Women of Wellness Conference addresses Heart Disease and Risk Factors for Women
All women are invited to attend the Women of Wellness or WOW Conference on Saturday March 24, 2012 from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Iowa Valley Continuing Education in Marshalltown. The Women of Wellness Conference is for women of all ages with the goal of empowering women by increasing their health knowledge as they hear from experts in a wide variety of areas with a focus on cardiovascular health for women.
Keynote presenter Dr. Choke, who is an Interventional Cardiologist with the Iowa Heart Center, will speak about Heart Health for Women. According to data in the American Heart Association’s “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update 2012,”published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association cardiovascular diseases accounted for one in every three deaths in the United States in 2008 and more than 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular diseases every day ― an average of one death every 39 seconds. The WOW conference will provide information for you about heart disease and risk factors such as diabetes, nutrition, and exercise.
Check-in for the WOW Conference is from 7:00-7:30 AM. The WOW Conference will start at 7:30 AM with free health screenings that include, blood pressure, pulse, weight, body fat analysis, and peripheral vascular screening. You will also have the opportunity to experience morning motion sessions. The morning motion sessions will give you the opportunity to try exercise classes in a warm and friendly environment. During these 20 minute sessions you can try Latin Rhythm, Strength and Toning and Yoga sessions. Wear your sweat suit, shorts, t-shirts, and tennis shoes so you can have fun while you experience the morning motion sessions.
A light and healthy breakfast will be offered followed by the key note presentation and then your choice from two break-out sessions. Titles for the breakout sessions are Love Your Legs, Stress Incontinence in Women, YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, Your Skin and What it is Telling You, Get Your Plate in Shape, and Female Cancers.
The breakout sessions will be followed by lunch and “Ask the Experts” panel discussion. You will be able to anonymously submit questions to the panel or ask your questions in person. Think of those questions you forgot to ask the doctor last time you saw them or questions about heart diseases, a change in your skin, healthy eating, menopause, memory changes, and any health related topic. The panel of Dr. Kathleen Grauerholz, Maggie Duffy, Tricia Thompson, and Dr. Laura Lasack will answer your questions during lunch. The WOW conference will conclude at 1:30 PM.
Nurses and other health care practitioners can receive 0.42CEUs for attending the conference and should enroll in course HEP 2001-015. The general public can enroll in course HEW 2011-014. You can enroll now by calling Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 752-4645 or 1-800-284-4823. The Women of Wellness Conference is sponsored by the MMSC Foundation, McFarland Clinic, The Community Y, and Iowa Valley Continuing Education.