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Symposium to Honor Two Top Integrative Healthcare Visionaries, Leaders

Symposium to Honor Two Top Integrative Healthcare Visionaries, Leaders

Drs. Joe Pizzorno and Deepak Chopra will be recognized at the 14th edition of Integrative Healthcare Symposium


PORTLAND, Maine — January 30, 2018 — The Integrative Healthcare Symposium is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Leadership and Visionary awards, which will be presented at the conference, taking place February 22-24 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Each year, the Symposium honors two integrative healthcare professionals whose forward-thinking contributions have advanced their fields of practice and their communities.

The Leadership Award recognizes a pioneer whose contributions have shaped integrative healthcare and paved the way for other practitioners. This year, that honor will go to Joe Pizzorno, ND. Notable past recipients include Mark Hyman, MD; Mehmet Oz, MD; and Tieraona Low Dog, MD.

The Visionary Award recognizes a thought leader who has moved the integrative healthcare community forward through their leadership and vision. That honor will be given to Deepak Chopra, MD. Notable past recipients include Daniel G. Amen, MD; Daniel Kraft, MD; Wayne Jonas, MD; and James Gordon, MD.

Both honorees will play an active role in the three-day conference, each leading an educational session on their area of expertise.

About the 2018 Honorees:

Leadership Award –Joe Pizzorno, ND

Joe Pizzorno, ND, is a naturopathic physician, researcher, author, and international authority on science-based natural medicine. When patients, professional colleagues, academic institutions, and even two former U.S. Presidents have needed integrative healthcare advice, they’ve all looked to Dr. Pizzorno. And through 12 published books, Dr. Pizzorno has expanded his sphere of influence to the general public.

His latest book, The Toxin Solution, published in early 2017, uses insights from his four decades of clinical experience to illuminate the links between environmental toxins and autoimmune disease, cancer, obesity and more, and then posits solutions in practical, actionable terms.

Dr. Pizzorno’s commitment to sharing knowledge began as early as 1978, when he founded Bastyr University. Since then, he has become the editor-in-chief of PubMed-indexed Integrative Medicine: a Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ), and currently serves on several prestigious boards including the Institute for Functional Medicine (as treasurer); American Herbal Pharmacopeia; Hecht Foundation; Gateway for Cancer Research; and Bioclinic Naturals. He has also served on two Presidential commissions focused on the integration of natural medicine into the U.S. healthcare system.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, at 8:45 a.m., just following the Leadership Award ceremony, Dr. Pizzorno will lead an educational session titled Environmental Toxins and Neurodegeneration.

Visionary Award – Deepak Chopra, MD

Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Dr. Chopra is author of more than 85 books, including 25 New York Times bestsellers. In 1999, Time magazine named him one of the Top 100 heroes and icons of the century, calling him “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.”

He’s also the founder of The Chopra Foundation, co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. His most recent work, The Healing Self, heralds a paradigm shift in medical science toward more personal responsibility for one’s health and well-being, including evidence-based connections between higher consciousness and physical healing.

On Friday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Chopra will be presented with the Visionary Award prior to delivering the Integrative Healthcare Symposium’s keynote, The Future of Wellbeing.

In addition to Chopra and Pizzorno, symposium attendees will have the chance to learn from and network with dozens of other thought leaders, published educators, and like-minded peers. Agenda items include dozens of valuable CME-eligible sessions as well as insight-packed non-CME sessions and symposia, an optional pre-conference program, networking events, book signings, daily yoga, an exhibit hall, and more.

Registration for the 2018 Integrative Healthcare Symposium is open and includes the awards presentations, Chopra and Pizzorno’s educational sessions, and all other Thursday, Friday, and Saturday sessions and events. Exhibit hall passes are included with the conference passes or can be purchased separately. Pre-conference workshops are ticketed separately, but can be bundled with a full conference pass for a discounted rate. Full details are available at ihsymposium.com/register.

Qualified members of the press employed by accredited consumer or trade news organizations are invited to attend, but must pre-register for a press pass at ihsymposium.com/press.


About Integrative Healthcare Symposium: The Integrative Healthcare Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary practitioners and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving patient outcomes and defining the future of integrative healthcare. Attendees return to the annual conference each year to attend CME sessions, symposia, roundtable discussions, and networking events. During the three-day live event, practitioners connect with peers, synthesize findings, and ultimately take new insights and approaches back to their practices. The conference’s official media is Integrative Practitioner, the leading online community for integrative practitioners and professionals, providing its users with access to the most up-to-date information in integrative health news, events and resources. Integrative Healthcare Symposium is produced by Diversified Communications. For more information, visit ihsymposium.com.


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