For Immediate Release                                                                                   
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253



Rochester, New York (September 16, 2009) – WXXI’s sold-out Speaking of Women’s Health event will host 1,100 women in a one-day health conference on Thursday, September 17 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Guests will attend selected breakout sessions on a variety of topics presented by physicians and experts from the University of Rochester Medical Center. Topics include heart health, sleep, stress management, nutrition, osteoarthritis, skin care, exercise, and many more.

The morning keynote speaker is Lisa Sanders, MD, who is the medical advisor for the hit FOX-TV series House, and writes a monthly column for the New York Times called Diagnosis. During the lunch program, which begins at 11:30 a.m., WXXI will present the Pinny Cooke Community Service Award and the Pat Andrus Community Investment. The afternoon keynote speaker is Louisa Ong-Lee, an expert on Feng Shui, who trained for many years under Singapore’s Master Chong Swan Lek.

Fast Facts
What: WXXI’s Speaking of Women’s Health Conference

When: Thursday, September 17, 2009. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Program begins at 8:00 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., program concludes at 4 p.m.    

Where: Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614    

Who: 1,100 women will convene for a one-day health conference.

Guests: Mayor Bob Duffy will welcome the women at 8 a.m., Dr. Lisa Sanders is the keynote speaker at 8:15 a.m., Pinny Cooke Community Service Award winner and Pat Andrus Community Investment winner will be announced at 12 noon, Feng Shui Master Louisa Ong-Lee is keynote speaker at 3 p.m.

Sponsors: University of Rochester Medical Center, Senator Joseph Robach through a New York State grant, Bank of Castile, Paychex and 13WHAM.

Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI Station Publicist, 585-258-0253 or 585-259-5884


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