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MCW to host renowned nutrition expert at heart health conference

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Ann Esselstyn will present research findings, clinical recommendations and recipes based on the best-selling book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and documentary Forks Over Knives.

By - Feb 4th, 2016 09:31 am

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease heart health conference on Monday, March 14, 2016 featuring nutrition expert, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and his wife and author, Ann Crile Esselstyn.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Ann Esselstyn will present research findings, clinical recommendations and recipes based on the best-selling book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and documentary Forks Over Knives. Dr. Esselstyn’s nutrition book promotes a plant-based, oil-free, low-fat and whole foods diet which has been followed by notable celebrities including Bill Clinton, Samuel L. Jackson and Michelle Pfeiffer. Dr. Esselstyn is a physician and researcher at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Mrs. Ann Esselstyn has followed a plant-based diet for more than 31 years. Based on her experience, she published a cookbook containing over 125 recipes.

Local restaurants and grocers will donate nutritious food and beverages for the conference. Visit the registration page in advance to reserve a seat. Space at the conference is limited. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Ann Esselstyn’s community presentation will take place at MCW’s Alumni Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14th. Contact Sophia Aboagye at saboagye@mcw.edu or 414-955-8800 for more information.

The conference is sponsored by the MCWInstitute for Health and Society, the MCW Cardiovascular Center and MCW’s office of the president. Other sponsors include the Ruud Family Foundation, UW Parkside and SC Johnson Company.

About the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state’s only private medical school and health sciences graduate school.  Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement.  More than 1,200 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, and 26 medical students are enrolled at MCW-Green Bay.  A regional medical education campus is scheduled to open in Central Wisconsin in 2016.   MCW’s School of Pharmacy will open in 2017 or 2018 with an initial class size of 60 students.  A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin.  In FY 2013-14, faculty received approximately $154 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which approximately $138 million is for research.  This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,350 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 425,000 patients annually.

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