November 8-12, 2016
“Let Food Be thy Medicine and Medicine be thy food”- Hippocrates
A knowledge based 12 CEU activity for dietitians, pharmacists and other health care professionals.
Includes 3 hour morning lectures, afternoon activities and tours
Sponsor by the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
In beautiful Florence Italy
$750-$1050 depending on date of registration. Flight to Florence Italy, hotel accommodations, meals not included.
The primary purpose of this conference is to reveal new perspectives of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle to practicing health care providers in the US. Most of the speakers in the conference will be Italians who will provide a unique perspective on the Mediterranean Diet; its important foods, culture, history. Attendees will experience the insider’s view of the real Mediterranean diet; one that is considerably different than what is portrayed in the US.
Overview of topics
The topics will be of special interest to dietitians and pharmacists and will include: the history of the Mediterranean diet, the role of Ancel and Margaret Keys, health care in Italy, hospital/pharmacy tours, strengths and weaknesses in the Mediterranean diet, school lunch in Florence and the role of cultural heritage in food selection. In the afternoon, there will be special guided tours of historic pharmacies, cooking class, food and wine tastings.