On December 1st, Dr. Gustavo Ferrer traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to speak at Dr. Roizen’s 14th Annual Preventive, Integrative, and Lifestyle Medicine Conference. He was invited by the host to present two topics to the 200+ attendees. Before the doctor was called up to start his presentation, Dr. Roizen urged him to take the time to tell the audience about his journey to America from Cuba. It was a story marked by homelessness, imprisonment, hunger, perseverance, hope, forgiveness, healing and the love of medicine. Many were touched and encouraged by his story. Dr. Ferrer also presented on two important topics, “Holistic Solution for the Nagging Cough” and “Respiratory Wellness: 5 Habits for Healthier Lungs” where at one point he had the audience stand to teach them how to do some breathing exercises.
Sunday morning, Dr. Ferrer had a book signing where he shared his gratitude to all that bought Cough Cures, and received many words of encouragement from those who heard his presentations, and his moving story of what he went through coming from Cuba. He was able to encourage students to follow their passion, talk to colleagues about integrative medicine, and make new connections with others that have the same mindset and goals in medicine.
Here are some photos from the event. Enjoy!