An innovative conference for physicians and health care professionals will be held May 17 and 18 at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City.  The theme is Creating a Culture of Wellness in Healthcare Settings and the event is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Medical Association, and Nebraska Methodist College.

Key speakers include Dr. Edward Phillips from the Institute for Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School, who has been providing sold-out wellness courses in Boston for many years.  Dr. Jeremy Lazarus, a psychiatrist and President of the American Medical Association, will speak on Managing Stress, Achieving Balance, and Preventing Burnout for Healthcare Professionals.  Matt Davison, former star Husker athlete and current Husker broadcaster, will close the conference with a presentation on wellness leadership.  Dr. Anderson, an M.D., Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will speak about Diet and Exercise as Medicine for the Whole Body: An Uncensored View.

The conference will provide ten continuing education credits for a variety of health professions.  Additional conference information or more information about  Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is available at