What is LIV

AdventHealth’s Living in Vitality promotes, empowers and amplifies the health and wellness of women in Kansas City and beyond.

The 26th annual Living in Vitality Conference presented by AdventHealth will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023 at the Overland Park Convention Center.

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We are committed to providing:

  • Fair-balanced information from nationally and locally credentialed experts. We don’t promote a specific doctor, or a specific treatment – we offer information about the many options available to women today. We encourage women to gain knowledge, talk to their doctor or health care practitioner and make these important decisions on their own.
  • An environment of beauty and pampering. We know that women like to be surrounded by uplifting decor, showered with gifts and pampered with screenings and extras.
  • A place of warmth, friendship and unparalleled camaraderie. Women who learn together, grow together. Our conferences and educational pieces give women the opportunity to share their lives and experiences so that they can learn from each other.

Contributions are made to AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, a 501(c)(3) organization and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

What to expect at the Living in Vitality Conference.

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2023 Living in Vitality Keynote Presenters

We are excited to welcome a fantastic line up of Keynote Speakers to the 2023 LIV Conference. The 2023 Living in Vitality Conference theme of LIV with Confidence will be woven through all of our Keynote Sessions.

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2023 Breakout Sessions

The LIV Conference Breakout Sessions include a group of highly curated and researched speakers. We take great pride in providing our attendees with the best and most useful knowledge. Take a look at our speaker line up for the 2023 conference.

Please note, speakers will be added as they are announced.

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2023 Tickets

Reserve your spot and enjoy some time dedicated to you! Held in person at the Overland Park Convention Center, your ticket includes a continental breakfast, elegant lunch, three keynote speakers, health screenings, 18 breakout sessions, opportunity to visit with exhibitors, swag bag and door prizes.

Register online or by calling 913-676-7694.

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Living in Vitality Conference Agenda

Plan your day at the Living in Vitality Conference. Check out the agenda below.

The 2023 Living in Vitality Conference Agenda

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Living in Vitality year-round at the Living in Vitality Health Series presented by AdventHealth, powered by Holmes Murphy.

The Living in Vitality (LIV) Health Series presented by AdventHealth, powered by Holmes Murphy is a 6-session series with the goal of promoting, empowering and amplifying the health and wellness of women in Kansas City and beyond.

Assessing Breast Cancer Risk: Genetics, Density and Factors You Can Control

Join Simran Elder, MD for a practical conversation about breast cancer, including how you can play a part in reducing your own risk. You'll learn what high-risk breast cancer is, including how genetics and breast density factor in. We'll discuss lifestyle modifications that can decrease the risk, empowering you to enhance the likelihood of keeping yourself healthy and well.

Thursday, October 26

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The J - Kansas City

5801 W 115th St, Overland Park, KS 66211

5 - 6 pm - Chair massage and yoga with AdventHealth Wellness

6-7 pm - Presentation with Simran Elder, MD

Meet The

2023 LIV Co-Chairs

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LIV Co-Chair Suzanne Prendergast

Suzanne Prendergast

LIV Co-Chair Amy Connealy

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2023 Steering Committee

The LIV steering committee works year-round to create the LIV Conference and monthly events. Led by Event Co-Chairs and sisters Suzanne Prendergast and Amy Connealy, the committee has put in countless hours to make LIV a memorable and educational experience. The LIV committee includes:

  • Rory Akers, Lockton
  • Jenna Black
  • Kate Buenger, AdventHealth
  • Amy Connealy, Delta Dental of Kansas
  • Kelly Cooper, Parris Communications
  • Bethany Derrough, Founder
  • Dr. Michelle Dew, AdventHealth
  • Lisa Gabel, Humana
  • Samantha Hammontree, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
  • Sudy Hurst, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, Holbrook Hurst Team
  • Brittany Kelso, jetAviva
  • Barbara McGrath, MD, Plastic Surgery
  • Joellen Messerli, Community Leader
  • Margot Nelson, Holmes Murphy
  • Diane O'Byrne, Competitive Resources
  • Mary Jo O'Byrne, Community Leader
  • Maria O'Connor, JE Dunn
  • Haley Prophet, Haley Prophet Consulting
  • Suzanne Prendergast, Careport powered by WellSky
  • Twyla Rist, Twyla Rist & Associates, Compass Realty Group
  • Laurie McCormack, AdventhHealth Kansas City Foundation
  • Jill Kaiser, Garmin International
  • Kim Rupe, KMBC-TV 9 - Hearst Television
  • Kelly Schloegel, Brown and Brown
  • Doug Spear, AdventHealth
  • Jumesha Wade, PhD, Start at Zero
  • Caitlin Waters, CBIZ
  • Nicole Wilt, ABCs of Health
  • Pamela Young, AdventHealth
  • Janet Thompson, CBIZ
  • Sangeeta Davalapur, Community Member
  • Katie Hammons, Commerce Bank
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Living in Vitality Menu

Enjoy our delicious breakfast, lunch and snack menu selection.

Don't worry about breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. We take care of that for you!

Living in Vitality Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the conference? Check out our FAQ's page.

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Living in Vitality Training Team

Whether you’re a former runner wanting to get back into shape or you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to become active, the Living in Vitality Training Team (formerly the Women’s Training Team) presented by AdventHealth can help you achieve your goals. This six-week exercise and conditioning program is designed for women and girls ages 12 and older and welcomes participants of all abilities. The Training Team will prepare women for completion of the Kansas City Express Mother’s Day 5K Walk/Run on May 14. Each session will combine run/walk instruction with weekly nutrition tips and information about injury prevention, technique, clothing and safety. Cost for the Training Team is $30, which includes all six sessions, a T-shirt, reusable water bottle, and more.

The Living in Vitality Training Team has completed it's session for 2023. Please check back in early 2024 for more information.