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Mount St. Mary's plans health care conference

by jmaloni
Sat, Oct 23rd 2010 04:00 pm
"A Conference on Healthcare for Women" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Conference Center of Niagara Falls.

This daylong conference will feature entertaining speakers, a luncheon, the videotaping of a live cooking show, informational displays and a wide array of health information. Registration is just $15 for the entire conference. Advance registration is encouraged.

The day will open at 8 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast.  At 9 a.m. the conference will begin with remarks by Mount St. Mary's President and CEO Judith Maness; special guest Patricia Stewart, a member of the board of directors of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Western New York; and Mount St. Mary's chief of radiology, Dr. Peter Ferin. 

Mount St. Mary's is completing work on investing more than $1 million to create a Breast Care Center at the hospital, thanks to the leadership of the Mount St. Mary's Foundation, which raised the funds for the initiative.

The keynote speaker will follow the remarks. Lora Allen will provide a message to encourage individuals to take steps for a more meaningful life in a humorous way.

At 10:15 a.m., there will be a series of informational displays including:

  • "Fitness Fun-damentals"/BMI, by the Mount St. Mary's physical therapy department;
  • Flower arrangements by Woodykins Creations;
  • Blood pressure screening, by Mount St. Mary's cardiology department;
  • Makeup by Mary Kay Cosmetics;
  • Child safety seats, by the City of Niagara Falls Police Department;
  • Cooking school, courtesy of Tops Markets;
  • Bra fitting by Esteem Bra Fitting/Kathy Qualiana; and
  • Massage therapy chair, courtesy of Niagara Hospice.

At 11 a.m., there will be information sessions and demonstrations including:

Session A) Osteoporosis with Dr. Jennifer Adamson;

Session B) Breast Care Center with Dr. Peter Ferin (chief radiologist) and Jeanine Ferguson (manager, diagnostic imaging);

Session C) Diabetes with Dr. Nadeem Aslam, endocrinologist; Dr. Jude Violante, podiatrist; and Debra Hoffman, certified diabetes educator;

Session D) Infectious disease with Dr. Thomas Cumbo, Mount St. Mary's medical director of infection control;

Session E) Cardiac health and cardiac care with Dr. Benjamin Rueda;

Session F) Spiritual health with the Rev. Lora Allen;

Session G) Women's health and pain management with Destin Radder, L.Ac and Andrea Rosati, NP; and

Session H) Stress reduction with Christella Gress, Ph.D., Niagara Hospice.

A cooking demonstration and videotaping of a "Lori & Friends" television show will take place during the luncheon at noon by Lori Caso and chef Eli Hoffman of The Conference Center, along with Breast Care and Early Detection Information provided by the Komen Foundation of WNY.

At 1:15 p.m., the information sessions and informational displays will be repeated.

The conference will adjourn at 2:30 p.m.

The entire program is sponsored by Women's Medicine of Niagara. Support has been received from The Mount St. Mary's Center For Wound Health/Precision Health; Phillips Lytle LLP; Medtronic; Exigence; Buffalo Emergency Associates; Stoltenberg Consulting Inc.; Independent Health; the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation; Tops Markets; Health System Services; BlueCross BlueShield of WNY; Weight Watchers; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Novo Nordisk; Abbott Labs; Medtronic; the Niagara Falls Police Department; Girl Scouts of WNY; and the Niagara University Department of Nursing and the Niagara University Nursing Alumni Council.

Throughout the day, non-profit agencies from the Niagara community will have displays along with numerous clinical departments of Mount St. Mary's Hospital.

Registration is $15 and includes all conference activities.

For reservations or information, call 298-2697 or 298-2146.  Reservations are limited.

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