Women’s Health Day


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    Saturday, October 18

    8:30 am to 2 pm

    Melville Marriott Long Island


    Mariel Hemingway

    Mariel Hemingway — the Oscar nominated actress, healthy lifestyle and mental health advocate and granddaughter of literary luminary, Ernest Hemingway — is this year's keynote speaker for Stony Brook Medicine's 2nd annual Women's Health Day.

    The morning kicks off with 15 Stony Brook Medicine experts who will share the latest information, research and thinking about topics that concern women most. After each session, Stony Brook experts will also be available to answer questions and connect you with helpful resources.

    Then at noon, the buffet luncheon begins and all eyes and ears will be on Mariel Hemingway, who will speak about her family's mental health struggles, which were the subject of the 2013 documentary, "Running From Crazy." There will also be door prizes at the conclusion of the event. 

    Registration fee: $25.


    The registration fee of $25 includes your choice of three health seminars, continental breakfast, and a buffet luncheon with Mariel Hemingway. Scroll down to view all 12 sessions to select which three you would like to attend. Then click onto each speaker's name to link to their profile to learn more about their expertise.   


    Weight Loss Options That Work

    Aurora Pryor, MD, Chief, General Surgery Division; Founder and Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, Stony Brook Medicine


    Heart Disease Prevention Strategies

    Noelle Mann, MD, Co-Director, Women’s Heart Program, Stony Brook University Heart Institute


    Preventing and Living With Osteoporosis

    Heidi Roppelt, MD, Director, Osteoporosis Center, Stony Brook Medicine


    Dealing with Depression

    Donna Donoghue, MD, Psychiatrist, Stony Brook Medicine


    Women and Heart Disease

    Allison McLarty, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Co-Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program, Stony Brook University Heart Institute

    Allison McLarty, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Co-Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program, Stony Brook Heart Institute

    Cancer Care and Prevention — A Panel Discussion

    Paula Denoya
    , MD, Colorectal Surgeon;
    Michael Pearl, MD, Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology; and
    Patricia Farrelly, MD, Breast and Oncologic Surgeon, Stony Brook Medicine

    Herbal Medications and Vitamins

    Edmund Hayes, RPh, PharmD, Assistant Director, Pharmacy, Stony Brook Medicine






    Going Through Menopause

    Todd R. Griffin
    , MD, Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine Stony Brook University School of Medicine 


    The Benefits of Exercise

    Kimberly Belizar, PT, Physical Therapist, Stony Brook Medicine

    Kimberly Belizar, PT, Physical Therapist, Stony Brook Medicine

    Varicose Veins: Myths and Facts


    Antonios Gasparis, MD, Vascular Surgeon; Director, Stony Brook Vein Center


    Healthy Relationships 

    Donna Buehler, LCSW, Social Worker, Stony Brook University

    Donna Buehler, LCSW, Social Worker; Director of Organizational Wellness,  Stony Brook University


    Dealing With Digestive Problems

    Ramona Rajapakse, MD, Clinical Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine