Women's Health & Wellness Conference set for Oct. 25

by Vicky Cerino, UNMC public relations | August 16, 2019

Image with caption: Athena Ramos, Ph.D., will be the breakfast keynote speaker at the event.

Athena Ramos, Ph.D., will be the breakfast keynote speaker at the event.

Save the date for the 22nd Omaha Women's Health & Wellness Conference, which will be held Friday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway.

The theme of the conference is "Protecting Yourself: The Path to Improved Health." It will feature three main sessions and six health education sessions. The conference offers new health insights, encouraging and empowering messages, health screenings.

The conference is hosted by the Olson Center for Women's Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine, University of Nebraska at Omaha and WELLCOM. It will kick off with a continental breakfast and morning health fair with more than 50 vendors and will include health screenings, education, demonstrations, massage, and consultation.

Breakfast keynote speaker will be Athena Ramos, Ph.D., assistant professor in health promotion, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, UNMC College of Public Health. Her talk titled, "Changing the Game on the Social Determinants of Health: A Road Map to Well-Being," will share opportunities to change individual and community health outcomes.

General session speaker will be Michael Summers, M.D., UNMC assistant professor of medicine and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Nebraska Medicine. His talk, "Women and Sleep Disorders," will discuss some common sleep disorders that impact women and strategies to improve sleep quality and quantity, as well as a discussion of obstructive sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.

Registration will open soon. If you would like to conference brochure, please contact the Olson Center for Women's Health at 402-559-6345.

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

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