Healthcare heroes from the community and health/wellness fields have been carefully chosen for the purpose of giving you plenty to learn and practice. We are covering all topics that keep women up at night, from protecting our children and caring for aging parents to those darn night sweats!
9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The Age of Change (Menopause) – 9:00 a.m.
Any warrior of womanhood knows that managing menopause takes true super powers. We’re here to offer some helpful hints on how to best navigate the hormonal metamorphosis all women must face. We’ll have experts on hand to talk honestly about how to fight back against hot flashes, hormones, bladder control, mood swings, low sex drive, insomnia, brain fog and more. Together, we can learn to tackle this change in true superwoman fashion.
Fitness Frenzy (Interactive Workshop) – 9:00 a.m.
Even superheroes need exercise to power up and push themselves to be the best they can be. Knowing where to start can be intimidating, though, so we’re going to introduce you to the latest fitness trends first-hand. GMC’s Sports Medicine experts will work with you on everything from proper form and different exercises to preventing injury and identifying the best fitness routine for your unique needs. It’s time for you to showoff that superhero strength.
Biggest SuperMom Fears Debunked – 9:00 a.m.
Every mother’s top priority is to ensure the wellbeing of her children. That’s why at any given time, she has a million different health-related questions, concerns and fears swirling around in her head. Does he have ADHD or is he just being an active boy? Should I be worried about the growth chart? What is sensory processing disorder? When should I consider consulting a therapist? What if…? Is this okay? Is this normal or common? Popular Pediatrician and mom, Suzanne Molock, MD, answers all of your burning questions.
Kick Butt Self Defense (Interactive Workshop) – 10:30 a.m.
Every superwoman knows the basics – stay alert, confident and aware of your surroundings – but there are lots of other important tips to know when it comes to personal safety. GMC’s Public Safety heroes will offer an introductory class to help you learn all the basics of self-defense. With these defensive skills, you’ll always be prepared—just like Wonder Woman.
Life-Saving Tips From Head to Toe – 10:30 a.m.
While trauma and concussion are two words you never want to hear, they’re both important health topics that we can’t afford to ignore. After all, traumatic injuries, like those sustained in a car accident, are surprisingly common. For instance, did you know that traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death in 1- to 44-year-olds? Or that 1.6 to 3.8 million people will sustain a concussion this year? By learning directly from GMC’s top experts about these two health concerns, and what to do in the event of a serious situation, you’ll have the knowledge and know-how to potentially save a life.
Opioids in Overdrive: A Mother’s True Story- 10:30 a.m.
Over the last several years, opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions. As a national health crisis impacting thousands of individuals and families each year, it’s essential to learn more about this significant health topic. At this talk, you will hear the personal story of Lisa Manning, as well as receive expert insight from Susan Barge, in order to increase your understanding of this serious addiction and the collateral issues surrounding it.
Nutrition Know How – 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
With daily meals, family gatherings and delicious smells, it’s no wonder the kitchen is often times the focal point of the household. But when a health condition, like diabetes, heart disease or celiac disease strikes how should you adjust your shopping, cooking and eating routines to meet these new health needs? Enjoy live, healthy cooking demonstrations, while learning important tips on how to read labels, foods to enjoy and those to avoid, daily intake recommendations, and so much more. With these new super skills, you and your family can enjoy health-filled culinary delights.