The Samueli Center is inviting everyone, supporters and new friends, to join us for our Annual Meeting. Together we will take a look back at the past year, and forge new plans for the coming years.
The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6pm, and attendees will be treated to a number of speakers throughout the night. Dr. Stanley Behrens will also be presented with the Founders Award.
Our keynote speaker is David M. Eisenberg, M.D., Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Harvard's School of Public Health.
Dr. Eisenberg is the founding Director of the Osher Research Center at Harvard Medical School and the founding Chief of the Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies. He simultaneously served as the Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Dr. Eisenberg has served as an advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federation of State Medical Boards with regard to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine research, education and policy. He is the Executive VP for Health Research and Education at the Samueli Institute in Alexandria, Virginia.
Currently, Dr. Eisenberg is focusing his work in the area of nutrition. He directs the continuing medical education conference entitled, “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives-Caring For Our Patients and Ourselves”, co-sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and the Culinary Institute of America. This conference, presented annually since 2007, brings together experts in nutrition science, exercise prescription, behavioral change, health coaching, culinary instruction and environmental sustainability to explore strategies to address increasing rates of obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle related diseases. As the son, grandson, and great-grandson of professional bakers, Dr. Eisenberg aspires to bring together the culinary and medical communities to enhance comprehensive health care for all.