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Women's Conference 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Tickets are limited. REGISTER TODAY!
8 AM to 2:30 PM | Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

Join us for an invigorating day for the mind, body and soul. Enjoy expert-led health discussions, more than a dozen wellness experiences, and indulgent spa and beauty services.

Thank you to our event sponsor:

Whole Foods

Schedule (8 am to 2:30 pm)

You’ll be treated to a healthy breakfast, gourmet coffee bar, sit-down lunch and lovely gifts. 

Health Sessions

Pain Relief without Prescriptions  

Holistic therapies can offer much needed relief for both chronic and occasional pain. Whether you suffer with arthritis, back pain or headaches, there are proven techniques that can reduce pain and improve overall function without the side effects of harsh medications. Learn how pain management techniques, acupressure or acupuncture can help you.

Featuring Pain Management Specialist Benjamin Duckles, MD, and Acupuncturist Heather Shultz, LAc, MAc 

Outsmart Emotional Eating 

Do you scavenge for chocolate when you’re stressed or seek solace in a bag of chips when you’re feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone, but stress eating leaves most of us feeling guilty and defeated. How do we identify the emotional triggers and curb the cravings? Our experts offer strategies for creating a healthy connection with food. 

Featuring Clinical Psychologist Michelle Hunt, PsyD, LCADC, and
Registered Dietitian April Schetler, MS, RD, FAND

Care for Aging Parents without Losing your Cool 

Determining the best care option for an aging family member is complex to say the least. Many of us feel unprepared to handle the physical, emotional and financial challenges. We’ll discuss how to maintain the safety and dignity of aging loved ones, navigate difficult conversations, and identify resources to support the entire family.   

Featuring Certified Care Manager Nancy Carman, NA, CMC, and
Occupational Therapist Deborah Rider, OTD

Ask the Gyno, not Google

Most of us search the internet for advice rather than ask a doctor, especially about awkward issues. We’re ditching the embarrassment and discussing the most frequently Googled gynecologic concerns. Our experts offer advice on preventing and treating vaginal dryness, pelvic pain, organ prolapse, incontinence, and painful sex. 

Featuring Female Pelvic Medicine Specialist Sage Claydon, MD, and
Gynecologist Rachel Kramer, MD

Wellness Experience Stations

  • Heart health 
  • Menopause 
  • Skincare for midlife
  • Holistic alternatives
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment  
  • Breast health
  • Female Pelvic Medicine 
  • Digestive health 
  • Weight management
  • Joint pain management 
  • Hair loss treatments 
  • Massage and aromatherapy 
  • Yoga for everybody 
  • And much more

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Motivational Keynote

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How to Accomplish More by Doing Less

Expand the amount of time you have to get things done — and enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to create. Sound too good to be true? Christine Carter, PhD, will explain this sweet paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more. Using surprising science on productivity and anecdotal evidence, Dr. Carter will offer a practical game plan for alleviating stress by working with our brain’s hardwiring to increase happiness, balance, and ultimately, success. She’ll discuss:

  • What happens to our brain when we tip into overwhelm
  • Why some digital habits make us less productive 
  • Strategies to harness the power of your unconscious mind

Christine Carter, PhD, is a sociologist, happiness expert at UC Berkeley and author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work.
Learn more about Dr. Carter

Event Location

Saturday, October 28
8 AM to 2:30 PM

Crowne Plaza

2349 West Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ

Parking is free.


Tickets are $45.

Light breakfast and sit-down lunch are included.
Space is limited.

Register online
or call 1-888-Virtua-3

Women's Conference - Virtua

A Special Day for Women

Virtua celebrates the 2016 Women's Conference in Cherry Hill, NJ. The day-long event includes expert-led health discussions and wellness experiences for women.

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