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About INTEGRIS Women's Health Forum
Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Women's Health Forum!
Reservations are required for all events.
Click on the individual events titles below to register electronically. You may also register by calling the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or toll free 888-951-2277, and a representative will take your reservation.
Advance payment is necessary for events that require a fee such as lunch or dinner and is due at the time of registration. Payment may be made by credit card, or check mailed to:
3300 N.W. Expressway, # 001-7335
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Monday, Sept. 17
Gentler Side of Cancer
Nandita Keole, M.D., hematology/oncology
Lara Theobald, M.D., hematology/oncology
Irim Yasin, M.D., hematology/oncology
Juli Johnson, APN
There are many aspects of cancer. When first diagnosed, the focus is mainly on the tests needed and the treatments available. But, there are other facets that come into play; especially the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of the cancer patient. This informative session will spotlight Dr. Keole discussing the benefits of acupuncture, Dr. Theobald preparing your mind for the healing process and Dr. Yasin discussing the multidisciplinary approach to cancer. Julie Johnson will share the importance of what you put into your body and how that affects the healing process.
Luncheon fee: FREE • Reservations required.
Location: INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma
Sex, Chocolate and Pelvic Health
Arielle Allen, D.O., urogynecology
Charlotte Coyner, M.D., family medicine
Christa Gatewood, MPT
We may not give a lot of thought to our pelvic health but these issues can lead to embarrassing “accidents,” or other uncomfortable situations. Dr. Allen and physical therapist Christa Gatewood will give you the latest information regarding your pelvic health. And what about chocolate? Are there health benefits? Dr. Coyner will have the pleasure of discussing how chocolate stays in the forefront of our brains. Oh yeah, there will be lots of chocolate, too!
Fee: $10 • Advance payment is required.
Location: The Melting Pot
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Christopher Carey, M.D., general surgery
Are you seeing spots? Is your doctor checking your spots? Melanoma and other skin cancers can be very serious. Knowing what to look for and how to protect your skin may save your life. Dr. Chris Carey will share helpful tips to guard yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.
Luncheon fee: $5 • Advance payment is required.
Location: Allegiance Credit Union
Melanie Pearce, D.O., radiology, medical director of INTEGRIS Southwest Breast Health and Imaging Center
David Burger, M.D., radiology, medical director of INTEGRIS Comprehensive Breast Center
What is the latest news on breast care and keeping healthy. When are you supposed to have a mammogram? What kind should you have? How is family history tied in? Also, did you know that eight out of 10 women are in the wrong bra? Don’t know what to do? Join us as Drs. Pearce and Burger discuss the latest news for the upper half! And, we will have a certified “bra-ologist” from Women’s Health Boutique to explain bra anatomy and proper fitting. Don’t be uncomfortable any longer.
Dinner fee: $15 • Advance payment is required.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
9 a.m. to Noon
9:30 a.m. Caroline Merritt, D.O., internal medicine
10 a.m. Ashley Muckala, D.O., family medicine
10:30 a.m. Emily Reed, M.D., internal medicine
11 a.m. Joel Grubbs, D.O., family medicine
Mastering the hula hoop requires balance, patience, momentum, consistency and a positive attitude … much like the care, management and treatment of your health as a senior!
Join us for a special event planned with seniors especially in mind. You will have an opportunity to visit booths and participate in various demonstrations. We have gathered numerous resources to address many of the issues seniors face today.
These days, age really is just a number: 40 is the new 30, 50 is the new 40 and reaching the 100 mark is no longer an impossible task. In fact, centenarians are living longer because they are leading much healthier lives. September is considered Healthy Aging Month, and in celebration of all the centenarians, our physicians will share five secrets to reach 100.
Complimentary lunch will be provided.
Location: Epworth Villa
Mark Mellow, M.D., gastroenterology, director of INTEGRIS Digestive Health Center
Kenneth Seres, M.D., gastroenterology
Karen Massey, RD, LD
Attend this healthy cooking demonstration presented by Whole Foods Market and learn more about how whole foods healthy eating and making a few simple changes can get you started on a healthy road to wellness. Physicians Dr. Mellow and Dr. Seres along with nutritionist Karen Massey will be on hand to answer questions and provide the latest in health information on digestive health, colorectal cancer awareness and healthy eating.
Fee for event: $15; includes dinner • Advance payment is required.
Location: Whole Foods Market
Thursday, Sept. 20
Wrists Without Rest
Keith Gannaway, M.D., orthopedic surgery
Samantha Klepper, PT, DPT, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation
We sit at a computer, we text, we play video games, we carry heavy purses around all day, all of which can lead to pain in the hands, wrists and shoulders. The good news is that there is much that can be done to help prevent, treat and manage all of them. It is never too late to improve your bone and joint health! Join as Dr. Gannaway and physical therapist Samantha Klepper give you a hand up.
Luncheon fee: $15 • Advance payment is required.
Art of the Heart
Aleicia Mack, D.O., non-invasive cardiology, INTEGRIS Heart Hospital
Would you consider the simple act of painting to be heart-healthy? Maybe it sounds like a sedentary activity to you. Or maybe it sounds like something that is fun – so it can’t be good for you! Join us to learn how protecting your heart doesn’t have to be a chore. Dr. Mack will speak and then we will begin our “heart painting” with instruction by Wine and Palette.
Fee: $35 for canvas and painting supplies (does not include food or beverage) • Advance payment is required.
Seating is limited so make reservations early!
Location: Mama Roja
Friday, Sept. 21
How Much Stress Can You Take?
Elisa Sparkes, D.O., obstetrics and gynecology
Justin Sparkes, D.O., family medicine
Life can often be stressful. People try to do so much today! How much stress is too much. What happens when you are overloaded? How does it really affect your health. Listen as the husband and wife team of Drs. Elisa and Justin Sparkes tell you when enough is enough.
Luncheon fee: $15 • Advance payment is required.
Location: Café 501
Joel Grubbs, D.O., family medicine
Pam Patty, LD, RD, CDE
Going to the grocery store can be confusing these days. There are so many choices. There are organic and non-organic products. Lots of new labels and brands! Some are really expensive, too. What is best for you? Does it really matter? Dr. Joel Grubbs and Pam Patty will give you the latest scoop so you can keep it simple when going grocery shopping.
Fee: FREE • Light Refreshments
Location: Uptown Grocery
Saturday, Sept. 22
Reclaiming Our Identity
Sixth Annual African American Women’s Health Forum
9 a.m. (registration and breakfast 8 to 9 a.m.)
Sophia A. Nelson, author
Featured speaker Sophia A. Nelson is an author, political strategist, opinion writer and attorney. She authored the book, Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama. She is an accomplished woman on the move “redefining” the rules for 21st century living and success, and is an advocate for better representation of black women in the media and society. For more information or to register, please call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277.
Location: Cox Convention Center, One Myriad Gardens, downtown Oklahoma City
Sunday, Sept. 9
Being Fearless in Life with Diane Keaton
Civic Center Music Hall
Being Fearless in Life
Photo courtesy of Firooz Zahedi
Diane Keaton remains virtually peerless in the acting profession. With 50 movies and television shows under her belt, she has deftly managed to take on a wide range of roles and has not limited herself to any one genre. The lead in the 1977 film Annie Hall was Keaton’s breakout role and was written for her by the movie’s director, Woody Allen, who was her boyfriend at the time. Her first movie role was Lovers and Other Strangers. But the Woody Allen’s “Play It Again Sam” was where Keaton received a Tony nomination and began a streak of award-winning performances.
She later went on to star in many of Allen’s films. Although comedy was where most of her initial success resulted, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for the thriller Looking for Mr. Goodbar; that same year, she won an Oscar for Annie Hall, which also received an Oscar for Best Picture.
She returned to her comedy roots alongside Steve Martin in films like Father of the Bride and its sequel, Father of the Bride Part II, as well as starring alongside Bette Midler in The First Wives Club and Jack Nicholson in Something’s Gotta Give.
Diane took control of her career when she began directing the documentary film Heaven. She went on to direct other projects including an episode of the cult classic TV show Twin Peaks, as well as several music videos. Most recently she authored the 2011 memoir Then Again, a poignant and personal reflection on Keaton’s career as well as her close relationship with her late mother.
Today Diane Keaton continues to act and direct, remaining popular with crowds from teenagers to senior citizens. She is a rare breed of performer whose appeal seems to span generations. In addition to her Oscar win, Keaton has garnered 23 award nominations and 17 wins.
Location: Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., downtown Oklahoma City
Saturday, Sept. 8
Fight Back: Women’s Self Defense
9 a.m. to Noon
Heather Cline, certified fitness instructor and black belt in Tae Kwon Do, will guide you through basic self-defense skills. Learn how to avoid confrontation, how to defend yourself in case of attack, and discover special techniques for breaking an attacker’s grasp and other methods of escape.
This hands-on class is perfect for those who want to gain skills to protect themselves by practicing what they learn!
Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
Cost: $25 PACER members; $35 non-members
Location: INTEGRIS PACER Fitness Center
Monday, Sept. 10
Masked Mysteries (Event is Full)
Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., internal medicine, medical director, Women’s Health and Community Relations, INTEGRIS Health
Many things can make us “not feel well.” Some can be serious, others puzzling and some even self-inflicted. Doctors hear this complaint often and recognize the frustration that accompanies it. Join Dr. Bauman as she gives some tips to help you determine when to be worried and when to relax.
Wired and Tired
Michael Klepper, M.D., family medicine
Vikas Jain, M.D., sleep medicine
People today are constantly wired. They are tethered to all forms of communication and rarely are without a cell phone, iPad or laptop. How does constant stress affect our health and our sleep? This informative session with Dr. Klepper and Dr. Jain will help answer these questions.
Dinner fee: $10 • Advance payment is required.
Location: Stuffed Olive Café
Lunes, 10 de Septiembre
Cena de Latinos
Presentación en español
“La Obesidad” 6:30 a 8:00
Tomas Owens, M.D, family medicine
La obesidad es un problema de salud que crece alarmantemente entre la población Hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos. Intervienen varios factores: ambientales, genéticos, la mala nutrición, una vida sedentaria, entre otros.
El Dr. Tomas Owens nos dará una información amplia sobre el tema, asista a esta interesante conferencia.
Location: Cocina de Mino Restaurant
6022 S. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, OK
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Chick Chat about Diabetes
Kassi Stockert, M.D., family medicine
Everywhere you turn someone is being diagnosed with diabetes. You’ve heard of type 1 and type 2. What is the difference? What can you do to prevent it? What are the symptoms of diabetes? Learn the facts about this disease, and why we are in the middle of an epidemic, from Dr. Kassi Stockert.
Dinner fee: $20 • Advance payment is required.
Location: Hensley’s Top Shelf Grill
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Avoiding a Brain Wreck (Event is Full)
Timothy Rathbun, D.O., neurology
Mary Pinzon, RN, CPE, M.Ed.
Our brains serve as the interpreter of our senses, the initiator of our movement and the controller of our behavior. When healthy, the brain functions with speed and ease. When disease strikes, however, the brain can develop complex conditions that are dangerous and, in some cases, life-threatening. One of the deadliest health conditions affecting our community is STROKE. Join as Dr. Rathbun and Mary Pinzon share how to avoid these brain wrecks.
Luncheon fee: FREE • Reservations are required.
Location: INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma
Hats Off To Your Health – High Tea
Margaret Porembski, M.D., hand surgery
Elise Brantley, M.D., dermatology
Hoang Nguyen, M.D., family medicine
One of our favorite events – High Tea!
This year we are trying a new format. Be seated at a table with other ladies AND one of our physicians. Learn the latest about your skin, your hands and your overall body. The physicians will rotate so you’ll have an opportunity to hear from each of them. This will be a great opportunity to learn from our newest physicians. And don’t forget to wear your favorite hat. Maybe we’ll even vote on style and originality!
Fee for event: $20; includes choice of tea, assorted tea sandwiches, currant buttermilk scones, sweet cream and preserves, bittersweet chocolate truffles and assorted tartlets.
Location: Oklahoma City Museum of Art Café
Julie Hansen, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology
Your health during pregnancy is crucial to the development of your baby. Certain things such as alcohol and tobacco should be avoided. Nutrition and exercise are key factors. When uncontrollable risk factors develop during your pregnancy, what does that mean for your health? Dr. Julie Hansen will explain what steps you can take to have a healthy pregnancy and how to prepare for the unexpected. Tours of the new INTEGRIS Health Edmond Women’s Center will also be available.
Fee: FREE • Light hors d’oeuvres
Location: INTEGRIS Health Edmond
Thursday, Sept. 13
Why Women Don’t Call 911
Bryan Cogar, M.D., interventional cardiologist
If a woman sees an accident or a person is injured, she doesn’t hesitate to call for help. But, if a woman has chest pain she often ignores it. Why? It couldn’t possibly be a heart attack? It can’t happen to me. I don’t have time for it. Come hear Dr. Cogar explain how the signs of a heart attack are different in a woman and why it is important to act quickly and call 911.
Luncheon fee: $5 • Advance payment is required.
Location: Oklahoma Blood Institute
Make time to donate blood. You’ll save a life of someone in the community and get a choice of an OU or OSU Bedlam t-shirt. Appointments are not required but you may schedule one by calling 1-877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org.
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat™ Cycle
Michelle May, M.D., author
To live vibrantly, we must fuel our bodies mindfully – yet most diets are restrictive and unsustainable leaving us feeling guilty and disappointed. Welcome Dr. Michelle May, a mindful eating expert and author who writes, speaks and teaches about ending senseless yo-yo dieting and resolving mindless and emotional eating. Dr. May shows you how to make healthy lifestyle changes that nourish your body and fuel the fulfilling life you deserve. Don’t miss this humorous, interactive, entertaining event that delves much deeper than the obvious advice to “eat less, exercise more.”
Become a VIP of this special event. VIP status includes entrance into a pre-event reception; a signed copy of Dr. May’s book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat; priority seating; and an opportunity to meet Dr. May – all for only $50. Proceeds from the VIP reception support the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit. Can’t make the reception? Purchase preferred seating (behind VIP seating) for $20 and receive a signed copy of Dr. May’s book.
Fee: FREE • Reservations required.
Location: Oklahoma City Marriott
Friday, Sept. 14
Keep Your Kids from Monkeying Around With Danger
William Banner, M.D., pediatric intensivist
You have to keep a constant eye on your children. You turn your back for a second and no telling what they’ll get into. Sometimes it is even a spider or snake that finds them. Our own Dr. William Banner is also medical director of the Poison Control Center and he has some great tips for protecting your kids. You won’t want to miss this session if you have children or grandchildren.
Lunch fee: Free
Location: INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma (This event was originally schedule to be held at the Oklahoma City Zoo.)
Saturday, Sept. 15
Be Strong and Be Dazzling – Girls Day Out
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration at 9:30 a.m.
Janet Peery, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA
In keeping with our Fabulous and Fearless theme, we hope to inspire you to Be Strong and Be Dazzling. Janet Peery will start the day off inspiring us to break the cycle, empowering new beginnings.
During lunch, we will recognize our “Unsung Hero: Oklahoma Women Making a Difference” nominees, and announce the winner! The winner will be entered for a chance to win a national award. To nominate an Oklahoma woman making a difference, please complete the nomination form at www.integrisOK.com/whf. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 7. Also, we will be presenting our Heather L. Harkness Role Model award to a deserving teen.
Looking for a complete makeover to reinvent yourself? Two lucky participants will be chosen during registration to receive a makeover (hair and makeup), compliments of Eden Salon. Please be sure you are willing to undergo a change in your hair length and hair color before signing up. Concluding the event, INTEGRIS Health physicians will model the latest fall trends in women’s fashions from Ruth Meyers and Steven Giles!
Peruse shopping booths before and after the event – whether you’re looking for a new product in skincare, the latest trends in jewelry, high-quality kitchen tools or flameless candles that smell amazing … you’re sure to find great gifts or even something for yourself!
Luncheon fee: $20 • Advance payment is required. Space is limited
Location: Myriad Botanical Gardens
Ninth Annual INTEGRIS Men’s Health University
9 a.m. to Noon
Join the ninth annual Men’s Health University and learn how to get high speed and extra power quick and easy. Zoom ahead for free men’s health screenings including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, stroke assessment and prostate, oral, skin and colorectal cancer screenings. Check out local products, services and businesses at the South OKC Chamber of Commerce tailgate party trade show. Appointments are required for all cancer screenings.
For cancer screening appointments or more information on Wellness Wise Guys, contact the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or log on to www.integrismenshealth.com.
Location: Crossroads Mall