Happening nearby: ‘Seattle Mama Doc’ to speak at Verdant Healthier Community Conference Feb. 29

Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson

Popular “Seattle Mama Doc” blog author Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson will be the breakfast keynote speaker for the first Healthier Community Conference on Feb. 29. A pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Swanson is a practicing pediatrician at The Everett Clinic in Mill Creek.

Swanson is a weekly medical contributor with NBC affiliate KING 5 News in Seattle. In 2013, she was named to TIME Magazine’s Best Twitter Feeds. Her first book, Mama Doc Medicine, came out in 2014 with exceptional reviews. She is also an executive committee member of the Council on Communications and Media and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The day will also include WSU North Puget Sound at Everett’s Bob Drewel as MC and keynote addresses from the Verdant Health Commission and a panel of experts on personal, workplace and community health. Participants can choose four of 12 breakout sessions that will cover topics on personal and family health, workplace and group health and the health of the community as a whole.

In the breakout sessions, experts from Molina, Senior Services of Snohomish County, Swedish Edmonds, the YMCA, UW Bothell and many other organizations will present the most current thinking on a wide array of topics. The focus will be on practical education and empowering individuals and organizations to make positive changes to live the healthiest lives possible.

Register online now for the full day conference on Monday, Feb. 29 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The conference fee is $49 per person and includes a healthy breakfast and lunch. Scholarships are available. To register or read more about the conference, visit www.verdanthealth.org.

The conference is supported by many community businesses and organizations, including: Premera Blue Cross, The Everett Clinic, Harbor Square Athletic Club, Ash Consulting, Aukema & Associates, Edmonds Community College, The Herald Media, Molina Healthcare, Puget Sound Kidney Centers and Walgreens.

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