The highly anticipated 31st Annual Spring Congress: The Fire Inside: Inflammation: The Common Pathway to Disease kicks off on Friday, May 19th promising a game-changing weekend of advanced education and practice transformation. This year’s signature event gathers some of the medical world’s brightest minds and most influential voices to spotlight one of the greatest threats to public health: inflammation. The Congress will empower attendees to unlock their full potential and become much-needed catalysts for revolutionizing healthcare by offering a platform to explore cutting-edge practical insights, innovative clinical strategies, and the latest advancements in functional medicine. Read on to find out what the 31st Annual Spring Congress has in store for you.
Accounting for over 70% of deaths worldwide, chronic diseases – such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer – are well-known for their long-term, progressive nature. As one of the leading causes of disability, chronic health conditions not only affect the individual’s quality of life but also significantly impact society’s economic burden.
These conditions have traditionally been associated with aging, but we now witness a worrying trend of chronic disease among young adults. The prevalence of chronic diseases among patients under 40 is increasing at an alarming rate, posing a significant challenge for healthcare systems, professionals, and patients.
The systemic implications of a silent epidemic of chronic disease among young adults underscore the importance of understanding the underlying causes, risk factors, and prevention strategies that can enable early detection and effective treatment. Such an approach can not only improve population health outcomes but also help reduce the overall burden on healthcare systems and socio-economic conditions.
Despite increased awareness and improved diagnostic methods, the time interval between initial symptom presentation and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosis remains long. As a chronic disease with no known cure, systemic lupus erythematosus, also referred to as lupus, requires appropriate treatment interventions to manage symptoms, prevent flare-ups, and decrease the risk of adverse health consequences. Well-established as difficult to diagnose, the condition often presents with symptoms that can be mistaken for other diseases. As a result, delays in diagnosis, care, and treatment can last up to several years, leaving many patients with unwanted symptoms but no official diagnosis.