2015 Program

7:30 AM

Registration Begins

8:30 AM

WHC Morning Keynotes

  • Welcome Video 
  • Vonda Wright, MD: Welcome to WHC 2015
  • Vonda Wright, MD: Keynote
  • Introduction to WHC 2015 Auction Benefactor: Project Serve 
    • Khrysta Brown: Project Serve Recipient
  • Introduction to WHC Annual Awards:
    • Body Brains Bliss Award
      • Presented by Bellissimo Plastic Surgery
    • KMarie MD: Body Brains Bliss Award Recipient
  • Vonda Wright MD: Announcements

9:45 AM

Giant Eagle Marketplace + Break

10:00 AM

WHC Concurrent Master Classes (Session 1)

Health Master Classes

  • A: Heart to Heart: How I survived the #1 killer of women
    • Susan Koeppen- TV Journalist and Survivor
    • Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, DO- Celebrity Cardiologist
    • 60 Second CPR
      • Presented by American Heart Association
  • B: Integrative Medicine: Integrative Medicine: Tailors aren’t just for suits: How integrative medicine fits YOUR health…not one size fits all
  • presented by the Holistic Highway
    • Kerry Tombs-Harling- Integrative Medicine Practitioner and Founder of the Holistic Highway
  • C: Smart Nutrition: How to power pack your diet for your best health.
    • Victor Prisk, MD-  The Power of Protein
    • Joe Colella, MD-  The Power of Anti-inflammation
    • Janis Jibrin, RD – The Power of Fat

Lifestyle Master Classes

  • D: Resilience
    • From stressed to strong: how to build resilience in your life
      • Vonda Wright, MD
      • Rebecca Harris, MBA 
  • E: The Where, What, When, Why of Getting What You Need From Your Doctor :How to gain access to your best health!
  • presented by UPMC Sports Medicine
    • Donna Hill Howes, RN, MS – Moderator
    • Tara Ridge, PT – Best Access for Active Life
    • KMarie MD – Patient Access to Surgery
    • Sue Steele – Adolescent Health

11:00 AM

Giant Eagle Marketplace + Break

11:30 PM

WHC Concurrent Master Classes (Session 2)

Health Master Classes

  • G: Breast Health
    • The Best for your Breasts
      • Ella Antimarino – Moderator
      • Michael Gimbel, MD – Breast Reconstruction
      • Jeff Antimarino, MD – Breast Cosmetics
      • Emily Sikking, MD – Breast Health
  • H: Brain Health
    • Building a better Brain across your lifespan
      • Paul Nussbaum, PhD – Founder of the Brain Health Center, Inc.

 Lifestyle Master Classes

  • I: Your Best Health- presented by Coca- Cola
    • The Best YOU Yet, at 30, 40, 50 & Beyond
      • Lillian Rodriguez Lopez – Moderator
      • Vonda Wright, MD– MOVE to the best YOU
      • Kim Galeaz, RD- EAT to the best YOU
  • J: Empowerment
    • Empowered to be Empowered!
      • Jen Groover- Motivator & Serial Entrepreneur
  • K: Beauty- Presented by The Skin Center
    • The Art & Science of Your Beauty
      • Dominic Brandy, MD

12:30 PM

Giant Eagle Pavilion + Break

1:00 PM

WHC Lunch, Keynotes and Awards

  • Vonda Wright, MD: Welcome
  • (Lunch is served during presentations)
  • UPMC Video + Sponsor Recognition
  • Betsy Benson: Publisher – Pittsburgh Magazine
  • Dawn Whaley: Co-President – Sharecare, Inc.
  • Vonda Wright, MD: WHC Leadership Award Intro
  • Yoel Sadovsky, MD: WHC Leadership Award Acceptance Video
    • Peggy Joy: Magee Women’s Research Institute
  • Vonda Wright, MD: Announcements

2:30 PM

WHC Pavilions

Young Women’s Pavilion: HOT for your Health

Perfect for women in 20s and 30s grasping the important social issues of early adulthood

  • Natalie Bencivenga- Celebrity Journalist & Social worker
  • Kathryn Vreeland, MD
  • La’Tasha D. Mayes – Founder and Executive Director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: When Estrogen Starts to Walk Out the Door

Perfect for women in 40s, 50s, 60s who want to thrive in midlife

  • Patricia Geraghty, MSN, FNP – Moderator
  • Janis Jibrin, RD – Nutrition
  • Mary Peterson, MD – OBGYN and Midlife Specialist
  • Lauren Loya, MD – Hormones

Expert Round Tables: Date Your Doc

It’s your time to ask 12 Expert Docs anything you’ve ever wanted about your health

  • Dominic Brandy – Surgical and Non-Surgical Body/Facial Rejuvenation 
  • Rachel Givelber – Sleep
  • Alicia Telega – Optometry
  • Emily Sikking – Gynecology
  • Paul Lieber – Regenerative Medicine with Stem Cell Therapy 
  • Paul Nussbaum – Brain/Depression/Alzheimers
  • Kathy Hartford – Chiropractor/Holistic Medicine
  • Jeffrey Antimarino – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mike Gimbel – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rana Ziadeh – Pediatrics
  • Francie Desmone – Acupuncture
  • Suzanne Steinbaum – Cardiology

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

WHC Networking Event