Women's Wellness Day 

Live Your Healthiest Life. Join us for an informative and inspiring day with the latest insights on how to live a healthy, balanced life. Please see below for event details and an exciting glimpse of the day’s planned activities. This is a free event. Breakfast and lunch included, along with health screenings, Qigong, a nutritious cooking demonstration and raffle prizes, including a relaxing day at a San Diego spa. Space is limited, registration is required.

Attend a free Focus on Health Seminar instead


UC San Diego Campus
Medical Education and Telemedicine Building
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

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*Guests needing special accommodations to get from the parking lot to the building (about a one block walk), please contact healthevents@ucsd.edu, 619-543-2445.

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Registration, Breakfast, Smoothie Bar, EPARC, and Health Screenings
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Introduction to Qigong Class (Optional)
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome & Event Introduction
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Tom Moore, MD
Chair, Department of Reproductive Medicine
Division of Perinatal Medicine
UC San Diego Health

Women’s Sexual Health: Fun for All Ages

With different stages in life come unique challenges — sexual health is no exception. Join Dr. Erin Gross as she discusses strategies and common challenges in maintaining sexual well-being throughout a woman's lifetime. Dr. Goss aims to make the pursuit of healthy sexuality a fun endeavor for women of all ages!

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Erin Gross, MD

Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health

This talk is for the love of chocolate — and heart health! Dr. Pam Taub discusses recent research on the beneficial cardiovascular effects of small amounts of dark chocolate. Learn about the latest research on impact of diet on cardiovascular disease and strategies for its prevention, including lipid management.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Pam Taub, MD

Break and Health Screenings
10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Digestive Health: An update on food sensitivities and food allergies including celiac disease

Have you noticed more talk of food-related ailments? Learn from Dr. Sheila Crowe about several types of food intolerances, how they are diagnosed and the pros and cons of various diets used for treatments, including gluten-free, low FODMAP and Paleolithic diet. You’ll also get an update on food sensitivities and food allergies, including celiac disease.

11:10 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF

Lunch, Health Screenings and Cooking Demonstration
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Nutrition Talk/Food Prep Demonstration

12:10 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Betty Garrity, Nutrition Department

Research and Beauty

How are cultural ideas of beauty affecting your quality of life? Dr. Amanda Gosman will discuss research that shows restoring or enhancing your appearance can significantly improve your life—even upping your chances of surviving cancer. From reconstruction after mastectomy to operating on children with deformities, Dr. Gosman will delve into the ways our perception of beauty affects us.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Amanda Gosman, MD

Fighting Cancer with Food and Activity

Learn about the latest research on dietary and other lifestyle factors that strengthen your body’s immune and detoxification systems to help reduce your risk of cancer. The talk will include practical tips for optimizing your intake of protective foods, including those with BIG color and/or STRONG flavor.

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Vicky Newman, MS, RD

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Staying Healthy at Menopause: Tips to Preserve Your Good Health During Midlife and Beyond

Menopause is an ideal time for women to assess their general health and lifestyle habits. Dr. Kathryn Macaulay will discuss areas of your health that may need attention during the menopause transition, including menstrual cycle changes, bone health, weight management, sleep disturbances, sexual function and heart health. She will also introduce the latest medical information regarding health maintenance during menopause.

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Kathryn Macaulay, MD, NCMP