The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, and Sunday, Oct. 5, on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. Admission to the festival and panel sessions is free to the public. On-campus parking is available for $5.
Many of the more than 150 exhibitors will offer information about a wide range of health issues as well as free health and other medical services. On-site services will include oral screenings; backpack safety checks; vision and LASIK evaluations; body fat analyses; diabetes, blood pressure, hypertension and osteoporosis screenings; and medication assessments. Resource centers will offer caregivers information about senior services, support groups, family counseling, and cancer treatment clinical trials.
Center Stage Pavilion
Saturday – Alzheimer's spokespersons Hector Elizondo, Shelley Fabares, Sharon Lawrence and David Hyde Pierce; Dr. Gary Small, MD, neuroscientist and author, "The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young;" Marilu Henner, actress and author, "Healthy Holidays: Total Health Entertaining All Year Round;" Gotham Chopra, Channel One News anchor and author, "Familiar Strangers: Uncommon Wisdom in Unlikely Places"
Sunday – Actors and diabetes health advocates Robert Guillaume and Yvette Freeman; Dr. Susan Love, MD, author, "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book;" Barry Sears, author, "The Zone;" Joe and Teresa Graedon, authors, "The People's Pharmacy"
Body Works Patio
Saturday – Television actress and t'ai chi instructor Erin Gray; Doug Brignole, co-host of ESPN's "Totalmente En Forma" and former Mr. Universe; Philip Goglia, co-owner and president, Performance Fitness Concepts, and fitness consultant to professional athletes and Hollywood celebrities; Christy Kimbro, founder of Y.M.I. Yoga, a Los Angeles-based hatha yoga center; certified Pilates Method instructor Suzi Lonergan; Ahnjel Ali, aerobics instructor, sports performance nutritional counselor and fitness trainer
Sunday – Pat Connelly, coach of the L.A. Roadrunners, the official training program of the City of Los Angeles Marathon; Arthur Jeon, yoga instructor and author, "City Dharma;" Max Strom, director of Sacred Movement, a Los Angeles yoga and healing center; Krishna Kaur Khalsa, founder and president, International Assn. of Black Yoga Teachers
Doctors of USC Stage
Saturday – "New Treatments for Macular Degeneration," "The Latest in Surgical Treatments for Parkinson's Disease and Epilepsy," "Prevention and Treatment Options for Spine and Back Injuries," "Prostate Cancer: What Every Man Should Know"
Sunday – "The Latest Advances in Preventing and Treating Colorectal Cancer," "Skin Cancer: Advances in Detection and Treatment," "The Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery"
Saturday – Linda Taix, certified fitness trainer and owner of TAIX Workout Studio, home of Extreme Bootcamp, a military-based outdoor fitness program; Aparecida Groome, creator of "The Goddess Body Prayer," a holistic combination of Tantra, African-Brazilian spirituality and belly dance
Sunday – Spinning demonstration by spinning instructor and trainer Rich Herbert; Jazzercise cardiovascular workout
Both days – Martial arts demonstrations include Brazilian Capoeira, Filipino Kali/Eskrima, Chinese wushu, Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai, Thai kick-boxing. Musical entertainment will feature Spirit Groove, a high enery exercise class combining hip hop, African,Latin, Middle Eastern, modern and jazz dance, conducted by instructor Misty Tripoli; Latin jazz by The Susie Hansen Band; and Caribbean and reggae music by Michael Wagner and The Roots Band.
Food Stage (cooking demonstrations)
Saturday – Regina Campbell, author and host of public television's "Regina's Vegetarian Table;" Cheryl Forberg, RD, author, "Stop the Clock! Cooking;" syndicated food writer Linda Gassenheimer, author, "Low-Carb Meals in Minutes;" executive chef Juliano, owner of RAW in Santa Monica and author, "Raw: The UNcook Book"