By Massage Therapy Canada staff
Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, will host its third annual Lifestyle Medicine Summit in Nashville, Tenn. on September 26-28, 2014.
This series of educational events convenes leading health-care professionals and researchers to share contemporary approaches to lifestyle medicine for greater effectiveness in addressing a wide range of conditions that affect an ever-increasing number of patients around the world.
By Massage Therapy Canada staff
The theme for the 2014 Lifestyle Medicine Summit is "Transformational
Patient Care: Powering the Paradigm Shift," which continues to guide
forward-thinking practitioners in creating more patient-centered
approaches to wellness.
“The Lifestyle Medicine Summit presents a
unique opportunity for those practicing lifestyle medicine in a modern
health-care setting,” said Fred Howard, CEO of Metagenics.
are the true leaders in transforming the current model of
disease/symptom care into one that addresses underlying factors that can
help create a lifetime of better health. This educational series
provides a rare forum to learn from experts, share with colleagues, and
grow as a lifestyle medicine practitioner."
and health-care professionals will share insights on how patient care
can be improved by combining personalized diagnostics with smarter
nutritional approaches and contemporary lifestyle medicine. Speakers for
this year’s event include:
· Jeffrey Bland – founder,
Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute; well-known functional
medicine pioneer, research scientist, and educator; author of The
· Dr. Mark Hyman – chairman, Institute for
Functional Medicine (IFM); practicing family physician; eight-time #1
New York Times bestselling author; internationally recognized leader,
speaker, and educator
· Dr. Osama Hamdy – director of the
Inpatient Diabetes Program, Joslin Diabetes Center; assistant professor
of medicine at Harvard Medical School; clinical researcher and author of
more than 150 publications
· Dr. David Katz – director, Yale
Prevention Research Center; clinical instructor of medicine at the Yale
School of Medicine; ABC News medical consultant and author of numerous
· Dr. Mimi Guarneri – president, American
Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine; founder Scripps Center for
Integrative Medicine; noted physician, speaker, and healthcare advisor
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini – president emeritus, Parker University;
well-known author, TV health expert, and integrative chiropractor
presentation will feature a special introduction by country music
legend Naomi Judd, who is a former nurse, author of several books on
healthy aging, and a well-known advocate for integrated medicine
approaches that helped make a difference in her own health challenges.
Other presenters and workshop leaders include Robert Martindale, MD,
PhD; Allison Monette, ND, RD; Michael Nova, MD, PhD; Dane Donohue, DC;
Eamonn Quigley, MD, PhD; Robert Rakowski, DC, CCN; Samantha Eagle, ND;
Robert Silverman, DC; Mike Kyrchman, MD; and Mark C. Houston, MD.
Lifestyle Medicine Summit will be held the Omni Nashville Hotel on
September 26-28, beginning with a reception at the Country Music Hall of
Fame. For more details and registration information, please visit:
www.metagenics.com/2014summit or call 800.692.9400 (United States),
Early bird registration is $349, and
registration after June 30, 2014 will be $399. Early registration is
recommended as last year’s event was sold out, and this year’s event is
anticipated to do so as well.