Waynesburg University will send 45 undergraduate nursing and pre-med students to the Women’s Health Conversations Conference Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Westin Convention Center Ballroom in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Almost 1,000 women and 50 speakers from across the country will attend the annual conference, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The conference includes sessions and classes including book signings; breast cancer awareness; concussion discussions; a diabetes panel; diet and exercise expertise; the art of medicine; the healthcare system; stress, risk and sleep issues and more.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend a networking event to connect with healthcare leaders from around the region.
Waynesburg students will volunteer at the conference in various coordination roles such as scribes, greeters and VIP handlers. In appreciation of their service, the conference waived the admission fee for all Waynesburg students.
“This is a great opportunity for our students to participate in service while also being exposed to leaders in their field and hear the latest information on topics related to their studies,” said Mary Cummings, vice president for Student Services at Waynesburg University.
Women's Health Conversations (WHC), founded by nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon Dr. Vonda Wright, will encourage women to fortify their bodies, build better brains and create bliss to live vital, active and joyful lives.
WHC was established in September 2013 with the belief that today's generation of women can transform our nation's health for the betterment of all women and the world.