Program Kickoff: Opening Remarks by Charles DeSantis, Welcome from the BB&R Wellness Consulting Team
Making the Most of Your Diet and the Top Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight Kristin Kirkpatrick
Why Aluminium is a Contributor to Alzheimer’s Disease Chris Exley
The Power of the Flower: Giving Nature a Chance Gazelle Hashemian
A 10 minute exercise break with Julien Williams, A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer
Mindfulness and Optimal Health: The Challenge of a Lifetime and the Adventure of Living Our Lives as if it Really Mattered Jon Kabat-Zinn
Lunch, Exhibitors, Book Signings and Yoga on the Lawn/All Levels Welcome (Bring Mat)
Nutrition for Digestive Health and Happiness Kathie Madonna Swift
Conversation with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Jim Gimian
Panel Discussion: Let’s Learn Just A Little Bit More. . .And . . .What To Do When You Get Home
Reflections on the Day and Giveaways!
Interested in Being a Sponsor for 2017?
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Achieving Optimal Health Conference. We are proud to announce that this is our 5th year hosting the conference at Georgetown University. Our audience reaches consumers who are decision makers in their households who are interested in living a healthier life. We also reach members of the military, teachers, students, employers and health practitioners who are part of the health and wellness network. For more information on sponsorship contact Therese Burch at email@example.com or 202-549-0040
What to expect at the Achieving Optimal Health conference
- 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 give aways and prizes
- Free parking
We are pleased to offer 4.25 Continuing Education Unit credits this year for the following occupations:
Dietitians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Educators, Nurses, Dentists and Occupational Therapists.More Information
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.
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.
Casual, comfortable attire is recommended.
No. A healthy lunch will be provided!
Yes of course. Children ages 12 and under are admitted at no charge.
Yes! Our volunteers are an important part of making this conference so wonderful. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information, or visit our volunteer sign-up web page here:
Meet the Founders
Tricia Reilly Koch, Doro Bush Koch, Therese Burch
Therese Burch, Doro Bush Koch and Patricia Reilly Koch are the founders of The Achieving Optimal Health Conference, a conference dedicated to helping people reach optimal health by connecting them with the resources needed to learn how to nourish their bodies, minds and souls. Attendees learn the importance of healthier eating habits, developing mental focus, reducing stress, and taking responsibility of their preventative healthcare measures.
Twenty years ago, Therese, Doro and Patricia embarked on their own personal educational journeys, discovering the importance and also the ease with which we can all live physically and spiritually healthier lives. All active in their communities, all working mothers, they shared and applied this growing knowledge with each other, their families, their friends, and co-workers, laying the foundation for the work and formation of BB&R Wellness Consulting, LLC.
BB&R Wellness Consulting, a lifestyle and wellness advisory company, will educate, encourage, advise and motivate you to make simple diet and lifestyle changes that will give you a whole new perspective on living a healthier life. Our goal is to guide you to a life of healthier eating that will result in improved mental focus, increased energy, reduced stress, better sleep and more fulfilling relationships. In addition to The Achieving Optimal Health Conference, we offer one-on-one and family counseling, wellness seminars, and corporate programs. Learn more at www.bbrconsulting.us