Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Presents Chico’s WellBeingWell – a Guide for Healthy Living

02.24.2011

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is proud to host the second WellBeingWell symposium, to be sponsored this year by Chico’s clothing retailer.

The one-day event will take place on Tuesday, April 26, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami Hotel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by physicians, scientists and other experts from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, WellBeingWell is a day devoted to educating the South Florida community about the many science-based and integrated approaches to healthy living. University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala and Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned expert on integrative medicine and healthy living, are the keynote speakers.

Joan Scheiner, chair of Sylvester’s Board of Governors, describes WellBeingWell as “Sylvester’s gift to our educated and interested community. As the only university-based cancer center in South Florida, we have the information people need to get and stay healthy. For cancer patients and their families, we are the number one resource. So we established this community outreach program to empower and inform. It is a privilege to share our information, data, research and knowledge through this special event.”

Guests will begin this unique day with a breakfast address delivered by University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and national health care expert who will talk about health care reform, a subject that is dominating news headlines and affects everyone. Andrew Weil, M.D., world renowned leader in the field of mind and body medicine, internationally known for establishing and popularizing the field of integrative medicine, will deliver the luncheon address. Dr. Weil is known for unifying medicine with the latest nutritional and alternative medicine research. From healthy aging to more balanced living in our daily lives, Dr. Weil will convey a message that leaves guests energized and empowered.

A powerful presentation will also come from Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School, who is also an internationally recognized cardiologist. Dean Goldschmidt will speak about UHealth – University of Miami Health System, for which he serves as CEO, its mission and commitment to serving all South Florida patients. In the afternoon, Dr. Weil will attend a VIP reception.

The WellBeingWell symposium will be composed of a full day of interactive and comprehensive breakout sessions, which feature leading physicians and other wellness experts from Sylvester and the UM Miller School of Medicine as speakers. Guests can customize their experience by attending the individual seminars that interest them. They’ll have the choice of topics such as: Can You Prevent Cancer?; Healthy Skin; Raising Healthy Children; Eat Right/Feel Right; Women’s Health; Men’s Health; Stress Management in a 24/7 World; Cancer Survivorship; Up-To-The-Minute Updates on Annual Check-Ups and Prevention. There will also be yoga and acupuncture demonstrations and the opportunity for personal interaction with all presenters, including W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., chief medical officer of Sylvester; Charles Vogel, M.D., renowned breast cancer specialist; and Christina Pozo-Kaderman, Ph.D., director of Sylvester’s Courtelis Center, which assists patients with managing the psycho-social aspects of cancer.

“We have assembled a cadre of experts,” says Goodwin, “that is unsurpassed in this region. This one-day event will be an opportunity for South Floridians to harness their knowledge and expertise in a format that can be applied to their daily lives.”

The presenting sponsor of the event, Chico’s, has been committed to community leadership since it was founded as a small Florida boutique in 1983. Chico’s unique and sophisticated quality apparel, coupled with exceptional service, is delivered with a deep appreciation of their customers. David Dyer, President and CEO of Chico’s, stated, “The fight against cancer is something that touches everyone and Chico’s is very proud to support Sylvester’s groundbreaking work on that front.”

The inaugural WellBeingWell conference in 2008 was sold out and attendance to this year’s event will be limited. Tickets begin at $125 per person. Tables of ten can be reserved for the luncheon. Invitations will be mailed in March.

Session sponsorship is still available. For more information, please visit Well Being Well Conference or call 305-243-9088.

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