Join us in Palm Beach, January 25-28, 2018, for our "Living Well" Retreat where our thought leaders from leading institutions will share their wisdom. Our Living Well Retreat will connect you to resources that are invaluable and to content that will transform your life while offering time to rejuvenate and relax in the warmth of the Florida sun.
In the morning session on Friday, January 26th, we will share the latest knowledge on women’s health and women's health research, ultralongevity, and the impact of genetics on our future. In the afternoon we will explore topics focused on creating a lasting legacy through life planning decisions, impact investing and strategic philanthropy.
Saturday morning, January 27th, will focus on living well, starting the day with yoga, followed by conversations on the power of meditation, juicing and nutrition, and all things natural – from food to the products we use on our bodies each day.
Conversations will be continued over dinners in unique setting and afternoons are at your leisure to enjoy the spa, pool or beautiful beach.
ACCESSCIRCLES LIVING WELL RETREAT AGENDA
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
6:00pm – 6:45pm
WELCOME RECEPTION DINNER
Four Seasons Hotel – Royal Poinciana Ballroom
7:00pm – 8:45pm
WHY FEMALE MICE MATTER
A Dialogue with Dr. Hadine Joffe and Dr. Carolyn Mazure, Moderated by Carolee Lee, Founder, AccessCircles
Dr. Hadine Joffe, Executive Director of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Carolyn Mazure, Founder and Director of Women's Health Research at Yale, Spungen Bildner Professor in Women’s Health Research, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine
Join us for a thought-provoking dialogue focused on the need to study women’s health, why women have not been adequately studied, and how these exceptional thought leaders are impacting this issue. This interview will begin to clarify several of pressing health concerns for women and the need to address this urgent public health matter. It will also offer the historical context and lens through which we will look more closely during Friday's program.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
LIVING WELL FORUM
Four Seasons Hotel Palm Beach
Flagler Ballroom I&II
7:15am – 8:00am
OPTIONAL BREAKFAST AT YOUR LEISURE
Flagler Ballroom Foyer
8:15am – 8:30am
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
8:30am – 9:15am
NOT JUST STUDIES OF MICE OR MEN: SEX AND GENDER EQUITY IN RESEARCH - A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Guest Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Mazure, Founder and Director, Women's Health Research at Yale, Spungen Bildner Professor in Women’s Health Research, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine
Scientific research has a gender gap, and not just among humans. In many disciplines, the animals used to study diseases and drugs are overwhelmingly male, which may significantly reduce the reliability of research and lead to drugs that won’t work in half the population.
Failure to consider gender in research is very much the norm. According to one analysis of scientific data, male animals outnumbered females 5.5 to 1 in neuroscience, 5 to 1 in pharmacology, and 3.7 to 1 in physiology. Only 45 percent of animal studies involving depression or anxiety and only 38 percent involving strokes used females, even though these conditions are more common in women. Despite considerable progress, vast inequities still remain in the biomedical research that informs our understanding and treatment of disease.
Dr. Carolyn Mazure is a dynamic force in the field of women's health. In 1998, she established Women's Health Research at Yale (WHRY), a gender-specific research facility that generates scientific investigations of gender differences, broadening the scope of knowledge on all human health. Dr. Mazure is also a professor of psychiatry and psychology at Yale and has helped to raise millions of dollars for women's health research.
9:15am - 10:00am
WHY WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH MATTERS
Guest Speaker: Dr. Hadine Joffe, Executive Director of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School.
Women and men have different risks for the onset, expression, course and treatment response in a number of disorders that occur at different stages of development and throughout the aging process. The mechanisms that explain many of these sex differences are still unclear. One of the areas where this has been most obvious is in menopause and the hormonal changes which affect all women.
Dr. Joffe will share with us her very cogent research which focuses on understanding the brain’s response to hormonal changes for women that affect our quality of life, such as during menopause, and the importance of her research to the care and wellbeing of her patients.
She will also discuss research priorities for the Connors Center and share the current programs and future opportunities for research training that are being planned at The Connors Center, including combined clinical and research fellowships in global women’s health, family planning, and women’s mental health and why this is so important to us all.
The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology has a commitment to improving the health of women and transforming their care through the discovery, dissemination and integration of knowledge of women’s health and sex- and gender-based differences and the application of this knowledge to the delivery of care.
10:00am – 10:15am BREAK
10:15am – 11:00am
THE JOURNEY TO WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
Guest Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Director of Women’s Heart Health at Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City
Heart disease is the #1 killer of all women and has been since 1984. Understanding the history is just as important as understanding the medical research. As we travel through the story of women and heart disease, we realize that the best outcomes will occur when there is early detection and prevention.
The future of women's heart health is mostly in our own hands, based on our lifestyle choices from how we eat, sleep, move, manage stress, to how we feel and think. As 1 woman dies every 80 seconds from cardiovascular disease, 80% of the time it is preventable.
Dr. Steinbaum helps women shift from stress-focused and mind-centered living to heart-centered living. She also demonstrates how emotional awareness and self-image play key roles in heart health. Her message provides clear, step-by-step “prescriptions” for integrating diet, exercise, sleep, and a healthy sex life. The result is an intuitive, lifelong plan that addresses the root causes of heart disease and provides a refreshing new approach to heart-centered healing.
Dr. Steinbaum believes prevention is the true cure, and will show you why and how.
11:00am – 11:45am
GENETICS: STAYING AHEAD OF AGING AND ILLNESS
Guest Speaker: Dr. Pamila Brar, Medical Director, Health Nucleus
Dr. Pamila Brar embraces technology in medicine. Her approach is to deliver up-to-date, evidence-based information via technology designed to be immediately accessible to her patients. Dr. Brar was named the Ellen Browning Scripps Chief Medical Resident in 1998, and is a graduate of the Scripps Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program. She holds an MD degree from Louisiana State University at New Orleans, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
Learn how genetics will shape many of our choices and decisions in managing our health - and the well-being of our families as genetics continues to grow into a more dominant and transparent role in our lives. From Crispr to impacting the newborn baby, this will be a lively and controversial dialogue.
Health Nucleus, a clinical research center in La Jolla is the premier health intelligence platform integrating genomics and advanced clinical imaging. Using proprietary technology to identify actionable opportunities today, you and your physician are empowered to take control of your health and proactively plan for a longer healthy life. Having access to these sophisticated tools and processes gives us the opportunity to intervene in situations of possible illness – and be proactive in prevention and wellness.
This interactive discussion will share the latest thinking in genetics, screening and the ethics surrounding this fast-paced field by the staff of Health Nucleus.
11:45am – 12:30pm
A DIALOGUE WITH GINA DIEZ BARROSO
Founder and CEO of Dalia, an initiative dedicated to supporting women from Mexico, Latin America, and very soon, the United States, in order to help them succeed professionally.
Gina Diez Barroso has been a pioneer in the fields of arts and education for over 20 years beginning in 1990, the year in which she created and launched Grupo Diarq. DIARQ is a holding company with eight subsidiaries currently employing over 1,000 people.
Gina is now turning her attention to creating "Dalia" - an initiative dedicated to supporting women from Mexico, Latin America, and very soon, the United States, in order to help them succeed professionally. Dalia, is deeply committed to empowering women so that they can more effectively tackle the challenges that affect their daily lives and often times hinder their professional development.
In order to do this, Gina has created a holistic platform that aims to propel the careers of female entrepreneurs, as well as working women in both the private and public sectors through a wide variety of courses given at the brand-new Dalia Empower School, as well as through our training workshops, mentoring programs, conferences and networking sessions, women from all areas, both at work and at home, can truly realize their potential and achieve a balanced life.
Please join us to hear this awesome leader share her vision for creating change for women and building an extraordinary legacy.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
1:45pm - 2:45pm
DOING WELL WHILE DOING GOOD: MAXIMIZING YOUR SOCIAL IMPACT THROUGH SUSTAINABLE INVESTING AND PHILANTHROPY
Guest Speakers: Caroline Hodkinson, Director of Philanthropic Advisory, Bessemer Trust; Anna White, ESG Portfolio Manager, Bessemer Trust
Sustainable Investing takes many different forms – all are ways to make a difference beyond getting a nice return on your investment. This dialogue will share more about this rapidly moving space and the opportunities it’s creating.
Charitable giving can be a source of immense personal satisfaction. The possibilities for doing good are limitless, yet it can be difficult to know where to begin or how to make the most of your charitable gifts. In this interactive session, Philanthropy Advisor Caroline Hodkinson and ESG Portfolio Manager Anna White will foster a learning environment where members can gain knowledge and insight into how we can participate more fully in sustainable investing and philanthropic initiatives.
2:45pm – 3:45pm
BE INSPIRED: REAL STORIES – CREATING IMPACT
Moderator: Carolee Lee, AccessCircles Founder
Panel: Tracy Chadwell, Founding Partner, 1843 Capital, a fund that is passionate about changing funding for women owned/women run funds
Jeannie Fontana, MD, PhD., Chief Health Strategist, AccessCircles
Anula Jayasuriya, MD, PhD., Founder, EXXclaim Capital, the first venture capital fund to recognize the large and rapidly growing opportunity in women’s health and to create a fund to capitalize on this insight.
Our exciting panel discussion will feature three extraordinary women who will share their vision for creating funds which support women owned/women run businesses, or those focused on women's wellness.
We will discuss the different options through which significant change could take place which could lead to a shift in the investment of diagnostics, devices, and pharma for women. In addition, we will explore how funding could accelerate the research needs in women’s health – all which will all result in better outcomes and longer healthier lives for all women.
Tapping into their experience, passion and vision, our panel discussion will inspire us to think differently about the impact each of us can make through our own passions.
3:45pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 5:00pm
7:00pm - 8:30pm
DINNER OCEANSIDE AT THE FOUR SEASONS
Atlantic Bar & Grill
Enjoy a relaxing dinner ocean side at the Four Seasons with your AccessCircles friends and our esteemed thought leaders.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
7:30am – 9:15am
BREAKFAST AT YOUR LEISURE
8:00am – 9:00am
YOGA BY THE BEACH
Four Seasons Lawn (in front of beach) Please arrive a few minutes early.
9:30am – 10:30am
TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF PRACTICE
Guest Speakers: Rona Abramson, Transcendental Meditation Expert; Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Director, Women's Hear Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
Rona Abramson has been a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program for over 30 years and serves as an international director of the TM Program for Women and Girls, responsible for the development of the women’s wing of the TM organization in countries around the globe. She works with TM national leaders and teachers of TM, establishing teaching centers for women and girls, generating outreach initiatives in education, women’s empowerment, maternal health in programs for nurses and midwives, and is in general responsible for delivering the wide range of programming for the TM organization to the general public. She is a founding board member of the David Lynch Foundation (DLF), which provides TM scholarships to underserved populations.
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum has been incorporating TM Meditation in her practice as a means of treating heart disease, the number one cause of death in women. The National Institutes of Health has funded over $26 million in research on the Transcendental Meditation technique for prevention of heart disease.
The Transcendental Meditation technique has also been found to reduce the three major risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Stress and anxiety are known to create strain on the cardiovascular system, and TM practice is a powerful tool for reducing chronic anxiety and overall stress in our lives.
This dialogue will share the findings and experience that these two experts share and the impact that TM can make on our lives.
10:30am - 11:15am
BE NOURISHED - FOOD FOR HEALTH
Guest Speaker: Dr. Kimmi Stultz, Wellness Nutritionist, Juicery Rx, The Green Pharmacist
Eat, Drink, Be Nourished. Food is information. Food is life. What we eat and drink can influence how our genes behave (genetic expression). There is an important link between the quality of food consumed and the quality of our lives. Food should make us feel good; it should benefit us and the world around us.
Be inspired to choose wisely for your health, for the next generations, and for the entire planet. What we put in our body is part of an integrated whole, a web of relationships. Food is not isolated, but a part of the ecology in which it is produced. It's time we think creatively and innovate differently.
Join us to hear how Kimmi Stultz, a clinical pharmacist, cured herself of auto-immune ailments through food and juice and her passion for changing how we think about the food we eat.
11:15am – 12:00pm
ORGANIC, NATURAL OR CLEAN SKINCARE: A PROVCATIVE CONVERSATION ON HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT TO USE
Guest Speakers: Sallie Fraenkel, Founder, Mind Body Spirit Network and Karen Ballou, CEO & Founder, Immunocologie
Sallie is an expert in the spa and wellness industry, having joined SpaFinder, the world’s largest spa/ wellness marketing company, in 2004. She spent 10 years as CMO, COO and ran the Global Wellness Summit for several years. In 2014, she decided it was time to become an entrepreneur and founded Mind Body Spirit Network, inspired by her love of spa, wellness, food, beauty, travel and connecting people.
Karen Ballou has more than 30 years of experience in the skincare industry. She founded the emerging skincare brand, Immunocologie, following a 2-year bout with lymphoma and a growing concern regarding the many ingredients found her skincare regimen and their effects on her overall health as she went through treatment.
Join Sallie and Karen for a fun and frank conversation where they will share their knowledge of the many products they’ve come across during years in the wellness/spa business.
They will answer your questions and help you come away with a clearer understanding of which products are the best ones to use on a daily basis which are free from toxins and chemicals and how to navigate the confusing, conflicting information out there on organic versus natural skincare.
12:15pm – 1:15pm
1:15pm – 6:30pm
AFTERNOON AT LEISURE
Enjoy all that the Four Seasons has to offer and South Florida’s sunshine and magnificent beaches or take a stroll along Worth Ave in Palm Beach.
7:00pm – 9:00pm
AL FRESCO CASUAL DINNER
Graze Restaurant – Four Seasons
Enjoy our final dinner dining al fresco on the terrace of the Four Seasons Graze Restaurant.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018
BREAKFAST AT YOUR LEISURE
Relax and enjoy your day before departing refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired!
This Winter AccessCircles Forum will be hosted at Four Seasons Hotel in Palm Beach. The Forum fee includes all programming with our esteemed thought leaders, events, off site experiences and all meals. Hotel rooms are not included in the Forum fee.
AccessCircles Retreat Fee, Jan. 25-28: Includes, all meals, programing, activities and private offsite dinner
Members $950.00 / Non Members $1150.00
Dinner and Forum Only Fee: Includes reception and dinner on January 25th; Programing, Lunch, Reception on January 26th from 8:30am-5:30pm.
Members and Guests: $500.00
Address: 2842 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480
The Four Seasons Hotel is current sold out except for luxury suites. Mention AccessCircles to receive our rate if available. Reservations: (561) 582-2800