All Hands on Deck... For the Health of Our Children

A morning gathering devoted to the health of our children with an emphasis on the impact of poor nutrition, physical activity, and the influence of social media.

The Spring Symposium is a free event for dedicated professionals and community members with concern for the health and well being of our children. A healthy, wholesome breakfast is included with your registration. To register, please complete the registration form below.

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Montour Heights Country Club
1491 Coraopolis Heights Road 
Coraopolis, PA 15108  

Event Agenda

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Registration, Networking & Healthy Breakfast

10:00 AM - Noon - Health & Wellness Expert Speakers

Noon - 12:30 PM - Panel Discussion

Health & Wellness Expert Speakers  

10:00 AM
Social Media Use & Anxiety/Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

Presented by:
Analise Zapadka
Bachelor of Science, Duquesne University
Medical Student, Philadelphia Class of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2023  


10:30 AM
Beaver County H.E.A.T. - Turning Up the Heat on a Youth MOVEment, For Minds & Bodies   

Presented By:

Christine Cosky
BA, Journalism, Point Park University
Owner, Operator, Instructor, B-Well Nation Fitness Center
Youth Exercise Specialist, American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Leslie Benedetto
Founder/Program Director, B-Well Nation Fitness Center
Masters of Science, Physical Education/Exercise Science
ACE Certified Instructor/Health Coach  


11:00 AM 
Our Nutrition/Processed Food Crisis and its Impact on Pediatric Health

Presented by:
Dr. Karen Jerome-Zapadka
Partner, Valley Gastroenterology Associates
Medical Director, VGA Center for Obesity Medicine  
President, Medical Staff, Heritage Valley Beaver


11:30 AM - Keynote Speaker
Update of Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Presented by:
Dr. Pat McKiernan
Director of Hepatology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh


12:00 PM -  "Ask The Expert"

Leslie Benedetto, MS, B-Well Nation
Christine Cosky, BA, B-Well Nation
Joan Ifland, PhD, MBA, CEO, Food Addiction Reset, LLC
Dr. Karen Jerome-Zapadka, Valley Gastroenterology Associates
Dr. Pat McKiernan, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Dr. James Scibilia, Heritage Valley Pediatrics
Analise Zapadka, BS, Medical Student, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Yes! I would like to attend the Symposium.