ICAA Conference and Trade Show
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
October 12-14, 2017
Healthy aging: An integrative approach to wellness for older adults
Thursday, October 12, 201710:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) in Tucson, clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health, Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology.
Session: At the ICAA Conference 2017, individuals whose passion is improving older-adult quality of life can look forward to an inspiring keynote speaker whose focus is an integrative approach to health that encompasses mind, body and spirit plus optimizes well-being through lifestyle.
Biography: Andrew Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) in Tucson. There, he also serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health as well as the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology.
A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is recognized for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and healthcare. He is an expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education. The best-selling author has written 15 books on healthy living, including the recent Mind Over Meds; Fast Food, Good Food; True Food; Spontaneous Happiness; Healthy Aging; and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health.
Dr. Weil serves as the editorial director of drweil.com, a leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy of integrative medicine. In addition, he pens the popular Dr. Andrew Weil's Self Healing monthly newsletter.
What an "ignited" older adult will look like in 2035
Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Richard Carmona, Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch, President, Canyon Ranch Institute, Distinguished Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, and the 17th Surgeon General of the United States
Session: How will "ignited" older adults influence expectations of aging over the coming decades as they embrace their potential? And, how will society address these forces of nature? Seismic change is in the works. Hear how technology, science and knowledge will play a role in what people do to live well.
Biography: Born to a poor immigrant family in New York City, Richard H. Carmona experienced homelessness, hunger, and health disparities during his youth. The experiences greatly sensitized him to the relationships among culture, health, education and economic status, and ultimately shaped his future.
After dropping out of high school, Dr. Carmona enlisted in the US Army in 1967. By the time he left active duty, he was a Special Forces, combat-decorated Vietnam veteran. He then pursued a college degree and entered medical school at the University of California-San Francisco, where he won the prestigious Gold Cane award as the top graduate.
A surgeon with a subspecialty in trauma, burns and critical care, Dr. Carmona was recruited to Tucson where he successfully established the first trauma system in southern Arizona. Later, while working full time as a hospital and health system CEO, he earned a master's degree in public health policy and administration at the University of Arizona.
In 2002 Dr. Carmona was nominated by the president and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to become the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. After completing his statutory four-year term in 2006, he joined Tucson-based Canyon Ranch as Vice Chairman. Dr. Carmona is Chief of Health Innovations at Canyon Ranch, President of the nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute and Distinguished Professor at the Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona.
Special keynote & trade show pass
You aren't able to make the full conference? Come check out what's new in active aging at the free ICAA Trade Show on Thursday or Friday. Add one keynote on Thursday for just $49, or both keynotes for $75. Registration opens both days at 6:00 a.m. To register call 866-335-9777.