2012 Keynote Speaker

Loretta LaRoche

Loretta LaRocheLoretta LaRoche is an acclaimed speaker, author and international stress management and humor consultant who has evoked wit and irreverent humor on her audience for over 30 years. Using humor to reframe a stressful situation, Loretta captures a new perspective on the difficult parts of life. Her teaching style, credibility and incontestable humor are integral parts to her compelling presence and she certainly will enlighten, connect with, and inspire you.

Loretta is on the Mass General advisory council for anxiety and depression and is founder and president of The Humor Potential, Inc., a company offering programs and products for life style management. Loretta’s special brand of optimistic psychology has an undeniable positive effect on the health of all that are exposed to her.

Loretta “shares good health” weekly through her newspaper column titled, 'Get a Life', Sane Wisdom for an Insane World, which syndicated throughout the country.  And many organizations worldwide use her prescription for laughter to manage stress in the workplace and improve morale.  She is a well-recognized TV personality on PBS with seven one-woman television specials airing on 80 PBS stations across the country and a Hay House best-selling author of 8 books.

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2012 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Susan Williams

Dr. Susan WilliamsThe press has been filled with confusing and often contradictory recommendations lately concerning calcium and vitamin D, particularly for postmenopausal women. For years women have been told to ‘take their calcium’ but now are being told that calcium tablets may be bad for them. Similarly, vitamin D is important but how much is too much? And what about the medications used to prevent and treat osteoporosis – do the benefits really outweigh the risks?

Dr. Susan Williams, one of the nation’s leading experts on calcium and bone disease is on staff with the Medicine Institute and Endocrine Calcium Clinic as part of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Williams will put to rest the rumors and half-truths while providing no-nonsense guidelines for the prevention and treatment of a preventable disease that will affect more women than heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer combined.

Cast Mountain




Cast Mountain

To drive home the facts of Dr. Williams’ presentation, you have a chance to see and learn about Cast Mountain. Standing 12 feet tall and weighing 2,500 pounds, it is the centerpiece of the 2Million2Many campaign for osteoporosis awareness. Made up of 5,500 casts, Cast Mountain represents the number of bone breaks that occur in the U.S. every day due to osteoporosis!