2017 Symposium - "Building a Healthy Dayton: Next Steps”

March 25, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Memorial Union
Thank you to all who participated in this year's symposium.  We hope to see you next spring.

A day for dialogue.

The University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium is a unique opportunity for UD students, alumni, healthcare professionals and community members to come together for a day of dialogue and continuing education.

The 2017 symposium will continue and build upon the theme of the 2016 symposium by keeping focus on ways to expand our vision of healthcare in order to successfully meet the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual needs of patients and families towards building a healthy community.  Our featured keynote speaker will discuss these issues in the context of “blue zones.”


What do the citizens of Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California and Nicoya, Costa Rica have in common? What is it about their daily routine that makes them live longer, healthier lives? Why are the people in these communities reaching 100 years of age at rates 10 times greater than in many other communities? What factors distinguish these communities as “blue zones?”

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This year, in addition to Nick Buettner’s keynote presentation ““The Blue Zones Project: Building Healthier Communities,” several local health professionals will provide “TED Talk” style presentations focusing on specific challenges facing our community’s health.

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