Wellness Track – 2017
No matter what your age or where you are in your professional career, this track is for you. Always invest in yourself. “The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Women’s Guide to Navigating Breast Cancer Detection/Management When the Rules Keep Changing on Us!

Dr. Virginia Chiantella MD, FACS

Presented by Dr. Virginia Chiantella MD, FACS, Inova Loudoun Hospital

We often hear that “one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.” But, what does this statement really mean? Join Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Virginia Chiantella, as she demystifies current information and guidelines by having a candid discussion about how to navigate the sometimes conflicting issues of “when” and “how” to be screened. Her talk will include recommended guidelines women should follow and review the questions you can ask your doctor to determine risk factors associated with family history and genetics.


Maintaining Your Sanity in a Chaotic World!

Marianne Clyde

Presented by Marianne Clyde, Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Psychotherapy

Taking real time examples of workplace stress, Marianne Clyde, expert in Mental Health in the Workplace and author of the bestselling book, Zentivity: How to Eliminate Chaos, Stress & Discontent in Your Workplace, will give practical, effective methods for relieving that chaotic feeling where your mind is swirling out of control. She will also teach you how to change your brain to minimize the reactivity to stress over time. Your active participation is welcomed and encouraged.


Killing Me Softly: Is Stress Influencing Your Genes?

Dr. Shaughanassee Williams

Presented by Dr. Shaughanassee Williams, DNP, CNM, HealthyHER Center for Women’s Care

Women in business are commonly stretched thin and stressed out. Stress can become a symbol of honor among industry leaders attesting to the long hours and intense efforts often viewed as a part of the territory for achieving success. However, work productivity is decreased when health longevity is threatened. Developing research suggests that chronic stress effects women’s genetic makeup leading to increased risk of mood disorder, heart concerns, tumor development, and possible cancer. Nonetheless, high stress does not have to kill you!

Learn practical solutions to help you cope with increased stress that will reduce your health risks and increase wellness. Self-care is the best healthcare.

Workshop take-a-ways include:

  1. Understanding the negative effects of chronic stress on women’s health
  2. Practical solutions to achieve wellness