Actress and dancer Julianne Hough will share her endometriosis story at a conference for women professionals focused on health and fitness. It will be in New York City, Jan. 30 and 31.
Her speech at the #BlogHer18Health conference will be part of a presentation that includes a panel session on the underserved needs of women worldwide who live with conditions like endometriosis. Those at the event will also have a chance to chat with Hough, who is also an Emmy Award-winning choreographer.
In addition to sharing their own stories, the panelists will discuss how they use their voices to help others. And they will list steps women can take to have more informed conversations with their healthcare provider.
“Celebrating the personal stories and medical discoveries that advance the conversation about women’s health is core to the mission of #BlogHer18Health,” Samantha Skey, president of SheKnows Media, said in a press release. “The conference is an ideal platform for campaigns like SpeakENDO, and we are thrilled to welcome them as a premier sponsor.”
SpeakENDO is AbbVie’s go-to online resource center for endometriosis patients. It will have a booth at the conference where participants can learn more about the disease and share their stories by recording a video.
The gathering will be the first-ever health and wellness event featuring women experts, doctors, therapists and nutritionists. They will address women’s health and wellness challenges and offer insight into tested and experimental medical innovations and practices.
The conference is expected to draw more than 500 people. Celebrities besides Hough who will speak include Jillian Michaels, a wellness entrepreneur who participated in “The Biggest Loser” TV show; Arianna Huffington, the media icon who created the Huffington Post and Thrive Global; and Camila Alves McCanaughey, co-founder of Yummy Spoonfuls.
The conference will be at Tribeca 360 & Tribeca Rooftop. To register, click here.
Most of the first day, Jan. 30, will be dedicated to networking. There will be a 2018 Voices of the Year Honorees session at 6 p.m., however, hosted by seven-time Olympic gymnastics medalist Shannon Miller. Afterward, Brynn Elliot, a Harvard University senior who sings and composes, will perform her feminist anthem, “Might Not Like Me.”