Please join us for an event that offers timely keynote and luncheon speakers, as well as an opportunity to choose from 10 women’s health and wellness workshops based upon your individual needs and preferences. Call 888-973-4674 to register.

ShavondaKeynote Address

Legislative Policies that Impact Women’s Health

Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, 35th District
Director of Behavioral Health, HackensackUMC Mountainside
State government funding and regulatory actions can significantly impact the quality and availability of women’s health services. Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, who’s also an experienced behavioral health professional, will provide an insider’s view of what happens when politics and public health intersect. She’ll cover the Legislature’s seven-year crusade to reinstate funding for women’s health, activities of the Assembly’s standing committee on children and women’s issues and other relevant, timely developments in Trenton.  
Luncheon Address

Putting Yourself First

Dr. Ki-Sook Yoo

Too often, women are too busy to focus on their own physical and mental health. Their own needs are put on the back burner while they attend to their families, careers and other responsibilities. However, to best serve others, we must first help ourselves! Dr. Yoo will share insights into how stress can erode both your mental and physical health. Strategies to better cope with the hectic demands of everyday life and make your own needs a priority will be addressed. 


Session 1

Zika, Cold, Flu – Don’t Let Them Bug You!
Dr. Theresa Soroko
HackensackUMC Mountainside’s Chief Medical Officer also happens to be a distinguished, board-certified infectious disease specialist and she’ll give you the facts about Zika and the connection between the unnecessary use of antibiotics for colds on the development of superbugs.  You can count on Dr. Soroko to clearly interpret the most current, reliable information about Zika, the flu and other diseases caused by microbes and organisms. 
Incontinence & Post Pregnancy Urology Issues? U R Not Alone!
Dr. Konstantin Walmsley
A surprising number of women experience incontinence and other urological issues after childbirth but they’re too embarrassed to discuss them. At this workshop, a board-certified urologist with impressive credentials will summarize the most safe and effective treatment options for female specific urological problems and answer your questions.  
Protect Your Reproductive Health
Dr. Merieme Klobocista
Get the facts on protecting your reproductive health. This session will include frank talk about the prevention of HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases, as well as PAP smears for the early detection of cervical cancer and its warning signs and symptoms.   

Session 2

A Heart-to- Heart Talk About Cardiology Concerns 
Dr. Harold Kim
Did you know that heart attack symptoms in women are often different than in men? This workshop will address prevention including blood pressure, cholesterol and glycemic control, along with early warning signs of heart disease. Dr. Harold Kim, a board-certified cardiologist, will discuss how lifestyle choices can affect your cardiovascular system, showcase high-tech diagnostics including CT scans of the heart and report on new treatment options.
Think About Your Thyroid
Dr. Maris Davis
Did you know that thyroid irregularities are often linked to an inability to lose weight, type 2 diabetes and other health concerns? Go right to an expert – an experienced, board-certified endocrinologist – for details. Dr. Maris Davis of the Mountainside Medical Group will teach you the basics about thyroid disorders and respond to your questions.
Pregnancy at a “Certain Age” 
Dr. Peter Woroch & Dr. George Woroch
Many women are deferring starting a family for a variety of reasons and the median age for pregnancy in the United States has been steadily increasing since the 1970s. Pregnancy after a “certain age” can be safe for both mother and baby if carefully managed with the help of appropriate physicians. Two distinguished, board-certified OB/GYNs will provide details and answer your questions.
Eat Well, Feel Better
Julie Ruff, RD
This workshop, led by a knowledgeable, experienced registered dietitian, is sure to provide food for thought. It will feature tips to help you make healthier, more nutritious food choices – even when you’re on the go.  Everything from sensible snacks to portion control will be addressed and your questions will be answered.

Session 3

Keep Abreast of Your Breast Health 
Dr. Jan Huston
Dr. Huston, a nationally recognized opinion leader, will share important information and address your questions about how to determine whether you’re a candidate for genetic testing and what is the right screening regimen to rule out breast cancer or pinpoint the disease in its earliest stage.
Menopause is Manageable
Dr. Karen Dias-Martin
Discuss menopause and the treatment of its symptoms.  Here’s your opportunity to get the facts about everything from hormone replacement therapy to the female Viagra pill and how perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal women can enjoy active, healthy and fulfilling lives.  
Birth Control Briefing: Understand Your Options
Dr. Gayon Hyatt
Choosing a method of contraception is a personal decision that should be made after taking into account numerous factors including your lifestyle, age and overall health. Dr. Hyatt, will help you separate fact from fiction and better understand the pros and cons of various forms of birth control. 
Schedule of Events:
8:30am  -   Breakfast/Registration
9:30am  -   Keynote Welcome
9:30 - 10:15am  -  1st Session Workshop
10:15 - 10:30am  -  Break
10:30 - 11:15am  -  2nd Session Workshop
11:15 - 11:30am  -  Break
11:30 - 12:15pm  -  3rd Session Workshop
12:15pm  -  Network Lunch
12:45pm  -  Luncheon Address


Call 888-973-4674 to register and be prepared to give the following information: Name, Address, E-Mail, and Phone Number

Workshop Choices

To ensure ample opportunity for dialogue and q&a with the presenters, the number of participants in each workshop will be limited.  Please provide your first and second choice and third choice.

Ample free parking will be available.

Childcare Available

Free child care on a first come, first served basis will be provided for toilet-trained children age 4 and older, courtesy of Junior League of Montclair volunteers. Advance reservations required.
A limited number of child-care slots will be available for potty-trained children aged 4-10.  Complete your childcare request along with your registration.  Your registration confirmation will indicate your workshops and if you have received a child care slot.
Your child will be in a setting with other children and supervised by volunteers from the Junior League of Montclair and the Oranges and the Girls Club of Glen Ridge.  Please share any information that we should be aware of to plan a fun and safe environment for all children. 
Childcare Registration Information: Child’s Name, Child’s Age, Additional Information 
Thank you for participating in this event! 
You will receive a registration confirmation by US mail. 


Women’s Advisory Council

Dr. Jan Huston, Chairperson, Mountainside Breast Care
Anne Baldwin, Junior League Montclair-Newark
Dr. Renee Baskerville, Montclair Township Council
Dr. Angela Salanitro Bellizzi, Glen Ridge Women’s Club
Margaret Brodowski, Montclair Health Department
Dawn Diamond, MPH, Montclair State University
Cheryl Fromhold, Community Member
Dr. Gayon Hyatt, Mountainside Medical Group
Mona Shah, Community Member
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