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Annual Women’s Health Conference Includes Stellar Speaker Line Up


Set for Wednesday, May 21st, the annual Southern Brazoria County Women's  Health Conference is designed to bring community women together for a day of education, inspiration, and FUN! Brazosport Regional Health System and  Brazosport College Community Education Center partner each year to host the  all-day event.

This year the conference will feature Kathleen Passanisi, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award in the field of therapeutic humor who has helped thousands change their outlooks and their lives through enlightening and entertaining programs. If the stress in your life makes you want to cry, her program, Ladies, Life, and Laughter, will help you learn to laugh instead! Life can be easier and a lot more fun when you know how to fill it with laughter and humor.

Along with the Keynote Speaker, the conference includes a stellar speaker line up for the breakout sessions. The sessions will help educate women to make informed decisions about their well-being.

Wellness for Women

– Dr. Samatha Kadiyala, Dr. Alisa Berger, Dr. Michael Palmer and Jennifer Kucera, FNP-C.

How Does a Woman Today Cope with a Painful Knee, Shoulder, or Hip

– Dr. Charles Vega, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Understanding Allergies

– Dr. Stephanie Herrera, ENT

Influence of Weight on Women’s Health

– Dr. Mini Rehki, Obstetrician and Gynecologist 

Enrich Your Life through Volunteerism

– Meredith King, True Life Ministries; Tess Holtzclaw, United Way; Terri Willis, Brazoria County Dream Center; and Tracy Soileau, Elmcroft Assited Living

No Time for Stress

– Shelley Moody, Brazosport College

Why Can’t My Child Make a Good Decision

– Cheryl Sellers, Communities in Schools

Risks and Benefits of Hormone Therapy

– Ashlee Williams, Pharmacist at Walgreens

Fit 2 Live – Fit 2 Laugh – Fit 2 Love

– Merie Abercrombie, Best Body by Merie

HPV: What Women Need to Know

– Megan Curran, Hologic

Stress-Free Nutrition for Success

– Beate Damm, Best Body Bootcamp Fitness

Financial Stability

– Kerry Drabek, First State Bank

Answers for the Hard to Ask Questions

– Jeanette Taylor, NAMI Gulf Coast; Carie Fletcher, BACODA; Joe Gardzina, ADAPT Programs

Heart and Home

– Katherine Ashby, Feng Shui Houston

For a day of seminars, screenings, networking and lunch, the registration fee is $20. For more information about the Conference or to register, please call 979-230-3600 or visit www.Brazosport.edu/ce.

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