March 7, 2017: Rhode Island's First Weight & Wellness Summit
The Rhode Island Medical Society and the Rhode Island Health Center Association convened the state’s first Weight &Wellness Summit at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick on Tuesday, March 7. The inspiration for this Summit was provided by the many individuals and organizations who work to make daily habits of smart nutrition and healthy living convenient and afford-able for all Rhode Islanders. The focus was to showcase the diversity of local initiatives and provide an opportunity for like-minded people to learn and interact on the multifaceted topic of weight and wellness. The event was made possible through an educational grant from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, and partially sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island.
RIMS hosted this free educational event for physicians, sponsored by RIMS and MA/RI MGMA. Program
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Weight & Wellness Summit Speakers
Christine Allenson, Tri-County Action Agency, email@example.com Andy Moffit, First Gentleman of R.I., catherine.Rolfe@governor.ri.gov Sue AnderBois, Food Strategy, Rhode Island, firstname.lastname@example.org Ali Montagnon, Hope & Main, email@example.com
Alison Bologna, Shri Yoga Studio, firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Nunn, RI Public Health Institute, email@example.com
Stephen Carey, Nutrition/ School Health, RIDE, firstname.lastname@example.org Vincent Pera, MD, Center for Weight & Wellness, email@example.com
Ellen Cynar, Healthy Communities, firstname.lastname@example.org Maureen Pike, YMCA of the USA, email@example.com
Emily Del Conte, RD, Evolution Nutrition, firstname.lastname@example.org Joan Pillsbury, Medicaid Health Plan, email@example.com
Margaret DeVos, Southside Community Land Trust, firstname.lastname@example.org Dieter Pohl, MD, Bariatric Surgery, email@example.com
Hana Earley, Hope & Main, firstname.lastname@example.org Anya Rader Wallack, Health & Human Services, Diana.Beaton@ohhs.ri.gov
Alex EG Ellis, RI Bicycle Coalition. email@example.com Veronica Rosa-Fonseca, Community Health Network, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Fessler, MD, RI Medical Society, sfessler@EBCAP.org Todd Seyfarth, Johnson & Wales University, email@example.com
Mary Flynn, Associate Professor of Medicine,firstname.lastname@example.org Philip Trevvett, Urban Greens Food Co-Op, email@example.com
Carol Hall-Walker, Community Health & Equity, firstname.lastname@example.org Thea Upham, Farm Fresh RI, email@example.com
Jane Hayward, R.I. Health Center Association, jhayward@RIHCA.org Karin Wetherill, RI Healthy Schools Coalition, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Liguori, Dean, URI College of Health Sciences, email@example.com Rena Wing,PhD, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, rena_wing_PhD@brown.edu
Melissa Martland-Kile, RI Community Food Bank, firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Wolf, Grow Smart, RI, email@example.com
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