To be healthier, we don’t need more information. We need a system. This session provides a simple strategy to prioritize our physical and mental health.
– Discuss the science behind five key components of healthy living, including sleep, exercise, meditation, connection, and nutrition
– Introduce a simple tool to prioritize physical and mental health, and highlight how living healthier improves energy, mood, and productivity
– Encourage audience self-assessment of their health in each category and provide tangible strategies to improve each area
Presented By: Laura Vater, MD, MPH
Laura Vater is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician and a Hematology Oncology Fellow. She is also a mother, published writer, and advocate for humanism in medicine for patients and clinicians. In 2017, she developed a tool to help patients and clinicians prioritize their health (the SMILE Scale). This tool is being used in schools and clinics throughout the US and UK.
Dr. Vater earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Indiana University.
She was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2018 and is a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine Honor Roll. She was awarded the Walter J. Daly award for Outstanding Resident in 2020.