Free Webinar on Workplace Wellness - Strengthening Your Organization Through Wellness Offerings

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Dr. Pamella Thomas Director Wellness and Health Promotion at Lockheed Martin will examine how an organization can facilitate a healthier workplace and in-turn build employee loyalty and position the company as an “employer of choice”.

In a free Xtalks webinar on Wednesday, February 8 2006, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. E.S.T, Dr. Pamella Thomas Director Wellness and Health Promotion at Lockheed Martin will provide insight into the financial impact of low health literacy within an organization and how it leads to the increased cost of health care.

There is still time to register for free at: http://www.xtalks.com/WorkplaceWellness.ashx

Xtalks is pleased to present the Workplace Wellness web seminar. At this event you will hear from an expert speaking faculty that includes: Dr. Pamella Thomas Director Wellness and Health Promotion, Lockheed Martin; Bruce A. Hochstadt, M.D. Principal, Health and Welfare and National Health Management Practice Leader, Buck Consultants; Samira Kaderali, M.P.H. Senior Consultant and National Practice Leader, Health & Welfare Canada.

Wellness offerings can no longer be seen as simply a good thing to do for the employees; but should be viewed as a strategic business investment with ways to document return on investment. Join us as we present the new frontier of Health and Productivity Management as the new tool to control our health care crisis.

The web conference is sponsored by Buck consultants, who will host a workshop following the keynote presentation and before the Q&A session.

Registration for the event is currently open and free at: http://www.xtalks.com/WorkplaceWellness.ashx

About the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Pamella Thomas

Dr. Pamella Thomas is the director of Wellness and Health Promotion at Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Company. She has held this position since June 2002 after being medical director from March 1989 providing administrative oversight for medical services to over 7,000 employees located in five southeastern states. In June 2002, her duties were expanded to include health and productivity management as well as disease prevention for over 28,000 employees mainly located in Georgia, Texas and California.

She has developed a broad-based preventive medicine and wellness program for the employees, retirees and dependents of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, which incorporates a number of community resources. She is also very active in community wellness and prevention efforts from health fairs to serving on the boards of directors of organizations that provide community services, as well as fund raising for the programs. The community represents future employees and dependents. Her efforts were recognized in 2002 by the Institute of Health and Productivity Management, who awarded her and Lockheed Martin the award for Corporate Health and Productivity Management Innovation and Leadership. She is co chair of the executive committee for Healthy Dekalb and on the Governors steering committee of Live Healthy Georgia.

About Buck Consultants

Buck Consultants, an ACS Company, is a global provider of human resource consulting services that enable our clients to benefit from time and cost savings, access leading-edge technology, mitigate risk, and share the knowledge of subject matter experts. We support our clients’ non-core business functions, so that they can focus on their core businesses. In Canada, we are known in the marketplace as ACS HR Solutions. Combined with our parent, ACS, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, we deliver comprehensive solutions to meet our clients’ business needs. For more information please visit http://www.buckconsultants.com

About Xtalks

Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9075-1364240,00.html) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (http://www.honeycombworldwide.com), including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America

and Europe.

“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit http://www.xtalks.com or contact JP Fozo, Group Vice President, Business Development, at phone: 416-977-6555 x291: e-mail jpfozo(at)xtalks.com

Register for free at http://www.xtalks.com/WorkplaceWellness.ashx

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