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 - 11:30 AM - Health & Wellness Speaker Presentations

11:30 AM - Noon - Keynote Speaker Presentation

Noon - 12:30 PM - "Ask The Expert" Panel Discussion

12:30 PM - Event Concludes  

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 Processed Food Diet Leads to Processed Food Diseases... Even in Children!
Presented by:

Dr. Karen Jerome-Zapadka
Partner, Valley Gastroenterology Associates
Medical Director, VGA Center for Obesity Medicine  


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

Yes! I would like to attend the Symposium.