Renewing the Spirit

Highland Hospital is proud to celebrate 100 years of providing service to the women of Rochester. To honor you, we have put together this special program designed to enhance your physical and emotional well-being. It is one of a pair of seminars grouped under the title: “Women Celebrating the Generations.”

Our distinguished keynote speakers for “Renewing the Spirit” are Ursula Burns and Jeanne Watson Driscoll. Ms. Burns will give an opening address on “Women in Leadership Roles.” Ms. Driscoll’s keynote talks are titled “Women and Transitions” and “Have you Taken Care of Your Brain Today?”

Event Details

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2004
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Place: University of Rochester: The Frederick Douglass Building (building 40 on this map)

(On the day of the event, you may park in the Library Lot or the Intercampus Drive Lot at the University of Rochester)


The $25.00 registration fee includes lunch, giveaways and a day full of education, screenings, pampering and fun. This is a day best shared with a friend—so register for two and pay only $40 for both.

(The registration fee will increase on the day of the event.)

Register for this event

Register now for “Renewing the Spirit” by filling in our secure web form, or by calling 585-271-4636.

Request an invitation

Sign up to receive an invitation to our “Aging Successfully” event, which will be held in the fall.

Overview of the Day

  • Opening PresentationUrsula Burns – Women in Leadership Roles
  • Morning Keynote
    Jeanne Watson Driscoll – Women and Transitions
  • Afternoon Keynote
    Jeanne Watson Driscoll – Have You Taken Care of Your Brain Today?

Breakout Sessions to Include

  • Rekindling the Embers – Midlife Sexuality
  • Eating Disorders
  • Non-diet Approach to Healthy Eating
  • Midwifery Care
  • Healing Arts
  • Retuning to Work while Breastfeeding
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Breast Health
  • Self-esteem and Body Image
  • Postpartum Depression

Demonstrations and Screenings to Include

  • Massage Therapy
  • Accupuncture
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Bone Density

Ursula Burns is president of Business Group Operations and corporate senior vice president of Xerox Corporation. She started with the company in 1980 as an intern, and now runs the $4 billion Document Systems and Solutions Group, which generates up to 40% of the company’s total revenues. Burns received a bachelor of science degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York in 1980 and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in 1981. She serves on professional and community boards, including American Express, Boston Scientific Corp., FIRST, National Association of Manufacturers, PQ Corporation, University of Rochester and The Rochester Business Alliance. And in July 2002, Burns was ranked No. 28 on the Fortune list of the 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America.

Jeanne Watson Driscoll is a certified adult psychiatric mental health clinical nurse. She is the cofounder and principal of Hestia Institute: Center for Women and Families in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This center, which is a collaborative practice of mental health professionals, focuses on the psychiatric assessment, intervention, treatment, consultation and research regarding women’s emotional well-being and mental health. Jeanne is a popular international speaker and prolific writer in both the professional and consumer markets. Her most recent book, co-authored with colleague Deborah A. Sichel, MD, is entitled; Women’s Moods: What every woman should know about hormones, the brain, and emotional well-being. Her numerous videotapes regarding maternal mental health offer practical advice and support to new parents.

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