Health Pavilion

Interactive exhibits, hands-on attractions, and activities for the whole family

Tech Edge

Experience the Anatomage Table, the world’s most technologically advanced anatomy visualization system used in the world’s leading medical schools and institutions. Play with leading-edge Oculus glasses that let you explore and interact with the human anatomy in 3D. Try out the EYE-SYNC, a 30-second eye-tracking test that identifies lack of focus—a key problem after a concussion. Learn about how passive nighttime monitoring can radically improve the way we help people manage asthma. See how Google Glass helps autistic children recognize and classify emotions.

Women’s Health
Discover the unique aspects of women’s heart disease prevention and care with experts from Stanford Women’s Heart Health. Learn women-centric strategies for pain management. Discuss advanced health topics with experts from the Stanford Health Library and Stanford Women’s Cancer Center. Talk to on site aestheticians from Stanford’s Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery clinic about skin care priorities and services. Learn about the continuum of care offered by Stanford’s award-winning Bariatric and Metabolic Interdisciplinary Clinic for patients seeking to lose weight.

TENT TALKS

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Caring for the Caregiver

Susan Myers, MBA, BA, RN, CCM, C-GCN
Jenny Kwak, Advanced LCSW
Kris Perez, LCSW
Renee Cisco, MSW

How can we best care for our elderly loved ones? Just as important, what self-care practices can nurture us through difficult times? An expert panel offers thoughts about approaching end-of-life issues with compassion, dignity, and grace.

10:15 am -10:45am
Nutrition Heart Health
                                      

Better nutrition goes a long way toward preventing heart disease, which affects more than 40 million women in the U.S. Learn simple tips for eating right from the experts at the Stanford Women’s Heart Health clinic.

11:00 am- 11:30 am
Pain Management for Women

11:45 am -12:15 pm
Exercise Heart Health

What are the unique symptoms of heart disease in women, and how can exercise keep heart disease at bay? In this talk, experts from the Stanford Women’s Heart Health clinic will share heart-healthy exercise ideas.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Menopause Matters

Dr. Bertha Chen

What changes does menopause bring, and how can women be proactive about staying healthy in their later years? Dr. Chen will discuss highlights from the growing body of knowledge supporting women’s post-menopausal health.

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Advances in Facial Aesthetic Treatments

Sam P. Most, MD
Chief, Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Surgery (Plastic)

Breakthroughs in facial reconstructive surgery have enabled positive outcomes for patients who might not have been considered for a procedure just a few years ago. Dr. Most will describe the latest techniques for restoring patients’ facial form and function.

Pet Assisted Wellness at Stanford
Cuddle with an adorable member of PAWS, Stanford's canine wellness program and learn how they help patients during a stay in the hospital.

Ask the Experts
Get answers to your health questions from Stanford experts in a variety of medical specialties—no appointment necessary! Test your vision and get free biometric screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index (BMI). Learn about the Stanford Cancer Institute’s groundbreaking clinical trials. Get tips on navigating your health care from Stanford social workers and case managers. Hear from Stanford Stroke Center experts on early detection and prevention. Discover Stanford Health Care Advantage, a health plan for seniors in Santa Clara County.

Vision Matters
Screen for glaucoma by testing your visual acuity and eye pressure with experts from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford. They’ll also test children for color vision and misalignment (strabismus).

Wellness Matters
Enjoy cooking demonstrations, presentations, and Q&A with Stanford nutritional experts who will provide tips for creating healthy meals. Participate in a new study by Stanford’s Wellness Living Laboratory.

TENT TALKS

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Let’s Talk about Diabetes Prevention!
Leah Groppo, RD, CDE
What are simple, effective steps you can take to reduce your diabetes risk? Health Matters 2017 kicks off with fresh new ideas to improve your health.

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Impress Your Lunch Guests!
Our professional chef demonstrates a trendy (and tasty) open-faced sandwich that’ll be a hit at your next gathering.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Prebiotics and Probiotics: Everything You Need to Know
Neha Shah MPH, RD, CNSC
What are probiotics and prebiotics, and how can they nurture your microbiome (the beneficial bacteria in your gut)? Learn the basics and hear the latest research on using probiotics and prebiotics safely to optimize your health.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Let’s Talk about Diabetes Prevention!
Leah Groppo, RD, CDE
What are simple, effective steps you can take to reduce your diabetes risk? Health Matters 2017 kicks off with fresh new ideas to improve your health.

12:30pm - 1:00 pm
Dinner in a Flash
With just a few simple planning tips, you can take the stress out of cooking dinner. Our professional chef will show you how.

1:15pm - 1:45 pm
Prebiotics and Probiotics: Everything You Need to Know
Neha Shah MPH, RD, CNSC
What are probiotics and prebiotics, and how can they nurture your microbiome (the beneficial bacteria in your gut)? Learn the basics and hear the latest research on using probiotics and prebiotics safely to optimize your health.

New Stanford Hospital
Check out exciting features of our state-of-the-art hospital that will open in late 2018- experience a virtual tour, see the art to be showcased and learn about the cutting-edge technology that will help accelerate patient care.

Functional Movement Screening
Meet with a Stanford athletic trainer who will perform a hands-on screening to evaluate your flexibility, balance, and body symmetry to identify insufficiencies. You'll walk away with helpful suggestions on how to improve your movement and athletic performance.

The Art of Health
Experiment with a variety of art materials to create an expression that will lift your spirits, relieve your stress, and promote your well-being.

Stanford Life Flight Helicopter
Climb aboard Life Flight and experience some of the most advanced airborne lifesaving technologies available.

SUNSPORT
Learn about Stanford's innovative education and research program to reduce skin cancer and sun damage.