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WellnessDirectorSigIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the seventh annual UAB Innovations in Wellness Conference in Birmingham, Ala., on December 7.

Hosted in the newly renovated Hilton Birmingham at UAB (formerly the DoubleTree), this event features speakers providing insight and best practice for an array of topics such as health disparities and health literacy, the opioid crisis, the undermanaged impact of employee obesity and the value of a financially healthy workforce. The conference will begin with opening remarks provided by Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, followed by a special session focused on leaving a legacy of leadership, presented by former Regions Bank CEO Grayson Hall.

We invite all wellness coordinators, medical professionals, human resource professionals, business owners and health enthusiasts to consider joining us for this exciting event!

IWC 2018 Conference Agenda

The 2018 conference features leaders in the health and wellness field speaking on a range of topics that significantly impact our culture today, including:

  • Care Enables Change: Four Actions to Improve the Health and Morale of Your Company | Elizabeth Dixon, Manager of Hospitality, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
  • Obesity: A Misunderstood and Undermanaged Workforce Health Disease | Natalie Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM
  • Opioid Correction, Opioid Trauma: Prescriptions in Flux | Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc

This year, the conference will include a unique emphasis on students and interns in the health and wellness field through an exclusive breakout session offering tips and tools for those preparing to enter the workforce.

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IWC18 Agenda


  • General Registration: $150
  • UAB Employee Registration: $99
  • Intern/Student Registration: $40
  • Table for 8: $800 (valued at $1200)


Directions to Hilton Birmingham at UAB (formerly DoubleTree): 808 20th St. South, Birmingham, AL, 35205