Seminars 2005

7:00-7:30 a.m.
Wake-Up and Work Out with Tom Holland
7:30-8:00 a.m.
Wake-Up and Work Out with Grace Desimone
8:00-8:30 a.m. Welcome Debra Karnasiewicz M.D.
8:30 a.m. Neal Pire: "Don't Let this Happen to Your Child"
9:00 a.m.
Deborah Daw Heffernan (An Arrow Through The Heart: One Woman's Story of Life, Love and Surviving A Near-Fatal Heart Attack)
10:00 a.m.
Liz Neporent: Author of (The Fat-Free Truth and "Buns of Steel")
11:00 a.m.
Steven Lamm, M.D. (The Hardness Factor: How to Achieve Your Best Health and Sexual Fitness at Any Age)
12:00 p.m.
Trisha Meili (I Am The Central Park Jogger. A Story of Hope and Possibility)
1:30 p.m.
Craig Moss, M.D. (The Mysteries of the Aging Mind)
2:30 p.m.
Andrea Jacobs Singer, M.D. (It's Probably More Than Just a Headache: Female Sexual Dysfunction)


And, please visit our workshops and exercise and fitness demonstrations to be offered throughout the day!

An Arrow Through The Heart: One Woman's Story of Life, Love and Surviving A Near-Fatal Heart Attack
by Deborah Daw Heffernan
9:00 a.m.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, claiming more than half a million lives each year and sending over 2.5 million women to the hospital, but like many other women, Deborah Daw Heffernan had none of the risk factors for heart disease. She was young, thin, fit, ate all her vegetables, never touched a cigarette. Nevertheless, at age 44, in the middle of her weekly yoga class, she felt her heart explode. Call 911 she said to her yoga teacher. Had she not read about the symptoms of heart attacks in women in an airline magazine a few weeks earlier, she would not have survived.

After emergency open-heart surgery, angioplasty, and a flood of complications, she was left with half a functioning heart, a defibrillator under her skin, a transplant looming in the near future, and a lot of what-ifs.

doctor_heffernan.jpgDeborah Daw Heffernan, author of An Arrow Through The Heart: One Woman's Story of Life, Love and Surviving a Near-Fatal Heart Attack, graduated from Georgetown University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has worked as a teacher at the cole d'Humanit in Switzerland, as an associate dean of The Program in Artisanry at Boston University, and as a freelance writer. In 1983 she became vice president of a corporate training enterprise in Boston and, over the next fourteen years, helped develop it into one of the top companies in its field until May 12, 1997, the day that changed her life forever. She has resumed studying yoga, lives with her husband in western Maine and lectures frequently.

The Fat-Free Truth
by Liz Neporent, MA, CSCS
10:00 a.m.

Does Atkins really work? Can Pilates actually give you long, lean muscles, no bulk? Is it possible to burn extra calories 24/7 even as you sleep?

Given America's skyrocketing obesity rates (64% of us are classified as overweight or obese), and the increasing demand for weight-loss products, it pays to be skeptical and uncover the real facts. In her seminar, Liz Neporent discusses some common misconceptions and myths about diets, weight-loss surgery, fat-burning exercises and more.

doctor_neporent.jpgExercise physiologist, personal trainer and fitness consultant Liz Neporent makes frequent appearances on CNN, The Today Show and Food TV Network, and her articles have been featured in The New York Daily News, The New York Times, Shape, Fitness, Prevention, New York Newsday and many other national publications. She holds a master�s degree in exercise physiology and is certified by the American Council on Exercise, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Neporent is co-author of Fitness for Dummies, Weight Training for Dummies, Buns of Steel, and author of Fitness Walking for Dummies, The Ultimate Body: 10 Perfect Workouts for Women and The Fat-Free Truth.

The Hardness Factor: How to Achieve Your Best Health and Sexual Fitness at Any Age
by Steven Lamm, M.D.
11:00 a.m.

Great sex can only come with great health, and a man's penis is a barometer for his overall health. Any change in a man�s erection can be an early sign of serious health concerns, including heart disease and diabetes.

doctor_lamm.jpgDr. Steven Lamm's revolutionary Six-Week Hardness Factor Program involves practical lifestyle changes combining diet, exercise and supplements. Based on years of research with his innovative Digital Inflection Rigidometer, Dr. Lamm's cutting-edge approach yields significant erectile enhancement and preservation, great sex and general well-being. This seminar is based on his forthcoming book of the same title, and both are designed to help couples achieve maximum sexual gratification, improve overall health and fitness, restore self-confidence and produce stronger, harder and longer-lasting erections.

Dr. Lamm is widely known as the house doctor on ABC-TV's The View, where he makes being healthy irresistibly sexy. A graduate of Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, he is an internist with a private medical practice in NYC. He is in great demand as a lecturer and has written, in collaboration with Gerald Secor Couzens, several books including The Virility Solution, Younger At Last and the bestseller, Thinner at Last.

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I Am The Central Park Jogger
by Trisha Meili
12:00 p.m.

On April 19, 1989, a young woman went for a run in New York's Central Park shortly after 9 p.m. Hours later, two men found her near death from a brutal beating and rape. In a coma, with 75% blood loss, a fierce blow to the head and severe exposure, doctors worried she might not survive. The story seized the international headlines as people contemplated what this savage attack said about our society.

Fourteen years later, Trisha Meili published her best-selling memoir, I Am The Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope and Possibility. In her book and in her lectures, Meili focuses on her amazing story of survival, recovery and healing. She is a frequent speaker to businesses, brain injury associations, sexual assault centers, hospitals and other groups as she reaches out to people struggling to recover from any number of problems.

meili_photo.jpgBorn in Paramus, NJ, and raised there and in Pittsburgh, Trisha Meili was a Phi Beta Kappa economics major at Wellesley College and a double graduate degree recipient (MBA and MA) at Yale University. After graduation, she worked as an associate at Salomon Brothers, until her life was violently interrupted that terrible night in Central Park. She was recently the recipient of the Pacesetter Award from New York Hospital Queens, the Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Courage Award from Boston's Magic 106.7 Exceptional Women Program and an Olympic Torchbearer in New York City. She ran the New York City Marathon in 1995.

The Mysteries of the Aging Mind
by Craig N. Moss, MD
1:30 p.m.

What happens when the mind ages? What is normal forgetfulness versus dementia? How do we tell the difference? More than 10% of older people will be affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders. What are these processes? Are there ways to keep our mind agile and prevent memory loss? This seminar will explore the mysteries of the aging mind and is invaluable to physicians as well as anyone who wants to learn more about the effects of age on the mind.

doctor_moss.jpgCraig N. Moss, MD, is director of Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley, P.C., and is Board Certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine. He is a graduate of New York Medical College, and did his Geriatric Fellowship at UCLA. He has continued his education at Harvard Medical School, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Moss specializes in primary care of adults and problems of aging. He lectures on topics of aging including osteoporosis, male menopause and normal aging.



It's Probably More Than Just a Headache: Female Sexual Dysfunction
by Andrea J. Singer, M.D.
2:30 p.m.

Female sexuality issues such as altered response, changes in libido, and anorgasmia are medical issues that few practitioners are comfortable raising, for fear that a problem might exist.

doctor_singer.jpgDr. Andrea Singer discusses the widespread prevalence of these problems, offers suggestions on how to broach the subject, describes how doctors identify and evaluate these issues within a clinical setting, and reveals current strategies and treatments available to help women. This seminar will be informative for all women and invaluable for practitioners seeking to treat affected patients.


Dr. Singer is Associate Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division Director of Women's Primary Care, and Director of the Bone Density Program, at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a member of the American College of Physicians, Mid-Atlantic Osteoporosis Board, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She has published and lectured extensively on the primary care of women, midlife women's health, osteoporosis, weight management, fibromyalgia, regional pain syndromes, depression in women and medical complications of pregnancy, and other areas of interest. Dr. Singer is the director for the Human Sexuality Course at Georgetown University Medical School and serves on multiple medical advisory boards, consulting panels and speakers bureaus.