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Virtua's Ninth Annual Women's Health Symposium

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Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM (EDT)

Virtua's Ninth Annual Women's Health Symposium

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Virtua’s Ninth Annual Women’s Health Symposium


Saturday, November 2, 2013
7:30 am to 4 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

Live Healthy Ever After

Find out what Goldie Hawn and John Gray know that you don’t know at Virtua’s 9th Annual Women’s Health Symposium. This year’s keynote speakers share their secrets on how to live a joyful life and have happy, healthy relationships.

Join us on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Seating is limited. General admission is $60 and includes breakfast and lunch. A limited number of VIP tickets ($175) are available and includes a photo opportunity with Goldie Hawn. For more information, call 1-877-VWOMAN-7 (1-877-896-6626).

Bonus features:

  • Breakout sessions on the Power of Reinvention
  • Demonstrations on how to revitalize your body, mind and spirit
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Giveaways
  • Health screenings and assessments
  • Exhibits
  • Boutique shopping
  • Prizes galore
  • And more

All our guests bring home this fabulous blinged out bag.

Gift Bag

Event Schedule

7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

  • Health Screenings (all day)
  • Boutique Shopping (all day)
  • Exhibits (all day)
9:00 to 10:00 am

Morning Keynote Speaker
John Gray, best-selling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (Biography below)

10:15 to 11:15 am

Breakout Sessions (descriptions below)

  • The Price of Beauty
  • Live Mindfully
  • Bust Embarrassing GYN Myths
  • Gussy up your Greens and Veggies
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions (descriptions below)

  • The Price of Beauty
  • Live Mindfully
  • Bust Embarrassing GYN Myths
  • Gussy up your Greens and Veggies
12:30 to 1:30 pm

Lunch and more boutique shopping

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Door prizes announced at 1:45 pm)

Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Goldie Hawn, Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer and entrepreneur (Biography below)

 

Keynote Presentations

 
Keynote speaker Goldie Hawn

Known as Hollywood's sweetheart, Goldie Hawn's Academy Award-winning roles and lasting impressions have gained her adoring audiences worldwide. A woman of many talents, Hawn is not only a gifted actor, but also a creative director, savvy producer, flourishing entrepreneur, respected CEO and loving parent. Managing to balance her life with such extensive responsibilities, she understands the importance of appreciating the simple joys of a hectic lifestyle. 

 

Keynote Speaker John Gray

John Gray, Ph.D. is the best-selling relationship author of all time and the most trusted voice in relationships today. He is the author of 17 books, including The New York Times #1 Best-Selling Book of the last decade, MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS. His 17 books have sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages around the world. John is a leading internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships. His unique focus is assisting men and women in understanding, respecting and appreciating their differences. John's advice can be easily used to improve relationships at home and in the workplace.

 

Breakout Sessions

 

Beke Beau
The Price of Beauty
Cosmetics and skin care essentials come in all colors, for all skin types – and at prices that range from pennies to premium. But price alone does not determine quality, and beautiful ads can oversell results that leave you wasting money. Master the skills to become a smart beauty shopper so you know how to choose quality products that are truly best for YOU.

Béke Beau began her journey in beauty as an apprentice to cosmetics mogul Laura Geller, who introduced her to a broad range of make-up techniques, including bridal, print and television. Béke has worked on many high-profile events including the weddings of actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and pop star Joey McIntyre. She has been honored to do make-up for Tipper Gore, Jordana Brewster, James Earl Jones, Nicole Miller, among others. Her work in cosmetics has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine, Brides Magazine Philadelphia, and Main Line Today and featured in national publications and blogs, including Martha Stewart Wedding and Southern Wedding.

 

Alene BrennanLive Mindfully
Work piling up? A to-do list longer than your arm’s length? Just breathe. Learn a practical and realistic approach to incorporating mindfulness techniques into your daily routine. Subtle changes to your posture and the way you breathe can help to quiet the mind, relax the body and keep you focused on the present moment. Mindfulness can even transform your relationship to food. By simply changing how you eat, you can feel more satisfied with your favorite foods (even the tastiest ones) without overindulging.

Alene Brennan is a certified health coach and yoga instructor who specializes in achieving optimal health and a fulfilled life through food therapy and mindful living. Alene has been featured in USA Today, Courier Post and Sun Newspapers. She studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York and with several influential yoga leaders nationwide. Find out what the profound effects of food and lifestyle have on your health, as well as Alene's journey of managing migraine headaches, in her blogs and columns at Alenebrennan.com and VirtuaWoman.org.

 

Anderea BeamanGussy up your Greens and Veggies
No one ever says “I want a side of limp lettuce” to go with your braised chicken or broiled salmon. But most of the time, the side salad or portion of veggies is not as tasty as the rest of your delectable dish. Find out how to add zing to your veggies and pizzazz to your salad to complement any meal, plus walk away with a few quick and easy recipes.

Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, author, and television host dedicated to alternative healing and green, sustainable living. She was a featured contestant on Bravo's hit reality TV show, "Top Chef (season 1), is a food and health expert on CBS News and teaches fun cooking classes and health seminars to a wide base of students at The Institute For Integrative Nutrition, The Natural Gourmet Institute, The James Beard House, New York Open Center, The Kripalu Center for Yoga and the 92nd St Y. She makes learning about health, food, and positive lifestyle activities, a joyful experience for everyone.

 

Dr. Stacy McCrossonBurst embarrassing GYN myths
We’ve all heard, “All you have to do is ask.” But sometimes asking your doctor about certain GYN issues can be awkward, uncomfortable or downright embarrassing. So most of us come to our own conclusions or research our issues on the internet. But is it true? Find out what’s really “going on down there” by a Virtua GYN. From suspicious bumps to an unusual odor, find out the real answers to questions you could never ask.

Dr. Stacy McCrosson is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist. Dr. McCrosson completed her medical training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, and her OB/GYN residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. McCrosson's research is published in peer-reviewed medical journals and she maintains professional society memberships in the American College of Obstetrics among many others. Dr. McCrosson has been chosen as a "Top Doc" in South Jerseyand SJ Magazine from 2006 through 2012.

 
 

For more information, visit www.virtua.org/women or call 1-877-VWOMAN-7 (1-877-896-6626).

FAQs

What are my transportation options getting to the event?

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Convention Center is easy to reach whether you're driving or catching the PATCO speed line. It's also just a few minutes from I-95, which runs north and south.

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 418-4700

Driving Directions

From From Rte 76 (Schuylkill)
Take Rte 76 to Exit 344/I-676 East. Take I- 676 East and exit at Broad Street/Rte. 611 (2nd exit). You will be on Vine Street. Follow signs for Vine Street/PA Convention Center to 12th Street (4 traffic lights). Make a right on to 12th Street. The entrances to the Convention Center are located two blocks ahead at the NE and NW corners of 12th and Arch Streets.

From From Interstate 95 North
Take I-95 North to Exit 22 Central Philadelphia / I- 676. Stay in the left lane of this exit. Follow signs for I-676 West to the 1st exit (Broad Street). This exit brings you up to 15th Street. Get into left lane and follow the sign for 611/Broad Street and make a left turn on to Vine Street. Follow signs for Vine Street/PA Convention Center. Make a right on to 12th Street. The entrances to the Convention Center are located two blocks ahead at the NE and NW corners of 12th and Arch Streets.

From Interstate 95 South
Take I-95 South to Exit 22 Central Philadelphia/I- 676. Stay in the left lane of this exit. Follow signs for 676 West to the 1st exit (Broad Street). This exit brings you up to 15th Street. Get into the left lane, follow the sign for 611/Broad Street and make a left turn on to Vine Street. Follow signs for Vine Street/PA Convention Center. Make a right on to 12th Street. The entrances to the Convention Center is located two blocks ahead at the NE and NW corners of 12th and Arch Streets.

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Follow Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 20/I-476. Take I-476 South to Exit 57/I-76 Philadelphia. Stay on I-76 East for approximately 12 miles to Exit 344/I-676 East. Take I- 676 East and exit at Broad Street/Rte. 611 (2nd exit). You will be on Vine Street. Follow signs for Vine Street/PA Convention Center to 12th Street (4 traffic lights). Make a right on to 12th Street. The entrances to the Convention Center are located two blocks ahead at the NE and NW corners of 12th and Arch Streets.

From the New Jersey Turnpike
Take NJ Turnpike to exit 4 (Philadelphia / Camden Exit). Take Rte. 73 North and follow it to Rte. 38 West. Take 38 West to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, crossing into Philadelphia. Follow local traffic and the signs for Vine Street/PA Convention Center. Go approximately 6 blocks and make a left turn onto 12th Street. The entrances to the Convention Center are located two blocks ahead at the NE and NW corners of 12th and Arch Streets.

PATCO High-Speed Train Line

PATCO provides fast, reliable transportation between Philadelphia and South Jersey. PATCO Stations are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at the following South Jersey locations:

  • Lindenwold
  • Ashland
  • Woodcrest
  • Haddonfield
  • Westmont
  • Collingswood
  • Camden

Visit PATCO's website for maps and station information.

Directions from PATCO train line to Convention Center:
Exit PATCO at 8th and Market Streets. It is a short walk from 8th and Market streets to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  PATCO customers also can walk easily through the Gallery at concourse level.  A walking guide to the Convention Center is posted at 8th and Market streets.

Call (215) 922-4600 or (856) 772-6900 for more information.

I decided to drive. Where can I park?

There are numerous parking lots and garages in close proximity to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Approximately 8,000 well-lit parking spaces are located within four blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center

For a comprehensive list of parking locations, rates and capacities, please visit http://www.paconvention.com/explore-philadelphia/directions-and-parking.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions you may have can be answered by emailing: VirtuaInfo@Virtua.org or by calling Virtua's Access Center: 1-888-VIRTUA-3.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Tickets are not transferrable.

Can I update my registration information?

If you would like to update your registration information, please email us with your name, email address and telephone number and any changes you would like to make.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring your ticket to the event, just be sure you have the names of all the attendees registreted in your party and be prepared to show identification.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are not refundable.

Have questions about Virtua's Ninth Annual Women's Health Symposium? Contact Virtua

When & Where


Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM (EDT)


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Virtua

Virtua Health LogoVirtua is a comprehensive multi-hospital healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, NJ.

Its mission is to deliver a world-class patient experience through its programs of excellence in cancer treatment, cardiology, orthopaedics, women's health, pediatrics, surgery, neuroscience and wellness.

For more information about Virtua, its services and locations, please visit www.virtua.org.

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