Published on March 09, 2016

Motivational Speaker and Chef Highlight Mary Greeley Symposium April 9

AMES, IA – A motivational speaker and a chef with diabetes will highlight the 2016 George Hegstrom Annual Symposium, which is presented by Mary Greeley Medical Center’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center.

The Hegstrom Symposium will be Saturday, April 9, from 8 to noon in the Ames City Auditorium, 520 6th St. Admission is free.

Brenda Clark Hamilton will be the keynote speaker. Her talk is titled “I Dare You … To Create Positive Changes in Your Life.” A dynamic speaker, she will provide perspectives on leadership, communication, team-building and bringing your personal best to your life and career.

Chef Robert Lewis, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, will show how turn ordinary ingredients into something extraordinary during an interactive cooking demonstration from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Lewis was motivated to create delicious, easy dishes for a healthy diet.

The symposium will feature exhibits by various vendors. 

Health Connect Magazine

Health Connect Magazine

Each issue of Mary Greeley Medical Center’s Health Connect magazine is filled with compelling patient stories, the latest news on new patient care technology and programs, and helpful health information.

Subscribe

Upcoming Events

  • May
    1
    Monday
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Information about what to expect during the beginning days of breastfeeding will be discussed to help make breastfeeding a positive experience. Current information on breast feeding will be presented.
  • May
    1
    Monday
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Information about what to expect during the beginning days of breastfeeding will be discussed to help make breastfeeding a positive experience. Current information on breast feeding will be presented.
  • May
    2
    Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    This presentation will focus on making your home user friendly, and easy modifications that will make your home work for you to optimize your independence.
  • May
    2
    Tuesday
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Two week childbirth education course to prepare parents for the birth of their baby. Topics include: labor, delivery, breathing and relaxation techniques, medications, epidurals, and medical procedures.
  • May
    3
    Wednesday
    12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
    Learn more about deep tissue pressure injuries, including how to identify them and how to treat them.
  • May
    4
    Thursday
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    This class is for siblings, ages two to four years old, to prepare for the arrival of the new baby. (We recommend registering for this class one month before mom's due date.)
  • May
    6
    Saturday
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    An accelerated childbirth class. Topics include: labor, delivery, breathing and relaxation tecniques, medications, epidurals, and medical procedures.