"Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Wellbeing"

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Event Location Notes: 

1501 N. Campbell Ave.Tucson, AZ 85724
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium
DuVal Auditorium

15th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)

DuVal Auditorium
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
(Check-In located at the hospital’s main entrance)

Registration fee reserves your seat at the lectures and breakout sessions, and includes light morning refreshments and lunch. The cost is non-tax-deductible and non-refundable. The conference is free to current members of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Friends (registration required).

Early registration closes on Jan. 22, 2017, or before if event capacity is reached.

Esther M. Sternberg, MD

  • Research Director, the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Founding Director, Institute for Place and Wellbeing, the University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
  • Professor of Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Wellbeing

Based on her book and PBS series of the same title, renowned expert Dr. Esther Sternberg will share an inside look at the marvelously rich nexus of mind and body, perception and place while immersing participants in the unique discoveries that have revealed the rich network of relationships between the senses, the emotions, and the immune system. Her best-selling books, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions are informative, and scientifically-based inspirations for lay persons and professionals alike, seeking answers to the complexities and 21st century frontiers of stress, place, healing, and wellness.

For the full program, click here.


"Joint Replacement, Sprains, Strains and Fractures … Common Orthopaedic Problems in the Senior Population"
Michael P. Dohm, MD, FAAOS, ABOS
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

"The Mediterranean Diet"
Donato Romagnolo, MSc, PhD
Professor, Nutritional and Cancer Biology, UA Department of Nutritional Sciences and UA Cancer Center

"Managing Your Human Energy - How to Thrive in Today’s High Stress World Without Compromising Health and Happiness"
Mike Siemens
Clinical Director of Exercise Physiology, Canyon Ranch Health Resort

"Dos and Don’ts for Using Medications to Manage Your Arthritis Pain"
Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP, MACR
Co-founder and former director, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, and Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

"Healthcare Resources and the Internet ~ How to Navigate the Worldwide Web"
Sandra S. Kramer
Associate Librarian, UA Health Sciences Library; Assistant Director, Research/Learning, UA Health Sciences Library; and Adjunct Instructor, UA College of Nursing

"Arthritis Interrupted … The Latest Advancements in Arthritis Research"
C. Kent Kwoh, MD
Director, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center; Chief, Division of Rheumatology; Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging, UA College of Medicine – Tucson; and The Charles A. L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology

"The Magic of Movement … How to Stay Fit and Live Younger Longer"
Karma Kientzler
Founding Fitness Director, Canyon Ranch Health Resort

"RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) Roundtable ~ Ask the Rheumatologist"
Ernest R. Vina, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson