ACAM & AAPMD COME TOGETHER TO SOLVE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE CRISIS
The gap in education and biased acceptable practices in mainstream medicine and dentistry have long concerned healthcare professionals.There is a definite need to learn from one another in hope the pioneers of integrative medicine can bring critical resources together to address the alarming rise of chronic disease. You can’t know what you don’t know – join us to bridge this gap in information. Conventional medicine and dentistry, or even the separate pieces of integrative medicine, will not solve this crisis. The only solution is collaborative care designed for the individual. These concerns will now be addressed as practitioners unite in the deserts of Tucson, AZ September 15-17, 2016.
AAPMD and ACAM – This partnership will create new collaborative treatment options worldwide!
Yes, physicians, dentists and other healthcare practitioners are collaborating to bring hope to millions of patients facing the silent killers found in airway disorders. To further understand the many faces of airway disorders, the AAPMD will delve into the ongoing stressors of nutrition, internal/external environmental toxins, hormone imbalances and more. Today’s complex multi-caused health problems required a team approach for the most complete, enduring result – we want to hear from you. Where has collaboration come into play in your practice? What recent case studies can you contribute to this effort?
Please join us as we work together to create intelligent healthcare practices and disseminate collaborative information to patients. Even the most cutting edge practitioner will benefit from collaborating with practitioners in other genres of medicine!
We don’t just talk about collaboration – we are living it! Join us in Tucson!
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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Advanced Prevention
The escalating problem of multiple chronic conditions among Americans is now a major public health and medical challenge, associated with suboptimal health outcomes and rising health-care expenses. Despite this problem's growth, the delivery of health services has continued to employ outmoded “siloed” approaches that focus on individual care guidelines rather than comprehensive interdisciplinary approaches towards prevention of chronic conditions. This is true particularly in the areas of managing preventive strategies for disorders such as cancer, heart disease, and neurodegenerative disorders. This conference will examine current advances in interdisciplinary approaches towards prevention of these chronic conditions leading to integrated treatment strategies and improved health and quality of life for individuals at risk for developing chronic conditions.
Doctors and other health professionals will be instructed in how to incorporate this new information into their own practices and make intelligent decisions on the treatment of chronic conditions and optimization of health. Interdisciplinary approaches towards medical care also include collaborative technology, allowing patients to gain access to actionable information and technologies, enabling greater participation in their care. The conference will include content to engage and apply collaborative patient communications.
It has long been recognized that in America's fragmented health care system, chronic diseases could be much better managed. These issues are being discussed by health care professionals and policymakers alike in the context of the health care reform debate. As one example, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseases has described some “unhealthy truths” about chronic disease:
• Chronic diseases are the number one cause of death and disability in the US
• Treating patients with chronic diseases accounts for 75% of the nation's health care spending.
• Two thirds of the increase in health care spending is due to the increased prevalence of treated chronic disease.
• The vast majority of cases of chronic disease could be better prevented or managed.
• Many Americans are unaware of the extent to which chronic diseases could be better prevented or managed.
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