2018 Women's Conference

Celebrating a Joyful Event!

More than 300 women gathered to experience the Virtua Women’s Conference on October 27, 2018.

 

The day was filled with inspiration, information and indulgences to empower women to prioritize their health.

 

An energizing keynote on finding joy was the perfect ending to the day.

Amanda Gore

AMANDA GORE MOTIVATIONAL KEYNOTE

How to Find Your Joy

“Laugh and learn how to find your joy - and stay there! I will show you new ways to deal with the fears that drive our behaviors; how to make others feel good and how to feel great about yourself.”

- Amanda

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SESSION TOPICS:


Put Your Best Face Forward

Looking youthful has nothing to do with age and everything to do with smart skin care and a simple makeup routine. Learn how to care for your changing skin and discover how to use makeup to frame and highlight your finest features at every age.


Presented by:

Lauren Ochs,
AVP Virtua Women & Children Service Line

Kate Porrazza,
Esthetician, Vir tú Spa

Ashley Welden,
Makeup Artist, Rizzieri Aveda School for Cosmetology 

 

 

 

Fit, Fabulous and Ready for a Fashion Fix

Get fashion advice for every age and shape to help you stay on trend and on budget. Learn tricks to stretch your wardrobe and simplify your morning routine. Enjoy a fashion show that celebrates inspiring women who have transformed themselves inside and out by choosing a healthier lifestyle.


Presented by:

Patty Lubrano,
AVP Virtua Surgical Service Line

Tia Sutton,
Fashion Stylist, Banana Republic & Old Navy

 

 

 

The Virtua Chopped Challenge

How often do you drive home wondering – WHAT’S FOR DINNER? – knowing there will be hungry mouths asking the same question? Inspired by the Food Network’s Chopped, we’re giving two Virtua dietitians four mystery ingredients. Who will win the challenge of making a delicious dinner in 25 minutes? Cheer them on while learning how to make simple ingredients simply delicious.


Presented by:

April Schetler, MS, RD, FAND,
Director of Virtua Nutrition

Jeanne Hendricks, RDN,
Clinical Manager, Virtua Weight Loss and Wellness Center

Kelsey DiVirgilio, RD,
Registered Dietitian, Virtua Food Pantry

 

 

  

Dethroning Your Inner Critic

When we separate ourselves from our inner critic, we can redefine what’s possible. Learn how to end the cycle of self-defeating thoughts and beliefs, and identify unsaid expectations that can lead to anxiety or even depression. Learn empowering techniques that could transform your life starting today. 
 
Presented by:

Joanna Kleinman, LCSW,
Psychotherapist and Life Coach

 

 

  

Mindful Movement for Back Health Workshop

Do you carry a heavy purse, sit at a desk all day, or gather all of the grocery bags at once to avoid multiple trips? Many of us unknowingly put our back health at risk. Join this 30-minute workshop about purposeful movements to protect your spine, plus stretches to reduce pain and prevent injury.
 
Presented by:

Virtua Physical Therapy and Virtua Fitness Centers

 

 

EXPERIENCE STATIONS:

Breast Health: Catch Cancer Before It Hits Home

Step up to bat with the Virtua Breast Care team. Test your knowledge about saving “second base” for a chance to win a Victoria Secret gift card.


Genetics & Cancer Screenings: Family Tree Challenge 

How do genetics affect your health? Find out if you’re a candidate for genetic testing or free cancer screenings. Connect with Virtua on social media to enter to win a beautiful family tree frame.


GYN Health: Spin to Win 

Test your smarts about your downstairs parts! Get expert advice about changes in pelvic health and how to prevent and treat common conditions.


Heart Health at the Duck Pond  

Play Duck, Duck, Heart! to win fun prizes while testing your heart health knowledge. Meet cardiologists Dr. Maria Duca and Dr. Talya Spivack. Join our WomenHeart cardiac survivor group.


HDR: Shine a Light on Skin Cancer Therapy

Take a deeper look at your skin and learn about cancer warning signs with Dr. David Wilson, radiation oncologist.


Menopause Support: Cool that Hot Flash

Play menopause fact or fiction, and cool off with a handy cellphone fan. Learn how Exuberan can help.  Join our supportive Power through Menopause group.


Weight Loss & Nutrition: Test Your Culinary Creativity

Choose everyday items to create a healthy, balanced, easy-to-prepare meal. Sign up for healthy cooking classes, nutrition coaching or learn about weight management programs.


Women’s Primary Care: Age is Just a Number 

No matter what your age, you’re in good company. Play our celebrity-themed challenge to see if you’re up to date on your health screenings.


Virtua Foundation: New Cancer Center & Boutique 

We’re excited to introduce the new Virtua Samson Cancer Center in Moorestown with comprehensive cancer care and free hair services for patients undergoing cancer treatment.


Rizzieri Salon & Spa: Beauty Break 

Get a little glam with lip, cheek, eyebrow and hair styling tips from the experts.


Whole Foods Market: Be Inspired! 

Enjoy a sample of Inspire Pure Botanical Soaps, locally made and handcrafted with wholesome ingredients and pure essential oils available exclusively in the Whole Body department.


Women’s Navigation

Make your appointment onsite or we can call you when it’s convenient.

Thank you to our sponsor:

Whole Foods