Pri-Med West

Anaheim, CA | May 21-24, 2019

Anaheim Convention Center

The Future of Health in the 21st Century


Medical science has entered a golden age, but the keys to life are not all locked in the laboratory. Although technological progress is a critical element for better health, it is not a complete recipe. This presentation will explore some of the new frontiers of medicine and science; the tectonic shifts that are occurring because of technological advances, precision medicine, and consumer-centric care underscore the power of prevention and the importance of medical research. Since many health concerns today, such as a pandemic flu, Zika, and Ebola, are just a jet plane away, the faculty will highlight global health issues that have significant humanitarian, economic, and national security implications. You will review key socioeconomic determinants of health and actions affect its implementation. This lecture will provide a prescription for how to put "health" back into the health care system and suggest some innovative solutions that can be implemented to enhance the health of our nation. You will walk away with several simple steps that you and your patients can take toward a healthier future.

Learning Objectives

Apply knowledge about the impact of the tobacco and obesity epidemics on the health of Americans to prevent chronic disease in clinical practice

Describe trends in the opioid epidemic in the United States and actions being taken to address it

Discuss how advances from biomedical and behavioral research and innovations from information technology are being applied to improve treatment and prevention of disease

Identify critical health disparities in America and the major socioeconomic determinants of health


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Susan J. Blumenthal, MD, MPA

Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, MD, MPA (ret.) provided distinguished service for more than two decades as a leading national U.S. government health expert and spokesperson in the Administrations of four U.S. Presidents. She was the country’s first...

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