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Black Tie International:
NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Hosts
28th Annual Women's Health Symposium







2010 Symposium focuses on “Accentuate the Positive:
Small Changes, Big Results”

featuring discussion on weight loss, fitness,
and stress management

Mrs. Anita Gotto; Ms. Charlotte Ford; Mr. Sandy Weill;

Mrs. Anita Gotto; Ms. Charlotte Ford; Mr. Sandy Weill;
 Mrs. Joan Weill; Dr. Herbert Pardes.

Photo Courtesy of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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New York, NY (October 20, 2010) – NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center hosted its 28th Annual Women’s Health Symposium Luncheon titled “Accentuate the Positive: Small Changes, Big Results” with leading medical specialists Louis J. Aronne, M.D., Lisa R. Callahan, M.D., and Gail Saltz, M.D. recently, to discuss pressing issues that affect people in their everyday lives and discuss strategies for coping and overcoming those challenges.


Moderated by Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of
, the event featured presentations and a panel discussions on:


  • Weight Loss: “The Skinny on Losing Weight Without Being Hungry: What Works, What Doesn’t” by Dr. Aronne;

  • Fitness: “Focus on Fitness: Exercising for Your Optimal Health” by Dr. Callahan;

  • Stress Management: “Finding Your Center in Times of Stress” by Dr. Saltz.


The Women’s Health Symposium Executive Steering Committee, under the leadership of Myra Mahon and Joan Weill, has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and to the education and advancement of women’s health issues.


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Women’s Health Symposium, now in its second decade, was one of the first programs in the city dedicated to educating women about significant health issues. Physicians, researchers and scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, which comprises NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College, continue to pursue areas of research and clinical care that focus on improving health care for all women. By holding annual symposia on women’s health, the Medical Center provides the opportunity for women to obtain information and exchange views about the latest medical developments.


About the Presenters:

Louis J. Aronne, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and has an adjunct appointment at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Aronne is an internationally recognized obesity specialist and is Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary obesity research and treatment program affiliated with New York Presbyterian. Dr. Aronne is a past president of The Obesity Society and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He helped to develop the VA MOVE Program, the largest weight program in the country. He is a regular contributor to Women’s Day, Men’s Health, and Medizine and has published a New York Times Best Seller, The Skinny on Losing Weight Without Being Hungry. His web-based program is making quality obesity treatment available nationwide.


Lisa R. Callahan, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is co-founder and co-director of the Women's Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Callahan is board certified in primary care/sports medicine, and is Director of Player Care for the NY Knicks and Liberty professional basketball teams. Dr. Callahan has been a medical contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America”, Lifetime’s “Speaking of Women’s Health,” and the Food Network’s lifestyle show “Recipe for Health.” She authored the book The Fitness Factor, is a contributing editor and columnist for Self magazine, and serves as editorial advisor to the Journal of Women’s Health, the Women’s Health Advisor, and Food & Fitness Advisor.


Gail Saltz, M.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian. She is a psychoanalyst with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and has a private practice in Manhattan. Dr. Saltz is a regular contributor to NBC’s “TODAY” show as well as CNN, and is the emotional wellness expert for Presently, she has her own series of lectures at the 92nd Street YWHA entitled “Strength of Mind.” She is the author of Becoming Real: Defeating the Stories We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back, Anatomy of a Secret Life and most recently, The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead To a Better Life.


About NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, located in New York City, is one of the leading academic medical centers in the world, comprising the teaching hospital NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical College, the medical school of Cornell University. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine, and is committed to excellence in patient care, education, research and community service. Weill Cornell physician-scientists have been responsible for many medical advances — including the development of the Pap test for cervical cancer; the synthesis of penicillin; the first successful embryo-biopsy pregnancy and birth in the U.S.; the first clinical trial for gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease; the first indication of bone marrow’s critical role in tumor growth; and, most recently, the world’s first successful use of deep brain stimulation to treat a minimally conscious brain-injured patient. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. Weill Cornell Medical College is the first U.S. medical college to offer a medical degree overseas and maintains a strong global presence in Austria, Brazil, Haiti, Tanzania, Turkey and Qatar. For more information, visit and



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