The 16th annual Omaha Women’s Health and Wellness Conference will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at the La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway. The conference will focus on ways to enrich the lives and health of women.

The conference, which is open to the public, will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is Oct. 4. The cost of the conference is $59, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, lectures and exhibits. Continuing nursing education credit is available for an additional $30.

A variety of health screenings will be offered at no charge, including blood pressure, glaucoma, balance and posture, body mass index, cardiovascular and oral health. Low cost screenings including lipid profile, glucose profile and complete blood count will be available for $17, and a thyroid-stimulating hormone test will be available for $7. Flu shots will be offered for $15.

Keynote speakers and presentations include: “Happy, Healthy and Terrific: Strategies for Creating a Balanced Life,” Viv Ewing, Ph.D., president of the Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter;  “Sex, Lies and Videotapes: Women’s Sexual Health Across the Lifespan,” Renaisa Anthony, M.D., deputy director and assistant professor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Center for Reducing Health Disparities; “Strong, Beautiful You!” Kelly Fairbanks, Psy.D., clinical psychologist at The Nebraska Medical Center; and “Jesus Take the Wheel: Two Hearts Fighting Together,” Missy Givens, two-time non-Hodgkins lymphoma fighter, will talk about her triumph over cancer.

For more details about the conference or for a registration form, call the Olson Center for Women’s Health at (402) 559-6345, or log on to Conference updates also can be found on the conference’s Facebook page.

The conference is sponsored by the Olson Center for Women’s Health, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, The Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Wellness Council of the Midlands.

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