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Speakers & Sessions

Keynote Speaker


Dr. Nancy Snyderman is a renowned surgeon, health care systems expert, and corporate director. Dr. Snyderman currently serves on the boards of Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) and Axonics Modulation Technologies (NASDAQ: AXNX).  She serves as a Scientific Advisor to startup companies Cadence and Strand Diagnostics.  She sits on the boards of The Albright Institute at Wellesley College and The Fair Food Network.  Dr. Snyderman is a Kellogg Fellow and Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.


Her career includes fifteen years working on innovative medical programs and products for General Electric and Johnson & Johnson. She began her corporate career in 2003 at Johnson & Johnson, where she created online medical curricula that J&J marketed to the public. For ten years, Dr. Snyderman served on the board of General Electric’s Healthymagination, which applied technology solutions to the world’s biggest health challenges.


For more than thirty years Dr. Snyderman was an award winning Senior Medical Editor at ABC and NBC News. Her skills uniquely span the fields of medicine, science, communication, and global media.  Dr. Snyderman spent twenty-five years as a board-certified, practicing Otolaryngologist -Head and Neck Surgeon at UC San Francisco and the University of Pennsylvania.


With deep expertise on the intersection of medicine, big data and the media, Dr. Snyderman recently served as a Consulting Professor at the Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health and is co-founder of the Stanford University-NBC News Global Media Fellowship. Dr. Snyderman is a New York Times bestselling author and has traveled the globe extensively, lecturing and reporting from some of the world’s most troubled areas. Her reporting has garnered her the industry’s most distinguished honors including Emmy, DuPont, Edward R Murrow, and Gracie awards.


Dr. Snyderman lives in Big Timber, MT. She is an avid hiker and equestrian.

Breakout Sessions

The ways science is SHAPING

Learn some of the most innovative and thought-provoking research that informs women’s healthcare all over the world.


Research such as:

  • Postmenopausal health: studying pelvic floor dysfunction causes, treatments and prevention

  • Finding cures for cancer: studying the role of immune system in causing and fighting breast cancer, identifying biomarkers for risk, severity and response therapy, and conducting large scale clinical trials of breakthrough therapies for cervical and ovarian cancers.

Speaker:  Michael J. Annichine


CEO of Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation,

Learn the latest techniques for
stress management through meditation

If you have ever wanted to think more positively, develop stress management techniques, have more focus and concentration, feel calmer, get to know yourself or just feel more peaceful … the solution may be closer than you think.


Come on a journey with Yolanda to experience Raja Yoga meditation!

Speaker:  Yolanda Beckers


Naples Director of Innerlight Center for Meditation,

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Why you want a sexy brain: how hormones protect your brain & gut

Most doctors and patients regard hormones as having to do with “sexy” or “reproductive” issues or to be considered during aging with menopause or andropause. But new science clearly shows that hormones rule body and brain health. Hormones deliver signals to tissues throughout the entire human body that are critical for staying healthy or fighting illness.


Come to this lively talk that will get you “straight” on hormones once and for all!

Speaker: Dr. Lindsey Berkson

The 5 keys to mastering your vitality

Join Dr. King as he educates you on the importance of the 5 pillars of health, that most people are struggling with, and how using an integrative approach can optimize your health.


This will be an open and interactive discussion with the opportunity for Q&A with Dr. King.

Speaker:  Dr. Linell King

Naples Vitality,

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Know thyself: a prophetic message
about genetics

The future is here…


If you are willing to take the red pill, Dr. Maristany will guide everyone down the rabbit-hole of the emerging science behind Genetics and Genomics.


This talk will enlighten you as to how to use your DNA as a guidepost for dodging medical disease - using the proper diet and supplements that are the best fit for your DNA.

Speaker:  Dr. Eduardo Maristany


Naples Center for Functional Medicine,

Breakout Speakers
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