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Four Surgeons General to tackle the future of aging and wellness at ICAA 2019 conference

(VANCOUVER, BC, January 23, 2019) – What unique insights can four former Surgeons General of the United States share about the current and future state of aging and wellness in the nation? That question will be answered at ICAA 2019: Shaping the Future of Wellness, this year’s International Council on Active Aging Conference, Leadership Summit and Trade Show. The event will take place October 10-12, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The US Surgeon General, known as the “Nation’s Doctor,” is the operational head of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and serves as the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the federal government. Having served at this highest level of America’s public health efforts, the four Surgeons General – Richard H. Carmona (17th), David Satcher (16th), M. Joycelyn Elders (15th) and Antonia C. Novello (14th) – promise to bring powerful perspectives and their considerable experience to bear on the past, present and future of healthcare, health prevention, and personalized health and wellness in the US and worldwide. They will also share the challenges and opportunities of aging they face in their personal lives. All four physicians will participate as panelists in theGeneral Session at the ICAA 2019 conference.

Panel members:

Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17thUS Surgeon General (2002-2006), Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch, and Distinguished Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona.

David Satcher, MD, PhD, 16thUS Surgeon General (1998-2002), Founding Director and Senior Advisor, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine.

M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, MS, 15thUS Surgeon General (1993-1994), Distinguished Professor, University of Arkansas School of Public Health and Clinton School of Public Policy.

Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, DrPh, 14thUS Surgeon General (1990-1993), former Executive Director of Public Health Policy, Florida Hospital.

To learn more about the ICAA General Session and how to attend the ICAA 2019 Conference, Leadership Summit and Trade Show, visit https://www.icaa.cc.

About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

ICAA, a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports professionals who develop wellness facilities, programs and services for adults over 50. The association is focused on active aging -- an approach to aging that helps older adults live as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness -- and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies, including the US Administration on Aging, the National Institute on Aging (one of the US National Institutes of Health), the US Department of Health and Human Services, Canada’s Special Senate Committee on Aging, and the British Columbia (Canada) Ministries of Health and Healthy Living and Sport.

For more information or questions:
Contact: Colin Milner, CEO, ICAA
Toll-free: 1-866-335-9777 (North America)
Telephone: 604-734-4466; cell: 604-763-4595


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