing and continued education requirements as well.
What Exactly is the Future of Medicine Summit?
The Future of Medicine Summit is an educational public healthcare event for the community and healthcare professionals to be held in Palm Beach County on October 10th at the Kravis Center in downtown West Palm Beach. For those who wish to attend, there is also a formal welcoming dinner gala on October 9th (also at the Kravis Center.) Note: The educational component of the Future of Medicine Summit will only be on the 10th.
My husband, Andy, and I have been involved with this event for several years now and it is always an informative and enjoyable conference, but this year I am especially excited about attending since one of my favorite topics, “Food as Medicine”, will be among the many hot health issues covered.
However, since my husband is really the one leading the show with the Future of Medicine Summit and the “Food as Medicine” discussion, I will let him tell you a bit more about it…
By: Andy Larson, MD, FACS, FASMBS
The Future of Medicine Summit VIII to Cover “Food as Medicine”
In Palm Beach County Florida I serve on the board of an organization called the Palm Beach County Medical Society. In the past I have served as its president. As an organization we spend time working with lawmakers on how to better deliver health care, we host educational events, and we are actively involved in charity, including a program called Project Access which delivers free medical care to county residents who cannot afford health insurance nor qualify for traditional government programs.
Every year we host a special educational event, The Future of Medicine Summit, where we bring speakers in from around the country and from our local South Florida region to discuss the many exciting innovations in healthcare that are just around the corner.
This year’s event is particularly important to me and Ivy since I will be leading the “Food as Medicine” discussion.
Considerable thought goes into the topics covered for each Summit and every year our board brainstorms to consider the most timely, interesting and important information. This year I was given the opportunity to lead one of 3 panel discussions entitled, you guessed it, “Food as Medicine.” This session begins at 9:45 am on Friday the 10th and includes a talk by celebrity cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of the South Beach Diet, entitled “Heart Attacks Should Be a Thing of the Past.” I will then lead a one hour discussion with Dr. Agatston, local endocrinologist Dr. William Kaye, MD, and nutritionist Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN. We will talk about how we treat chronic disease in our practice by changing the ways that we eat.
Clean Cuisine readers know my perspective well but it is always interesting to hear how other physicians and nutritionists work as we can all learn from each other. Heart attacks could someday be rare. From the 90’s era Lyon Heart Diet Study we know that anti-inflammatory diets cut the risk of recurrent heart disease by at least 70 percent when compared with old-fashioned “low fat” approaches. An optimal anti-inflammatory diet based on the latest Clean Cuisine techniques likely reduces the risk another 20 percent.
Your genes are not your destiny and we intend to show you how “food” is truly the Future of Medicine. We really do hope our Clean Cuisine community will attend and also help spread the word about this exciting public educational event.
Your Genes and Personalized Medicine
In addition to Dr. Agatston, other prominent physicians and speakers will be present to discuss topics such as genes and personalized medicine.
For example, Dr. Michael Snyder, PhD., will be the keynote speaker giving a presentation called “Personalized Medicine, Matching Your DNA to Your Health.”
Here is just a taste of what Dr. Synder will discuss…
- Did you know that different medicines might soon be provided and perhaps even different diets suggested based upon knowledge of individual genetic differences? We now know salt only affects blood pressure in some people….what if we could tell you right now whether you needed to be concerned or not? What if a cancer specialist knew a certain drug would not work on you? What if we could determine—based on genetic markers– that your cancer would never spread so you don’t need medication at all? Dr. Snyder will discuss the frontiers of science on this topic.
And yes, there will be ample time for questions.
What More Will You Learn at the Future of Medicine Summit?
Other speakers will talk about the future of medical practice from a doctor’s standpoint and a discussion about best practices in medicine. Best practices include innovations in providing care, in particular payment models that cause doctors to work together for the patient’s health rather than working individually and ordering unnecessary, expensive, and redundant tests.
Finally, since medical marijuana is on the ballot in Florida for the November elections there will be a panel discussion on this timely topic.
All sessions are open to the public and I strongly encourage our Clean Cuisine community to participate, to get to know your doctors and to get to know each other. As Ivy and I know well, having a good support system in place—in sickness and in health—is always so important.
- Friday October 10th admission is only $75 including parking, breakfast, lunch, and the full day session.
- Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, and nutritionists can earn 10 hours of CME or CEU credits toward licensing and continued education requirements as well.
- To register or to learn more details follow the directions provided on the image above or click the link here: www.pbcms.org/events/future-of-medicine.
Hoping to see many of you in attendance!
In good health,
Andrew Larson, MD