Conference Topics

Emerging therapeutic approaches continue to provide new windows of clinical opportunity; take a glimpse into some of the research topics that will be discussed.

Addressing Food Access and Insecurity

Clancy Harrison, a registered dietician, challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the US. and discusses the ways in which she is working to demolish the stigma around healthy food access.

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The Fasting-Mimicking Diet: Impacts on Aging and Chronic Disease

Fasting can be an important clinical tool to promote patient health. There are various approaches to fasting, which allow for the use of the most appropriate therapeutic application for each patient.
Dr. Valter Longo’s presentation will only be streamed live Friday, June 4.
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The Plasticity of Well-Being: A Framework for Cultivation of Human Flourishing

Mindfulness practices have the potential to greatly influence emotional balance. Richard J. Davidson, PhD, will discuss how transforming the way our bodies balance emotion can improve physical and mental resilience.
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Systems Biology & Proactive Medicine

Visionary scientist Leroy E. Hood, MD, PhD, will explore the future of a systems biology approach to health care and how he envisions the role of 21st century medicine in understanding complex chronic disease and optimizing health.
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Trending Topics and Clinical Pearls

The latest research findings offer novel strategies for improving health and resilience across diverse patient populations. Trending topics in medicine include polyvagal theory, exposome-metabolome interactions, and new discoveries in neurodegeneration disorders.
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Barriers to Immune Resilience

Economic, social, and cultural barriers may present additional immune resilience challenges for underserved populations. How can understanding the impact of health disparities potentially improve outcomes for these at-risk communities?
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Pediatric Health & Later Life Outcomes

Rising rates of chronic diseases in children mean that many individuals are spending more of their lifespan coping with sickness. Today, stress, anxiety, and the effects of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic are presenting other growing risk factors for childhood morbidity.
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Health Equity and Inclusion

In functional medicine, collaboration and trust between a patient and practitioner is key to supporting a patient’s health journey. Awareness of health disparity impacts, healthcare access challenges, and unmet social needs of health help inform personalized treatment strategies for healing.
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Pediatric Health & Later Life Outcomes

Rising rates of chronic diseases in children mean that many individuals are spending more of their lifespan coping with sickness. Today, stress, anxiety, and the effects of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic are presenting other growing risk factors for childhood morbidity.
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Barriers to Immune Resilience

Economic, social, and cultural barriers may present additional immune resilience challenges for underserved populations. How can understanding the impact of health disparities potentially improve outcomes for these at-risk communities?
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