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Southwest Annual Conference

Location: Houston, TX
Date: March 12-14, 2015

Meeting Overview

Venue:
George R. Brown Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
Earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 20 AANP contact hours
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For those who look to you—you can look to us.

Primary care is where good health begins. It is based on your relationship with your patients as you provide and coordinate the care they need, from preventive health to specialty care to inpatient services. The demands and challenges you face every day within your practice are constantly changing, so we’re changing with them.

We’ve taken the feedback of last year’s attendees along with with that of clinicians in your region and across the country to develop this year’s Annual Conference.

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Earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 20 AANP contact hours of continuing education.



Quality CME

Pri-Med continues to partner with the American College of Physicians (ACP), and in collaboration with the ACP we are unveiling an entirely new cutting-edge CME curriculum.

The CME sessions will include the latest treatments and therapies, such as:

  • Update from The Medical Literature: News You Can Use
  • Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
  • New Approaches to Treating C. Difficile Infection

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Session Schedule

 

Value for Your Time

In addition to over 25 new educational sessions, there are many new components of the conference that were created with you in mind.

  • Renowned keynote speakers including Dean Ornish, MD, presenting “The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust”
  • Good Health Begins Here conference features, such as Steps to Success powered by Fitbit. Check out the Good Health tab for details.
  • The opportunity to attend Primary Care Updates pre-conference sessions and earn additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or AANP contact hours

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Keynote Speakers



CME Activities

Primary Care Updates* | March 12, 2015
Earn up to 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 6.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education at these pre-conference sessions.

Annual Conference | March 13–14, 2015
Earn up to 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 13.75 AANP contact hours of continuing education during the core curriculum.


Educational Symposia
Accredited CME sessions to expand your learning during breaks from the core curriculum.

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Industry-Sponsored Opportunities

Exhibit Hall
Have face-to-face conversations with industry professionals, gain helpful takeaways, and experience engaging floor activities such as live demonstrations, outside your office hours.

Presentation Theaters
Live discussions led by prominent medical thought leaders. Get an in-depth look at the latest tools and treatment options.

Presentation Theaters are not offered for CME credit nor is the content planned or reviewed by pmiCME or the ACP.

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How to Register

Online:
Register Online


By phone:

Call 844-300-6339
(Mon–Fri, 9am–8pm ET).

 

Register for Pri-Med Southwest by:

November 14 for $55
January 9 for $65
February 13 for $75
March 11 for $100
Onsite at Pri-Med Southwest for $125

Prices represent online registration; registration by
phone is an additional $10.

 

*Primary Care Updates tracks are sponsored by pmiCME and are produced independently of and are not affiliated with the ACP. This is a limited-capacity ticketed event available during registration.

Sessions & Syllabus

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Registration & Breakfast
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Vaccinations for Your Adult Patients: What You Need to Know in 2015
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the scope the vaccine-preventable diseases in adults in the US and their impacts on morbidity and mortality.
  2. Apply current CDC vaccination schedules to identify adult patients in your practice for vaccination based on patient- and disease/indication-specific profiles.
  3. Implement strategies, such as vaccination protocols, standing orders, and effective communication, to overcome barriers and increase adult vaccination rates in your practice.
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Advancing Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: Strategies for Improving Glycemic Control in Patients not at Goal
Learning Objectives:
  1. Assess the different classes of diabetes medications based on mechanism of action, A1C lowering potencies, and side effect profiles.
  2. Develop individualized management approaches for patients with type 2 diabetes, encompassing both lifestyle interventions and pharmacologic therapy.
  3. Apply strategies for appropriate initiation, selection, and titration of basal insulin, while addressing barriers to insulin adoption and compliance.
  4. Discuss the physiologic and clinical rationales for combining GLP-1 receptor agonists with basal insulin improve glycemic control in patients not reaching A1C goals.
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Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Primer for the Primary Care Clinician
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the goals of antithrombotic therapy for primary and secondary prevention in patients with ACS.
  2. Discuss the benefits and limitations of available oral antiplatelet agents based on data from randomized clinical studies, including impacts on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and bleeding risk.
  3. Tailor antiplatelet therapy for patients with ACS according to patient-specific characteristics, best evidence, and current clinical guidelines.
  4. Incorporate other secondary prevention measures, such as control of blood pressure, lipids, and weight, to develop comprehensive management plans to improve outcomes.
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Evidence-Based Approaches for Managing the Patient with High Triglycerides
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the physiologic and epidemiologic relationships between elevated triglycerides and increased cardiovascular risk.
  2. Assess and risk-stratify patients based on lipid profiles, comorbidities, and other patient-specific factors.
  3. Compare and contrast the safety and efficacy profiles of lipid-lowering agents based on findings from randomized clinical studies.
  4. Individualize pharmacologic management of patients with high triglycerides through adherence to evidence-based practices and current treatment guidelines.
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A Sense of Urgency: Diagnosing and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Primary Care
Learning Objectives:
  1. Diagnose and differentiate IBS from other functional bowel disorders based on review of symptoms and diagnostic criteria, such as Rome III.
  2. Review data from randomized clinical studies of current and emerging pharmacologic treatments for IBS-D and IBS-C.
  3. Apply best evidence to develop comprehensive management plans encompassing dietary, pharmacologic, and psychological therapies to control predominant IBS symptoms in patients.
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A Focus on Bipolar Depression: Overcoming Diagnostic Barriers and Optimizing Long-Term Patient Outcomes
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss clinically relevant pathophysiology of bipolar disorder, including epidemiologic and mechanistic relationships with cardiometabolic disturbances.
  2. Identify patients with bipolar depression based on comprehensive patient histories, risk factors, key presenting symptoms, and the latest diagnostic criteria.
  3. Tailor therapeutic regimens for bipolar depression to reflect efficacy, safety, and tolerability of approved agents and common patient comorbidities.
  4. Engage patients with bipolar depression to motivate active participation in ongoing care and improve treatment adherence.
Primary Care Updates Track 1
To date, the following organizations have provided educational grants in support of Primary Care Updates Track 1: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Primary Care Updates Track 2
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Advancing Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: Strategies for Improving Glycemic Control in Patients not at Goal
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Vaccinations for Your Adult Patients: What You Need to Know in 2015
  
  
  
  
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Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Primer for the Primary Care Clinician
 
 
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Evidence-Based Approaches for Managing the Patient with High Triglycerides
  
  
  
  
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A Focus on Bipolar Depression: Overcoming Diagnostic Barriers and Optimizing Long-Term Patient Outcomes
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A Sense of Urgency: Diagnosing and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Primary Care
  
  
  
  
  
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The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust
We tend to think of advances in medicine as a new drug, laser, or surgical procedure, something high-tech and expensive. This presentation will discuss the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes, reviewing more than 30 years of research using high-tech, state-of-the-art measures to prove the power of low-tech, low-cost, and often ancient interventions. Also, the lecture will describe proven strategies for motivating people to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes as well as how to personalize a way of eating and living based on an individual’s needs, genes, and preferences. Finally, the presentation will describe many of the health policy implications of comprehensive lifestyle changes as both medically effective and cost effective.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to understand successful strategies for motivating people to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes
  2. Participants will be able to describe the evidence from randomized controlled trials showing that chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes.
  3. Participants will be able to describe evidence showing that comprehensive lifestyle changes may affect gene expression.
Faculty:
  1. Dean Ornish, MD, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of CaliforniaCardiff, CA (Bio)
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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Testosterone Therapy: Examining the Evidence
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Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
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Screening and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: What's All the Confusion About?
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Men's Health
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The Prostate: BPH and Beyond
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Understanding the New Cholesterol Guidelines
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Men's Health Panel Discussion
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Ask the Expert - Panel Discussion
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Advances in Managing COPD Patients
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Therapeutic Considerations in the Management of Childhood Obesity
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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Primary Care Approach to Mood Disorders
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Recommendations for Assessing and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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The Depression Spectrum
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Chonic Abdominal Pain
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7:30 AM-7:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
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The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust
 
 
 
8:45 AM-9:45 AM - Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
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Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
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Testosterone Therapy: Examining the Evidence
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Screening and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: What's All the Confusion About?
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Men's Health
 
 
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Understanding the New Cholesterol Guidelines
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The Prostate: BPH and Beyond
 
 
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Ask the Expert - Panel Discussion
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Men's Health Panel Discussion
 
11:45 AM-1:00 PM - Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
 
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Therapeutic Considerations in the Management of Childhood Obesity
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Advances in Managing COPD Patients
 
 
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Recommendations for Assessing and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Primary Care Approach to Mood Disorders
 
 
 
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Chonic Abdominal Pain
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The Depression Spectrum
 
 
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Registration and Refreshments
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Challenges in Coronary Artery Disease
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Spotlight on Hepatitis C Infection
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New Approaches to Treating C Difficile Infection
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Update on Anticoagulation
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Urinary Incontinence
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Professional Responsibility
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Update from The Medical Literature: New You Can Use
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Screening Guidelines for Men's Health
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Approaching the Adolecent Patient with an Eating Disorders
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Practical Approaches to Low Back Pain
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7:30 AM-7:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
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8:45 AM-9:45 AM - Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Challenges in Coronary Artery Disease
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Spotlight on Hepatitis C Infection
 
 
 
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Update on Anticoagulation
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New Approaches to Treating C Difficile Infection
 
 
 
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Professional Responsibility
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Urinary Incontinence
 
 
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Update from The Medical Literature: New You Can Use
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Screening Guidelines for Men's Health
 
 
 
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Practical Approaches to Low Back Pain
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Approaching the Adolecent Patient with an Eating Disorders
 
 

Ticketed Events

Distribution of all additional opportunity tickets will happen at the Ticket Booth beginning at 6:45 each morning, as follows:

  • Friday, March 13: Ticket pick-up is available for Friday additional opportunities only. Limit 2 tickets per person.

  • Saturday, March 14: Ticket pick-up is available for Saturday additional opportunities. Limit 4 tickets per person.

Ticketed events schedule will be available shortly.

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Accreditation

Earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 20 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

Final session schedule is pending. Credits estimated based on current schedule.

Primary Care Updates
March 12, 2015
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. pmiCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
6.25 AANP pmiCME is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education programs by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider number 040308. This program has been approved for 6.25 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 3.250 hours of pharmacology).
Annual Conference
March 13–14, 2015
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. pmiCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
13.75 AANP pmiCME is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education programs by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider number 040308. This program has been approved for 13.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 7.000 hours of pharmacology).

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers coming soon.

Exhibit Hall

Pri-Med Exhibit Hall

Hours
Friday, March 13 8:30am–4pm
Saturday, March 14 8:30am–4pm

The Pri-Med Exhibit Hall is your chance to learn about and compare hundreds of the health care industry’s latest products, treatments, and technologies in one place.


Spend your time in the Exhibit Hall talking to company representatives, evaluating new options, and making purchasing decisions for your practice—all things you do not have time for in your daily schedule. 

Attendee Badge Information

Please Note: As a Pri-Med attendee, you will receive a badge and an Attendance Scan Card, which will have a QR code programmed with your name, address, and professional discipline. You will scan your bar code at the appropriate stations to obtain CME credit or nursing contact hours. You will need to scan your badge once per day to receive CME credit for the Annual Conference and at the entrances to some stand-alone CME activities to be eligible for CME credit or nursing contact hours.

Scanning your QR code at an exhibit booth or non-CME activity gives the sponsor permission to use your contact information for future correspondence.

 

Exhibit Floor Highlights

Presentation Theaters
Join us for an informative snack break, lunch, or dinner discussion about the latest clinical information as it relates to a specific disease state.

Pri-Med Recharge Lounge
Relax. Recharge. Refuel. Visit this booth for complimentary coffee and small snacks during some of the break times.

Pri-Med Booth
Stop by the Pri-Med Booth to have any questions answered, update your contact information, find out about online resources and tools, and register for Pri-Med Southwest 2016.

Amazing Charts
Visit the #1-rated EHR, Amazing Charts to start a FREE trial and get FREE Pri‑Med 2016 registration.

While you’re in session, we’ll get you started with a trial of Amazing Charts on your laptop** and give you a 1-on-1 demo when you return to pick it up.

**See minimum system specifications at amazingcharts.com/specs.

Exhibitor List

Company Name Booth Number
American Express Open 100
CryoProbe 117
Elsevier Medical Books 104
Grifols USA, Inc. 517
I.C. E., Inc. 637
Life Extension 612
Maico Diagnostics 217
Neilmed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 216
Shader Productions 734
Ultimate Creations 737
Company Name Booth Number
Bionix Medical Technologies 505
Eisai, Inc. 109
Enovative Technologies 643
Hemosure 525
Laclede Inc 503
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 108
Mission Pharmacal Co 112
Otto Trading, Inc. 732
Summit Doppler Systems 708
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Travel Arrangements

Meeting Location

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010-6032
(800) 427-4697

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodation information will be available soon.

Good Health Begins Here

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As a practicing clinician, you are the focal point of all we do. This year’s Annual Conference theme, Good Health Begins Here, not only affords you the opportunity to take away key tips to improve the health and wellness of your patient population, but also encompasses many easy ways that you can improve your own health and wellness.

We believe good health begins with you, the clinician. You are setting the precedent and we’re here to help.

Keep checking back to see the new Good Health Begins Here features we’re adding to the event.

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Steps to Success & Wellness Walk

Wellness Walk: taking place on both Friday and Saturday mornings to start your day off on the right foot.

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Steps to Success: Pri-Med is committed to helping improve your health and wellness, so we’re covering part of the cost of your activity tracker. Purchase yours and participate in the Steps to Success community. Prizes will be awarded throughout the walking challenge.

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You are eligible for one of the following products at a preferred rate:
  • Fitbit Zip: Your Price $30 | Retail Price: $59.95
  • Fitbit One: Your Price $59.50 | Retail Price: $99.95
  • Fitbit Flex: Your Price $59.50 | Retail Price: $99.95

A $150 AMEX gift card will be raffled off on the last Thursday of every month until May 2015 to a random participant. We’ll also be raffling off an additional gift card to a participant during the Annual Conference. Winners are selected at random and will be notified via the email in their Fitbit profile.

Take these steps to redeem your Fitbit at a preferred price:
  1. Register for Pri-Med Southwest.
  2. During the Registration Process while building your itinerary, select the option for the Fitbit Challenge | Steps to Success.
  3. We’ll contact you with all the information you need to know!
Already have a Fitbit and want to participate? No problem! We want all our attendees to participate. During the registration process, simply select the option for “I have a Fitbit, but I want to join Steps to Success.”


CME: Keynotes

Three renowned keynote speakers including Dean Ornish, MD, presenting on “The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust”

Dr. Ornish will discuss the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes, proven strategies for motivating people to make and maintain these changes, as well as how to personalize a way of eating and living based on an individual’s needs, genes, and preferences. Finally, the presentation will describe many of the health policy implications of comprehensive lifestyle changes as both medically effective and cost effective.

 

Exhibit Hall

Health and wellness book signings and meet-the-author opportunities.

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Access to the Nutrition and Wellness Pavilion on the Exhibit floor.

Exhibitors will be announced shortly.

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