Women's Health Conferences 2006.

First World Congress on Gender Specific Medicine

Berlin, Germany
February 24 - 26, 2006
Vivian Pinn, MD, Director, NIH Office on Research for Women's Health
Marianne J. Legato, MD, Director and Founder, the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia
Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, MD
The conference promoted the need for researchers to concentrate more on how diseases effect the health of women specifically, instead of men and women as a whole. Participants, especially women cardiologist, stressed the need for gender specific treatments for health disease in women.

2006 Young Women's Health Conference

San Francisco, California, USA
March 9, 2006
Bertrice Berry, PhD, Sociologist, Lecturer
Lateefah Simon, Director of Reentry Programs, Office of District Attorney Kamala Harris
The objective of the conference was to provide health professionals with health related resources so teenage girls can make informed decisions regarding their health. 

The Second International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
March 16 - 18, 2006
Anne Schuchat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sharon Hillier, the University of Pittsburgh, USA
Margaret Chan, the World Health Organization
The objective of the conference was to discuss among women's health advocates, NGOs, researchers, and clinicians the progress made concerning women and infectious diseases. Topics included ways to decrease maternal and infant deaths, advances in clinical trials, and prevention of infectious and tropical diseases.

Governing Bodies: Reflections on the Self, Society, and State

Seventh Biennial ACS Gender Studies Conference
Shreveport, Louisiana
March 24 - 25, 2006
Naomi Wolf, Author, Activist
A conference focusing on the psychological outcomes brought about from society's expectations on women. Participants discussed how society influences a woman's sexual self, body image, family values, education, and employment.


United Nations 2006 High Level Meeting on Aids
New York City, New York, USA
June 1, 2006
Adrienne Germain, President, International Women's Health Coalition
The meeting focused on how to better education women and girls on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Attendees can to the conclusion that women needed better education, HIV prevention should be re-defined, ways to influence behavior changes, and what governmental agencies should do to finance HIV/AIDS programs.

National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery

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

Anaheim, California, USA
July 12 - 14, 2006
Kathryn P. Jett, Director, California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Elke Rechberger, PhD
Maria Maldonado, Center for Drug Free Living, Inc.
The conference presented research on how to improve treatments and therapies for the behavioral health and recovery of women with addictions. Researchers and practitioners attended plenary sessions on improving treatment for substance abuse, and the science of relapse.

3rd Annual Women's Health Research Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
September 11, 2006
Dr. Susan Wood, former Director of the Office of Women's Health at the U.S. FDA
The conference attracted physicians, students, and others interested in advances in women's health research. The keynote speech discussed contraception and the FDA.

North Dakota Women's Health CORE

Grand Fork, North Dakota, USA
September 18, 2006
Alicia Sandbakken
A conference held to inform women's health care professionals and non-professions on financial, mental, and emotional health issues of women at different stages of their lives. Lectures covered menopause issues, lifestyle choices, cancer, and emotional well being.

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. 

Global Consortium for the Advancement of Promotion and Prevention in Mental Health

Oslo, Norway
October 11 - 13, 2006
Rosalyn Carter, former First Lady of the United States
Dr. David Satcher, former Surgeon General of the United States
Shekhar Saxena, World Health Organization
Participants addressed how the mental illness of a parent can influence the well-being of their child. Lecturers promoted mental health as a political priority that should be addressed to close disparities in services among women and men, rich and poor, and improvement of national health care policies.

16th Annual Women's Studies Conference

Women's Health: Colonized, Resisted, Reclaimed
Connecticut, USA
October 27 - 28, 2006
Southern Connecticut State University
The gathering explored how the importance of women's health issues across different regions at different times was defined. Topics discussed at the meetings included health across race and gender, elder care, indigenous healing, and war influence on women's health.

The Eighth Annual Illinois Women's Health Conference

Chicago, Illinois, USA
December 6, 2006
Dr. Karen Wolfe
Dr. Saralyn Mark, Senior Medical Advisory to NASA
A conference for health and medical educators, medical professionals, and counselors to discuss new innovations in treating women's health conditions. Topics included cancer, acupuncture, HIV/AIDS, depression, and eating disorders.

12th Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference

San Diego, California, USA
December 6 - 8, 2006
Kristin Anderson Moore, PhD
Scott Grosse, Senior Health Economics
The objective of the conference was to improve the way healthcare professionals approach treating conditions concerning women at different stages of maternity. Topics included reproductive health, genetics, birth defects, and disparities in pregnancy outcomes.