The Legendary ~ PAUL COTTON (POCO), entertains at the Affair of the Heart Gala Dinner. Paul has spent the better of four decades initially with the Illinois Speed Press and most notably as lead guitar and vocals with Poco where he penned and performed his Gold & Platinum Hits including "Heart of the Night", "Barbados", and more! A great opportunity to see this living legend of rock & roll ~ up close and personal! (Click on photo to see Paul's video)
Discounted Conference Registration Available
until August 1, 2011
Donald Olson, M.D., Owner Torii Mor Winery
SPECIAL TREAT FOR ATTENDEES You're invited to be the personal guest of Dr. Donald and Margie Olson at their home for an exclusive and private tasting of their most exceptional Torii Mor wines. Walk their Japanese gardens, sit out on the porch and take in a view of the mountainous peaks surrounding their Willamette Valley. Meet Jacques Tardy, a native of Burgundy, who has taken over wine production at Torii Mor. Jaques is a unique resource in all things Burgundian, such as Pinot Noir; and Donald and Margie are the quintessential wine country hosts. Tasting begins at 4 PM Saturday November 5th, 2011, for registered conference delegates and their guest. Details will be provided at the Summit!
November 2-5, 2011 The Allison Inn & Spa Newberg, Oregon, USA
A Landmark Conference & Wine Experience for Physicians and Connoisseurs
Accredited Lectures in Wine & Health Exploration in Wine Biology Wine Appreciation - Exclusive Wine Tasting Venues Winemakers LunchPanel Gala Wine Dinner & Benefit Wine Auction
This activity has applied for 11 Category 1 ACCME Credits
Fees: Early Bird until August 2, 2011: $645 Standard (August 2-November 2): $695 Renaud Society Members: $595
The registration fee includes conference tuition and conference materials; Hosted breaks with beverages and snacks; Poured wines during the conference with complimentary etched Wine Summit Cabernet glass; 1 ticket to gala evening Friday, November 4, 2011, (An Affair of the Heart); 1 ticket to hosted lunch and winemaker panel Saturday, November 5, 2011.
A Uniquely Diverse Educational Experience Examining the Health Benefits of Wine
Chairman: Tedd M. Goldfinger, DO, FACC Tucson, Arizona, USA
Honorary Co-Chairman: Don Olson, MD, Founder, Torii Mor Winery, Dundee, Oregon, USA
Executive Director: Greg Waters, MBA Tucson, Arizona, USA
Sponsors The Desert Heart Foundation & The Renaud Society
WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2011
12:30 - 4 PM: The Renaud Society Blind Wine Competition Juried Competition for the Renaud Tastvin Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals Awarded EXCLUSIVE TO RENAUD SOCIETY MEMBERS ONLY The Allison Inn & Spa
7 PM Satellite Symposium Pinot & Politics: The New Relationship Between Physicians and the Medical Industry (Where Have All My Free Pens Gone?) Peter B. Slone Vice President of Government Affairs Medtronic Corporation, Washington, DC
A unique presentation on healthcare policy, government intervention in healthcare, and the new standards in physician-industry relationship, by one of the country's leading experts on healthcare politics and advocacy.
Mr. Slone heads Medtronic's public policy agenda and directs its ongoing strategies for public policy. He works closely with government offices in Washington, and the White House, and co-chairs AdvaMed's Trade Advocacy Working Group. Medtronic is a global medical technology company with more than 38,000 employees worldwide, based out of St. Paul, MN, USA.
Mr. Slone's presentation is an independent satellite program cosponsored by Desert Heart Foundation. The evening's presentation will be accompanied by complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a selection of fine pinot noirs and other local wines from Willamette Valley.
Location: The Allison Inn & Spa Room TBA
THURSDAY, November 3, 2011
10 AM – Registration Desk Opens
1:00 - 1:30 PM Welcome Toast Dr. Tedd Goldfinger, Chairman University of Arizona/Desert Heart Foundation (USA) Dr. Donald Olson, Honorary Co-Chairman Founder, Torii Mor Winery, Dundee Hills, Oregon (USA) A Toast to Inaugurate the Program
1:30 - 2:30 PM Flavonoids: From Antioxidant Capacity to Cardiovascular Functions Balz Frei, PhD, Director and Endowed Chair – The Linus Pauling Institute Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon USA 2:30 - 3:30 PM Polyphenols, Nuclear Hormone Receptors, and Regulation of Lipid Metabolism Neil Shay, PhD, Professor, Director Oregon Wine Research Institute Department of Food Science & Technology Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon USA 3:30 - 4:00 PM Break: Stretch & Snack 1st Blind Wine Tasting Available
4:00 - 5:00 PM The Importance of Dietary Polyphenols for Optimal Vascular Health Roger Corder, MD, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology William Harvey Research Institute London, United Kingdom 5:00 - 6:00 PM Winegrowing in Oregon’s Willamette Valley: From Startup to Stardom in 45 Years David Adelsheim, Adelsheim Vineyard Newberg, Oregon, USA 6:00 PM A Taste of the Willamette Valley (Non-CME) A Unique Opportunity to Meet the Winemakers of the Valley & Taste Their Fine Local Wines On the Lawn at the Allison Resort & Spa (Weather Permitting) Light Cuisine Served to Complement the Wines Hosted by the Renaud Society: A Society of Medical Professionals with an Interest in Health and a Passion for Wine
8:00 - 9:00 AM “Life is a J-Shaped Curve:” An Historic Look Back at the Concept that Wine Can Be Healthful Harvey Finkel, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine Boston University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts USA
9:00 - 10:00 AM Oral Hygiene and Vascular Disease: A Unique Mechanism for Wine & Wine Polyphenols on Cardiovascular Health Marvin Slepian, MD, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology University of Arizona School of Medicine Tucson, Arizona USA
10:00 - 11 AM Wine & Degenerative Neurological Disorders David Vauzour, BSc, MSc, PhD, Senior Research Associate Norwich Medical School University of East Anglia Norwich, United Kingdom
11: 00 Break: Stretch & Snack 2nd Blind Wine Available for tasting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM The 21st Century Consumers Buying Guide to Great Wines (non-CME) Matt Kramer, Columnist, The Wine Spectator New York, New York USA
6:30 PM - Hosted Gala Dinner & Benefit Auction (Non-CME) “An Affair of the Heart”/Harvest Dinner (Black Tie Optional) The Allison Hotel Ballroom The Renaud Society Ceremonial Inductions Silent & Live Wine Auction for the Desert Heart Foundation Wine & Heart Health Research Initiative Celebrity Guest Auctioneer: Matt Kramer, Wine Spectator The Paul Cotton Band rocking the night away
Cost for Guest: $170
SATURDAY, November 5, 2011
7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 - 9:00 AM Wine and Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health JM Gaziano, MD Chief, Division of Aging, Brigham & Women's Hospital Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard University School of Medicine Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
9:00 - 10 AM The French Paradox in Perspective (Almost 20 Years Later) Curtis Ellison, MD Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, USA
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break: Stretch & Snack 3rd Blind Wine Available for tasting
10:15 - 11:15 AM "Alcoholic Beverages and Risk of Cancer: A Balanced View." Arthur Klatsky, MD Senior Consultant in Cardiology Adjunct Investigator, Division of Research Kaiser Permenente Medical Center Oakland, California USA
11:15 - 12:15 PM Separating Healthy Wine Drinking From Alcohol Abuse: Creating a Useful Healthcare Policy to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Ralph Brindis, MD, MPh, FACC, FASCI President, The American College of Cardiology
12:15 - 1:15 PM Wine and Health. . . In Perspective. Panel Discussion: JM Gaziano MD, R. Curtis Ellison MD, Arthur Klatsky MD, David Vauzour PhD, Roger Corder MD, Harvey Finkel MD. Moderator: Tedd Goldfinger, DO, FACC
The Allison Inn & Spa blends so naturally into the lush beauty of Oregon Wine Country's Willamette Valley, it’s as if our resort has always been here.
Eighty-five luxury guestrooms and eight suites with gas fireplaces, JORY, our signature restaurant featuring Oregon Wine Country cuisine and our pampering spa with 12 treatment rooms, a fitness studio and swimming pool.
The Allison’s immaculate grounds on 35 acres beckon guests with fragrantly elegant gardens and pathways connecting to our vineyards and picnic area. Meeting, social and wedding settings are unmatched and thoughtfully designed with terraces and views.
Guests of Wine Summit VI are offered a special group rate of $260 for a Deluxe Single King or Deluxe Double Queen and $365 for a One-Bedroom Suite or $465 for a Deluxe One Bedroom Suite. Telephone reservations can be made by calling toll free 877.294.2525. Please mention the Desert Heart Foundation Wine & Heart Health Summit.
There are no plans at this time to name an official Wine Summit travel consultant. Please note you will need to make your own travel arrangements. Delegates most likely will fly into Portland International Airport.
Reserve your Judging Seat at the Renaud Society Blind Wine Competition: A unique opportunity to participate in a blinded competitive wine tasting awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals to participating wineries across Oregon and elsewhere.
Fee: $50 This is open only to Renaud Society Members Limited seats available
Spouses Wine Tutorial:
Tired of feeling left out when your spouse drones on about color, clarity, filtration, blah-blah-blah? Here's your chance to even the score and learn from our special guest lecturer just what makes Oregon wines so special--and maybe even bring back something that your family's "wine expert" doesn't even know. Space is limited.
Friday, November 4, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Blind Wine Tasting
Test your blind wine tasting skills and taste three selected wines, one on each day of the scientific program. Fill in your scoring sheet and compete for great prizes awarded at lunch on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
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Other activities will be added, so be sure to refer back to this web page; or follow us on www.Facebook.com/winesummit to learn more as events become available.