April 2, 2012 - Monday
Medical Megatrends and the Future of Medicine
NOTE: All registered guests are encouraged to bring a friend for free. Contact Jan at 303-666-4133 for more details.
Disruptive Technologies Pushing the Envelope of Preventative Care
Research last year by Bionsen, found that the average woman’s daily grooming and make-up routine means she comes in contact with a staggering 515 different chemicals every single day. Moisturizers alone can contain over 30 different chemicals, and perfume, up to 400.
Given the fact that we live in less than optimal environments, how do we achieve longevity and maintain optimal health in our stress filled, toxin ridden, fast paced society? And what kind of new technologies may exist to help us monitor the dangers and better screen for diseases?
For our next Night with a Futurist, we will be hosting three medical experts who will help us understand the true nature of the problems we're dealing with, as well as the breakthroughs that may help us lead healthier lives in the future.
Join us as Dr. Stephen Parcell, Dr. Nathan Daley, and Dr. Bill Blanchett step us into medical megatrends and the future of medicine.
EVENT: Night with a Futurist
DATE: April 2, 2012 - Monday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free
TOPIC: Medical Megatrends and the Future of Medicine
SPEAKERS: Bill Blanchet, MD, Nathan Daley, MD, Stephen W. Parcell, N.D., Thomas Frey
SPEAKER: Bill Blanchet, MD
Doctor of Internal Medicine
Dr. William Blanchet is a well-known and respected member of the Colorado medical community. He served as the Director of the Boulder Valley IPA and Medical Director of Boulder Manor. Currently, he is the Medical Director of Professional Home Health Care, a Board Member at Tara School of Performing Arts, and the Owner/Medical Director of Front Range Preventive Imaging. He is a local keynote speaker and advocate of early detection and prevention of heart disease and colon cancer.
Dr. Blanchet attended medical school at LSU and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Missouri. He began practice in Boulder in 1986 and opened his own private practice in 1998.
He is passionate about providing effective management of cardiac health in his patients and combines a wonderful, kind approach with keen intellectual abilities. Dr. Blanchet's patients benefit from his willingness to take the time necessary to diagnose and treat complex medical conditions.
SPEAKER: Nathan Daley, MD
Doctor of Medicine, Integrative Preventive Medicine
Nathan Daley, MD, MPH, is a leading visionary in health-oriented medicine, integrative preventive medicine, and ecological medicine. He is residency trained in preventive medicine, integrative medicine, diagnostic radiology, and environmental health. In a pursuit to understand the true entity of health, Nathan has acquired an impressive background in emerging areas of medicine.
Frustrated by the overemphasis on end-stage disease and lack of health-oriented pursuits in modern medicine, Nathan began investigating the origins of health from an ecological perspective involving gene-environment relationships and an individual’s way of interacting with the environment. He ultimately left the specialty of radiology to accumulate additional knowledge and expertise in more optimal
Subsequently, he completed a residency in preventive medicine at UC San Diego and a Masters of Public Health in environmental health at San Diego State University. Additionally, he was one of twenty two clinicians to be selected by the Bravewell Collaborative in 2008 as an integrative medicine fellow. This honor provided him the opportunity to receive training in integrative medicine at the highly respected University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine.
His training at the University of Arizona, and additional work at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, CA has given him the privilege of learning from several pioneers in the field, including Andrew Weil, Tieraona Low Dog, Victoria Maizes, and Mimi Guarneri.
Nathan’s clinical approach consists of partnering with his patients to develop an individualized strategy drawing from “the best of all things that work.” His overarching effort is to evolve and expand current approaches to healing into a truly health-oriented (i.e. forget disease), ecological (person-environment interactions), holistic (scale-free), and deep (transpersonal and spiritual) self-healing practice. This ecological medicine is local and global at the same time.
SPEAKER: Stephen W. Parcell, N.D.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Co-owner NatureMed Clinic
Stephen W. Parcell, N.D. earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine in 2002 from Bastyr University. Prior to this he completed pre-med coursework at the University of Vermont in 1997. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from New England College which he received in 1986.
Dr. Parcell has done additional training at the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) and the American Academy for Anti-aging Medicine (A4M). He is the past Vice President of the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors (COAND). He is currently studying for his board certification in anti-aging medicine. After completing a two-year internship at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, Dr. Parcell completed a two-year internship in advanced longevity medicine with an MD in Colorado.
Dr. Parcell has a strong background in medical research and is an expert in "evidence-based natural medicine." Dr. Parcell has worked at the American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research and has co-authored National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant proposals for Bastyr University.
He has published articles in Alternative Medicine Review, The International Journal of Integrative Medicine, Integrated Medicine, a Clinician's Journal and Naturopathic News and Review. He also authored a chapter in the textbook entitled "Integrative Approaches to Pain" published by Humana Press in 2008.Dr. Steve also authored a chapter in a textbook called "Arthritis: Pathophysiology, Prevention and Therapeutics" published by CRC/Taylor Press in 2010.
He has just completed a book on reversing coronary artery disease called "Dare to Live: A Naturopathic Doctor's Complete Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease".
HOST: Thomas Frey
Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute
Thomas Frey is Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute as well as Google top rated futurist speaker.
As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more.
Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, Tom has been referred to as the modern "Father of Invention" and the "Dean of Futurists." Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.
6:30 - 7:00 - Networking
7:00 - 7:15 - Announcements and Introductions - Thomas Frey
7:15 - 7:30 - Dr. Stephen Parcell, ND - The Carotid Intima Media Thickness Scan. This is a state of the art device that allows him to give a good 10 year prediction of a patients overall arterial health. IMT (Carotid Intima Media Thickness) scanning measures the thickness of the walls of your arteries and also detects the presence of plaque in the arteries. Plaque is ten times more predictive of heart attack and strokes (than simply information on narrowing of the arteries). The average thickness of the intima media is then compared with the intima media thickness of people the same age and gender to arrive at an arterial "age."
7:30 - 7:45 - Dr. Nathan Daley, MD, MPH - Health-Oriented Medicine and Future Primitive Ecology
7:45 - 8:00 - Dr. Bill Blanchett, MD - Early detection of colon cancer using virtual colonoscopy technology. Virtual colonoscopy is a procedure used to look for signs of pre-cancerous growths, called polyps; cancer; and other diseases of the large intestine. Images of the large intestine are taken using computerized tomography (CT) or, less often, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A computer puts the images together to create an animated, three-dimensional view of the inside of the large intestine.