virtual events

Virtual Events

Join our health care experts for virtual wellness events and educational forums: 

COVID-19

Leading the Way on COVID-19
Expert panelists at Swedish cover the latest COVID-19 developments and how Swedish is implementing new innovations and technology that will help patients now and in the future.  

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Planned Giving

Protecting Your Assets in 2021 and Beyond
Thursday, September 30 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Online Event 

Although the past year brought much uncertainty, it’s also helped us appreciate the precious things in life like our health and family. As part of the Swedish family, you can count on us to always be there for you and your loved ones.

Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Gudema, Esq., Principal at Planned Giving Advisors, to learn about the current tax policies that will affect your financial planning, what you need to know about new trends and the tried and true estate planning strategies that will help you leave a legacy of impact. 

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Digestive Health

Resilience: Healthier Tomorrows for Today’s Kids
In less than four decades, the rate of childhood obesity in the United States has more than tripled, growing from an obscure problem to a national crisis. Without lifestyle changes, children with obesity face a future of health problems that can include diabetes, hypertension and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. But Uma Pisharody, M.D., has a vision for guiding children and their families to a healthier future. Join Dr. Pisharody for a conversation about the Resilience program and how she wants to show—not tell—the shopping and eating strategies that will make a difference for the next generation.  

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Heart & Vascular

The Future of Aortic Disease Treatment and Prevention
Telehealth and recent advancements are changing the way we prevent and care for aortic disease. Our leading experts at Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, Greg Hayes, M.D., Patrick Ryan, M.D. and Samuel Youssef, M.D., discuss how we use more personalized, preventative and predictive care to keep patients with aortic disease healthy and out of the hospital.

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Lung Cancer

The Future of Lung Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Pacific Northwest’s premier lung cancer experts right here at Swedish are shaping the future of lung cancer prevention and treatment. They discuss screening, as well as surgical and medical advances that could make a difference for you and your loved ones.

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Neuroscience

Compassion and Mindfulness: Caring for a loved one with Dementia
Hear from Dr. Nancy Isenberg, Medical Director for the Swedish Program for Healthy Aging, as she has a candid conversation on caring for a loved one facing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  Dr. Isenberg addresses the challenges and rewards of caregiving, as well as providing tips for reducing stress and anxiety while promoting the health and well-being of you and your loved one.

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Swedish Program for Healthy Aging
The Program for Healthy Aging, part of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, offers comprehensive patient and family-centered care for the prevention, evaluation and treatment of cognitive disorders including Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Through interdisciplinary and innovative care, we partner with you to develop a personalized evidence-based treatment plan.

View our video conversation, between Dr. James Bowen and Dr. Nancy Isenberg, regarding Swedish’s comprehensive clinic model and how it builds community, decreases isolation and helps patients live well while managing complex neurologic conditions.

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Research Update: The latest studies on preventing and slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias
Neurologist Dr.  Nancy Isenberg, Medical Director for the Swedish Program for Healthy Aging, provides an overview of the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and what we now know about how to prevent or slow the progression of cognitive decline.

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The Seven Habits of Healthy Aging: A deep dive on lifestyle as medicine
Join Dr. Nancy Isenberg, Medical Director for the Swedish Program for Healthy Aging, for a discussion on the seven habits of healthy aging and the importance of lifestyle in optimizing brain function and preventing cognitive decline later in life.

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Multiple Sclerosis Center
Swedish takes a comprehensive approach to treating multiple sclerosis. We move beyond the long list of physical and cognitive symptoms of MS to address the emotional, psychological and social needs that arise from this complicated disease and its impact on every aspect of a person’s life.

View our video conversation, between Dr. James Bowen and Dr. Nancy Isenberg, regarding Swedish’s comprehensive clinic model and how it builds community, decreases isolation and helps patients live well while managing complex neurologic conditions.

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Patient Assistance & Support Services

Art Therapy
Art and music therapy helps patients reduce stress and anxiety, improves sleep and relaxation, and builds positive coping skills. Watch our video that provides an introduction to art therapy and guides us through an exercise aimed at helping adults deal with anxiety and stress.

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Women’s Wellness

Women’s Wellness: Weight, Exercise and Menopause
Tuesday, October 19 I Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm I Online Event

You're not alone if you have questions about taking care of yourself during menopause. How do I maintain my weight? Should I consider hormone therapy? What should I be doing to take care of my bones? What does it mean to take care of my gut health? Hear the answers to these questions and more from our panel of experts.    

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Women’s Wellness: Gynecology Screening
Tuesday, November 16 I Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm I Online Event

It can be hard to keep on top of your gynecologic health, especially after menopause. From urinary incontinence treatment, pelvic-floor reconstruction, fibroid evaluation and treatment to hormone therapy, there are treatment options to improve a woman's health at any age. Learn which gynecological issues can occur through each phase of life and what screenings are vital for you from our expert physicians.

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Women’s Wellness: Cognitive and Mental Wellness
Tuesday, December 7 I Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm I Online Event

As women, we know mental health and wellness play a critical role in our overall wellbeing and quality of life. Along with wisdom, the next phase of life can also come with stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Join us for an important discussion on brain health and the steps you can take to protect and improve your mental and overall wellbeing.

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Women’s Wellness: Sexual Health - How it Changes with Age
Sexual health can be an important part of a woman’s well-being at any age. But many women can have problems with pain or a low libido as they enter their 40s and beyond. Swedish experts have an intimate, yet open conversation about sex and how it changes with age. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, M.D. covered the transition into menopause, Ashley Fuller, M.D. discussed how women can continue to have healthy sex lives and Peg Maas, PT helped us solve sexual challenges through physical therapy.  

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Women’s wellness: healthy aging
What does healthy aging mean to you — and what factors influence it? Our team of Swedish physicians understand that you want to take charge of your journey. Experts at Swedish discuss how improving your diet and levels of physical activity to getting health screenings and managing risk factors for disease — as well as how we plan to support you — can make a difference.

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Women’s wellness: heart health
Did you know that heart disease presents differently in women than it does in men? Join our heart health experts to learn about the risk factors women face as they age—and what you can do to reduce them.

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Women’s wellness: menopause
As women, we will all go through it, but often don’t know what to expect or how to manage the symptoms that can affect our quality of life. There is more we can do to support you through your menopause experience. Experts from Swedish talk about the treatment and lifestyle options that can ensure you have the tools and support you need to face this stage of life healthy and strong.

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Contact Us

For more information on Swedish Events, please contact:

Shilo Markegard
Events Director
206-386-6186
[email protected]


 

Aleah Sherrod
Events Manager
206-386-6786
[email protected]