Breaking scientific information from important clinical study expected at the 6th International Wine & Heart Health Summit.
Position Statement expected from president of The American College of Cardiology on Wine and Cardiovascular Health
The Desert Heart Foundation Wine & Heart Health Research Initiative, in partnership with The Renaud Society, a society of medical professionals with an interest in better health and a passion for wine, with continuing medical education accreditation provided by the Kaiser Permanente Healthcare System, Northern California and with the sponsorship of Wine Spectator Magazine, announce the 6th International Wine & Heart Health Summit to be held in the Willamette Valley, Oregon November 2 – 5, 2011.
The International Wine & Heart Health Summit, the definitive venue for the presentation of medical research on wine and health, offers this landmark conference and wine experiencefor physicians, journalists, wine industry and connoisseurs, to be held at the Allison Inn and Spa, Newberg, Oregon, November 2 – 5, 2011
The program is chaired by Tedd Goldfinger, DO, FACC (Tucson, Arizona, USA), noted cardiologist, researcher, author, and president of the Desert Heart Foundation, with international co-chairman Justin Ardill, MBBS (Adelaide, South Australia), and honorary co-chairman Donald Olson, MD, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery OHSC, owner and founder, Torii Mor Winery, Dundee, Oregon.
An esteemed faculty for the program includes Roger Corder, MD of the William Harvey Research Institute, University of London (London, UK); J Michael Gaziano, MD, Professor of Cardiology, Harvard University (Boston, MA, USA); R. Curtis Ellison, MD, Professor of Epidemiology and Senior researcher of the Framingham Heart Study, Boston University (Boston, MA, USA); and Ralph Brindis, MD, President of the American College of Cardiology, David Vauzour, BSc, MSc, PhD, Norwich Medical School, Norwich, UK and others. Core faculty include widely published clinical scientists Marvin Slepian, MD (University of Arizona); Arthur Klatsky, MD (Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, California); Harvey Finkel, MD (Boston University School of Medicine) and will offer insight into their fields of interest with respect to wine consumption and health. David Adelsheim, noted Willamette Valley producer, is included in the faculty of this program, as well as Matt Kramer, contributing editor, Wine Spectator, New York.
Donald Olson (Torii Mor), Josh Bergstrom (Bergstrom Wine Cellars), Jim Bernau (Willamette Valley Wine Cellars), and Liz Chambers (Panther Creek Winery) and others are among the highly regarded Oregon wine-makers on the program as well. A variety of exclusive wine tasting opportunities, and wine-maker venues are planned, including visits to the cellar doors of some of the most exciting producers in the Willamette Valley. An evening reception at Allison Inn & Spa, and an exclusive black-tie optional “Affair of the Heart” gala reception that will include the full regalia of the Renaud Society, a wine auction with lots contributed by local Oregon wineries, as well as Washington State, California, and international donors. Matt Kramer will serve as celebrity auctioneer, and musical guest is The Paul Cotton (Poco) band.
Didactic lecture topics include Prevention of Atherosclerotic Disease; Topics in Wine and Health; Biochemistry of Wine with Attention to the Implication for Health; Alcohol and Coronary Heart Disease Research from an International Perspective; Wine and cerebrovascular disease; Wine and cancer, A comparison of Beer, Wine and Spirits; Encouraging Responsible Drinking Pattern; The Official Position on Wine and Health; and other topics of interest to physicians, and wine connoisseurs alike.
Sponsors of the program are anticipating an attendance of 200 or more physicians and medical professionals, and serious wine consumers.
The Desert Heart Foundation Wine & Heart Health Research Initiative is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization that sponsors medical research and medical education. All funds raised by this program are directed towards research and education, and promoting the specific goals and initiatives of the Desert Heart Foundation.