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Good afternoon. I'm Katrina Rhodes, chair of the American College of Preventive Medicine 2021 Annual Conference, here with Dr. Richard Bruno, our highly regarded vice chair.
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On behalf of ACPM leadership and planning conference committee, we have the honor to
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welcome you to PM21 Building Resilience, Preventing Pandemics, Health Inequity, and Climate Change.
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We are so excited to have you with us today and share with you some of the highlights of this year's conference and today's events.
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Now while COVID precludes us from meeting in person, we're pleased to offer you an all virtual conference.
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Our conference theme is building resilience and sub themes include climate change and human health, social justice and health equity, and COVID-19 pandemic preparedness.
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Our conference tracks with sessions that run throughout the conference include population health management and health technology, public health innovation and community medicine,
Video Summary
In this video, Dr. Wudna Mulugeta and Dr. Robert Schneider discuss weight management, stress management, and their impact on health. Dr. Mulugeta begins by defining obesity as a chronic disease and explaining its relationship with COVID-19. He emphasizes the importance of recognizing obesity as a chronic condition and treating it as such in clinical practice. He also discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on weight gain and the need for remote approaches to weight management. Dr. Mulugeta highlights the role of behavioral approaches, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, and addressing eating disorders in weight management. He also touches on the importance of reducing stigma and bias associated with obesity. Dr. Schneider focuses on the link between stress, stress management, and immunity. He discusses the psychoneuroimmune pathway and its effects on mental and physical health. He explains how chronic stress can lead to systemic chronic inflammation and contribute to mental and physical illness. Dr. Schneider suggests incorporating stress management practices such as meditation and yoga into clinical practice. He also emphasizes the importance of community-level interventions for building healthy habits and preventing weight gain. Both speakers stress the need for integrated approaches to preventive medicine and the importance of addressing lifestyle factors in clinical practice.
Keywords
weight management
stress management
health
obesity
COVID-19
chronic disease
clinical practice
remote approaches
behavioral approaches
nutrition
physical activity

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