Women's Health & Wellness Conference set for Oct. 12

by Vicky Cerino, UNMC public relations | September 13, 2018

Image with caption: Marcia Adler, Ph.D., instructor at the UNO School of Health and Kinesiology, will be the breakfast keynote speaker at the event.

Marcia Adler, Ph.D., instructor at the UNO School of Health and Kinesiology, will be the breakfast keynote speaker at the event.

The 21st annual Omaha Women's Health and Wellness Conference will be held Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway.

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The theme of the conference is "All About You -- Shaping Your Wellness Perspective," and the conference will feature three main sessions and six health education sessions. The conference offers new health insights, encouraging and empowering messages, health screenings, exhibits and fellowship.

The conference, which is hosted by the Olson Center for Women's Health, UNMC, Nebraska Medicine, University of Nebraska at Omaha and WELLCOM, will kick off with a continental breakfast and morning health fair with more than 40 vendors offering health screenings, education, demonstrations, massage, consultation, and products available for purchase.

Registration deadline is Oct. 5. The cost is $59, which includes lectures, exhibits, breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments and door prizes. Continuing nursing education credit is available at an additional $30.

Low-cost screenings including lipid and glucose profile and complete blood count, will be available for $17, and a thyroid-stimulating hormone test will be available for $7. Flu shots will be offered for $20.

Breakfast keynote speaker will be Marcia Adler, Ph.D., instructor at the UNO School of Health and Kinesiology. Her talk titled, "How to Design a Peak Performance Body Using the Eight Dimensions of Wellness," will provide insight and strategies for dealing with life's challenges and achieving personal goals, using a life balance approach.

General session speaker will be Sheila Ryan, Ph.D., professor and director of international programs at the UNMC College of Nursing. In her talk "Cultural Humility . . . What It Is and Isn't," she will share insight into her world travels and how to make the most of humility and curiosity.

The closing session speaker, Angie Jorgensen, will share her story of hope following experiences as a heart attack, stroke and tumor survivor in a talk titled, "From Flatlining to Silver Lining."

Platinum financial sponsors of the conference are Essentials Natural Family Health and Heartland Center for Reproductive Health.

Register for the conference online here. For more information, contact the Olson Center for Women's Health at 402-559-6345.

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