21ST Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women

This year to ensure the safety of all of our participants, volunteers, speakers, and healthcare providers, we will not be offering in-person screenings. Instead, we will present our health education sessions virtually over two nights. Pre-registration is required for each night of talks. The talks will be available for free on Zoom with time for live Q&A after each presentation. The sessions will also be recorded and made available online for those who are cannot watch the live presentations.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00pm
and
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Click Here To Pre-Register to Receive the Access Link

Virtual Presentations

Pre-registration will be required for the presentations this year. Anyone who pre-registers will receive an email with the link to participate in the Zoom meeting. Each speaker will present and will be available for live Q&A after their talk. The recordings of these presentations will be made available online a few days after the talks.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome
Catherine Champagne, PhD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Dealing with Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic and a Changing World
Eva Mathews, MD, MPH, OLOL Physician Group

Understanding the Link Between Obesity and COVID-19
Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

The DASH Diet: A Recipe for Success (featuring a cooking demonstration)
Catherine Champagne, PhD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Cooking demonstration from Pennington Biomedical’s Metabolic Kitchen staff

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome
Catherine Champagne, PhD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

A Woman’s Life Cycle of Screenings
Terrie Thomas, MD, Associates in Women’s Health

Cancer Screenings and the Importance of Early Detection
Sobia Ozair, MD, Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion

Back to Basics: What You Need to Know to be Heart Smart
Dawn DeNicola, NP, Louisiana Cardiology Associates

COVID-19 Vaccine: Facts vs. Fiction
Sandra Brown, DNS, APRN, Southern University School of Nursing

WELLNESS DAY FOR WOMEN