The Medical Center will host the 19th annual women’s conference, A Day Just for Women, on Thursday, September 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Knicely Conference Center. Actress Lisa Whelchel and Cardiologist Jacqueline Dawson Dowe, M.D. will be the featured speakers.
Lisa Whelchel is perhaps best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on “The Facts of Life,” a sitcom that aired for nine years on NBC. During her presentations titled “The Facts of My Life” and “Friendships for Grownups,” Whelchel will discuss how to prioritize friendships for healthy living, identify “safe” people and learn the importance of connection with self and others.
Jacqueline Dawson Dowe, M.D. is a cardiologist with Western Kentucky Heart & Lung and is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Dowe will discuss how diastolic heart failure can be missed in women. She will help identify heart failure symptoms and discuss the types of heart failure and how medical therapy differs.
In addition to the presentations, A Day Just for Women will also feature booth exhibits, shopping opportunities and great door prizes. Featured sponsors of the conference include Graves Gilbert Clinic and Citizens First Bank.
Registration is $50 per person and includes presentations, health screenings, continental breakfast, lunch, and conference materials. Corporate tables for 10 are available for $450. Early registration is encouraged due to limited seating. Registration deadline is Friday, September 2. Register online at TheMedicalCenter.org. or call 270-745-1010 or 1-800-624-2318.