LIVING LIFE WELL Dr. Oz, who owns a house on the island, is among the speakers
Health industry leaders from around the world are flocking to Palm Beach for a Global Wellness Summit that starts Sunday at The Breakers.
The Summit, which began in 2007, is an annual, invite-only conference for the major players in the health care field to talk about what’s coming next. The conference was held in Austria last year and has been in locations such as Bali, Indonesia; Istanbul, Turkey and New York.
The theme of this year’s Summit is the business of “Living a Well Life,” and the three-day event will feature an unprecedented lineup of over 50 speakers and presenters, each sharing his or her insights on how — and why — wellness is changing the way business is done and what the future of wellness holds.
It has grown every year, and a record 600 attendees are registered this year for the sold-out summit, according to its website. There are more than 50 speakers and presenters. In addition to round-table discussions and workshops Monday through Wednesday, there will be short talks from speakers such as TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, who bought a house on the North End in 2015, and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona.
Topics for the 20-minute speeches include “The Imperative for a Well Life: 75 Percent of the Cost of Chronic Illness is Preventable,” “We Don’t Need More Time ... We Need More Energy” and “The Transformative Power of Lifestyle Medicine.”
Breakers President Paul Leone will give a speech titled “Health & Well-Being: The Breakers’ Story.”