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SCiENCE OF WELLNESS Roundtable

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

On February 11, 2015, the Global Wellness Institute, in partnership with Scientific American Worldview, convened a Roundtable discussion entitled: “The Science of Wellness: Hype or Hope?”

Around this illustrious table were business leaders, scientists, journalists, doctors, technologists, researchers, hotel and spa owners and more.  It was a fascinating conversation and the resounding conclusion was that the Science of Wellness is definitely more HOPE than hype!  But it depends on the rest of the world—not just those at the table—to embrace it, fund research studies, make personal choices to impact change, incite governments to change policies, etc.  So the operative word is “change” and most people at the Roundtable felt it was important to come together, as thought leaders in the wellness arena, and lead that change.

 

 

To learn more, read the Redefining Workplace Wellness Roundtable Report, and the press release highlighting key takeaways from the event.

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS:

Jeremy Abbate
Scientific American

 

 

Alfredo Carvajal
Delos International & Signature Programs

 

Neil Jacobs
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Beth McGroarty
Global Wellness Institute

 

Josef Woodman
Patients Beyond Borders


 

Dr. Brandon Alderman
Rutgers University

 

Susie Ellis
Global Wellness Institute

 

Katherine Johnston
SRI International

 

Mim Senft
Optum @ Goldman Sachs

 

Ophelia Yeung
SRI International



David Brancaccio
American Public Media's “Marketplace Morning Report” (NPR)
 

Dr. Steven Gundry
The International Heart and Lung Institute Center for Restorative Medicine

Nazlie Latefi, PhD
Pegasus Capital Advisors

 

Mary Tabacchi, PhD
Cornell University

 

Anna Bjurstam
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas; Raison d'Etre

 

Anne Hubert
Viacom Media Networks

 

Clare Martorana
Everyday Health

 

Susanne Warfield
Paramedical Consultants, Inc. (PCI)