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Annual Conference

 

The 2018 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Banner - University Medical Center, Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker:


Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Arizona Center on Aging
Professor and Department Head,
Immunobiology, the University of Arizona
Associate Director,
Biology of Aging Research Program  
The Bowman Endowed Professor in Medical Science


Program Agenda
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.  Check-in and Expo Visitation
(you may check in at any time within this window)

9:00 a.m.  The Healing Power of Breath (optional)
Techniques to heal, reduce stress and enhance concentration through breath   
Karma Kientzler
Founding Fitness Director, Canyon Ranch Health Resort

9:45 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
C. Kent Kwoh, MD
Director, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging, the University of Arizona
College of Medicine – Tucson
The Charles A. L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Keynote Presentation
Aging and Our Immunity

An international expert’s inside look at understanding the mechanisms of immunity, the changes that occur with age and leading-edge research on how we can impact these changes
Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Arizona Center on Aging
Professor and Department Head, Immunobiology, the University of Arizona
Associate Director, Biology of Aging Research Program 
    
11:30 - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch Distribution and Expo Visitation

       
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. 
Lunch Roundtable – Leaders in Rheumatology, Geriatrics and Cardiology on ‘The Road to Resiliency as We Age’
Enjoy your lunch while attending the Lunch Roundtable

Mindy J. Fain, MD
Co-Director, the Arizona Center on Aging; Chief, Division of Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine; The Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Professor of Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
C. Kent Kwoh, MD
Director, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center; Chief, Division of Rheumatology;
Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging, the University of Arizona
College of Medicine – Tucson
The Charles A. L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology
Charles R. Katzenberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine; Sarver Heart Center;
co-Founder, The Heart Series

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Session I
A.    I’d Rather Laugh: How to be Happy When Life Has Other Plans for You
Based on her book of the same title, a humorous and heartfelt session with Linda Richman, Saturday Night Live’s ‘Coffee Talk’ persona
Linda Richman Ruzan, Author
(presentation and book signing – books will be available for purchase)
   
B.    Nutrition Mission: The Importance of Nutrition in the Aging Process
Keys to improving health and longevity through nutrition
Donato Romagnolo, MSc, PhD
Professor, Nutritional and Cancer Biology
UA Department of Nutritional Sciences and
the University of Arizona Cancer Center

C. Exercise Prescription for Healthy Aging …
An Exercise Physiologist’s look at how regular activity can add life to your years

Mike Siemens, MS
Corporate Director of Exercise Physiology
Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort

D. Building Better Bones … The Latest Advancements in Cartilage Regeneration
Research that could change the way doctors in the future treat patients with damaged joints

John Szivek, PhD
Director, the Robert G. Volz Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedic Surgery and Physiological Sciences
The William and Sylvia Rubin Chair of Orthopaedic Research

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.  Breakout Session II

E. Knowledge is Power … How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Aging: Cognitive Impairment, Frailty and Falls
Mindy J. Fain, MD
Co-Director, the Arizona Center on Aging; Chief, Division of Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine; The Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Professor of Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Jason Wild, MD
Associate Professor, UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

F.  Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope
The detailed definition, latest research advancements and treatments

C. Kent Kwoh, MD
Director, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center
Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging, the University of Arizona College of Medicine
The Charles A. L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology

G. Movement as Medicine: Focus on the Feet
How to improve and maintain foot health

Karma Kientzler
Founding Fitness Director, Canyon Ranch Health Resort

H. Pain and the Power of Perspective
Exploring the mind-body connection to improve overall health and well-being

Alice Steinfeld, M.Ed, MA, LPC
Therapist, Private Practice, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Therapist, Life Management, Canyon Ranch Health Resort

4:00 p.m. Closing and Raffle Prize Drawings
 

Registration fee: $20

Registration fee includes all sessions and includes morning refreshments and lunch.  For dietary restrictions, please email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu; vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available. Registration fee is not tax-deductible and is non-refundable.

Current paid members of UAAC Friends may register free of charge by choosing the second option below.  Registration is required.

For information please call (520) 626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

 

 

 

 

Directions and Parking Information:

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson is located at 1501 N. Campbell Ave., just north of Speedway Blvd. Parking is available in the Banner-UMC visitor/patient parking garage located on the left of the hospital's main driving entrance. Registration is located in front of the main lobby.  We apologize, but valet parking is not available on Saturdays.

 

Thank you to our sponsors: