Breakfast Keynote: Dr. Frederick Foote

Doors to the Grand Room open at 6 a.m. Coffee is served at 6:30. Breakfast is served at 7:00. Breakfast keynote begins at 8:00 a.m.

In his breakfast keynote presentation, Frederick Foote, MD, CAPT, MC, USN (Ret.), will discuss the set of scientific metrics he has developed to directly measure the whole-body effects of nature — and how the metrics are being used to evaluate nature’s impact on human health.

Dr. Foote is the Project Administrator of 2019 SHIFT Award Official Selection The Green Road Project, an Institute Scholar at the Institute for Integrative Health, and the Project Officer of The Epidaurus Project.

Since 2001, Dr. Foote has played a leading role in an initiative to introduce an unprecedented level of holistic care and assessment in the Military Health System. This effort, known as the Epidaurus Project, brought together civilian and military thought leaders to identity the core principles of patient-centered care and define the physical environment that would facilitate it.

The project team seeks to scientifically demonstrate the positive impact of encounters with nature on human health, and use the objective evidence to advance the case for increasing community green space and making exposure to nature a therapeutic mainstay.

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