Health leaders to speak at annual “Wellness in the Workplace”

March 6, 1997

ANN ARBOR—Some of the nation’s leading work-site wellness researchers and program directors will speak at the University of Michigan’s 16th annual “Wellness in the Workplace” conference, March 19-20, in the Michigan Union Ballroom.

“Key Findings for Future Success” will be the focus of the conference, which is sponsored by the U-M Health Management Research Center. Employers, health professionals, and wellness researchers and educators will share their perspectives and hear discussions of work-site health promotion by some of the top researchers and program directors in the field, including:

—Steven Blair, director of research at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, who will discuss the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on physical activity.

D.W. Edington, director of the U-M Health Management Research Center and principal investigator on the Steelcase study, who will summarize two decades of research on wellness and health care costs.

—Pamela Witting, manager, Wellness and Medical Services, Steelcase, Inc., who will speak on the Steelcase experience.

—Dr. Wayne Burton, first vice president/corporate medical director, First Chicago NBD Corporation, who will discuss women’s health issues.

—Andrew Wood, manager, Health Promotion and Fitness, General Mills Inc., who will speak on absenteeism.

—Dennis Cauchon, an editor at USA Today and a U-M Journalism Fellow, who will discuss “Science and the Popular Press.”

Registration, which includes lunch and an exhibit fee, is register, call (313) 763-2462.

(734) 764-7260

D.W. EdingtonSteelcase, Inc.General Mills Inc.USA Today