Mark Hyman, MD to deliver keynote address at The Integrative Healthcare Symposium

Internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the fields of Integrative Medicine and nutrition returns to New York

PORTLAND, Maine (PRWEB) January 28, 2020

Mark Hyman, MD will be the keynote speaker at the forthcoming Integrative Healthcare Symposium, taking place Feb. 20-22, in New York City.

Dr. Hyman, who crafted and helped introduce the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009 to the United States Senate, has devoted his life to helping others discover optimal health and address the root causes of chronic disease through the power of Functional Medicine. An eleven-time #1 New York Times best-selling author, he is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, and is an advisor and guest co-host of The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Hyman achievements in the healthcare and wellness community include having presented at the Clinton Foundation's Health Matters, Achieving Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative. He was awarded the Linus Pauling Award and the Nantucket Project Award.

He has consulted with the surgeon general on diabetes prevention and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa nominated Dr. Hyman for the President's Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.

In his Integrative Healthcare Symposium keynote talk, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, 8:45 a.m. at the New York Hilton Midtown, Dr. Hyman will lead practitioners in identifying the role of the food system in the causes of chronic disease, discuss the economic impact of chronic disease and the food system; and list the ways the food system influences policy, science, health, social justice and environment and climate change.

Dr. Hyman joins an esteemed community of physicians, integrative practitioners, researchers and thought leaders speaking at and attending the conference, looking to gain the very latest clinical takeaways, hear about emerging research and network with some of the biggest names in integrative health, all while earning continuing education credits.

Other speakers who will share findings and clinical best-practices in nutritional medicine include Mimi Guarneri MD, FACC, ABOIM and Andrea Beaman HHC, AADP, Chef. Several others will explore the interdisciplinary approach of breaking down practice group silos and how they see the human body holistically to enable optimal patient outcomes and how practitioners should move past these perceptual limits and specialties to see patients as individuals, and not cases.

Will Cole, DC, IFMCP and Alessio Fasano, MD will both address inflammation in their respective conference sessions. Dr. Cole -- named one of the top fifty functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and a health expert for mindbodygreen and goop – will explore the entire inflammation spectrum and the impact it has on anxiety, depression, fatigue, digestive problems, hormone imbalances, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune conditions and more. Dr. Fasano -- a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) – will discuss why a balanced microbiome is essential for good human health and will explain what key factors are necessary and sufficient for the development of chronic inflammatory diseases.

These speakers will join more than 40 others who will share the latest intelligence on subjects ranging from environmental toxicity to brain health, and more, with an audience of over 1,600 multi-disciplinary practitioners. The full conference schedule can be viewed at

In addition to the main educational program, attendees can also choose to participate in non-CME activities like one of the pre-conference workshops, drop in to daily yoga and movement classes, browse the product showcase, meet with more than 200 companies representing the industry over the three-floored exhibit hall, and connect with like-minded peers at the speakers' reception & book signing, daily lunch & learn presentations, morning and evening symposia, or the Wellness & Community Corner. New this year, the Wellness & Community Corner will feature chef demonstrations, an interview with Dr. Mark Hyman, a panel discussion hosted by, speaker Q&As and more.

Conference registration is open and includes access to the keynote talk plus all other Thursday, Friday, and Saturday sessions and events. Exhibit Hall passes are free with the purchase of a Conference Pass and can also be purchased separately. The pre-conferences are ticketed separately but can be bundled with a full conference pass for a discounted rate. Full details are available at

Qualified members of the press employed by accredited consumer or trade news organizations are invited to attend, and must pre-register for a press pass at

About Integrative Healthcare Symposium: The Integrative Healthcare Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary practitioners and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving patient outcomes and defining the future of integrative healthcare. Attendees return to the annual conference each year to attend CME sessions, symposia, roundtable discussions, and networking events. During the three-day live event, practitioners connect with peers, synthesize findings, and ultimately take new insights and approaches back to their practices. The conference and its sister website, Integrative Practitioner, represent collaboration between many generous and esteemed organizations and individuals who support the integrative healthcare model. Integrative Healthcare Symposium is produced by Diversified Communications. For more information, visit

About Diversified Communications: Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit:


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