2014 Fall Conference

TCPW Fall Conference

TCPW Fall 2014 Conference: "Women and Health"

To compliment Penn’s themed Year of Health, our Fall Conference will focus on women’s health at Penn and give us an opportunity to explore health and wellness across many areas of our lives.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

12 - 2 PM

Opening Lunch
Facing Health Challenges Courageously

Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge
3417 Spruce Street

Our fall conference begins with a discussion from The Center for Human Appearance. Founder and Director, Dr. Linton A. Whitaker, MD, will discuss the groundbreaking work that he and his team are forging in the study and treatment of all aspects of appearance and how it impacts all of our lives. Illustrating the breadth of the Center's efforts, Dr. Joseph M. Serletti, MD, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Penn, will discuss the breast reconstruction program and Dr. David Sarwer, PhD, will outline the Center's comprehensive psychological program.
Our luncheon will also feature the TCPW 25th Anniversary Advising Award ceremony for excellence in advising undergraduate students, as well as recognition of our TCPW members celebrating milestone anniversaries. The 2014 Advising Award will be given to David F. Meaney, Solomon R. Pollack Professor and Chair of Bioengineering.

2:30 - 4:30 PM

Committee Meetings

Houston Hall, Various Rooms
3417 Spruce Street

5 - 6:30 PM

Schmoozing and Snoozing: A Unique Networking Program

Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge 3417 Spruce Street
Thursday, October 30, 2014
5:00 – 5:30 – Networking
5:30 – 6:30 – Session

Join TCPW members for an opportunity to network with each other, followed by an innovative and interactive session for members on the importance of sleep and how it impacts women’s health. This session will be conducted by TCPW member Nancy Rothstein, CW’75, The Sleep Ambassador. Sleep is integral to health, performance, productivity, safety and well-being - Nancy provides education, consulting services and resources to optimize Sleep Wellness.

7 - 9 PM

Thursday Evening Dinner: Leveling the Playing Field: Progress with Women’s Health Research

Van Pelt Library
College Green

TCPW member Ruth Katz, CW’74, Director of the Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) Program at the Aspen Institute, will speak about women's health, the Affordable Care Act, and the 1993 legislation that for the first time required that women be included in NIH-sponsored clinical trials. Ruth will discuss the challenges facing women in the quest for equity in the areas of health research and access to care.

9 PM


The Inn at Penn, Living Room
3600 Sansom Street

End the day relaxing, enjoying conversation with fellow TCPW members and Penn Trustees, and listening to a musical performance by Quaker Notes, a female student a capella group.

Friday, October 31, 2014

8 - 10 AM

Breakfast and Panel Discussion

Steinhardt Hall
215 South 39th Street

8 – 8:30 AM. – Breakfast
8:30 – 10 AM – “Putting Your Best Foot Forward”

TCPW will welcome the new School of Nursing Dean, Antonia Villarruel who will share the latest developments in nursing education and its impact on women’s health. We will then enjoy a panel discussion featuring TCPW members who have written books focusing on women’s health well-being:

    Ali Cudby, C’91 WG’97, CEO of Fab Foundations, bestselling author and creator of the FabFit Academy, the world's first online bra fit training and certification program. Author of Busted! The Fab Foundations® Guide to Bras That Fit, Flatter and Feel Fantastic

    Andrea Pomerantz Lustig, C’86, former Beauty Editor at Glamour magazine and author of How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous Without Breaking the Bank

    Amy Ruth Finegold, C’02, creator of Amy Ruth’s Baking Mixes and author of Super Grains and Seeds: Wholesome Ways to Enjoy Super Foods Everyday and For the Love of Oats.

    Michal J. Clements, W’84, WG’89, independent marketing strategy consultant, founder and Managing Principal of Insight to Action, Inc. Michal is the author of Tuning into Mom: Understanding America's Most Powerful Consumer.

10 - 11 AM

School of Medicine Spotlight

Steinhardt Hall
215 South 39th Street

Our conference would not be complete without a presentation from Dr. J. Larry Jameson, Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine. Dean Jameson will speak to TCPW members about the newest developments at Penn Medicine and current research focused on women’s health.

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

General Meeting and Closing Lunch

Steinhardt Hall
215 South 39th Street

Join us for the General Meeting and Closing Lunch where we will hear updates from Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions, and Dr. Meeta Kumar, Director of Outreach and Prevention for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). We will also hear reports from our TCPW committees.

1 - 1:30 PM

Rededication of the Class of 1949 Generational Bridge

Locust Walk at 38th Street

TCPW was instrumental in the development of the Class of 1949 Generational Bridge over 38th Street at Locust Walk. The bridge, with its many personalized pavers, was dedicated at the Celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn in 2001. The bridge has undergone a complete renovation and you are invited to be a part of the rededication ceremony.

For More Information

Please contact Terri Welsh at welsh@upenn.edu or 215-898-3463.

Our Mission

The Trustees’ Council of Penn Women is an international network of Penn Alumnae. These leaders, by power of their example, support, foster, and promote the advancement of women and women’s issues within the University, thus enriching the University community as a whole.

Dawn Porter Eringis, CHE’85, WG’89

Hildegard Kanamuller Toth, FAS’79

Sarah E. Jones, NU’95, GNU’13
Cheryl Peisach, W’87 

Register for the Fall Conference

Please visit the TCPW website to pay your dues, make a donation or help defray the costs of our conference.

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