Women’s Health Conferences 2004.

National Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
February 27 - 28, 2004
Julie Gerberding, Director, CDC
Marian McDonald, Associate Director, Minority and Women's Health, National Center for Infectious Diseases
Dr. Mawle, Vaccine Coordinator, National Center for Infectious Disease
The theme for the conference was "From Science to Action." It explored the relationship between infectious diseases and gender. Participants discussed the concerns specific to women such as transmission of infectious disease, their prevention, sexual coercion, cultural competency of infectious diseases among women, and health treatment disparities.

4th Annual Young Women's Health Conference

San Francisco, California, USA
March 10, 2004
State Senator Jackie Speier
Nancy Milliken, MD
Cynthia Cooper, Houston Comets
Krishanti Dharmaraj, MA, MBA, Executive Director, Women's Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights (WILD)
A conference held to inspire teenage girls to act on and achieve their goals. Participants listened to speeches from six keynote speakers who discussed issues ranging from building self-esteem, achieving dreams, reforming public policy, and adopting healthy lifestyle choices.

5th Annual Sage Conference

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
March 25 - 28, 2004
The National Institute of Environmental Health Science
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The lectures were devoted to providing attendees with a better understanding of the biology of gender, sex and gene expression. Topics ranged from sexual dimorphism in the brain, aging, ovary development, physiology and metabolism.

Youth Reproductive Health in a Controversial Climate: Reclaiming Strategies that Work

Los Angeles, California, USA
April 16 - 17, 2004
Congresswoman Diane Watson,
Muadi Mukenge
Susana Caceres
The object of the conference was to explore ways to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and unplanned pregnancy. Participants agreed that federal funded reproductive health programs should emphasize both abstinence and contraceptives use and the importance of invest in teen sex education now to prevent future costs to tax payers. 

Strong Women

Portland, Oregon, USA
May 1, 2004
Miriam Nelson, PhD
The ninth gather for medical professions and non-professionals to learn the importance of taking charge in all areas of health to maintain women's wellness. Attendees received information on heart health, osteoporosis, diabetes, diet, cancer and stress reduction. The conference also contained a Nia session so participants could learn mind body healing movements and about vegetarian meals.

Women Across the Life Span

A National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery
Anaheim, California, USA
July 12 - 13, 2004
H. Wesley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Cora Lee Wetherington, PhD
A conference organized by the Treatment Improvement Exchange to discussed how the gender of a person can influence addiction, recovery, and the treatment they receive. Lecturers presented information on the effectiveness of faith-based treatments, culturally appropriate treatments, how to encourage behaviour change in women with addictions, and how the criminal justice system reacts to female drug users.

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2004 Convention

Tampa, Florida, USA
August 2, 2004
Susan M. Kendig, RNC, MSN, WHCNP
A conference for nurses who specialize in the care of women and newborns to discuss how to promote women's health, childbearing, newborn care, and professional issues. Attendees participated in an innovative conference format that presented learn labs and journal clubs in addition to pre-conference workshops, lectures, and networking events. 

2004 Women's Health Research Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
September 13, 2004
Nancy C. Raymond, MD
Florence Haseltine, MD, Center for Population Research
The conference was open to the public and promote the importance of gender based research. Topics ranged from the importance of promote research in women's health care as a national priority to women's health issues currently researched, and recent findings on hormone therapy, cancer, and cardiovascular health.

About Reproductive Health in the 21st Century

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
October 14 - 15, 2004
Gillian Bentley, Royal Society Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK
The Radcliffe Institute held its third annual conference to discuss how gender, and social attitudes influence health care. The conference's sessions examined reproductive health in the 21st century, new technologies, reproductive rights in the 21st century, and trans-generational health and reproduction.

International Conference on Contraceptive Benefits to Women's Health

Budapest, Hungary
November 12 - 14, 2004
Eyal Schiff, Chairman, Organizing Committee
Daniel S. Seidman, Chairman, Scientific Program Committee
The meeting for women's health care professionals disseminated the flow of information on recent innovations in contraceptive technology. The conference consisted of plenary lectures, oral presentations, and discussions on IUDs, Tubal Ligation, Micro-Inserts, and future directions in contraception such as the male pill and antiprogesterones.