2007 Nutrition and Health Conference To Feature Leaders in Health & Nutrition

TUCSON, AZ - Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Nutrition & Health Conference: State of the Science and Clinical Applications, May 14 - 16, 2007 in sunny San Diego, CA.

Co-sponsored by the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine and Columbia University’s Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the 2007 meeting will again assemble an outstanding faculty of internationally-known scientific researchers, skilled clinicians, innovative chefs, and best-selling authors whose work focuses on the interface between nutrition and healthful living.

Conference faculty will include such nutrition and health thought leaders as:
• Andrew Weil, MD - Founding Director of the UA Program in Integrative Medicine, best-selling author and conference Co-Director;
• David Heber, MD, PhD, FACP, FACN, Professor of Medicine and Founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition;
• John Pierce, PhD, Director, Cancer Prevention Program at UC San Diego and author of over 240 papers on cancer prevention and control;
• Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Education Director, UA Program in Integrative Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, UA College of Medicine and recognized botanicals expert; Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, FACN, CNS, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University and researcher of dietary antioxidants and chronic disease prevention;
• Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Science & Environmental Journalism, University of California, Berkeley and author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma "

The CME conference will present the latest research on the science of nutrition - emphasizing practical clinical applications for physicians, nurses, dietitians and other health professionals to use with their patients. Topics will include the latest developments in multi-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, healthy aging, phytonutrients, anti-oxidants, lipids and changing patient behavior.

Participants will learn about the health value of certain foods and nutritional recommendations for specific conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, pediatric obesity, gluten sensitivity and more. The interaction between genes and diet and the health implications for different types of patients will also be explored.

More information on registration, CME, hotel booking, schedule, conference faculty and much more are available in the conference brochure and website. To download a brochure, please visit: http://www.nutritionandhealthconf.org/.


The mission of the Program in Integrative Medicine is to lead the transformation of healthcare by creating, educating, and actively supporting a community of professionals who embody the philosophy and practice of Integrative Medicine. The program defines Integrative Medicine as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. For more information on the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine, please visit: www.integrativemedicine.arizona.edu

Contact: Ann-Eve Cunningham
(520) 626-3488 or [email protected]

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