Join us in Palm Beach as our experts share their cutting-edge information in Genetics, Alzheimers, Heart Disease in Women, Autoimmune and more. Be inspired by our thought leaders from leading institutions who will share their wisdom and transform our lives.
You are invited to join us for the full weekend programming or if you live locally, you can join us for our opening dinner, Jan. 25th and day long Forum on Jan 26th which is focused on "Living Well." In the morning session, we share the latest knowledge on women’s health, ultralongevity, the power of meditation and the impact of genetics on our future. The afternoon will explore topics focused on creating a lasting legacy through life planning decisions and strategic philanthropy.
Saturday morning, we will focused on living well, starting the day with yoga, nutritional juice break and dialogues and then a conversation on all things organic – from food to the products we use on our bodies and in our homes each day.
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.
ACCESSCIRCLES LIVING WELL RETREAT AGENDA
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH
6:00pm - 9:00pm
WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER
Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom
WHY FEMALE MICE MATTER
Guest Speaker: Dr Carolyn Mazure, Director, Women's Health Research at Yale
Twenty years ago, few people understood that women are affected differently than men by some of the world's most devastating health problems.
This emerging knowledge–that differences in the cellular makeup, down to the cellular level of men and women affect their health across their lifespan–is now driving advances in the way that doctors prevent, diagnose, and treat certain conditions and illnesses.
Today, the growing field of Gender Based Research is shedding new light on the impact that sex and gender has on health and on illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, depression and auto immune disease.
Despite considerable progress, vast inequities still remain in the biomedical research that informs our understanding and treatment of diseases. Carolyn will offer a clear history as we explore the surprising data concerning women's research.
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, transforming the way we think about and treat women's health issues. She is Director, Women's Health Research at Yale School of Medicine.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH
LIVING WELL FORUM
Four Seasons Hotel | Palm Beach
All sessions will be held in the ballroom
7:45am – 8:30am
8:45am – 9:00am
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
9:00am – 9:45am
A MANDATE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH
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
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. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is at the leading edge of sex and gender-based science and has assembled the faculty and is developing the research infrastructure necessary to promote discovery in this emerging field.
Dr. Hadine Joffe, the 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 MD, MSc, was recently appointed as the Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School. With joint positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Joffe also directs the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program, which is dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of symptoms resulting from reproductive hormone changes in the brain. Her clinical and research work is focused on the course, mechanisms, and treatment of menopausal symptoms – including hot flashes, sleep disturbance, depression, and fatigue – in healthy women and in breast cancer patients.
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.
9:45am – 10:30am
YOUR HEART: WHY GENDER PRECISION MATTERS
Guest Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Director of Women’s Heart Health at Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education, and prevention. She was the host of a magazine-like health show, Focus on Health. She has lectured nationally on topics of coronary artery disease, women and heart disease, and prevention.
She is often cited in magazines and newspapers and is regularly seen on network news health segments for ABC, NBC and CBS, CNN, WPIX and FOX as a leading consultant in the field of cardiology, women and heart disease, and prevention. She focuses on the whole woman and the lifestyle issues beyond the numbers. Dr. Suzanne’s explanation for life balance, success, healing, and ultimate happiness is simply described as “living from the heart.”
Since she launched her career, Dr. Steinbaum has been focused on lowering our blood pressure naturally and without the use of drugs. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, is a National Spokesperson for the Go Red for Women campaign and chairperson of Go Red for Women in New York City and on the New York City Board of the American Heart Association.
10:45am – 11:30am
TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION: WHY WE NEED IT AND THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICE
Guest Speaker: Rona Abramson, Transcendental Meditation Expert
Rona 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 of the David Lynch Foundation in countries around the world.
Rona has worked with women 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.
Ms. Abramson is an expert in the experiential and theoretical foundations of the TM practice and speaks to women’s groups and courses on the development of consciousness and the application of the TM technique in a wide range of settings. Rona will offer the distinction between different meditation practices and benefits, so that we have a perspective of what is possible and understand how to access further knowledge and implementation.
11:30am – 12:15pm
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.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
LUNCH ON THE TERRACE
1:45pm - 2:45pm
DOING WELL WHILE DOING GOOD: MAXIMIZING YOUR SOCIAL IMPACT THROUGH SUSTAINABLE INVESTING AND PHILANTHROPY
Guest Speaker: 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
Our exciting panel discussion will feature several extraordinary women who will share their vision for creating not for profits and foundations tapping into their experience, passion and vision. Our panel discussion will include women who will inspire you to think differently about the impact you can make through your own passions.
3:45pm – 4:00pm
CLOSING DIALOGUE AND REMARKS
4:00pm – 5:00pm
RECEPTION ON THE TERRACE
7:00pm - 8:30pm
DINNER OCEAN SIDE AT THE FOUR SEASONS
Enjoy a relaxing dinner ocean side at the Four Seasons with your AccessCircles friends.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH
Saturday morning is a day of wellness designed to enhance your life: Yoga on the beach; wellness conversations focused on nutrition, exercise and meditation - three important ingredients in living a healthy and productive life followed by lunch on the terrace.
7:30am – 8:15am
8:30am – 9:30am
YOGA ON THE BEACH
10:00am – 10:45am
BE NOURISHED - FOOD FOR HEALTH
Guest: 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.
10:45am – 11:00am Break
WHY USE ORGANIC SKINCARE PRODUCTS?
Guest Speaker: Sallie Fraenkel, Founder, Mind, Body, Spirit Network
Sallie is an expert in the spa, beauty products and wellness industry, having joined SpaFinder, the world’s largest 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, travel and connecting people.
Sallie will share her knowledge of the many products she has come across during her years in the wellness/spa business so that we have a more clear understanding of which products are the best ones for us to use on a daily basis which are free from toxins and chemicals and why organic and chemical free products are healthier options for us to use.
12:00pm – 1:15pm
LUNCH OCEANSIDE AT THE FOUR SEASONS
2:00pm – 5:30pm
AFTERNOON AT LEISURE
Enjoy all that the Four Seasons has to offer and South Florida’s sunshine and magnificent beaches.
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTS FOR DINNER
6:15pm – 8:15pm
DINNER AT A PRIVATE HOME ON THE OCEAN
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH
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
Please contact the Four Seasons Hotel reservations before December 29th to reserve your room. Mention AccessCircles to receive our rate.
Reservations: (561) 582-2800
Four Seasons AceesCircles Room Rates: $450.00 run of house; $495.00 ocean view
Immerse yourself in a chic and classic Florida resort on Palm Beach’s most beautiful, expansive beach, where your tropical escape can include equal parts health and wellness knowldege, relaxation and the warmth of the sun. This beautiful beach front resort will allow you to escape the cold winter weather while offering you spa services and beautiful venues to unwind, relax and refresh.