Pennington Biomedical Men's Health Summit 2023
Presented by Baton Rouge General
Saturday, August 26, 2023
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
C.B. Pennington, Jr. Conference Center at Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
For a map to the location, please click here.
This year our theme is Empowering Men to Live Healthier Lives. Our free health sessions will be capped off with a keynote by the hilarious John Morgan. In addition to a long stand-up career, John specializes in motivational speaking that injects real talks with humor. We will have health screenings covering blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, glaucoma, visual acuity, and several different cancer screenings. Activities such as a fun run and shadow boxing are included as well, so dress comfortably!
Schedule of Events
|7 a.m.||Check-In & Registration Opens; Screenings & Exhibits Open
Bottled water, coffee, and light breakfast items will be available at check-in.
|7:30 a.m.||Varsity Sports Fun Run
Enjoy a 1-mile run around the lake at your own pace.
|8 a.m.||Welcome and Introductions
Join us in the auditorium for the presentation of Colors and introductions for our Keynote Speaker.
|8:30 a.m.||Keynote Speaker
“An Honest Conversation About Men’s Health” with Comedian, John Morgan
|9:30 a.m.||Educational Sessions
|10:30 a.m.||Educational Sessions
Lunch will be provided by Rice and Roux.
|12:15 p.m.||Door Prizes
Door prizes will be announced and handed out in the auditorium.
|12:30 p.m.||Screening Line Closes|
|1 p.m.||Event Ends|
Men's Health Checklist
Upon entry, all men age 18+ will receive a Men’s Health Checklist. As you participate throughout the day, activities will be checked off your card. Before you leave, show your card to get a prize!
Health Screenings, Vaccinations, & Blood Donations
Health Screenings (while supplies last)
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Glucose*
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Colorectal Cancer Kits & Other Cancer Screenings*
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Heart Health Risk Assesment (HRA)
- Total Lipid Panel
- And more!
For blood glucose screenings, fasting is not required, but eating or drinking in the 9-12 hours prior to your test could affect the accuracy of your test results.
For colorectal, prostate and skin cancer screenings, pre-registration is required. Attendees can pre-register by calling (225) 425-8034 or visiting www.marybird.org/get-screened.
OLOL Blood Donations
Our Lady of the Lake Mobile Blood Donation Center will be on-site to collect blood donations. All blood types are needed, so please consider donating blood while at the event. To view their Frequently Asked Questions about Blood Donations, please visit: https://ololrmc.com/ways-to-give/blood-donor-center/blood-donor-faqs
Space is Limited! Pre-Registration is strongly recommended!