Save the date for "Children First: Promoting Ecological Health for the Whole Child," a groundbreaking symposium to be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the University of California, San Francisco.
Pediatric Integrative Medicine embraces a holistic, whole-child approach, specifically examining the context in which optimal health and wellness is promoted. Creating a sustainable environment for children is crucial to the health of our families and of our planet. Sustainable health care practice includes promoting healthy nutrition, creating an optimal healing environment in the medical home, and supporting educational and home environments that are health-promoting. In this groundbreaking, day-long symposium, leaders in the fields of health care, nutrition, education and the environment will discuss ways to collaborate to promote such a sustainable world for children.
I am thrilled to have the support of so many terrific organizations for this important gathering. Elise Miller and the Collaborative for Health and the Environment as well as David Becker and the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine are working with me to coordinate this unique event. We recently secured the endorsement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, joining other supporters including the Teleosis Institute, Samueli Institute, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, PedCAM, the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology and the Center for Ecoliteracy.
Confirmed speakers to date include Fritjof Capra (CEL), Wayne Jonas (Samueli), Joel Kreisberg (Teleosis), Tieraona Low Dog (Arizona), and Elise Miller (CHE). Registration will be through CHE, at $25 per person. More details will be posted soon.