Future Of Medicine Event To Explore Health Care

(CENTENNIAL, COLO.) For two days in May, Denver will host a critical discussion of some of health cares most pressing issues, led by a cadre of visionary industry leaders from around the country, who will delve into such important topics as advances in biomedical technologies; humanizing medical practices to improve doctor-patient relationships; how food and the environment affect our health; genetics and the desire to live forever; and the ongoing evolution of nursing.

These emerging new frontiers and continuing health trends of American medicine will come to life at The 2nd Annual Future of Medicine Conference presented by Centura Health, the regions health care leader, at the Denver Art Museum and The Art, a Hotel on May 11 and 12 in downtown Denver.

Physicians, health care leaders and the public are invited to join in this essential exchange of information and ideas during the two days of in-depth dialogue. The public is also invited to participate in a free session with George Church, the geneticist and biotech entrepreneur who is fresh off a visit with Stephen Colbert, who called Church a cross between God and Santa in his Time magazine description for the 100 Most Influential People issue.

Church is just one of the many prominent health care leaders involved in the Future of Medicine conference. Other notables include:

  • Aneesh Chopra, the former (and first) chief technology officer of the United States, author of "Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government," and co-founder and executive vice president at Hunch Analytics.
  • Daniel Kraft, Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience for Singularity University and founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and health care.
  • Dean Ornish, MD, author of "Dr. Dean Ornishs Program for Reversing Heart Disease" and other books stemming from his groundbreaking research and publications most recently with Nobel Prize winner and fellow speaker Elizabeth Blackburn, who received the recognition for her discovery of the protective caps on chromosomes, called telomeres.
  • Eric Topol, MD, a GQ "Rock Star of Science" and author of the bestselling "The Creative Destruction of Medicine."
  • Barbara Lynch, a revolutionary restaurateur who has been instrumental nation-wide in the implementation of nutritious meals in public schools. Lynch also will share the stage for a breakout session with local restaurateurs, including Maye Musk of The Kitchen Community and James Beard Award nominee Alex Seidel of Fruition and Mercantile, to discuss nutrition in Colorado.

Registration for the conference is now open at the Future of Medicine website. Attendance costs $595 (non-profit) and $995 (private sector), which includes breakfast, lunch and networking with the speakers for both days.

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About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

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