Speakers & Screenings

Shana Schneider

Wakeup and Workout with FITWEEK Founder, Shana Schneider
Shana Schneider
9 am - 10 am

Wakeup and Workout with Shana Schneider, a fitness expert and founder of FITWEEK®, a fitness company that helps women bring fitness into their everyday life. Join Shana as she provides a unique and fresh perspective on how you can find time to workout by making it fit your lifestyle. Get your body moving and learn habit forming tips to "turn every week into a FITWEEK!" ™

Shana is the communications director for the Office of International Affairs at Yale University, a licensed Zumba instructor, and a certified group fitness instructor. Finding time to manage a demanding career, have a life and still workout, helped her develop the FITWEEK approach she'll share with you. Check out her Website at: FitWeek.com!

Ellen Barrett

The 28 Days Lighter Diet
Ellen Barrett
10 am - 11 am

The female body changes from week to week, yet traditional diet and workout programs have never acknowledged this phenomenon, until now. Join Ellen Barrett, author of The 28 Days Lighter Diet, as she discusses an innovative combination of modern research and ancient traditions that promote complete wellness for women, not just mere weight loss. She'll outline core dietary suggestions, fitness guidelines and lifestyle recommendations for each of the phases of the menstrual cycle and how to take care of yourself throughout the month.

Ellen Barrett is a women's wellness expert, known worldwide as the creator of best-selling DVD workouts, including Prevention magazine's Flat Belly Diet series. She starred in FIT TV's long-running show, All Star Workouts and serves on the health advisory board for Family Circle. Her latest book, The 28 Days Lighter Diet (Skirt!, 2014), blends women-specific exercise, diet and lifestyle strategies for optimal physical and emotional health. She resides in Connecticut with her husband and son.

Find out more about Ellen at ellen@ellenbarrett.com

Ann Webster

Mind/Body Medicine: What Is It All About?
Ann Webster
11 am - 12 noon

Join speaker Dr. Ann Webster, PhD for an enlightening presentation about a new model of health care: Mind/Body Medicine. This presentation, which will be both didactic and experiential, will teach participants all about mind/body medicine and how stress can affect overall health. Dr. Webster will provide a “tool kit” of techniques for preventing illnesses and maximizing health, as well as sharing her expertise on stress physiology and warning signs, and how her techniques can be applied to cancer, chronic pain, palliative care, and much more.

Joy Bauer

Fountain of Youth in Your Grocery Cart
Joy Bauer
12 noon - 1 pm

You are what you eat! Joy Bauer, nutrition expert for NBC's Today Show, knows how to use food to your advantage. She'll share her top picks for losing weight, boosting brain power, improving skin, fighting migraines, as well as preventing and managing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

You'll learn how to whip up simple, delicious and powerful creations that will leave you feeling fabulous.

Joy Bauer MS, RD, CDN is one of the nation's leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s TODAY show, a monthly columnist for Woman's Day magazine, and the exclusive nutritionist for the New York City Ballet. Joy is the author of several New York Times bestselling books, including The Joy Fit Club, Food Cures, Slim & Scrumptious, and Your Inner Skinny – and the creator of JoyBauer.com. Her mission is to improve the health of our nation, and she believes it’s never too early or too late to reap the benefits of healthy living. Joy lives in New York with her husband and three children.

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Michael Sparer

Health Care Reform: What Happened and What Happens Next?
Michael Sparer and Dr. Karnasiewicz MD, MPH
1 pm - 2 pm

Michael S. Sparer, J.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Professor Sparer studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-and-middle income populations, both in the United States and globally. His current projects include a study that evaluates the implementation of several Accountable Care Organizations, a review and analysis of lessons learned from thirty years of Medicaid managed care programs, and a book examining the politics and substance of the recently enacted Affordable Care Act. Sparer is the former editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Ivy Larson

The Clean Cuisine Anti-inflammatory Diet
Ivy Larson
2 pm - 3 pm

“Clean Cuisine” is the long-term and sustainable answer to eating for optimal health, disease prevention, weight loss, vitality, longevity and good taste. Developed by Andrew Larson, M.D., Clean Cuisine is an anti-inflammatory whole foods diet that was originally created to help his wife, Ivy Larson, after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998. The Clean Cuisine diet has since helped tens of thousands of people with a wide variety of inflammatory conditions, including asthma, arthritis, endometriosis, psoriasis, rosacea, fibromyalgia, heart disease, chronic pain and more. And the number one “side benefit” is hunger-free weight loss.

Ivy Larson will share her personal story, the science behind the health-promoting, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory Clean Cuisine program, and the logistics of what it means to eat clean on a day to day basis.

Ivy Larson is an author, cooking instructor and American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist. Ivy adopted the anti-inflammatory “Clean Cusine” nutrition program created by her husband, Andrew Larson, M.D., after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of twenty-two. The program has helped put her M.S. into remission. Her most recent books, Clean Cuisine and 40 Green Drink, Smoothie and Other Superfood Recipes, are spin-offs of her popular website, CleanCuisine.com. Ivy is also the creator of the “Full Fitness Fusion” workout DVD. She lives in North Palm Beach, Florida with her husband and 13-year-old son.