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!

Health & Wellness Classroom

8:00 am – 8:20 am | Energy & Mindfulness

Whether through additional sleep, exercise, caffeine, we all have our tricks to keep our energy level up during the day. But sometimes our usual tricks aren’t enough, especially to sustain energy in difficult times. Or as a leader, the energy level of our team members doesn’t match our own and we need some tricks to create a positive energy so that our goals can be accomplished. Join this session to learn how to assess your own energy level, the energy of others and how to manage that energy to match the demands of your day. This will include some tips to manage your energy in high stress situations as well as how mindfulness and meditation can help you assess and affect your energy.
SPEAKER: Elizabeth Davenport, scientific leader, cell process development, cell and gene therapy, GSK

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

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm | How to Improve Your Health Literacy

Have you ever left a doctor’s appointment feeling more confused than when you walked in? Have you read contradictory health information online that baffled you? These are common occurrences that inhibit our ability to make informed decisions about our health—and, for those of us who are caregivers, our ability to help others manage their health conditions. With “health literacy” a stronger predictor of health than any other demographic variable, this session will explain what it is and offer simple tips to help you advocate for yourself and others. You will leave knowing how to become a more engaged and empowered partner in making decisions with your doctor.
SPEAKER: Laurie Myers, global health literacy director, Merck & Co., Inc.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | How to Break Up with Your Phone

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this session is for you. Award-winning journalist Catherine Price will present her practical tips for making customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life and feel good about your phone again.
SPEAKER: Catherine Price, author, How to Break Up with Your Phone 

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Women and the Battle against Opioids

Pennsylvania’s drug overdose rate is more than twice the national average and Governor Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration to address the problem in January 2018. Join Beth Dolinar, Emmy-award winning documentary producer and writer at WQED Multimedia, Pittsburgh; and Penn Emergency medicine physician/researcher Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone to hear how the opioid crisis is affecting women, the resources available, and how we can reduce the stigma that prevents those affected from seeking treatment.
SPEAKERS:
Beth Dolinar, Emmy-award winning documentary producer and writer, WQED Multimedia, Pittsburgh
Jeanmarie Perrone, director, Division of Medical Toxicology, and professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine

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