Dr. David B. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering and heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading physicians and the cofounder of two pioneering personalized medicine companies, Navigenics and Applied Proteomics. He shares his new book, The Lucky Years: How to Survive in the Brave New World of Health.
Medicine is undergoing rapid change. In the old world, you followed general principles and doctors treated you based on broad, one-size-fits all solutions. In this new golden age, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the latest scientific findings and leverage the power of technology to customize your care. Only those who know how to access and adapt to these breakthroughs—without being distracted by hyped ideas and bad medicine—will benefit. Imagine being able to get fit and lose weight without dieting, train your immune system to fight cancer, edit your DNA to avoid a certain fate, erase the risk of a heart attack, reverse aging, and know exactly which drugs to take to optimize health with zero side effects.
Over the past five decades, Cyril Vetter's career has spanned a variety of industries, including music, broadcasting and publishing. He owned TV and radio stations, a television production firm, newspapers as well as music recording and publishing companies. Vetter's music career began in the mid-1960s, when he co-wrote the frat-rock classic "Double Shot (of my Baby's Love)," and he is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He promotes the new Manship Film 'After the Spill' with Jon Bowermaster.
Writer, filmmaker and adventurer, Jon is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. Jon has written a dozen books and produced/directed more than fifteen documentary films. He promotes his latest film, 'After the Spill' with Cyril Vetter.
Rob Maness has a life long record of providing dedicated service to the Nation and ran as a Republican Candidate for the Louisiana United States Senate seat in 2014. Having worked his way up from the enlisted ranks to full colonel, he retired from active duty in 2011, ending his military service of more than 32 years. He worked in the utility industry as a director for two years after his military retirement and is currently the Owner of Iron Liberty Consulting Group, residing in Madisonville, Louisiana.
John Brummett is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. He remembers the late, former Arkansas Senator Dale Bumpers, who passed away at age 90.