Women's Health Conference Planned by WCMH, to be Held at UConn
Windham Hospital will host an afternoon program on women’s health at the University of Connecticut Alumni Center on Thursday, March 19th from 3 to 8 p.m.
The program, “Solving the Mysteries of Women’s Health,” will discuss the often puzzling issues surrounding women’s health issues and will feature a keynote speech by mystery writer and artist Janice Law Trecker. Retired UConn professor and psychotherapist Cynthia Adams is chairing the event; she says, “Mystery is the perfect theme for this conference, as we sleuth out the best options for our health. Hormones, for example: do we take them and if so what kind, when and for how long? What, if anything can we do to preserve our youth? What products are the villains and who are the heroes we may trust? Who can resist a good mystery?” Speakers at the health conference will be addressing a variety of topics including hormones, facial rejuvenation, nutrition, and heart health.
The afternoon will begin with a 3 p.m. high tea and a 4 p.m. panel discussion focused on “Hormones, Healthcare, and You: Boldly Exploring Women’s Issues” moderated by James Watson, MD, an associate at Mansfield OB/GYN.
The panelists will be Jerilyn S. Allen, MD, a plastic surgeon who is Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery at Windham Hospital; Yvette Martas, MD, of Mansfield OB/GYN Associates and Lynne McPhee, a registered dietitian specializing in diabetes and cardiovascular nutritional therapy.
The conference will also feature two sessions: “Guard Your Heart” with Anthea Woodley, a cardiologist, and “New Options in Facial Rejuvenation” with Allen.
Trecker, whose topic is “Death, Sin, and Sensible Women,” will be the dinner speaker. She is an author and artist, as well as an adjunct professor of English at UConn. Though she is most popular for her mystery novels, Trecker has published historical novels, history books, articles, and short stories.
“Solving the Mysteries of Women’s Health” costs $50, and is limited to 100 women. Reservations should be made by March 12th online at www.windhamhospital.org, or by calling (860) 456-6700. The University of Connecticut’s Alumni Center is located at 2384 Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06269.