Hope, Innovation, Progress, Support:
The 2013 Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Luke Pater, MD; Conference Program Director
- Optimizing Health with the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Stefanie Stevenson, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine; UC Clinical Director, Integrative Medicine
- Understanding the Mind-Body Connection
Sian Cotton PhD, Director, UC Health Integrative Medicine, Center for Integrative Health and Wellness; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
- Food as Medicine: Ideas & Tips to Put into Practice
Suzy DeYoung, Chef and Owner of La Petite Pierre
Stefanie Stevenson, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine; Clinical Director, Integrative Medicine
- American Brain Tumor Association
Stacy Fass, Mission Advancement, Director
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