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Female Health Pros Set To Charge Up, Get Ideas

Doctors, nurses and other female health professionals are invited to come together Sept. 8 for a 'shot in the arm,' i.e., inspirational and how-to talks about work, life, etc. By Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

The following information was submitted by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

Collaboration, inspiration, education and networking define the essence of the Second Annual Women’s Health and Wellness Symposium: Mind, Body and Soul, a very special one-day experience being held at the Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook Terrace on Saturday, Sept. 8.

As a follow-up to the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural event sponsored by Lutheran General Hospital, this year’s one-of-a-kind symposium includes physicians and associates from the entire Advocate Health Care system coming together to participate as speakers, project coordinators, advisors and consultants as well as attendees. 

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Susan B. Noyes, Founder and President of Make It Better magazine has graciously agreed to be this year’s keynote speaker.  Susan’s journey as devoted wife and mother, acclaimed writer and successful entrepreneur is one of unparalleled vision, passion and grace.  Susan embodies all the qualities of a true leader and her story of perseverance and strength will undoubtedly resonate with women of all ages and from all walks of life.

As Lisa Laurent, M.D., co-director of the symposium, explains, “Last year our program was an opportunity for local professionals to pause, reach out and reflect as they learned about nourishing their mind, body and soul.  As Founder of the Women’s Physician Group at Lutheran General Hospital and Chair of its Steering Committee, I’d like to acknowledge the amazing support of Advocate’s Executive Leadership. This year we’re pleased to be able to offer our audience a wide range of interesting topics from menopause, cancer and survivorship, heart health and pelvic disease to inspirational reflections and encouragement, the joy of laughter and youth mentorship.”

Carol Rizzie, MBA, Director at Lutheran General Hospital and co-director of the symposium, plays an integral role in coordinating the entire project.  She adds, “We are also deeply appreciative of the support and guidance from our Executive Sponsor, Rev. Kathie Bender Schwich, Senior Vice President of Mission and Spiritual Care for Advocate Health Care.   Each member of the Strategic Planning Group and Project Management Team has pledged to make this year’s symposium one to remember.”

Renee Horton, Director of Imaging Services, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology and the Non-Invasive Vascular Lab at Lutheran General Hospital, is the third co-director of the symposium. In her words, “I’m all about team and showcasing a person’s special talents.  This year, I’m privileged and honored to work once again with the Lutheran General associates from last year’s Project Management Team, as well as new members from around the entire Advocate system."

Lectures and presentation topics include:

  • Work Life Balance
  • Personal Journey: An Inspirational True Story
  • Women’s Cancers and Survivorship
  • Women’s Heart Health
  • Women of Different Cultures
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Power of Humor in the Workplace
  • Pelvic Health
  • Skin Health and Facial Aesthetics
  • Menopause/ Hormone Replacement Therapy

All female healthcare providers are invited to attend.  To register visit: http://www.advocatehealth.com/health-symposium or call 800.323.8622.

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