GC2017 program det
Reducing the Health and Economic Burden of Chronic Disease
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

James Hamblin, Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Author, If Our Bodies Could Talk

Tom Beauregard, Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Stefano Bertozzi, Dean, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
William Dietz, Sumner M. Redstone Chair of the Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Freda Lewis-Hall, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer
Ellen Sigal, Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research

Chronic diseases account for 85 percent of U.S. health-care spending, and the proportion is growing. In this session, we'll discuss how to evolve from an illness-driven system to one that promotes prevention and rewards wellness, easing health and economic burdens on individuals and communities.

  • How do we manage these diseases as we age?
  • What are the roles of nutrition, fitness, early detection, and education in improving health and economic outcomes, along with infrastructure and environmental factors?
  • How do these issues apply to populations around the world?