The School of Medicine invites LLU’s alumni, faculty, and friends to its centennial celebration, “Embracing the Vision,” October 28 to 31, 2009. Continuing medical education credit will be available on Friday, October 30, at the daylong seminar titled “The Picture of Health 2009.” The course will include the speakers listed below who are well known for their expertise in areas that pertain to public health and coincide with the School of Medicine’s century-long mission.
Harold Koenig, MD, MHSc, the founding co-director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center, will present a lecture on the role of religion in physical and mental health and why spirituality is an integral part of patient care.
Patrick Reynolds, a leading anti-smoking activist, will present a seminar about his campaign for a smoke-free America, sparked by his concerns regarding the industry that caused his own family members’ deaths through emphysema and lung cancer.
David Kessler, MD, JD, former FDA commissioner, will lecture on how we can take control of the “insatiable American appetite.” His 2009 book, The End of Overeating, has become a New York Times bestseller.
Eric Frykman (SPH’99, SM’96), MD, MPH, MBA, the director and public health officer of the Riverside Community Health Agency, will bring listeners up to date on the status of health care in California and the United States.
Robert Gallo, PhD, a biomedical researcher who co-discovered HIV and helped prove that the virus causes AIDS, will speak in the afternoon. Dr. Gallo, who is currently the director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will address the impact of AIDS on global health. .
The Friday seminar will close with a presentation from Loma Linda University president Richard Hart (SM’70), MD, DrPH, who will bring the topics full circle in his talk on the School of Medicine’s global commitment to make man whole.
For a complete list of all the School of Medicine centennial event times, up-to-date details, and registration information, please visit our website at www.llu.edu/medicine.