Global Conference 2017

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?
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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

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