The 2019 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference

Sat, 2/16/2019 - 9:00am
Event Description: 

THE POWER OF PRECISION MEDICINE

THE POWER OF PRECISION MEDICINE

PROGRAM AGENDA

Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
DuVal Auditorium
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Check-in and Expo Visitation
(you may check in at any time within this window)

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. The Art of Breathing (optional)
Learn and practice breathing techniques to expand your health, vitality and relaxation     
Karma Kientzler
Founding Fitness Director, Canyon Ranch Health Resort

9:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
C. Kent Kwoh, MD
Director, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center
Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
The Charles A. L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. The Eva M. Holtby Endowed Keynote Presentation
The Power of Precision Medicine
A transformational leader’s discussion about precision health strategies that will change the landscape of medicine and patient care
Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB
Associate Vice President for Precision Health Sciences, UA Health Sciences
Director, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine, UA Health Sciences
Director, MD-PhD Program, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Elected Member of the National Academy of Medicine  
     
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch Distribution and Expo Visitation

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Breakout Session I
A. Advancing the Health of Generations to Come: The All of Us Research Program Impact
Be a part of the NIH’s All of Us Research Program initiative to accelerate research and improve health
Amanda Sokan, PhD
Professor, Community, Environment and Policy; Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Associate Program Director, UA Health Sciences

B. Gout Under the Microscope
The detailed definition, latest research advancements and treatments
Shariq Chudhri, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

C. Lifestyle Impact: The Healthy Weight Philosophy
Scientifically-proven tools to achieve and maintain optimal weight
Mike Siemens, MS
Corporate Director of Exercise Physiology, Canyon Ranch Health Resort

D. Pharmacogenomics: The Intersection of Medications and our DNA
Understanding how genetics affect our response to medications
Todd Vanderah, PhD
Head, Department of Pharmacology, UA College of Medicine - Tucson
Professor; Anesthesiology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Physiological Sciences

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session II
E.  Knowledge is Power ... What Can You Learn from Genetic Testing?
What you can learn from the various forms of genetic testing and how to use this information
Valerie Schaibley, PhD
Administrator, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine, UA Health Sciences

F. The Latest Advancements in the Treatment of Scleroderma
Leading-edge treatment approaches, including medications, physical therapy and research
Alicia Rodriguez-Pla, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

G. Movement as Medicine      
How regular activity can improve your health and reduce your disease risk
Karma Kientzler
Founding Fitness Director, Canyon Ranch Health Resort

H. The Pursuit of Happiness: Eight Scientifically Proven Techniques
Simple changes you can make to obtain a happier life
Robert Logan, MBA        
Assistant Dean for Corporate and External Relations, UA College of Science

3:00 p.m. Closing and Raffle Prize Drawings

Cost: $20
Free to current, paid members of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Friends (registration required). Registration fee reserves your place at lectures and breakout sessions and includes breakfast refreshments and lunch. This cost is not tax-deductible and is non-refundable. Registration closes on Feb. 6, 2019 or before if event capacity is reached.
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