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“The Power of a Healthy Woman Symposium” presented at TWU Sept. 20

9/02/08


DENTON — Providing tools that incorporate wellness strategies into daily life is the focus of an upcoming symposium at Texas Woman’s University. Adult women are encouraged to attend and bring their mothers, sisters and high school age daughters (juniors and seniors) to the half-day event that shines the spotlight on women’s health.

“The Power of a Healthy Woman Symposium” will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in room 202 of the Classroom and Faculty Office Building (CFO). For a map of the Denton campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp. Registration is $10, or $15 for two participants from the same household. Space is limited and the registration deadline is Friday, Sept 12. For more information, go to www.twu.edu/lifelong and click on “Continuing Education.”
Major sponsorship for the symposium is provided by The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Healthcare. Other sponsors include the TWU Institute for Women’s Health, the TWU Leadership Institute, the North Texas Hospital, the Denton Regional Medical Foundation, the Dr Pepper Company, the Denton County Medical Society Alliance, Solis Women’s Health and AgriLIFE Extension-Denton County.


TWU alumna Deborah Kern, Ph.D., is the keynote speaker for the workshop. Formerly executive director of Lifestyle Enrichment at the prestigious Lake Austin Spa Resort, Dr. Kern is an internationally acclaimed speaker on women’s health and has served on advisory boards to the National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation and National Wellness Association. She is the author of “Everyday Wellness for Women” and co-author of “Create the Body Your Soul Desires: The Friendship Solution to Weight, Energy and Sexuality.” Dr. Kern studied nursing at Vanderbilt University, received her bachelor’s and MBA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and obtained her doctorate in health studies from TWU.


Featured speakers include: Eve Essery, Ph.D., a TWU alumna, who is currently a fellow with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Washington, D.C.; Salman Malik, M.D., a Denton cardiologist and medical director for the TWU Institute for Women’s Health; Charlotte (Barney) Sanborn, Ph.D., chair of the TWU department of kinesiology; and Janelle Walker, MBA, the market director for Premier Banking and Investments for Bank of America Global Wealth and Investment Management.


For a complete schedule of speakers and topics, download a copy of “The Power of A Healthy Woman Symposium” brochure at http://www.twu.edu/ce/Healthy-Woman.asp.


(Editor’s note: The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Healthcare is spelled correctly. For more information, visit www.exxcellence.org.)

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