Health & Wellness Pavilion

Health & Wellness Pavilion

Located in Halls C & D, Open All Day

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Improving the health and well-being of members, employees and the community is the driving force behind everything Independence Blue Cross does. Spend part of your day in the IBX Heath & Wellness Pavilion and enjoy opportunities to learn, relax, recharge and connect with experts who can help you achieve your personal wellness and life integration goals.

Health & Wellness Classroom

8:00 am – 8:20 am | Genetic Testing: Is It for You?

Whether you have already tried it or are just curious to learn more about your genetic background, this session will walk you through how to use direct-to-consumer testing kits. Expert genetic counselor Dana Farengo Clark will explain what these tests can tell you (and what they don’t), how they’re being used to determine disease risk, and how to use the results to better manage your health. Attend this session to learn the ins and outs of these testing services and any potential pitfalls that can occur so you can decide if it’s right for you.

Dana Clark, senior genetic counselor, Basser Center for BRCA, University of Pennsylvania @pennmedicine

12:35 pm – 12:50 pm | Give Yourself a Performance Boost

We all want to perform and feel our best. However, our reality is that in our 24/7 environment, we’re experiencing mounting pressures both in and out of our jobs that can leave us unfocused and unmotivated. How do we meet these increasing expectations without feeling depleted? Based on a Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute® program for executive leaders and elite athletes, this session will share how to tap into our four realms of energy—spiritual, mental, emotional and physical—to create higher productivity and stronger leadership. Attendees will learn how to improve their personal health, happiness and fulfillment through lasting, positive behavior changes.

Megan Duelks, Americas lead, Employee Health Innovation Center of Excellence, Johnson & Johnson

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm | Staying FIERCE On and Off the Field

Dr. Corinna Franklin is on the frontlines in the orthopedic world – helping young female athletes get the specialty care they deserve. The creator of the FIERCE program, a sports medicine clinic designed to keep young girls and women healthy and competing at their highest level, Dr. Franklin will share the unique needs of female athletes, so you will know how far is safe to push yourself. In this informative session, attendees will learn how they should be fueling their bodies, how much you should be working out, and how to avoid injury. Attend this session to learn how to care for yourself and the athletes in your family so everyone can stay off the sidelines.

Corinna Franklin, MD, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Shriners Hospital for Children @shrinersphilly

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm | Self-Care Through Life’s Transitions: The Road to Menopause

For women who are approaching or have entered menopause, the symptoms can take us by surprise and leave us with many unanswered questions. In this session, Dr. Albright will share her clinical advice on this new stage of life and how to best take care of yourself during this period of transition. Attend this session to learn her advice for integrating these changes in your overall self-care, as well as her personal insight as to what she has learned from caring for patients during menopause.

DeCarla Albright, MD, associate professor, clinical obstetrics and gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine @pennmedicine @dalbrightmd

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm | Reframing Your Life After 50

Aging has many upsides but also comes with plenty to get discouraged about. Join this session to hear Maria Olsen, who set a goal and accomplished it by trying 50 new things in her 50th year of life, speak about how to elevate this next chapter of your life. She will share how lifestyle changes, spiritual endeavors, physical challenges/wellbeing, social activities, travel and adventure, learning/teaching, and discarding the judgment of others can help you make the most out of the years after 50.

Maria Leonard Olsen, attorney and author, 50 After 50 @50after50

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm | Mitigating Cardiovascular Disease in Women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading killer of women in the U.S. and while these statistics vary for certain demographics, all of us are susceptible to this threat. Join this session to learn why the risk of heart disease is higher for women than men, the risk factors and warning signs (and how they may be less noticeable for women) and the prevention tactics and lifestyle changes you can make so you can stay healthy.

Kiersten Combs, VP, US cardiovascular & metabolic disease, AstraZeneca US @astrazeneca

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