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  JANUARY 15, 2010
LATEST FROM SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Loma Linda to Address Lifestyle, Chronic Disease at Healthy People 2010 Conference

Healthy People 2010, a lifestyle and chronic disease conference organized by Loma Linda University School of Public Health, will begin in two months (March 9-10). With the theme of “crisis and opportunity,” the conference is based on the idea that the opportunities for addressing chronic disease in this nation are just as big as the crisis itself. The conference provides a place for health care, public health and other community leaders to reframe the conversation on improving health now.

The conference offers 12.5 continuing professional education units for medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified health educators and registered dietitians.

Speakers include Dr. Dean Ornish of the University of California at San Francisco;
Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director and health officer at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as well as professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; Dr. Linda Rudolph, deputy director of the California Department of Public Health’s Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Promotion; and Dr. Sheldon Greenfield, executive director at UC Irvine’s Center for Health Policy Research, and professor at University of California, Irvine.

Early-bird registration of $150 is available through Wednesday, March 3 (a 25 percent off the on-site price of $200). Continuing education is an additional $45 through Wednesday, March 3 and $60 thereafter.

To register or find more information, visit www.healthypeopleconference.org. Registration is also available by phone at (800) 732-7587.