(Note: As of Oct. 27, this event has been cancelled. The college made this announcement on its website: Regrettably The Bucks County Commissioners’ Advisory Council For Women, Bucks County Community College and St. Mary Medical Center are cancelling this year’s A Day For All Women. This decision was made after much discussion and consideration and based on insufficient registration.)
Area women will have the opportunity to network, share life experiences and learn about local resources at the 29th annual Day for All Women.
The conference, by women for women, is designed to promote awareness of resources, services, and solutions available to women; showcase the expertise and vision of area women; and nurture self-empowerment and lifelong learning, according to a news release.
The event is presented by the Bucks County Commissioners’ Advisory Council for Women in partnership with Bucks County Community College and St. Mary Medical Center and will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Gateway Center at Bucks County Community College.
A keynote address by 6ABC-TV reporter Katherine Scott, morning and afternoon workshop sessions and a combination luncheon and resource fair are among the activities being offered during this year's event.
Attendees can choose from a variety of workshop topics ranging from personal enrichment to professional opportunities that will be offered during the morning and afternoon sessions. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss career advice with female business professionals, according to the news release.
A St. Mary Medical Center physician-led demonstration of the da Vinci Surgical Robot, a breakthrough surgical technology that is a minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy, will be among the demonstrations. In addition, the resource fair will offer information about area businesses and services, provide health information and screenings, and offer networking forums.
An interactive panel discussion, moderated by Scott, will also take place; "Caring for the Whole Woman" will feature physicians and healthcare specialists. A New Jersey native, Scott joined 6ABC Action News in 2009. She began her distinguished career at “News 12 The Bronx” in Brooklyn, NY, where she covered several high profile news stories. Healthcare professionals participating in the "Caring for the Whole Woman" panel include Cardiologist Kristy Scheiring, DO; Breast Surgeon Catherine Plzak, MD; Urogynecologist and Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at St. Mary Stephanie Molden, MD; Practitioner Arlene Imber, DO; Obstetrics and Gynecology Practitioner Traci Cook, DO; and Nurse Practitioner Nancy Carroll.
The conference fee is $30 and includes lunch. Preregistration is recommended. For more information or to request a preregistration booklet call 215.584.7267, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bucks.edu/DFAW.