Living Healthy With Arthritis ~ Tucson Lecture Series


The Living Healthy With Arthritis community outreach and public education program focuses on healthy lifestyle education and patient empowerment while living with arthritis. The lecture series features a wide range of topics utilizing both community speakers and medical and health professionals from the University of Arizona.

Monthly lectures are free and open to the public. Prior registration is required. Lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m., in the DuVal Auditorium (room 2600) at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., unless otherwise noted. The DuVal Auditorium is located on the hospital's main level, just right of the main lobby. For more information, please email or call (520) 626-5040.  These programs are supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

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Spring 2015

Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture Series Schedule


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
DuVal Auditorium

'Re-thinking Your Health: An Integrative Approach'
Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD
Medical Director, the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine


About the Lecture:            
Many in our society regard 'health' and 'disease' as two ends of a spectrum; exclusionary terms with no middle ground ... But, is it possible to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle while dealing with chronic disease?  Can your diet, activity level, and even your state of mind contribute to overall health improvement, or is this simply 'New Age' wishful thinking?  An expert in the field of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Randy Horwitz will explore myths regarding health and disease and look at recent studies examining specific components of a healthy lifestyle which can affect many disease processes.  He will also discuss what he and others in his speciality view as the most important contributors to improved health while managing arthritic and other health-related conditions.  A member of the leadership team in the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Horwitz's approach is centered by the mission of leading the transformation of healthcare by creating, educating, and actively supporting a community that embodies the philosophy and practice of healing-oriented medicine, addressing mind, body and spirit.  Founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the Center developed the first and most comprehensive academic curriculum in Integrative Medicine.  The Center also created and offers the largest fellowship program in the world, having training over 1,000 practitioners working in 47 states and 15 countries and territories. Emphasizing the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient and making use of all appropriate therapies, the UA Center for Integrative Medicine uses both conventional and alternative therapies. 


About Dr. Horwitz:
The Founding Chair of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Horwitz serves as the Medical Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and as an Associate Professor in the UA College of Medicine.  He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Writers' Association for the American Association of Medical Colleges, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.  Dr. Horwitz received his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D in Immunology and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida.  He received his medical doctorate from the University of Illinois and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.  He was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health studying rheumatologic disorders, followed by a three-year fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Wisconsin.  He served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin and at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  He completed his fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Horwitz is the author of the textbook: Integrative Rheumatology and is currently preparing his second textbook: Integrative Allergy and Asthma.   Named to the 'Best Doctors in America' list, Dr. Horwitz is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Allergy and Clinical Immunology.



Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
DuVal Auditorium

Special Screening of 'The Connection ... Mind Your Body'
A documentary featuring the world's leading experts in mind/body medicine and remarkable true stories of recovery.
Moderators: C. Kent Kwoh, MD, Director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center
Esther M. Sternberg, MD, Research Director for the UA Center for Integrative Medicine 







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