February 2 and 3, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre
West Building – Exhibit Halls A & B

Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm | Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm

The Women & Wellness Seminar Stage

Presented by Fresh Magazine

This seminar stage focuses on relevant topics affecting women’s health and features leading educators and influencers in areas including stress management, the hormone roller coaster, having it all, wellness through intuition and sexual health.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 10:00 am to 7 pm

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 10:00 am to 6 pm

Emcee

Johanna Ward

Excited to back for her 9th year at the Wellness Show, Johanna Ward is all about helping people discover their IT Factor, the thing that motivates them in fitness and in life. With 20+ years experience as a movement educator promoting the feel-good side of fitness, her accolades include Top 3 in Canada in canfitpro’s 2016 National Fitness Specialist of the Year Award, a 7-time LEO Award nominee for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series”, and a 2013 Metro-Vancouver Women of Distinction Award nominee in Health & Wellness. A regular fitness & community events contributor on CTV Morning Live Vancouver, Johanna’s wellness advice has also been featured on the CBC, CKNW and in BC Living Magazine.

11:00 AM

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer – Understand Your Risk!

with Dawn Siciliano

Between 1 in 300 to 1 in 500 people are estimated to have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. People with these mutations are known to have an increased risk of various cancers. Genetic counselling and testing can empower you to make informed decisions about your health.

Sponsored by: Lifelabs

About the Presenter:

Dawn Siciliano is a Canadian Certified Genetic Counsellor who joined LifeLabs Genetics in late August 2017. She is an integral part of the clinical team involved in service development and delivery of LifeLabs Genetics full suite of genetic testing products, as well as counselling, education and training. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BSc, Honours in Genetics. She continued her studies completing an MSc in Genetic Counselling at the University of British Columbia.

12:00 PM

Health, Wellness and Resiliency

with Dr. Joti Samra

In this session, you will be provided with an understanding of how to enhance your overall sense of psychological health, wellness & resiliency. Dr. Samra will address and break down the concepts of stress: what it is, how it impacts us physiologically and emotionally, and how we can approach stress in a way that strengthens our ability to thrive.

Sponsored by: Fresh Magazine

About the Presenter:

Dr. Joti Samra is a national thought leader on issues relating to mental health. She is Program Lead for the online Centre for Psychological Health Sciences at the University of Fredericton and a member of the Global Expert Panel for WellteQ. She is an innovator in the area of psychological health and safety in the workplace, and has been the lead on a number of pivotal national workplace projects that have contributed to policy change in Canada.

1:00 PM

What Every Woman Deserves to Know About How Minerals Impact Her Health

with Rick Fischer

What do thyroid issues, fatigue, adrenal burnout, depression, hair loss, leaky gut, anxiety, brain fog, mood swings, stiff joints, and osteoporosis all have in common? Hidden mineral imbalances – missed in blood tests and not mentioned by most doctors.

Sponsored by: Integrative Health Coaching

About the Presenter:

Rick Fischer is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, HTMA Practitioner, and Author, specializing in the testing and rebalancing of minerals for the restorative function of the adrenals, thyroid, mind and overall health. He is recognized internationally for his work in advancing nutritional education and the estrogen-copper connection.

2:00 PM

PANEL – An Empowering Discussion

with Dr. Joti Samra, Lorna Vanderhaeghe, and Mary Zilba

An empowering discussion with DR. JOTI SAMRA, a national thought leader on issues relating to mental health, LORNA VANDERHAEGHE, Canada’s leading women’s natural health expert, and MARY ZILBA, an award-winning singer, television personality, producer & podcast host will share insights and anecdotes through their careers, family and personal lives and answer thought provoking questions from our moderator Johanna Ward.

Sponsored by: Fresh Magazine

About the Presenters:

Dr. Joti Samra is a national thought leader on issues relating to mental health. She is Program Lead for the online Centre for Psychological Health Sciences at the University of Fredericton and a member of the Global Expert Panel for WellteQ. She is an innovator in the area of psychological health and safety in the workplace, and has been the lead on a number of pivotal national workplace projects that have contributed to policy change in Canada.

Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS, is Canada’s leading women’s natural health expert who has been researching nutritional medicine for over 30 years. With degrees in nutrition and biochemistry, Lorna is the author of 12 books including, A Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones.

Mary Zilba is an award-winning singer, television personality, producer & podcast host. She most recently added public company Managing Director to her resume as well with her new cannabis company called Marz Ventures Inc., a global fully integrated Cannabis Company with a focus on all aspects of the marijuana business including a special focus on women, seniors, and education.

3:15 PM

The Power of Testosterone and HGH

with Dr Brian Martin, BSc., ND

Learn the secrets to keep you vibrantly alive! Learn about the clinical uses of both testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH) in helping increase energy, build bone density and muscle, improve libido, mood, sleep, skin elasticity, weight and stress handling, all while lowering the risk for heart disease.

Sponsored by: Enerchanges – Optimal Aging and Wellness Clinic

About the Presenter:

Dr. Brian Martin, ND is a Naturopathic Physician with specialized training in Optimal Aging medicine. Optimal Aging Medicine focuses on lowering chronic disease by maximizing a person’s overall quality of life. This includes the proper testing and safe use of bio-hormones, decreasing stubborn weight, lowering inflammation, improving sleep, energy and sexual function.

4:15 PM

Stress, Adrenal Fatigue and Weight Loss!

with Aeryon Ashlie

Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted? Did you know that daily stress can change your body’s response to weight, mood, hormone balance and energy levels? Join Aeryon Ashlie as she shares tools and strategies for stress management, adrenal fatigue and winning at the weight loss game.

Sponsored by: Prairie Naturals

About the Presenter:

Aeryon Ashlie is a Best Selling Author, Speaker, Holistic Fitness Coach, Certified ED Recovery Coach, Radio Personality and Trainer. After experiencing a 20+ year battle with bulimia and a negative relationship with food, Aeryon’s goal is to help others step into Health and Wellness Sustainability. She is a strong believer of a Holistic Intuitive Approach, with focus on the relationship between the Mind, Body and Spirit.

5:15 PM

The Medical Side of Cosmetic Tattooing

with Tuyen Nguyen

Cosmetic tattooing supports the desired restoration of appearance while working hand-in-hand with the surgical industry. Cosmetic tattooing benefits those with alopecia, enhances lip symmetry, restores lost pigment, minimizes the appearance of burns, and restores vitiligo colour.

Sponsored by: The Face Studio

About the Presenter:

Founder, Owner and Cosmetic Tattoo Specialist, Tuyen Nguyen, launched The Face Studio Permanent Makeup and Skin Revision Inc. in 2006, and has since helped countless women by instilling confidence and enhancing beauty back into their lives with her range of unique services.

6:15 PM

Everything You Need to Know About Hormones

with Alisa Langley, RHN

How to lose weight quickly; Treating endometriosis, PMS, fibroids, breast lumps, ovarian cysts and more; What nutrients help you sleep; Low thyroid and your hormones; How to reduce stress; How to stop hair loss; The secret to beautiful skin; How to get your energy back; How to improve fertility.

Sponsored by: Lorna Vanderhaeghe

About the Presenter:

Alisa Langley, RHN, is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is passionate about preventative medicine. Her own health challenges motivated her to begin her holistic journey of knowledge and empowerment, and she has been mentoring with Canada’s leading women’s health expert, Lorna Vanderhaeghe, for the past five years.

Emcee

Johanna Ward

Excited to back for her 9th year at the Wellness Show, Johanna Ward is all about helping people discover their IT Factor, the thing that motivates them in fitness and in life. With 20+ years experience as a movement educator promoting the feel-good side of fitness, her accolades include Top 3 in Canada in canfitpro’s 2016 National Fitness Specialist of the Year Award, a 7-time LEO Award nominee for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series”, and a 2013 Metro-Vancouver Women of Distinction Award nominee in Health & Wellness. A regular fitness & community events contributor on CTV Morning Live Vancouver, Johanna’s wellness advice has also been featured on the CBC, CKNW and in BC Living Magazine.

11:00 AM

Mind-Knowing Sex is Mind-Blowing Sex: Using Mindfulness to Cultivate Sexual Desire

with Dr. Lori Brotto, PhD, R.

Dr. Brotto shares 15 years of research findings showing the benefits of mindfulness for improving sexual desire in women, a concern that impacts over one third of women across ages and life stages.

Sponsored by:BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation

About the Presenter:

Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the UBC Department of ObGyn, and a Registered Psychologist, a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual health, and she leads the provincial Women’s Health Research Institute. Her research, teaching, and clinical practice is focused on the use of mindfulness-based strategies for improving women’s sexual satisfaction.

12:00 PM

Yoga Therapy for Integrative Health

with Naseem Gulamhusein, MED

Yoga Therapy is a growing field of complementary healthcare that supports the wellbeing of our mind, body, spirit and emotions. Yoga and healthcare professionals can learn to apply yoga theory and techniques to work with physical and mental health conditions.

Sponsored by: Langara College

About the Presenter:

Naseem has a Masters in Education from SFU and she is a certified Yoga Therapist, and Program Coordinator at Langara College. She developed the first yoga teacher training certificate program at a public college in Canada, and has been training yoga teachers for over a decade.

1:00 PM

Women and Heart Disease; Risks and Prevention

with Marva Ward, CNP

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women over 55 years of age; discouraging statistics with inspiring solutions. Join Nutritionist Marva Ward in a spirited conversation about effective nutrition and lifestyle choices that may help reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Sponsored by: Webber Naturals

About the Presenter:

Marva Ward is a Certified Nutrional Practitioner (CNP) who has over 15 years of experience as an educator and product specialist in the natural health industry. Her passion is to present cutting-edge research on nutritional supplements and their benefits on health and wellness.

2:00 PM

The “IT” Factor – An Entrepreneur’s Journey

with Lori Joyce

In this keynote Lori tells the story of the “Cupcake Girls” brand and how two characteristics allowed her to overcome being in business with her best friend, starting a bakery when neither could bake and working with an incomplete business plan. The two characteristics were “Initiative and Tenacity” – what Lori calls her “IT” factor.

Sponsored by: Fresh Magazine

About the Presenter:

Lori Joyce has over twenty years experience creating, managing and growing brands. In 2002, Lori Co-founded Cupcakes, and was responsible for developing the Cupcakes Franchise and growing it into a National 10-location chain. In 2010, Lori also became the co-executive producer and co-star in the Gemini-award winning reality TV show, The Cupcake Girls. Today, Lori is CEO of Betterwith Ice Cream. No compromise and all purpose.

3:00 PM

Low Thyroid – Have you Been Told your Thyroid is Normal?

with Dr. Jacqueline Hermanson, ND

Up to 20% North American women with low thyroid are misdiagnosed. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone that controls many essential metabolic functions in the body. Learn how optimizing thyroid function can reset your metabolism, digestion, energy, mood, mind, and overall well-being.

Sponsored by: Enerchanges – Optimal Aging and Wellness Clinic

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jacqueline Hermanson, ND is a Naturopathic Physician with a clinical focus in Women and Men’s health, supporting patients with weight management, digestive disorders, hormone imbalances, energy optimization, all while restoring sleep, mood and confidence. She finds the greatest joy in helping patients discover their most vibrant and energetic selves.

4:00 PM

The Iron Maiden: Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Iron Deficiency

with Dr. Adam Davidson

Iron deficiency is incredibly common and often goes unrecognized and undiagnosed for years. Iron deficiency is known to cause debilitating symptoms and is often overlooked despite readily available testing and new treatment options offering safe, rapid, and effective iron replacement.

Sponsored by: Mainline Wellness

About the Presenter:

Dr. Adam Davidson is an actively practicing emergency physician at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. He is the owner and clinical supervisor of Mainline Wellness, an outpatient treatment clinic specializing in IV iron replacement.

5:00 PM

Women & Cannabis

with Annaliese Kibler

Annaliese Kibler hosts an in-depth session on women and cannabis.

Sponsored by: Aurora Cannabis Enterprises

About the Presenter:

Annaliese is a consumer, plant scientist, and prominent member of the cannabis industry. Currently the Regulatory Affairs Manager at Aurora Cannabis, Annaliese is also a VP of CaneXions, and former chair of Women Grow in Vancouver. She enjoys engaging with the public education and community building within the cannabis space.

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