• The Achieving Optimal Health Conference 2015

    The Conversation is Changing... Are You Listening?

    A one-day conference dedicated to ENERGIZING, EDUCATING and INSPIRING you to take charge of your physical, mental and spiritual health

    Georgetown University
    (Main Campus)
    Washington, DC
    Saturday October 24, 2015

Join us!

For a one day conference…

You are invited to join the BB&R Wellness Consulting team on Saturday, October 24th for the nationally acclaimed Achieving Optimal Health Conference hosted by Georgetown University!

BB&R’s message is simple:

Each of us has the power to control our destiny as it relates to our own personal health, no matter where our health stands today. Once we learn HOW to take care of ourselves we will become healthier, as will those we love. It is that simple. JOIN US on Saturday, October 24 to learn how to create a life that you love.

What to expect at the Achieving Optimal Health conference?

logos3• Inspirational lectures from world renowned health experts
• A fabulous network of health-conscious conference attendees
• Free Healthy Lunch
• Free pass to visit BB&R’s Market of local and national companies and enjoy demonstrations of new products and healthy food samples
• Fabulous giveaways and prizes
• Free parking

ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, October 24, 2015, COME AND BE INSPIRED to make simple changes to your lifestyle that will benefit you for a lifetime.



Mark T. Bertolini

Chairman & CEO Aetna Inc.

How to Integrate Mindfulness into Your Daily Lives

Kristin Kirkpatrick

President of KAK, Consulting, LLC | Dietitian & Consultant of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute

Yi Jin, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer & Chairman of the Board, Brain Treatment Center

Protecting Your Sleep: An Essential Skill for Maintaining Wellness

Doro Bush Koch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

Chef Cathal Armstrong

Chef and Co Owner of Restaurant Eve

Diet and Exercise in Season: How to Sustain Your Mind and Body in the Four Seasons

Grace Jull

Renowed Educator and Owner of Grace's Anatomy

Realizing the Heart's Full Potential

Patricia Reilly Koch

Founding Partner of BB&R Wellness Consulting

Nadine Kabbani, PhD

Scientific Group Leader at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Brain Health: A Balancing Act

Charles DeSantis

Founder GUWellness, Associate Vice President For Benefits and Payroll & Chief Benefits Officer

Tracy Freeman, M.D.

Chief Medical Advisor, BB&R Wellness Consulting

Kerry Sweeney Harris

Panel Discussion on Financial Health

VP Participant Marketing Strategy Fidelity Investments

Sister Deidre Byrne

Clinic Director of the Spanish Catholic Center

A Window into Spiritual Health

Valerie Palmieri

President and CEO of Vermillion

Ovarian Cancer and How Early Detection IS POSSIBLE

You will leave

ENERGIZED to better understand your body and make yourself a priority.

EDUCATED in knowing what foods strengthen your immune system, reduce stress & fight chronic disease.

EXCITED about living your healthiest and happiest life possible.





Program Kickoff: Opening Remarks by Charles DeSantis

Session 1

How to Integrate Mindfulness into Your Daily Lives Mark Bertolini

Session 2

How to Eat Food: 4 golden (and simple) rules that will transform how you look at food forever. Kristin Kirkpatrick

Session 3

Protecting Sleep: An Essential Skill for Maintaining Wellness Dr. Jin

Session 4

Brain Health: A Balancing Act Nadine Kabbani

Session 5

Diet and Exercise in Season: How to Sustain Your Mind and Body in the Four Seasons Chef Cathal Armstrong

12:30 - 1:30pm

Lunch and Exhibitors

Session 6

Panel Discussion

Session 7

Ovarian Cancer and How Early Detection IS Possible Valerie Palmieri

Session 8

Realizing the Heart’s Full Potential Grace Jull

Session 9

A Window into Spiritual Health Sister Deidre Byrne

Reflections on the Day and Giveaways!


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Email: ellie@bbrconsulting.us

Call: 301-785-9796


Your ticket includes:

All inclusive pass to conference sessions, free parking, free healthy lunch, free pass to visit BB&R’s Market of local and national companies and enjoy demonstrations of new products and healthy food samples, fabulous giveaways and prizes, inspirational lectures from world renowned health experts
, a fabulous network of health-conscious conference attendees , AND so much more…!


• Improve your sleep
• Maximize your brain health
• Hear cutting edge studies on stress
• Learn about new cancer detection
• Be more present in your life


  • I know the conference is on Georgetown campus, but where exactly?

    The conference will take place in the Edward B. Bunn Auditorium located in the Intercultural Center on the Georgetown Campus. If you are walking or taking a taxi please use the 37th and O entrance. The Edward B. Bunn Auditorium will be to your right after you enter the campus.


  • If I am driving, where can I park?

    Limited parking will be available on a first come first served basis at the Southwest Garage (map). Due to a number of events taking place on Saturday around the Georgetown University campus, we expect significant traffic congestion in the area surrounding 37th and O Streets. We strongly suggest taking public transportation or ride-sharing services to the conference if possible. The best place for ride-sharing drop-off is at the Library Steps, 37th and N Streets, or at Prospect and 37th Streets, NW.
    Beginning at 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Saturday, parking and access on the west side of Georgetown University will be restricted. Vehicular traffic on 37th Street, NW will only be allowed to travel south between P and N Street, NW. There will be no vehicular access to O Street between 37th and 35th Streets, or access to 36th Street, between P Street and N Streets. Traffic control officers will be in the area to navigate vehicles.

  • What should I bring?

    You don’t need to bring much! You may want to bring a pen to take notes, as there will be tons of interesting information presented that you won’t want to forget.

  • What should I wear?

    Casual, comfortable attire is recommended.

  • Should I bring a lunch?

    No. A healthy lunch will be provided!

  • Can I bring my kids?

    Yes of course. Children ages 12 and under are admitted at no charge.

  • Can I volunteer?

    Yes! Our volunteers are an important part of making this conference so wonderful. Please email therese@bbrconsulting.us for more information, or visit our volunteer sign-up web page here:
    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Questions? We are happy to answer them!

Email: ellie@bbrconsulting.us

Meet the BB&R Team

Tricia Reilly Koch, Doro Bush Koch, Therese Burch