KLRN Women’s Health Conference Returns to TAMIU Feb. 4

Women's Health Conference Returns
to TAMIU on Saturday, Feb. 4

For the second year, KLRN, in partnership with Texas A&M International University, is bringing its Women's Health Conference to Laredo on Saturday,  Feb. 4 at the TAMIU Student Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The KLRN Laredo Women's Health Conference is designed to empower women with knowledge to help them make informed choices about their health. Co-chairs for the  event are Patsy Flores and Frances Salinas. Honorary chair is Diane Gates.

Conference admission is $30 and includes a full day of informative speakers and breakout sessions, health screenings, a continental breakfast, a formal luncheon and a gift bag.

Keynote speaker will be  Dr. Sam Benjamin who will address "Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  He is corporate medical director of integrative health strategies for Humana. Previously, he served as a clinical associate professor and director of the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) at State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. While there, he also hosted a radio show on CAM-related topics on WOR-AM in New York City.

To purchase tickets, call KLRN at (210) 270-9000 or visit online.

Tickets may also be purchased in Laredo at any International Bank of Commerce location.

During the breakout sessions, national and local speakers will address women's health topics including planning for a healthy pregnancy, building good credit, global health and nutrition,  women's bladder issues, fundamentals of fitness and health, healthy moms and healthy families, diabetes, heart disease and nutrition, obesity prevention, multiple sclerosis and wellness products.

Sponsors for the KLRN Laredo Women's Health Conference are: Partner: Texas A&M International University; Principal Sponsor: Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust; Presenting Sponsor: International Bank of Commerce; Featured Sponsor: Doctors Hospital of Laredo; Keynote Sponsor: Humana and Women's Wellness and Healthcare Clinic. Media Sponsors: Time Warner Cable; 94.9 The New QURE FM and Digital 107.3. Breakout Sponsors: Arbonne, H-E-B, Laredo Commission for Women, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, University of Texas Health Science  Center.  Wisdom sponsors: Diane Gates, Freeman & Castillon, Dr. Phyllis Volz-Creamer.  Strength sponsor: Linda Cristina Benavides Alexander.

For additional information, call Ellen Evans at KLRN at 800-627-8193.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu