Women's Health and Fitness Day 2007
February 17, 2007

Treat yourself right next Valentine's Day...
  • Attend educational and fun workshops taught by University of Michigan Health System doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and nutritionists!
  • Hear keynote speaker Joanne Bailey, Certified Nurse Midwife, PhD.
  • The event is free, but donations are welcome.
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  • Registration is now open! Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more details.
  • The first 300 participants to register on the day of the event will receive a WHFD tote bag containing more information about health and wellness!
What is Women's Health and Fitness Day?
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A group of medical students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan Medical School is organizing Women's Health and Fitness Day which will be held in February 2007. This day is focused on educating the community -- women and men of all ages -- about various aspects of women's health. Each attendee will be able to attend workshops led by U of M health professionals who are experts in their respective fields. The day is free for all participants and includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch. This day is sure to be educational, exciting, and fun-filled for all who come! 


Why are we planning it?

Our goal for the Women's Health and Fitness Day is to impact Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and surrounding communities. Health and fitness are important aspects of medicine and living a long and happy life for all women. Women often interact with their doctors only when they are sick; we would like to change this. We are providing a forum for health care professionals to reach out to the community and address preventative health issues and how to live a healthy life. There is an incredible wealth of resources and knowledge at the U of M Medical Center (ranked #11 by the US News and World Report in 2004) that needs to be shared with our community. In addition, there is a lot to be learned from our community. We hope that The Women's Health and Fitness Day will bring women together from all aspects of our community to learn from each other.


What are our goals?

  • To educate the community about specific health issues facing women and the role of health and fitness throughout women's lives.
  • To provide an opportunity for women and girls in the community to interact with and learn from experts in the specific fields.
  • To provide an opportunity for medical students to interact with and learn from the community, and to help educate their community about important health issues.

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What does the day look like?

WHFD 2007 Schedule

8:00am - 8:30 am
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Keynote Speaker
9:30 am - 10:30 am 
Workshop #1
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Workshop #2
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Workshop #3
12:30 am - 1:30 am 
Lunch and Wrap Up

2007 Session Topics
Click here for descriptions of the workshops!

Healthy eating on a budget
Guided imagery for stress reduction
Sexual health
Safe and healthy relationships
Stroke prevention
Financial health
Heart Health
Breast cancer basics
Functional strength training
Smoking cessation
Art to manage stress
Healthy weight loss
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Caring for an elderly loved one
Self-management of depression
Colon cancer prevention
Post-partum depression
Sleep health
Emotional Eating
Female anatomy
Lesbian and bisexual women's health

Where is the event held?

WHFD 2007 will be held at Ypsilanti High School. Free parking will be available onsite. Click here for directions.



How do I register?

To register online, click here.

To register by phone, call 1-800-742-2300, ext 1015. You will be directed to leave a message and a WHFD planning committee member will return your call and register you.


Still have questions?

Contact us at or by calling 1-800-742-2300, ext 1015.