The Bronx Health and Wellness Summit will make its way to Fordham’s Rose Hill campus this weekend with a full day’s worth of events on Saturday, April 6.
The summit, sponsored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and hosted by Fordham, will start at 8 a.m. and finish around 4:30 p.m.
“At Fordham, when we talk about nurturing the entire person, we often we think about it spiritually or intellectually,” said Lesley Massiah-Arthur, associate vice president for government relations and urban affairs.
“But we need to talk about the body and also engage in a conversation about health in the Bronx.”
As host, Fordham will donate the use of its space. McGinley and Keating Halls, O’Keefe Commons, and Fordham Prep will welcome 500 people for breakout sessions and seminars on a variety of topics, including healthy eating, domestic violence, asthma, diabetes awareness, substance abuse, adolescent sexual health, genomic medicine, emotional health, HIV prevention, women’s health.
A keynote speech will be delivered by Max Gomez, M.D., the multi-Emmy winning medical journalist.
A spokesperson for the borough president said that Diaz is looking forward to the event and views the summit as a unique opportunity to arm Bronx residents with wellness knowledge.