Women’s Health Conferences 2005.

International Women's Health Coalition

New York City, New York, USA
January 11, 2005
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
The gala served as a time to raise money and awareness on women's health issues and rights worldwide. Guest speakers helped raise awareness on the impact of HIV/AIDs, forced marriages to older men, contraceptives, and human rights.


Delivering Results: Improving Pregnancy and Birth
Washington, D.C., USA
February 19 - 23, 2005
Nora Wells, Data Project Director, Family Voices
Dana Zive, MPH, Research Associate, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
The conference explored ways medical professionals and community workers could improve pregnancy through home visits, easier access to prenatal care, institutional racism in family planning efforts, and perinatal health disparities.

Patient Centered Health Care for Muslim Women in the United States

Chicago, Illinois, USA
March 4 - 5, 2005
Mercona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD
Asma Barlas, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Politics, Ithaca College New York
Participants discussed ways to eliminate health disparities through informing women about health issues, reforming health policies, and increasing community involvement. The conference was sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine at the UIC College of Medicine and the Center for Research on Women and Gender. 

2005 Young Women's Health Conference

San Francisco, California, USA
March 9, 2005
Syri Mongiello
The theme for the conference was "A Day to Inspire a Lifetime." The gathering was organized so teenage females could learn how to acquire a positive body image, sexual safety, reproductive health and other topics to empower them to select health lifestyle choices.

6th Annual Sage Conference

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
March 17 - 20, 2005
Dr. Jil Morris
Dr. James J. Hudziak
Dr. Renee Martin
Dr. Lisas Eckel
The conference was devoted to sex and gene expression. Participants attended plenary sessions on "Sex, Gender and the Brain," "Genetic Determinants of Brain Sexual Differentiation," and "Epigenetic Programming by Maternal Behaviour."

State of the Science Conference on Management of Menopause-Related Symptoms

Bethesda, Maryland, USA
National Institute of Health 
March 21 - 23, 2005
Participants shared current data on the treatment of menopausal symptoms. At the conclusion of the meeting attendees came to a consensus on the definition, cause, symptoms, and acceptable treatment for menopause.

Expecting Something Better: A Conference to Optimize Maternal Health Care

Washington D.C., USA
May 18 - 19, 2005
Gwyneth Lewis, MD
Carol S. Weisman, PhD
The objective of the conference was to come to a conclusion on needed improvements for four main areas of maternal health. The areas of interest were health of women beyond pregnancy, disparities during labor and delivery, social disparities, and prenatal care.

Women's Health and Asian Traditional Medicine

Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
August 23 - 25, 2005
Professor Dato Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Vice Chancellor, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Professor Paul Oui Hay But, Department of Biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The objective of the conference was to preserve cultural Asian medical techniques while adopting western medicine. Scientist and Asian medicine practitioners discussed gynaecological disorders, degenerative diseases and their traditional and western treatments.

Taking Charge of Your Health: The Health Conference and Networking Event for New Jersey Women

New Brunswick, Jew Jersey, USA
October 15, 2005
Cynthia F. Caracta, MD, FCCP
Bernadette Cracchiolo, MD, MPH, FACOG
The educational conference was sponsored by the Society for Women's Health Research. The presentation featured keynote addresses on the status of women's healthcare in the State of New Jersey and how to implement appropriate treatments. 

Fourth Pan-Asian Pacific Conference on Mental Health (PAPCMH)

Shanghai, China
November 7 - 11, 2005
Professor Cai Zhuoji, Chair, PAPCMH
Professor Xiao Zeping, Vice Chair, PAPCMH
Mental health professions for the Pacific region shared research on mental health issues that impact women. Their topics included mental health and culture, marriage, and aging. 

Surgeon General's Workshop on Women's Mental Health

Denver, Colorado, USA
November 30 - December 1, 2005
Margarita Alegria, PhD, Director/Professor of Harvard Medical School Psychiatry
Alan Allery, BS, MHA, MEd, MHA, PhD, Director, National Resource Center on Native American Aging
The conference was organized for professionals in the consumer and academic fields so they could discuss the mental issues women and girls face. Their objective was to make recommendations for tools and educational resources the Surgeon General could produce.

11th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference

Making Methods and Practice Matter for Women, Children, and Families
Miami, Florida, USA
December 7 - 9, 2005
Amani Nuru-Jeter, PhD, University of California San Francisco, Center on Social Disparities in Health
Pierangelo Sarchi, Institute of Hygiene, University of Pavia Italy
The conference explored available applications of MCH EPI methodology and how to better future outcomes for patients. Topics discussed in the workshops included ethnic disparities, infant mortality rates, contraception, and parenthood issues.