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



(Rochester, NY) September 15, 2011 –

WXXI's Speaking of Women's Health Conference will bring together more than 900 women for a one-day health event on Friday, September 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Now in its ninth year, the conference features 18 breakout sessions on a variety of health topics and women's issues – presented by physicians from the University of Rochester Medical Center and other local experts. There are also two keynote speaker presentations, free health screenings and flu shots, complimentary beauty treatments, and more than 40 vendors present.

13WHAM's Norma Holland emcees the morning program and introduces keynote speaker Jan McInnis, an author and entertainer – she proves that laughter is the best medicine with her presentation – "Finding Your Funny". 13WHAM's Ginny Ryan hosts the lunch program, where the Pinny Cooke Community Service Award and the Pat Andrus Community Investment will be presented. Classical 91.5's Julia Figueras emcees the afternoon program and introduces keynote speaker Linda Henley-Smith, who uses humor to present a unique look into the power of positivity and humor in all aspects of life and growth. For more details visit:

Fast Facts

What: WXXI’s Speaking of Women’s Health Conference, a one-day health conference designed to educate women on a variety of health topics. More than 900 women will attend.

When: Friday, September 16, 2011. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Program begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.    

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

Photo Opps: Registration (7 a.m.), Morning keynote (8 a.m.), Lunch program (12 p.m.)
Afternoon keynote (2:35 p.m.) Agenda attached.

Sponsors: Local sponsors: University of Rochester Medical Center, Bank of Castile, Paychex. Local media sponsors: 13WHAM and the CW16. National sponsors: Novartis and Clever Crazes for Kids.

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



7 a.m. Registration begins. Exhibits and health screenings open. Continental breakfast is served.

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Morning Keynote Jan McInnis – Finding the Funny

9:30 a.m. Power Break (Get your free flu shot in the Empire Lounge. Be sure to bring your insurance card.)

9:50 a.m. Breakout Sessions.  Choose from one of the following sessions:
 • Maintaining Bladder Health
• The Rhythm of a Women’s Heart – More Evidence for Mars and Venus
• Understanding the Role of Gender in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Chronic Pain
• The Secret!!  Keys to Maintaining a Healthy GI Tract
• Non-Surgical Solutions for Vein Treatments
• High Heels, Flip Flops & Other Foot Foes

10:30 a.m. Power Break (Free flu shots I Empire Lounge I Bring insurance card)

10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions. Choose from one of the following sessions:
• Surgery of the Breast
• Office Based Non-Surgical Treatment for Varicose Veins
• Grand Parenting : Changing Diapers in a Changing World
• Get On Track for a Healthy Back – An Interactive Demo
• Women Projecting Confidence

11:30 a.m. Luncheon with a special awards presentation

1:15 p.m. Power Break (Free flu shots I Empire Lounge I Bring insurance card)

1:35 p.m. Breakout Sessions. Choose from one of the following sessions:
•  Piece the Puzzle Together -  Understanding Fibromyalgia
•  Tempered Enthusiasm:  Re-evaluating Vitamin D through the Lens of History
•  Manifesting Your Dreams through Meditation
      •  Hoop Your Way to Health and Happiness
•  Dealing with Difficult People
•  Protecting Your Identity and Your Assets
•  A Workplace to Love – Why Good Design Matters

2:15 p.m. Power Break (Free flu shots I Empire Lounge I Bring insurance card)

2:35 p.m. – 4 p.m. Afternoon Keynote Linda Henley-Smith – How to Live Like a DIVA


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