February 20-22, 2025  •  Hilton Midtown  •  New York, NY

EmpowerHer Wellness Symposium: Navigating the Journey of Women’s Health

Sponsored Pre-Conference

Wednesday, February 14
8:30am – 12:30pm

EmpowerHer Wellness Symposium: Navigating the Journey of Women’s Health

The EmpowerHer Wellness Symposium was a half-day conference dedicated to exploring the multifaceted aspects of women’s health, with a focus on menopause and its effect on vaginal health, sleep, and weight management. This comprehensive focus helped better understand, recognize, and identify the impact menopause has on patients’ health and provided valuable insights into caring for their individual needs.

Learning Objective #1: Explore the intricacies of menopause and its impact on
overall well-being

Learning Objective #2: Understand the importance of maintaining vaginal health
in menopausal women

Learning Objective #3: Uncover the role of sleep in women’s health, particularly
during transitional phases like menopause

Learning Objective #4: Delve into effective weight management strategies tailored to
the unique needs of women

Schedule at a Glance

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Women’s Health Need State: Setting the Stage

Malisa Carullo, ND

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
Navigating Vaginal and Urogenital Health Concerns
During Menopause

Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Understanding Menopause: Beyond the Basics

Felice Gersh, MD

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Morning Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 PM
Akkermansia-The Next Generation Bacteria:
Weight Management and Blood Glucose Control

Malisa Carullo, ND

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
The Impact of Sleep on Women’s Health
During Perimenopause and Menopause

Ellen Vora, MD

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Panel discussion and Q&A

Malisa Carullo, ND
All Speakers


Malisa Carullo BSc, MSc, ND


Malisa M. Carullo completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her MSc. in biology at the University of Ottawa with an emphasis on genetics and molecular evolution. Malisa puts much focus on biological medicine and its treatment of chronic diseases, as well as healthy age management. Her practice interests include endocrinology, chronic infections, and blending naturopathic medicine with sports medicine. She is currently working as a Clinical Affairs Liaison at Metagenics.

Felice Gersh, M.D.


Felice Gersh, M.D. is a multi-award winning physician with dual board certifications in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, a practice that provides comprehensive health care for women by combining the best evidence-based therapies from conventional, naturopathic, and holistic medicine. For 12 years, she taught obstetrics and gynecology at Keck USC School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor, and she now serves as an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Felice is a prolific writer and lecturer who speaks globally on women’s health and regularly publishes in peer-reviewed medical journals. She is the bestselling author of the PCOS SOS series and Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know.



Ellen Vora, M.D.


Ellen Vora, MD received her B.A. from Yale University and attended Columbia University medical school. She’s a board-certified psychiatrist, medical acupuncturist, and yoga teacher. Dr. Vora takes a functional medicine approach to mental health–considering the whole person and addressing imbalance at the root, rather than reflexively prescribing medication. In addition to her private practice and speaking engagements, Dr. Vora consults for healthcare startups and has recently written a book about anxiety.


Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, M.D.


A Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD, received her medical degree in 1996 from the USC School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Gilberg-Lenz is involved in women’s empowerment and public education. She appears frequently as an expert in women’s health and integrative medicine in print, online, and on TV, where she is the Chief Medical Correspondent for the Drew Barrymore Show. She is the author of MENOPAUSE BOOTCAMP: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age.

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