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The Pathways to Wellbeing Symposium and Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon will offer the latest research, best practices, projects and new ideas in the realm of health and wellness in the workplace and community. Our dynamic speakers will share concrete, tangible information that can immediately be utilized in workplace wellness, in a community model or personally. The Symposium will also offer an opportunity to engage and connect with community members working in your field of interest. 

Continuing Education Credits are offered for the Symposium in the professions of: Nursing, Social Work, Certified Health Education Specialist & MCHES, Education and Human Resources. For more information, please see the registration page.

The Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon honors local businesses for embracing workplace wellness and making a difference in their employees’ lives.

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Edward Creagan

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Dr. Creagan,  M.D., F.A.A.H.P.M., is a cancer specialist and expert in hospice and palliative care at the Mayo Clinic. He is a medical doctor who's been in clinical practice for over 37 years, who understands the importance of complementary and alternative medicine, the power of hope, prayer and meditation, the impact of music and touch, the healing power of pets, and MIRACLES!  Dr. Creagan is the author of over 400 scientific papers and has shared his knowledge, passion and expertise at over 1,000 presentations throughout the world. He is the author of "How Not to Be My Patient: A Physicians' Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis" and will be signing copies of this book at the Symposium.   

Luncheon Speaker: Sean Sullivan, JD

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Mr. Sullivan is president and CEO of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM), a global organization he co-founded in 1997.  During his luncheon keynote, Mr. Sullivan will introduce the concepts of advanced health management training, and inspire attendees to think beyond traditional wellness benefits and design wellness programs that focus on health management and productivity.

AGENDA 

Three tracks to build your own pathway to wellbeing!

  
Time                                                                                                                  Agenda                                                                                                                                         
7:30am-8:30am                                                                                         Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits
8:00am-8:10am                                                                                                                 Welcome
8:10am-9:10am Keynote: Dr. Edward Creagan: How to Live Long Enough to Cash in Your 401(k)
9:10am-9:30am                                                                                                            Break, Visit Exhibits
    
Time Track 1: Workplace Wellness Track 2: Healthcare Providers/Community Wellness Track 3: Human Resources/Benefits
9:30am-10:20am Emotional Fitness-How Organizations can Make a Difference Incorporating Physical Activity Into Your Day & Medically-Based Wellness Programs Communication & Injury Management: How to Lower Your Work Comp Costs
  Gail Sutter, LMHP, CEAP, Continuum Angie Frederick and Molly Mieras, MS, YMCA Carl Zeutzius, UNICO
10:20am-10:30am  Break, Visit Exhibits  Break, Visit Exhibits  Break, Visit Exhibits
10:30am-11:20am Sleep Deprivation and its Impact on Health, Productivity and Safety Mindfulness & Work/Life Balance in a High Tech World Compliance & Complexity Around Worksite Wellness
  Thomas Lee, CSA and Dave French, Optisom Lesa Deeker, SPHR, Best Care EAP Mike Demmon, SimplyWell
  
11:20am-11:30am                                                                                                  Break, Visit Exhibits
11:30am-1:00pm                                   Awards Luncheon and Keynote: Sean Sullivan, JD, Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM)      
1:00pm-1:30pm                                     Break, Visit Exhibits & Optional 20 minute Tai Chi session brought to you by Chris Cady-Jones, Tai Chi for Balance  
    
Time Track 1: Workplace Wellness Track 2: Healthcare Providers/Community Wellness Track 3: Human Resources/Benefits
1:30pm-2:20pm Health & Productivity Management Approach Brain Health: Impact of Activity and Nutrition Employer Strategies for Managing Specialty Drugs - Part 1
 
Sean Sullivan, JD, IHPM and Joe Leutzinger, PH.D.,
Health Improvement Solutions
Speaker to be determined Brenda Motheral, RPh, MBA, PhD, Artemitrx
2:20pm-2:30pm Break, Visit Exhibits  Break, Visit Exhibits  Break, Visit Exhibits
2:30pm-3:20pm Nebraska Worksite Wellness Toolkit Grief and Wellness: Providing Support in the Workplace Employer Strategies for Managing Specialty Drugs - Part 2
  Brian Coyle, MPH, Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services Cathy Fox, MSW, Ted E. Bear Hollow Brenda Motheral, RPh, MBA, PhD, Artemitrx
  
3:20pm-3:30pm                                                                                            Break, Visit Exhibits                               
3:30pm-4:15pm                                                                                             Closing Session
4:15pm-4:30pm                                                                                    Closing Comments & Prizes 

 

 

 

 

This year the conference will be held at:

Embassy Suites

12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68128