UK Human Resources

Wellness Conference

2015 Conference: May 29 from 8 am to 4:30 pm at Embassy Suites

The waitlist is currently full. We will update the website if space becomes available. 

Presentation descriptions:

Connie Jennings, M.D. (Key Note) – “Live Well: Our Grandparents Were Right!”
Is wellness simply the absence of illness or is there more to living well? Drawing upon the wellness continuum theory, this keynote calls us to view well-being from both a physical standpoint and a mental/emotional perspective. This presentation unravels the connections between many wellness-related topics: the role of integrative medicine, resiliency training, and diet and exercise as our most powerful tools. Don’t be surprised if you find the current research echoes messages from your grandparents!

Kristen Mark, PhD, MPH – “Lessons Learned About Love and Well-Being: Insights from a Sex and Relationship Researcher”
What distinguishes your romantic partner from being just your roommate? Sex. What is one of the strongest predictors of relationship satisfaction? Sexual satisfaction. The ways in which sex, love, and well-being intersect are strong and complex. This presentation will explore these intersections with insights from sex and relationships researcher.

Lori Gooding, PhD, MT - BC – “Music for Wellness”
Good news, research backs up what many of us intuitively understand – music benefits your well-being. This presentation will provide information on various evidence-based techniques that have been shown to improve relaxation, facilitate exercise and improve cognition. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in some of these techniques, some come ready to relax and rejuvenate! Presenters: Lori Gooding, PhD, MT-BC, Richard Connor, MTI, and Heather Humphrey, MTI

Ronan Murphy, MCBhB – “Alzheimer’s Disease”
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s, but it is the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. Join us for an informative look at the current landscape of knowledge about Alzheimer’s. This comprehensive presentation will cover everything from known risk factors to causes to effects. Plus, discover what efforts are currently underway to advance treatment for Alzheimer’s.

Alison Bailey, M.D. – “Optimal Cardiovascular Health: It’s Easier than You Think”
Hear the facts about heart health straight from a cardiologist. This presentation will help you understand the causes of cardiovascular disease and the day-to-day choices you can make to enhance your heart health. Join us for an educational session that will leave you feeling motivated to move toward living a cardioprotective lifestyle.

Amy Rodquist-Kodet, MA, CPHWC – “Cultivating Tiny Habits: learn how to create and achieve goals that last”
Have you had a goal that started out strong, but after a couple weeks, just fizzled out? You’re not alone! If you want to learn more about creating sustainable change in areas of life that matter most, join us for an engaging conversation on the science, strategy and innovative approach of Tiny Habits. By the end of the session, you’ll have tangible tips and an action plan to support yourself in designing and achieving change that lasts – one tiny habit at a time.

Lindsey Krompak, PA-C – “Ditch the Pills: Proactively Treat Headaches”
If you’re a headache sufferer looking for relief beyond medication, this presentation is for you. Whether you experience side effects or simply do not like to rely on medication, you’ll be glad to know there are lifestyle changes you can make to decrease the frequency and intensity of headaches. Expect this presentation to cover an overview of possible techniques ranging from diet to stress management, with emphasis on exercise as your secret weapon against headaches. You’ll walk away ready to harness the preventative power of exercise in stopping headaches before they begin.

Visit the archive to view more presentations from past conferences.