Keynote Speakers


Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D.

Director, VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation

Veterans Health Administration, USA


Tracy W. Gaudet, MD, became Director of the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) in January 2011. The mission of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is “to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.” She came to VA from Duke University Medical Center where she served as Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine, a position she held since 2001.


Dr. Gaudet is a recognized leader in the transformation of healthcare. She speaks nationally through venues ranging from The Institutes of Medicine to The Oprah Show. She has been featured in numerous national media, including the PBS nationally acclaimed special entitled “The New Medicine,”and was named by Shape magazine as one of the eleven women who shape the world. In July of 2011, Dr. Gaudet was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare 2011” by Modern Healthcare.


"Integrative Algorithms of Care Utilizing Artificial Intelligence Decision Support Tools"


Joseph Pizzorno, ND

SaluGenecists, Inc., USA


Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined in 1978. A licensed naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesman, he is the founding president of Bastyr University, Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Functional Medicine, co-founder and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, member of the Board of Science Counselors for the Gateway for Cancer Research and Chair of the Science Board of Bioclinic Naturals. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors, the most recent being Clinician of the Year (2012) by the Natural Products Association. He is author or co-author of 10 books, including the widely acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine and best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (new editions in 2012) and the newly released, Clinical Pathophysiology, A Functional Perspective.