Springfield College Hosts Heart Health Symposium February 6

Springfield College will welcome health experts from Baystate Medical Center, the New England Center for Functional Medicine, and the Springfield College Nutrional Sciences Program for a Heart Health Symposium

As part of the Joint Speaker Series, Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper, right, proclaims October as Exercise is Medicine on Campus month with a special proclamation ceremony with Springfield College Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies Chair Dr. Sue Guyer.

 

Springfield College will welcome health experts from Baystate Medical Center, the New England Center for Functional Medicine, and the Springfield College Nutrional Sciences Program for a Heart Health Symposium in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room inside the Flynn Campus Union on Tuesday, Feb. 6, starting at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Led by Springfield College Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies Chair Dr. Sue Guyer, a panel of experts including Baystate Medical Center Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Manager Heidi Szalai, MA CEP-ACSM; New England Center for Functional Medicine Medical Director Dr. Christopher Keroack; and Springfield College Nutritional Sciences Associate Professor Donna J. Chapman, PhD, R.D., will discuss topics ranging from risk factors for heart disease, to the benefits of healthy living, and stressing the importance of good nutrition for a healthy heart.

The symposium is a continuation of the Springfield College Exercise is Medicine Speaker Series that is part of Guyer’s on-campus initiative while serving as the 2017-18 Springfield College Distinguished Professor of Humanics.

Earlier this academic year as part of the Humanics project, Springfield College was officially registered as an “Exercise is Medicine on Campus” institution. The mission of this is to foster collaborative relationships and leadership on campus between exercise, health and other disciplines. The vision is to see all campus and community members across multiple disciplines discover, share, and adopt the principles of EIM-OC that will change the culture of chronic disease prevention and management.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Laura Feeley as soon as possible at lfeeley@springfieldcollege.edu or (413) 748-3178 to discuss your accessibility needs. Springfield College is a smoke-and-tobacco-free campus.