Refresh...Mind, Body, Spirit (AOHNA2011)
Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
|Event Date/Time: May 25, 2011||End Date/Time: May 27, 2011|
|Registration Date: May 26, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2011|
Highlighted speakers include Barb Bancroft, a widely acclaimed American author who will provide a seminar on Health Matters. The main theme of her all day workshop is that most health professionals are so focused on taking care of their patients and families that they neglect their own health as a priority. Ms. Bancroft will also discuss the most important health concerns in today's workforce, the implications of self management and how Inflammation and Oxidation play a major role in the top 3 clinical conditions of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer disease, and cancer. Barb will discuss the pathophysiology of each of these terms and how each contributes to these diseases. She will also discuss the role of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant medications (including the statin drugs, ASA, estrogen replacement, the ACE inhibitors, and more), anti-oxidants in supplements, vitamins, and foods, and the role of stress reduction, exercise, and sleep. The use of humor and sunlight in boosting the immune system, how to prevent cardiovascular disease with therapeutic lifestyle changes, stress reduction techniques, and the importance of regular check-ups will be discussed in maintaining good health.
The conferenceâ€™s keynote speaker, Dr. Greg Wells, a scientist and researcher specializing in extreme human physiology, became well known through the 2010 Winter Olympics as a Sports Analyst in describing how the bodyâ€™s physiology adapts to extreme sports. At this conference, he will relate how that is also applicable in everyday situations in helping to improve personal performance and health in challenging situations, as in the workplace and in everyday life. Dr. Wells will give insight into the correlation between the mind and body, and how to master responses to challenging situations.
Other sessions include a discussion on the use of the internet in securing resources to support healthy workplace initiatives.
Partnerships in industry and healthcare are explored as a way to advance workplace health outcomes and improve overall long-term health of individuals.
Also featured is a session on mental health, one of the most prevalent issues in todayâ€™s workplace, and how treatment, recovery and rehabilitation can work together to ensure the earliest return to work and/or healthy living within the capabilities of each individual.
Another important topic is obesity as an individual and population health issue. The speaker for this session, Dr. David Lau, an endocrinologist and researcher in the field of obesity and diabetes, will examine excessive weight as a contributor to a wide variety of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and liver disease, as well as breast, colon and prostate cancer.
Alternative medicine is also featured through an exploration of Ayurvedic medicine - an all inclusive holistic science of healing the body, mind and spirit with a focus on preventative and healing therapies, and guidance in the proper choice of diet, living habits and exercise. Restoring balance in the body, mind, and spirit assists in preventing or slowing down the disease process.
The final session provides some levity as motivational speaker Phillip Jones advises conference participants how to fit a heart attack into their busy schedules. His thought-provoking talk will encourage a review of lifestyle choices which will lead to a longer, healthier and more productive life.
Aside from the stimulating workshops and seminars, the conference will feature a trade-show as well as some extra-curricular activities. Conference participants will revel in the ambiance of the Scottish baronial castle venue, and the spectacular vistas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. A not to be missed experience!