Jonas, Wright to Speak at Duquesne’s  Inaugural Fritzky Health Summit

Updated on August 28, 2022
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Wayne Jonas, MD,  and Vonda Wright, MD, will be keynote speakers at the inaugural Fritzky Family Integrative Health Summit at Duquesne University September 22-24.

The multi-disciplinary event will bring together health care professionals who are dedicated to improving patient care and defining integrative health in the future. The summit will cover key issues around transforming models of care, health equity, women’s health and healthy aging. 

Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, health administrators, policy makers and other health practitioners are encouraged to attend, and CE credits are available. Professionals can earn 13.75 hours of CME, AMA, or CPE credits.

“Whole person integrative health combines the treatment of disease, illness, and injury with a person’s underlying determinants of health and wellbeing, tailoring care to help the individual achieve their health goals,” said Dr. Jonas. “It is a great honor to speak at the inaugural Fritzky Family Integrative Health Summit and celebrate Duquesne University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.”

Jonas, executive director of integrative health programs for the Samueli Foundation, and Wright, president of Hughson Orthopedics Southeast, will speak on the role of integrative health today. The first 100 registrants will receive a free copy of Dr. Jonas’ book, How Healing Works, and there will be a book signing on Sept. 23.

“The Fritzky Summit will bring together nationally renowned experts to discuss improving health care in the 21st century,” said Dr. Jennifer Elliott, director of Duquesne’s Center for Integrative Health (CIH). “So many of the issues we face today can be addressed by implementing a well-coordinated and patient-centered holistic approach to care.”

The conference highlights Duquesne’s legacy in training and educating health care professionals who promote health equity. Through the university’s CIH, faculty and students across campus regularly team with government and community leaders to provide thousands of health screenings, immunizations and preventative care to vulnerable populations.

The summit marks one of the first major events held at Duquesne since the University announced its proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is scheduled to launch in fall 2024. For the event agenda and to register, visit the summit’s site.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation’s top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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