DENVER, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adolph Coors Foundation will host the Pioneers in Health Conference on Sunday, March 20 from 12:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The conference is presented in association with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine's Nutrition & Health Conference and the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The conference will be a one-day, education-focused gathering featuring highly respected physicians, medical professionals and policy leaders who have established themselves as innovators in the field of health care and health policy. It will highlight their work in integrative medicine, which combines mainstream medical therapies and complementary and alternative medicine therapies for which there is high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness. Attendees will include members of the health care community as well as individuals wishing to improve their health and the health of their families.
The highlight of the conference will be the closing conversation between Coloradan Dana Perino, a former White House press secretary, political commentator, New York Times No. 1 best-selling author, and co-host of Fox's "The Five"; and Dr. Andrew Weil, widely known for establishing a program for medical professionals in the field of integrative medicine, who will offer insights into the future of health care in America.
The event will also feature two dynamic plenary sessions regarding evidence-based research on conditions ranging from cancer, hypertension and Parkinson's Disease to the Right to Try movement, which allows terminally ill Americans to try medicines that have passed Phase 1 of the FDA approval process but are not yet on pharmacy shelves.
"A third of all Americans regularly use some form of complementary and alternative medical practices," said John Jackson, executive director of the Adolph Coors Foundation. "In fact, based on a life-changing health experience, Bill Coors has championed complementary and alternative medical practices for decades and made a substantial gift to the Foundation to make integrative medicine a cornerstone of its mission in 2011. The Foundation is proud to play a role in furthering evidence-based research to support innovation in integrative medicine, and we are honored to bring the experts driving the leading innovations on this front to Denver for this conference."
The conference is co-sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and its Bridge to Well-Being project, which seeks to help people and communities improve their well-being and quality of life. "Now, more than ever, it's important for Americans to 'own' their health," said Jennifer Stefano, vice president of Americans for Prosperity. "By empowering and educating citizens on the myriad of health care options available to them in the marketplace, we enable Americans from all walks of life to obtain the tools they need to live happier, healthier and freer lives."
Tickets to Pioneers in Health are $35 for general admission or $40 for general admission and round-trip bus transportation from Colorado Springs or Fort Collins. Prices include admittance to both plenary sessions, healthy snacks between plenary sessions chosen in collaboration with Dr. Weil's nutrition team, a beer reception, a nutrition-friendly dinner, and the conversation between Dr. Weil and Dana Perino.
The Pioneers in Health conference will be followed by the annual Nutrition & Health Conference, taking place March 21-23 in Denver. Led by Dr. Andrew Weil, the Nutrition & Health Conference will gather insights on nutrition, prevention and healthful living from internationally recognized researchers, clinicians, educators, authors and chefs. Those attending the Pioneers in Health Conference will receive a 15 percent discount when registering for the Nutrition & Health Conference.
Learn more about conference details and register at www.healthpioneers.org.
ABOUT THE ADOLPH COORS FOUNDATION
Established in 1975 and headquartered in Denver, the Adolph Coors Foundation supports nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado that promote the western values of self-reliance, personal responsibility and integrity in the belief that these values foster an environment where entrepreneurial spirits flourish, helping Coloradans reach their full potential. The Foundation places a high priority on programs that help youth to prosper, encourage economic opportunities for adults and advance public policies that reflect our nation's founding principles. Traditional areas of support include one-on-one mentoring programs, job training and a variety of self-help initiatives. The Foundation also has an interest in bringing integrative medicine into the medical mainstream. For more information about the Foundation, its grant priorities and its grant application process, go to www.coorsfoundation.org, or get to know the Foundation on Facebook or Twitter.
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