Health & Wellness Pavilion

Health & Wellness Pavilion

Located in Halls C & D, Open All Day

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is committed to your health and wellbeing. Join us for these exciting health topics and speakers featured in the health & wellness classroom!

2017 Health & Wellness Classroom Schedule


8:00 – 8:15 am: Fitness Through the Years

Speaker: Namita Ahuja, MD, senior medical director, Medicare and geriatric programs, UPMC Health Plan
Staying fit isn’t a sprint – it’s a life-long marathon. Unlike a grueling training grind, getting and staying t as we age can be enjoyable with life-long health benefits including chronic disease prevention. Since 75 percent of your overall health is due to your behaviors along with environment (healthcare and genetics are less than 25 percent), the power is in you to better manage your health. Discover your power with Dr. Namita Ahuja, M.D., a nationally-recognized expert on geriatric medicine and healthy aging from UPMC Health Plan, for a fun and engaging discussion on practical ways that women can enjoy fitness through the years.

8:15 am: Q&A with Namita Ahuja

11:00 – 11:20 am AND 4:15 – 4:35 pm: Work, Women and Caregiving

Speaker: Estella Hyde, chair, Pennsylvania Council on Aging & spokesperson, CARE Act, AARP
As working women, we play many roles in our own lives and the lives of others. Perhaps none is more challenging or rewarding than the role of “family caregiver.” More than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians currently care for loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. This session will cover the roles and responsibilities of caregiving, how to begin caregiving conversations with loved ones, necessary documents for end of life decisions and how Pennsylvania’s new CARE Act is making life easier for caregivers.

11:20 am AND 4:35 pm: Q&A with Estella Hyde

12:35 – 12:50 pm: Creating More Energy in Your Life

Speaker: Angela Steel, VP, clinical operations, infectious diseases, GlaxoSmithKline
As women, we are pulled in so many different directions and often end up feeling depleted both personally and professionally. How can we increase our energy levels to not only survive, but thrive in our complex, overwhelming lives? In this session, we will explore how we can leverage managing our time, following our curiosity and recognizing the activities that inspire and energize us. Participants will also be provided with strategies to align your strengths at work for maximum energy that will hopefully fuel you in all aspects of your life.

12:50 pm: Q&A with Angela Steel

2:45 – 3:15 pm AND 3:30 – 4:00 pm: 30 Minute Meal Cooking Demonstration

Speaker/ Chef: Fabio Viviani, chef, culinary personality & Top Chef contestant
Feeling like dining out is the only easy option? Dinner doesn’t have to be daunting. In half an hour or less, you can cook up an Italian meal at home like a professional chef. Join Culinary personality and Top Chef “fan favorite” Fabio Viviani as he demonstrates a meal and provides the accessible, time-saving meal prep tips you need to prepare delicious and better meals at home.
* Don’t miss an opportunity to have a bottle of wine signed by Fabio. Purchase your Fabio Vivani wine from the Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at booth #148.

3:15 pm AND 4:00 pm: Q&A with Fabio Viviani

Stop by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Booth for…


  • Meet & Greet opportunities with members of the Bristol-Myers Squibb talent acquisition team & BMS Network of Women at 10:30 am, 11:30 am & 3:00 pm.
  • Professional headshots and opportunities to build your professional brand
  • Smoothie Bar & Lounge—mix, mingle and recharge in our lounge complete with USB charging ports


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