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ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH CONFERENCE 2011

 

AGENDA

 

TIME EVENT
7:00 AM Check-In
8:30 AM WELCOME AND PROGRAM INTRODUCTION: Doro Bush Koch, Tricia Reilly Koch, Dean Robert Manuel, Georgetown University, School of Continuing Education
SESSION ONE THE POWER OF POSSIBILITIES:
Dr. Richard H. Carmona, Vice Chairman, CEO Health Division, Canyon Ranch; 17th U.S. Surgeon General. Dr. Carmona will focus on shifting the paradigm of healthcare from treatment to prevention, stressing that lifelong healthy living is a key component of medical care. Passionate about eliminating health disparities, he will discuss the importance of education among the American public on health issues so that they can make informed choices.
SESSION TWO NUTRITION 101:
Johnny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S. Jonny Bowden´s practical advice will emphasize natural healing, diet, fitness, and nutritional foods and how incorporating them into your daily life is easier then you think. He will give us advice from his numerous New York Times Best-Seller, including The 150 of the Healthiest Foods, The Healthiest Meals on Earth and The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer.
 

GET UP AND MOVE! Five minute quick stretch

SESSION THREE SO YOU THINK YOU´RE DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO BE HEALTHY?:
Dr. Michael Roizen, Physician, Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic, Creator of the Real Age concept and NYT’s bestselling Author of the YOU series. Dr. Roizen will cover a wide range of topics, from the importance of maintaining a healthy weight as we age, to the prevention of aging through simple (but persistent) changes in lifestyle. He will also focus on the implementation of his RealAge concept into everyday life. These Topics stem from the many common questions he is asked as Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic.
12:15 PM LUNCH TIME Bring your mat for yoga with Beryl Bender Birch 12:45. Be back at your seats by 1:20 p.m.
SESSION FOUR TREATING MOOD DISORDERS, ANXIETY, AND ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER WITHOUT MEDICATION: Dr. Robert Hedaya, Georgetown University. More and more, health care providers rely on medications for treatment of depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Disorder. Yet these medications much if not most of the time work partially, at best. In addition, there are frequent side effects, both in the short term and long term. Dr. Hedaya will explore cutting edge, science based tools, used in the Whole Psychiatry model, which allow people to achieve better mental (and physical!) health, with less medicine.
SESSION FIVE SAVING THE PLANET (AND OURSELVES!) – ONE BREATH AT A TIME:
Beryl Bender Birch, Director/Founder, The Hard & Soft Yoga Institute, Author of Power Yoga, Beyond Yoga and Boomer Yoga. Beryle will show you by slowly learning to pay attention, through the practice of movement, breathing, and meditation, we can begin to quiet our noisy brain, see more clearly, turn on the relaxation response, deal with our high-stress culture, and become happier, healthier, calmer, more content, and more conscious.
SESSION SIX REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING AND HEALING:
Dr. Bernie Siegel, Physician and Author of Love, Medicine and Miracles. Dr. Siegel will reflect on the art of living and healing. He will discuss his experiences over the last 30 years with people who are confronting life´s physical and emotional challenges. Survival behavior patterns will be outlined, as well as the role of love, hope, humor, spirituality, desire and intention. The interplay of mind and body memories, thoughts, feelings and their role in our life and health will be discussed.
4:15 pm
CLOSING REMARKS
CLOSING REMARKS AND ACTION PLAN FOR PARTICIPANTS
Doro Bush Koch, Tricia Reilly Koch, and Therese Burch

 

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