Boston Scientific Health & Wellness Pavilion

Exhibit Hall | Open All Day


Committed to your health and well-being, take time to explore The Massachusetts Conference for Women’s Health & Wellness Pavilion which offers expert speakers, healthy snacks, product demonstrations, health screenings and strategies to achieve optimal health and prevention.

While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Target Lifestyle Lounge to:

  • Recharge yourself & your devices
  • Kick your feet up and take a break
  • Discover new beauty products
  • Score some free samples!

Health & Wellness Classroom Sessions

7:45 am – 8:05 am: Give Yourself a Performance Boost

We all want to perform and feel our best. However, our reality is that in our 24/7 environment, we’re experiencing mounting pressures both in and out of our jobs that can leave us unfocused and unmotivated. How do we meet these increasing expectations without feeling depleted? Join this session to learn how to tap into our four realms of energy -spiritual, mental, emotional and physical – to create higher productivity and stronger leadership. Attendees will learn how to improve their personal health, happiness and fulfillment through lasting, positive behavior changes.

Speaker: Megan Duelks, Americas lead, Employee Health Innovation Center of Excellence, Johnson & Johnson

10:00 am – 10:20 am: Grocery Store 101: How to Grocery Shop Like a Nutrition Pro

Who has time to eat healthy? We all do! Whether you’re too busy, too stressed, or travel too often, learn how to save time when it comes to healthy eating. Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Maria Marlowe will share tips from her book, The Real Food Grocery Guide on how to make smart choices at the grocery store, ideas for fuss-free meal prep and batch cooking, and all around how to stay healthy despite being busy. Together we will explore: food buzzwords; what to avoid; when it is best to go organic; how to read food packages and nutrition labels; and how to save money without skimping on nutrition.

Speaker: Maria Marlowe, nutritional health coach & author, The Real Food Grocery Guide

11:05 am – 11:25 am: Connecting Through Social Networks to Achieve Better Sexual Health Outcomes

Sexual health can be uncomfortable for women to talk about—whether it be with her partner, friends or even her healthcare provider – which can lead to women not seeking necessary treatment. Creating a safe and supportive environment in which women can connect with others and learn how to talk about their sexual health is critical and may lead to better health outcomes. Attend this session to learn how digital health communities can help empower women to seek support, tools and information about their sexual health.

Speaker: Meghan Rivera, VP, digital engagement & women’s health marketing, AMAG Pharmaceuticals 

12:40 pm – 1:00 pm:  Wellness Hacks for the Workplace

Sometimes life can be chaotic and stressful. Trying to navigate our busy schedules while keeping our health and wellbeing a priority is often challenging. During this session we will explore self-care strategies that can be easily incorporated into each day. Our goal is to help you find ways to stay resilient and calm at any age.

Speaker: Nicole Pizzi, MPH, health engagement strategist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm: Strategies to Defeat Unconscious Bias in Healthcare Interactions

Two monologues do not make a dialogue. Productive conversations between health care providers and patients are critical to ensuring successful medical outcomes. Whether you are a patient or clinician, attend this session to learn strategies to combat the insidious occurrence of unconscious bias that can occur in health care interactions.

Speaker: Kristin Gabriel, DO, MPH, senior medical director, global medical affairs, neurology & immunology, Research and Development Institute, EMD Serono, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany 

3:25 pm – 3:45 pm: Skincare 101 for Aging Skin

Remember when you’d wake up in the morning with a fresh, dewy glow? Now do you wake up to sheet lines on your face and chest that takes hours to go away? This is a telltale sign that your skin is losing its elasticity. Join me for a discussion on the aging skin and learn what you can do to keep your skin healthy, minimize further damage and possibly reverse the signs of aging.

Speaker: Andrea Morrison, RN, national clinical manager, Cynosure, Division of Hologic

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm: Improve your Mind, Body, Soul AND Productivity

Workplace well-being is becoming an organizational imperative based on growing evidence that shows a direct correlation between health and wellness with performance and productivity. Merck is committed to building a culture of wellbeing that supports employees to take control of their health and live their best lives. Well Being is more than physical health and the absence of disease – it encompasses many interdependent components including physical, emotional, financial and safety. Attend this session to explore Merck’s best practices and lessons learned for supporting employees and their families to be healthier and more productive, both professionally and personally. Leave armed with practical tips and easy to implement takeaways for improving your mind, body, soul AND productivity at work and in life.

Speaker: Cathryn E. Gunther, VP, global population health, Merck & Co., Inc.

4:15 pm – 4:35 pm: Ten Things You Need to Know about Heart Disease

What are the most common types of heart disease? Do you know your risk factors and the symptoms of heart disease? What should you do in a heart emergency? Find answers to these questions and learn strategies to reduce your risk and take control of your health.

Speaker: Kristin Hendrickson, acting director, Close the Gap, Boston Scientific

Life Balance & Integration Coaching 

Sponsored by

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Conference is pleased to offer an additional coaching opportunity to attendees who are looking for support other than career assistance. Join us in the Health & Wellness Pavilion where you can receive one-on-one “laser coaching” with a professional certified coach from the International Coach Federation of New England (ICFNE). This is a valuable opportunity to take what you learn at the Conference and translate it into action and impact. ICF credentialed coaches will support your goals and help you plan your next step by exploring relevant topics, which may include:

• Clarifying your personal and/or professional goals;
• Prioritizing and balancing the many aspects your life;
• Navigating life transitions;
• Identifying ways to get involved in causes about which you are passionate;
• And much more!

*Sessions are 20 minutes and are first-come, first-served — advance sign-up is NOT required!

This year’s Health & Wellness Pavilion generously sponsored by

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