Health Matters 2017 Program

Time Session Program Speaker Location
9:00 a.m.   Registration Begins   Alumni Lawn
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Health Pavilion   Alumni Lawn
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Stanford Life Flight Helicopter Display   Dean's Lawn
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Vision Screening   Alumni Lawn
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   Med School Morning
Critical Care: A Closer Look at Emergency Medicine; Improving TB Diagnostics; What Matters Most to You? Finding Your Way to a Career in Health Care; Passport to Community Day
S. V. Mahadevan, MD;
Mireille Kamariza;
Gabriel Garcia, MD
LKSC
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Let’s Talk about Diabetes Prevention! Leah Groppo, RD, CDE Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Caring for the Caregiver Susan Myers, MBA, BA, RN, CCM, C-GCN
Jenny Kwak, Advanced LCSW
Kris Perez, LCSW
Renee Cisco, MSW
Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch food truck meals available for purchase from Baba Kabob, Brother Baby’s BBQ, DUM Truck, Taqueria Angelica’s, Little Green Cyclo, and Blisspops   LKSC Walkway
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session 1 A Well-Designed Life: Using Brain Science and Design Thinking to Live Your Personal Best Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH LKSC - Berg Hall
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session 1 Embracing a Healthy Lifestyle Today to Enhance Your Life Tomorrow Abby C. King, PhD LKSC - Room 130
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session 1 How Heart Doctors Stay Heart Healthy Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD Clark Auditorium
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session 1 Exploring Medical Solutions to Weight Control John Magaña Morton, MD, MPH LKSC - Room 120
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session 1 Your Microbiome: What is it, and How Can It Help or Hurt You? Justin Sonnenburg, PhD LKSC - Room 101/102
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Flavor Bites Phillip Keefe, CEC, Executive Chef Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  
The Psychology of Pain: Why It Matters More to Women
Beth Darnall, PhD Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Session Break    
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Prebiotics and Probiotics: Everything You Need to Know Neha Shah MPH, RD, CNSC Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Fit and Fab at Any Age Mary Patricia Nejedly, MS, NP-BC Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session 2 Optimizing Wellness: Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice Christopher Gardner, PhD LKSC - Room 101/102
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session 2 Don’t Skimp on Sleep! Reclaiming Sleep to Live Your Best Life Rafael Pelayo, MD LKSC - Room 130
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session 2 Vision Science: The Latest Research and Treatments Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD;
Alfredo Dubra, MSc, PhD
Clark Auditorium
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session 2 The Opioid Epidemic: Causes and Solutions for the Prescription Drug Crisis Anna Lembke, MD LKSC - Room 120
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session 2 The Future of Brain Science: The Next Frontier in Breakthrough Discovery Dr. William T. Newsome, PhD LKSC - Berg Hall
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Let’s Talk about Diabetes Prevention! Leah Groppo, RD, CDE Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
11:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.   Heart Healthy Eating on the Run Prajakta Ranade, MS RD CDE
Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Dinner in a Flash Phillip Keefe, CEC, Executive Chef Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Menopause Matters Bertha Chen, MD Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.   Prebiotics and Probiotics: Everything You Need to Know Neha Shah MPH, RD, CNSC Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.   Advances in Facial Aesthetic Treatments Sam P. Most, MD Wellness Matters Tent - Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)
2:00 p.m.   Health Pavilion Closes   Health Pavilion (Alumni Lawn)

Is a Career in Health Care Right for You?
Med School Morning

Students must be in high school to attend.

Thank you for your interest in Med School Morning as a part of Health Matters: Stanford Medicine Community Day on Saturday, May 20.

Due to a robust response for this program, we have reached our maximum capacity.

We strongly encourage you to check out the Health Talks here and the Health Pavilion, which features interactive exhibits, hands-on attractions, and activities for the whole family.

Critical Care: A Closer Look at Emergency Medicine
S. V. Mahadevan, MD

Get a peek inside the emergency room and a day in the life of an ER doctor from Dr. Mahadevan, one of Stanford’s foremost experts. What is emergency medicine, and what’s the continuum of care that ER doctors provide? What paths can students take to practicing emergency medicine?

Improving TB diagnostics
Mireille Kamariza

What can you expect from a career as a scientist, and how can you prepare? In this talk, Mireille Kamariza, a doctoral candidate in Stanford’s Department of Biology, will tackle the nuts and bolts of being a scientist. She’ll also discuss her own career path and describe her innovative research that discovered a simple, rapid new way to detect tuberculosis.

What Matters Most to You? Finding Your Way to a Career in Health Care
Gabriel García, MD

What should you be thinking about if you’re interested in a health care career? Dr. Garcia, who’s mentored Stanford undergraduates for more than a decade, will offer tips and discuss his own career journey. He’ll also discuss the unique aspects of caring for sexual and gender minority (SGM) patients and the health care disparities they face.

Passport to Stanford Community Day

Visit the Health Pavilion, a collection of interactive, hands-on exhibits and activities for the whole family. We'll give you a map and a passport to visit at least three stations and then exchange your completed passport for a Stanford Med School Morning certificate of participation. Click here for more information on the Health Pavilion.


Health Matters Talks

A Well Designed Life: Using Brain Science and Design Thinking to Live Your Personal Best
Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH

In this talk, Dr. Bobinet, author of Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, & Purposeful Life, will use humor and brain science to shed light on why, even though we know what we should do, we don't always do it. She will reveal how to adopt a design-thinking approach to changing our health for the better and demystify why some people succeed while others struggle. Together with the audience, Dr. Bobinet will explore the power, beauty, and potential of living a well designed life.

Your Microbiome: What Is It, and How Can It Help or Hurt You?
Justin Sonnenburg, PhD

Your body hosts literally trillions of organisms—bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other tiny life forms—that collectively make up your microbiome. But what does your microbiome do, and how can it affect your health? Dr. Sonnenburg, bestselling author of The Good Gut, will explain the link between our Western diet and chronic illness. He'll also suggest ways you can take back the reins and restore your health through diet and lifestyle.

Don’t Skimp on Sleep! Reclaiming Sleep to Live Your Best Life
Rafael Pelayo, MD

Why is sleep essential to good health? What are signs of poor sleep and sleep disorders, and how can you address them? Dr. Pelayo, a popular talk show speaker and guest lecturer, will explain the stages of sleep, the functions they perform, and the latest in sleep science at Stanford—where sleep medicine began.

The Opioid Epidemic: Causes and Solutions for the Prescription Drug Crisis
Anna Lembke, MD

Deaths from prescription opioid overdoses in the United States have more than quadrupled since 1999. Dr. Lembke, author of the popular new book, Drug Dealer MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop, will analyze the origins and extent of this crisis. Changes in health care delivery, the medicalization of poverty, and narratives about pain have all contributed to the epidemic of overprescribing addictive drugs. How can doctors, policy makers, addicts, and their families address this problem?

Vision Science: The Latest Research and Treatments
Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD
Alfredo Dubra, MSc, PhD

Learn about cutting-edge research and clinical trials to develop new treatments for eye disease, including therapies to prevent vision loss and even to restore sight for those already suffering from eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. New imaging technology being developed at Stanford makes it possible to detect the earliest signs of eye disease so that patients can be treated long before irreversible vision loss occurs. Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Dubra will address these topics and will answer your questions about vision health.

Optimizing Wellness: Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice
Christopher Gardner, PhD

What’s the right diet for you? More importantly, what’s going to motivate you to follow it? Dr. Gardner will share the keys to acting on the latest nutrition advice, explore the benefits of different food patterns, and debunk healthy-eating myths. He’ll also be recruiting participants for “WELL for Life,” Stanford’s new scientific crowdsourcing effort to improve lifestyle behaviors and health.

How Heart Doctors Stay Heart Healthy
Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD

How do diet, movement, and interpersonal relationships affect heart health? How can genetic information help predict and prevent heart disease? In this talk, Dr. Knowles will present simple, real-life tactics the experts use to maintain their vitality and improve their heart disease risk factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight.

Exploring Medical Solutions to Weight Control
John Magaña Morton, MD, MPH

What’s the latest research on health risks associated with obesity, soon to be our leading cause of preventable death in the United States? What are the most effective weight-loss methods, including medical, endoscopic, and surgical options? Dr. Morton will provide a look at the nation’s obesity problem as well as personalized advice about deciding what’s right for you that incorporates the entire continuum of care for the patient carrying extra weight.

Embracing a Healthy Lifestyle Today to Enhance Your Life Tomorrow
Abby C. King, PhD

How can you best maintain daily function and well-being to preserve your independence and quality of life as you age? Dr. King, an internationally recognized researcher from the Stanford Prevention Research Center and the Department of Health Research and Policy, will present recent studies on healthy aging and show how Stanford is harnessing technology to promote health and vitality into our later years.

The Future of Brain Science: The Next Frontier in Breakthrough Discovery
William T. Newsome, PhD

The neurosciences are not just about understanding and treating brain disorders.
When we study the brain, we are seeking to understand how we think, how we learn, and how we make decisions. At Stanford, neuroscientists team up with psychologists, engineers, computer scientists, physicists, clinicians, and others from the social sciences and schools throughout the university. What we are discovering is that a new frontier—neuroscience—has an impact across society in many far-reaching facets such as education, law, economics, and business.