Women’s Health Conferences 2000.

1st Annual Sage Conference

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
March 2 - 5, 2000
David Page, MD
Donald McDonell, PhD
Phyllis Wise, PhD
Denise Faistam. MD, PhD
The conference was organized so researchers, students, trainees, postdoctoral fellows could present and discuss recent findings in sex, genes, and women's health.

Speaking of Women's Health

Covington, Kentucky, USA
March 15 - 19, 2000
Ruth S. Jacobowitz
Dr. Steven and Sandra Amoils, Cincinnati Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine
Dr. Laura Holstein, Canyon Ranch Spa
A conference for non-medical professionals to discuss health and lifestyle issues facing women. Topics included integrated medicine, yoga, menopause, sleep disorders, finances, and spirituality.

Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy

Washington, D.C., USA
March 27 - 28, 2000
Douglas C. Bauer, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, USA
John Paul Bilezikian, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Mary L. Bouxsein, PhD, Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston, MA, USA
The objective of the conference was to explore the causes and consequences of osteoporosis in women. Panellist discussed how ethnicity influences the disease, risk factors, nutrition, exercise, and treatments available for the disease.

5th Annual Women's Health Conference

Portland, OR, USA
April 29, 2000
Francine Siegal, MD
Frances Stross, MD
Karen Adams, MD
The theme for the gathering was "Women's Health in the 21th Century." It consisted of interactive demonstrations on traditional and complementary medicine practices. Attendees could participate in sessions on fad diets, osteoporosis, yoga, or spiritual health.

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

New York City, NY, USA
June 5 - 9, 2000
His Excellency Mr. Theo-Ben Gurirab, President of the UN General Assembly
Ms. Angela E.V. King, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women
The gathering present a number of plenaries, workshops, and discussions on how globalization has influenced a women's access to healthcare. Participants also discussed more considerations for AIDS prevention, the impact of war on women, the human rights of women, gender development, sexual and reproductive health, and the impact of violence on the developmental health of girls.

Beijing +5

Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21th Century
New York City, NY, USA
June 5 - 9, 2000
The conference addressed the overall concerns of women worldwide including women's health issues. The committees addressed gender specific ways human immune-deficiencies can impact the lives of women and girls, and how HIV/AIDS influences their nutrition needs, pregnancy, and mother's ability to care for their baby after it is born.

Margaret E. Mahoney Annual Symposium

Quality Health Care for Women in U.S. and the U.K.
Washington D.C., USA
September 21 - 22, 2000
Karen Carlson, Massachusetts General hospital Medical Practices Evaluation
John Grant, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The conference featured women's healthcare professions from the USA and the UK in roundtable discussions concerning emerging trends in hormone therapy, abnormal uterine bleeding, heath disease, depression, and pregnancy.

Healthy Women: Advancing the Agenda

Lexington, Kentucky, USA
September 25 - 26, 2000
Kentucky Women's Health Center
UK Area Health Education Center
A conference for professionals in healthcare, education, social agencies, and policy makers from America and the United Kingdom could discuss emerging trends in women's health initiatives. The topics included breast cancer, chronic pain, AIDS, and eating disorders.

The Changing Face of Women's Health

San Francisco, California, USA
October 14, 2000 - January 27, 2001
Dr. Melanie Tervalon, Medical Activist
Dr. Bambi Sumpter
Deborah Hoffman
A four month long exhibition of workshops and speakers originating in San Francisco, California, then, travelling across the country to educate women on health issues that concern them. Attendees participated in hands on demonstrations, workshops, lectures, and discussions on topics such as mammography, expressive therapy, menopause, and Alzheimer's. 

Second Annual Women's Health Conference

Springfield, IL, USA
November 1 - 2, 2000
Wanda Jones, D.P.H., Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Barbara Steinberg, D.D.S.
Dr. David Fishman, National Ovarian Cancer Program
Dr. Valerie Raskin, Academic Director of Psychiatry, MacNeal Health Network
The theme for the conference was "Shaping the Future of Women's Health". Attendees discussed findings in hormone replacement, mental and emotional illnesses, cardiovascular disease, lupus, and integrative health.