Breakout Sessions

Your registration includes access to each of the sessions. Since some space is limited, please indicate a first and second choice for which you would like to attend.

Yogalates: Allison Snow, Certified Fitness Trainer; Owner Farmhouse Harvest Lavender Farm

Yogalates benefits your body and soul by stretching muscles, toning, improving posture, developing coordination and stimulating blood circulation. These exercises are strongly recommended for people suffering form stress or osteoporosis. Bring your own mat for a relaxing session.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters: Becky Doiron, Manager of Education and Outreach, Alzheimers Association

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as normal age-related memory changes. In this program, Becky will separate myth from reality and address commonly held misconceptions about Alzheimer’s. Come and hear from people who have the disease, find out how to recognize the warning signs, and learn why early detection matters.

Exploring the Essence of Plants : Sonja Lallemand, Botanist-Horticulturist

Smell a rose! Smell lavender! Ever wonder what makes up the smell in these particular plants? This session will be an overview of the “essential oils” of plants, their extraction and use. The plant’s elements are all around us. So, join us and discover how to enjoy them and make them a part of your everyday life.

Dry Panties: Nancy DeWitt, Womens Health Coordinator; Physical Therapist, SIH Rehab Unlimited Clinics

Do you dribble when you sneeze? Do you experience “Gotta go. Gotta go. Gotta go right now?” Then this program is for you. Join Nancy as she teaches about musculoskeletal anatomy and gives tips on techniques that can decrease leaking and urgency.

Hormone Fluctuations Through the Lifespan and Common Challenges: Pamela Jellen, Certified Nurse Midwife, Heartland Womens Healthcare; Shannan Cantu Santoli, Certified Nurse Midwife, Heartland Womens Healthcare

Join Pamela and Shannan as they both discuss hormonal changes at each developmental stage in our lifespans. They will focus on common problems, abnormal uterine bleeding, low estrogen, mood swings, and fertility.

Exhibits and Screenings:

Devote an entire session to undergoing the screenings and viewing the exhibits.


Yogalates: Allison Snow, Certified Fitness Trainer; Owner Farmhouse Harvest Lavender Farm

Yogalates benefits your body and soul by stretching muscles, toning, improving posture, developing coordination and stimulating blood circulation. These exercises are strongly recommended for people suffering form stress or osteoporosis. Bring your own mat for a relaxing session.

Womens Mental Health: Across the Lifecycle: Reno Ahuja, Board Certified Psychiatrist

Half of all mental illnesses begin in childhood, before the age of 14. It feels like a tug of war with yourself or an itch just beneath the surface. Our loved ones depend on our strength, and in order to take care them, we must be able to take care of ourselves. So let’s talk about Womens Mental Health “Prevention”.

Calm the Storm: Finding Peace and Health among the Chaos of Everyday Life : Christina Kraus, ANP, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Prairie Cardiovascular, Student Health Coach, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This program will take you on a journey! In this session, Christina shares her health coaching tips on how to quell the chaos around us and live healthy, peaceful, and happy.

Women Helping Women through the Postpartum Months: Sheila King, Certified Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor, Mothers Love Postpartum Services, Pregnancy Matters

Our society has fallen short taking care of new moms in the days and weeks following the birth of a new baby. Join Sheila as she speaks about postpartum practices around the world and the importance of caring for new moms and babies during this crucial transition.

The Culinary Herb Garden: Create an Inspired Kitchen Garden: Sonja Lallemand, Botanist-Horticulturist

No need to plant straight lines! Discover the secrets to establish a stunningly visual edible garden that feeds your mind, soul, and body.

Exhibits and Screenings:

Devote an entire session to undergoing the screenings and viewing the exhibits.


Treat Your Feet Sweet: Mindy Moore, DPM, Family Foot and Ankle Center of Southern Illinois

Want to pamper your feet? Join Dr. Mindy Moore as she presents the proper technique of diabetic foot care, bunions, hammertoes, toenails, and proper shoe gear.

Stay Fit While You Sit: Brian Bird, D.C. Chiropractic Physician, Allied Physicians and Rehab of Southern Illinois

The average worker, whether it be a receptionist, teacher or an airline pilot spends approximately 8 to 10 hours a day sitting. They sit at work, they sit in the car to and from their job, they sit at home at the dinner table, and they sit in the evening watching T.V. Sitting and physical inactivity increases your health risks, but there is good news! In this session, Dr. Brian Bird will reveal simple strategies you can start to offset the dangers of improper sitting!

C.O.R.E: Identity: The Inner Roots of a Balanced Life : Janice Staab, Philosophical Counselor and Life Coach, Life Signs Coaching

For most of us, life is a juggling act. We’re constantly tossing personal and professional balls in, trying desperately to keep them from falling or landing on our heads. When nothing falls on or around us, we call that balance. We’ve met the expectations and needs of others. We’ve failed no one. But, we’re utterly exhausted and dreading the next day when the balancing act begins all over again. Our identity gets so wrapped up in this performance that our needs and desires are often lost. Stop performing and trying to put on a perfect show! Throw off this mistaken identity and start living from your CORE: Communication, Ownership, Resilience, and Engagement.

Mommy Makeover: Kelli Webb, MD, Plastic Surgeon, SIH Medical Group

It’s your body, your choice. Join Dr. Kelli Webb as she turns the focus towards you to discuss the common procedures designed to restore the look of a women’s body to what she had before pregnancy. It’s time for a Mommy Makeover!

Time Matters: A Woman’s Retirement Outlook: Karissa Mooney, Financial Adviser, Edward Jones

Join Karissa in a 50-minute educational program that shares perspectives on financial concerns facing women who are getting ready for or have recently transitioned to retirement. The presentation shares retirement income strategies, including perspectives around Social Security, withdrawal and reliance rates. It also addresses how to prepare for the unexpected, including market and inflation risks, and the rising costs of health care and long-term care.

Exhibits and Screenings:

Devote an entire session to undergoing the screenings and viewing the exhibits.


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