Friday, April 6, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn, Okaloosa Island | 8:00am - 1:00pm



Arrival/Registration Open




Hormone Balance and Therapy in Women

M. Mitchell Silver, DO


Mindful Eating

Whitney Temple, RD, CNSC, LDN
Registered Dietician, Twin Cities Hospital


Medication Interactions

Frank Materese, BS Pharm., Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy, Twin Cities Hospital


Treatment Options for Heavy or Painful Periods: What’s New and Current?

Diana DeCotis-Smith, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stephanie Caywood, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology




Turn the Radio Down so I Can See...and Other Mid-Life Observations

Karen Mills
Keynote Speaker




Check back soon for updated agenda information!

*Agenda is tentative and subject to change.

2013 Archive

Susanne Gaddis, PhD

All Stressed Up (And No Place To Go...)

This interactive keynote focuses on tools and strategies to help you effectively manage and reduce stress. This workshop addresses many aspects of stress and will equip you with specific tips for eliminating negative thoughts and habits associated with stress. Attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize physical symptoms of stress
  • Diagnose and change negative self-talk
  • Differentiate between facilitative and debilitative stress
  • Understand optimum stress levels
  • Stop their thoughts from thinking themselves
  • Deal with excessive worry
  • Use mental "reframing" techniques
  • Creating internal calm during external chaos
  • Recognize helpful and hurtful emotions
  • Increase their emotional vocabulary

Susanne Gaddis, PhD, CSP and CEO of the Communications Doctor recognizes there is an epidemic of unhealthy interactions in today’s society. The good news is – she shares prescriptions – easy and engaging tips and techniques that help foster a climate for positive, diplomatic and motivational communications. As a Certified Professional Speaker, former communications professor, author and member of the National Speaker’s Association, Susanne Gaddis, PhD, has taught the art of successful communication since 1989.

Among many other corporations and associations, Dr. Gaddis' clients include NASA, Bayer, EPA, US Army, SAS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Martin Marietta, United Space Alliance and Microsoft. A recognized interpersonal communications expert, Susanne has appeared on nationally syndicated radio, TV and video programming and has authored articles appearing in: The Journal of Training and Development, The Whole American Nurse, The Healthcare Career Guide, Shape Magazine, The Handbook of Public Relations, Corporate Meeting Planner, Quick and Simple Magazine, and on Microsoft’s Small Business Online and Her work has also been published in 32 state nursing magazines. For additional information on Dr. Gaddis or to subscribe to receive her FREE newsletter, “Communication Booster Shots,” visit: or call (919) 933-3237.