Integrative Health for the 21st Century: Duquesne University Focuses on Tackling Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

By: Nadine Popovich, ACMS VP of Membership & Association Services & Eileen Taylor, ACMS Manager of Membership and Association Services 

Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS) staff members Nadine Popovich and Eileen Taylor had the opportunity to attend Duquesne University’s 2nd Annual Fritzky Family Integrative Health Summit on September 21 and 22. Physicians, medical residents, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, health administrators, and other health professionals and policymakers all gathered for this two-day summit focused on promoting person-centric health and wellness. ACMS served as a sponsor of the event, and Nadine and Eileen were able to network and speak to ACMS members and potential members, as well as attend the conference and hear from thought leaders and healthcare experts as they discussed ways to improve patient care within their communities.

2023 Fritzky Health Summit

Day one focused on advancing health equity and preventing chronic disease. Guest faculty included ACMS member Amber Fedin, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Duquesne University, and Michael Yonas, DrPH, Vice President, Public Health, Research, and Learning at The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Day two centered on integrative health – healthy aging, longevity medicine, and the future of healthcare. It included guest faculty members Matthew Kampert, DO, MS, ACSM-CEP, Head of Research for Primary Care Sports Medicine, Director of Exercise Medicine for Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, Johnny Huard, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Director at the Center for Regenerative Sports Medicine at Steadman Philippon Research Institute, and Suzanne Labriola, DO, Senior Medical Director at UPMC Employee Group, Prescription for Wellness Medical Director.

The Fritzky Family Integrative Health Summit provides an excellent opportunity for ACMS members to hear from thought leaders and healthcare experts from across disciplines to improve patient care within our community. Lectures and panel discussions focused on preventive care, longevity medicine, and health equity. The conference offers CME credits as well as superb networking opportunities.

The Summit has grown since its inception, and ACMS looks forward to participating in and promoting the 3rd Annual Summit in 2024. Next year, Duquesne University will welcome it’s first class of medical students from the new Duquesne University School of Medicine. It is a Conference you won’t want to miss!

To learn more, visit Duquesne University’s website.