#IAMSE18 – Plenary Speaker Highlight: Hanno Pijl

This year the 22nd Annual IAMSE Meeting’s focus is integrating nutrition and wellness education in teaching the health sciences. Our fourth plenary speaker, Dr. Hanno Pijl, will highlight that message with his address “Lifestyle Medicine: Why Do We Need It?

Hanno Pijl: Lifestyle Medicine: Why Do We Need It?
[Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands]

Almost all of the major non-communicable diseases which we are faced with today are the result of gene-environment-lifestyle interactions. Dr. Pijl will sketch the science supporting this knowledge, and argue that not only are public health efforts needed to prevent non-communicable disease from occurring, but also that doctors should be aware of the power of lifestyle intervention to treat a variety of chronic diseases. This is why knowledge of lifestyle and nutrition in relation to health and disease should be taught in medical schools. Dr. Pijl and his team are currently working on an international (master) course for bachelor medical students and doctors interested in the topic. He will explain more about the ideas concerning the structure and content of that course.

For more information on Dr. Pijl, pleaseĀ click here.

Be sure to register for the 2018 IAMSE Meeting! The Meeting will be held at the Green Valley Ranch and Resort, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada onĀ June 9-12, 2018. Registration may beĀ found online here.