WELLNESS IN HAWAII PROGRAM
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 6
Emcee, Ira Zunin, MD, MPH
HMSA Blue Zones Hawaii Project
Blue Zone Project Hawaii, presents an ongoing pilot community health program introduced by HMSA in Windward Oahu, West Hawai‘i, Central Maui, Wahiawa, Kapolei/Ewa, and Manoa/Makiki/Moili‘ili, based on the longevity factors found common to a half-dozen communities around the world, identified by National Geographic and popularized by Dan Buettner in his New York Times bestselling book, The Blue Zones; Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who Live Longest
VP, Account Management, Healthways
Manager of Corporate and Community Advancement, Hawaiian Electric Industries; VP HEI Charitable Foundation
Blue Zones Project, Government and Community Affairs Manager, island of Hawaii.
Tai Matsuoka, Mod.
Community Engagement Supervisor, HMSA
Health Through Mindfulness
How far can the mind go toward preventing and resolving medical illness? What is the natural relationship between the body and the mind and is there really a difference? How can we get started with mindfulness for self-care that is enjoyable, doable and effective?
Author, True Yoga: Practicing With the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment
Joel Salinas, MD
Author, Mirror touch: Notes from a Doctor Who Can Feel Your Pain
Whether dealing with obesity, diabetes, chronic pain, heart disease or cancer, how can a team-based approach to healthcare achieve better results? Learn how a dedicated group of providers works to bring together the best of modern medicine and traditional healing arts with cultural sensitivity and a whole patient emphasis.
Ira Zunin, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Manakai O Malama
Christine Fukui, MD
Sleep Physician, Department of Defense Tripler Army Medical Center
Landon Oponui, ND
Naturopathic Physician at Manakai O Malama | Vice President of Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians
Carastona Poppas, DC
Chiropractor at Manakai O Malama
Director of Occupational Therapy at Manakai O Malama Integration Health Care and Rehabilitation Center
Opiate Hawaii- Residents of the islands suffer from an unprecedented and worsening epidemic of prescription drug abuse, diversion and opiate overdose. Why did it get so bad and how do we solve it? What efforts are underway on the part of the physicians, legislators and community groups?
Karen I. Ching, MD
Nephrologist, Kaiser Permanente
Will Scruggs, MD
Retired Chief Special Agent Narcotics Enforcement Division, PSD
Lynn Muneno, RN
Instructor, Pain and Palliative Care at The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawaii Medical Library
Death is inevitable but the time of our death is truly unpredictable. Life is like a soap bubble - it can burst at any time. How can we as patients, providers and caretakers prepare for the inevitable while minimizing the experience of pain, fear and suffering to enable a conscious passing?
Rev. Bodhi Be
Zoe FitzGerald Carter
Author, Imperfect Endings
Author, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World
Transforming the War on Cancer
Novel breakthroughs are revolutionizing cancer treatment toward a more individualized approach. Listen to the director of the UH Cancer Center and Hawaii-based specialists talk about how much is changing both in the lab and in the community.
Randall Holcombe, MD, MBA
Director, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Interim Director, Clinical Trials Office
Translational and Clinical Research
Researcher, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine (Tenured), John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Shane Morita, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Clinical and Translational Research Program,
University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Assistant Clinical Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa;
Attending Surgeon, Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery, The Queen's Medical Center;
Director, Surgical Oncology Research Program, The Queen's Cancer Center
Jared Acoba, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical and Translational Research Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine; Director of Research, The Queen's Medical Center Cancer Center
Ian Okazaki, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor., Clinical and Translational Research Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center Medical Staff
Straub Clinic and Hospital
Obamacare vs. Trumpscare
However imperfect, Obamacare now covers 20 million more Americans. Still the current presidential administration and much of congress intends to repeal and replace it. What are the chances of this coming to pass and how might Hawaii be insulated from negative impacts?
Former Insurance Commissioner of the State of Hawai‘i
Associate Professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Will Scruggs, MD