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Sunday, September 9, 2012
9:40 AM - 10:30 AM

The Role and Benefits of Prevention and Wellness Programs


Kent Bradley, Chief Medical Officer, Safeway
Luigi Fontana, Research Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Longevity Research Program, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine; Professor of Nutrition, Salerno University Medical School
Joe Fortunato, Chairman, President and CEO, General Nutrition Centers
Kevin Volpp, Staff Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center; Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics and Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management, University of Pennsylvania


David Heber, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
The rising incidence of diabetes, hypertension and obesity-which can fuel other diseases, is placing an extraordinary burden on America's healthcare system and the ability of corporations to afford reasonable care for their employees. Innovative programs to encourage healthy lifestyles--including diet and exercise--are proving to be important tools for promoting disease prevention and wellness. Leading experts will discuss the scope of the problem, including financial and productivity implications, and explain how prevention and wellness programs can hold healthcare costs at bay. They'll explore case studies of corporate wellness programs that are not only improving the health of employees but also keeping employee healthcare costs flat.

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