Sharp Women's Health Conference
Sharp Women's Health Conference 2016 Breakout Sessions
Morning breakout sessions.
Session 1: 10:25 to 11:10 am.
Session 2: 11:20 am. to 12:05 pm.
Please choose one of the following for each morning session.
Good Grief: The Truth About Grief, Healing and Providing Meaningful Support
Kelly Engleson, LCSW
Everyone, at some time, will grieve the loss of a loved one. Learn about grief, healing and how to comfort and support those who are grieving.
Diabetes: The Power of Lifestyle Change
Valerie Baran, MS, RDN, CDE
It's never too late to discover the pathways to preventing and managing Type 2 diabetes. Hear about nutrition do's and don'ts, the importance of meal planning and simple ways to fit physical activity into your busy life.
Secrets of a Master Chef
Join Chef Bernard on a culinary journey of trade secrets from his travels across the globe. From cooking methods and essential tools to recipe substitutions and creations using common ingredients from your pantry, he will share his passion for cooking and tips for the budding home chef.
Enhancing Relationships With Feng Shui
Healthy relationships, like areas in your home or office, depend on positive energy flows. This session you will reveal the feng shui principles necessary to create relationship harmony with family members, friends and co-workers.
The Art of Single-Tasking: The Benefits of Managing Your Stress One Step at a Time
Veronica Campbell, LMFT, LPCC
Balancing family, work and life can be challenging, and at times, overwhelming. Discover the art and science behind single-tasking as a way to reduce stress and increase productivity in a busy, demanding world.
Let's Get Personal: What's Your Risk of Heart Disease?
The Framingham Risk Score is a gender-specific algorithm used to estimate an individual's 10-year risk for heart disease or heart attack. Find out how likely you are to develop cardiovascular disease and whether you're a candidate for lifestyle modification and preventive medical treatment to lower your risk before it's too late. Get answers to your heart-related questions during a 15-minute audience Q&A.
Surprising Healthy Living Tips for Cancer-Risk Reduction
A woman and her family's risk of cancer can be dramatically reduced through a variety of simple healthy living principles. This session will review the facts about common cancers, tips for lifesaving prevention and early detection and general treatment options.
Finding Relief From Chronic Joint Pain
Don't let joint pain get in the way of the activities you enjoy. Learn about joint replacement and the different treatment options available for common hip, knee and shoulder injuries such as joint cartilage problems, ligament tears in the knee and torn rotator cuffs.
Love and Nurture the Skin You're In
Learn how your skin can withstand the test of time with expert tips from a dermatologist. You'll discover simple tricks to prevent and treat wrinkles, ways to steer clear of skin cancer and how to treat pesky signs of aging.
If you're turning 65 or plan to retire soon, it's time to start thinking about Medicare and your options. This session will guide you through the Medicare maze, breaking it down into manageable pieces using clear, easy-to-understand language.
Reaching Your Goals: Wealth Management Strategies for Women
Maria Aguilar Julian
Designed specifically for women, this session will give you the tools you need to maximize and protect your finances. You will discover your investment personality, learn to make investment decisions to help you pursue your goals and plan for the retirement you want.
Restore Your Soul With Yoga*
Practice beginner-friendly yoga poses designed to release core tensions and restore your natural energy flow. You'll leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and renewed.
Draw Your Dreams: Creating a Truth-Filled Life Map
Mary Zientek, RN, MSN
This session will allow you to take a moment to reflect on where you are, and then focus your energy on creating the best life possible — while letting go of pathways that no longer serve you. Through a facilitated creative process, tap into your imagination and personal desires to produce a visual road map leading to the life of your dreams.
Stephanie Firenze and Ashley Adam
This introductory session combines ballet barre, core conditioning and muscle strengthening through yoga, Pilates and orthopedic exercise. With a focus on alignment and strength, you'll discover the path to better posture and movement for a better you.
Intuitive Eating: Stress Less, Savor More
Eating intuitively can free you from ever worrying about your weight again. Learn how to build trust in your body to guide your decisions when it comes to food, and say good-bye to dieting forever.
Afternoon breakout sessions.
Session 3: 2:05 to 2:50 pm.
Session 4: 3 to 3:45 pm.
Please choose one of the following for each afternoon session.
Understanding Emotions From the Inside Out
Suhair Erikat, LMFT
Knowing what makes up an emotion, as well as what thoughts and behaviors often accompany certain emotions, can help you successfully manage them. Discover the tools to help you cope with even your most difficult physiological or hormonal emotions, reduce vulnerability and move through your moods with ease.
Helping Without Hurting: Kids, Teens, Body Image and Nutrition
Amy Ornelas, RD
We can't control the dangerous body image messages fed to us by the media, but we can control what we model at home. Discover how to avoid spreading negative food and weight ideals to your kids, the benefits of family eating rituals and how to help kids make the shift to a healthier, more functional view of food and their bodies.
Detox and Defend: Using Food to Heal What Ails You
Janet Little, CN
Eat your way to living longer and stronger by nourishing and protecting your insides. Get tips for better digestion, improved immune function and a healthier metabolism.
From Mind Full to Mindful
Robert McClure, LCSW, CEAP
Science suggests practicing mindfulness can have an extraordinary effect on our physical and emotional health and quality of life. This session will address the challenges of our overly busy lives and teach basic exercises to help you slow down, stay present and still get things done.
Banish Doubt, Boost Self-Esteem
Dara Bliss Schwartz, PsyD
Nix negative self-talk and harness healthy self-esteem in this empowering, life-enriching session. Find out how to improve your self-worth, determine boundaries and set goals while staying true to your authentic self.
Alzheimer's: Is It Time to Worry?
Mary Ball and Dr. Michael Plopper
Women account for almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease, and 65 percent of caregivers for people with Alzheimer's. Learn about the risk factors and warning signs for Alzheimer's, as well as how to care for loved ones living with the disease.
The Truth About Financial Preparedness
Statistically, women will become the financial head of household in increasing numbers as we move through life, but unlike other milestone events, this is not always something we prepare for. Learn how to start the conversation, move past the fear of the unknown and gain an understanding of what questions to ask to assess your current situation, make a plan and confidently own your financial future.
Put Your Pain in the Back Seat
The National Institutes of Health estimates more than 25 million Americans suffer from daily pain. Learn about the wide variety of treatment options available to help manage pain, prevent recurrence and get you back on track.
Managing Menopause: What You Need to Know
The journey through perimenopause and menopause can be a confusing one. From declining libido and hot flashes to the latest on hormone replacement therapy, get the answers you need to successfully manage one of life's biggest transitions.
Lisa Kincaid, RVT
Spider veins, varicose veins, arteries, lymphatics and more. This session will cover the myths and truths of veins and circulation, the importance of compression, the difference between a medical and cosmetic problem and treatments for various vein conditions.
Sleep Well to Be Well
Sleep is vitally important to our well-being, and a lack of it can significantly affect our health. This session will review normal sleep patterns; discuss some of the common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia and restless legs syndrome; and provide potential management solutions for a good night's rest.
Prepare for the Unexpected: Self-Defense Tips Every Woman Should Know*
Protect yourself with confidence should you ever need to fend off an attacker. You'll leave armed with the basic self-defense techniques and awareness concepts to put the power in the palm of your hands.
Dance It Out®*
Billy Blanks Jr. with Criseida Werdenberg and Master Trainer Michele Jones
Dance It Out (DIO) is a total body, high-energy, cardio dance workout that infuses more than 20 dance styles, including hip-hop, Bollywood, line dancing, ballroom, disco, '80s, Broadway, African, Russian, Irish and hula.
Don't Let Osteoarthritis Wear You Down
Dr. Oke Anakwenze and Joe Weiss, PT, MSPT, OCS
Osteoarthritis (OA) — the most common form of arthritis — occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. Learn tips for preventing and managing OA, and an exercise routine designed specifically for those suffering from shoulder, knee and back discomfort.
Speakers, topics and programs are subject to change.