Women's Health Conferences 2007.

International Conference on Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Early Marriages

Brussels, Belgium
February 8 - 11, 2007
Leyla Hussein, Youth Outreach Worker, UK
Dr. Marleen Temmerman, Director International Centre for Reproductive Health
Francesca Monetti, UNICEF
The conference was organized by the European Network for the Prevention of Harmful Traditional Practices to discuss traditional sexual practices of people immigrating to Europe. Their goal is to establish legislation to limit abusive practices against young girls.

2nd Annual Women's Cardiac Health Conference

Waltham, MA, USA
February 16, 2007
Walter C. Willet, MD, DRPH
Miriam Nelson, PhD
The "Preventing the Preventable" conference was hosted by the Women in Medicine and The American Heart Associated. Attendees heard presentations on cultural competency in women's health, stress management, and treating hypertension. 

International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health

Orlando,Florida, USA
February 22 - 25, 2007
Sharon Parish, MD
Stan Althof, PhD
The conference's theme was the "Four Seasons" of a woman's sexuality. Speakers discussed how disease can influence a woman's sexual health, pregnancy on sexuality, and how hormone changes during menopause can influence sexual interests.

International Women's Health Coalition

51st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
New York City, NY, USA
February 26 - March 9, 2007
Adrienne Germain, IWHC President
Zonny Woods, IWHC Senior Advisor for International Policy
The conference addressed the threat to the rights of a young girl's reproductive health and sexual rights globally. Panels discussed the ways politicians and advocates can improve continued safety from sexual abuse and increase access to healthcare for young women.

9th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility Barcelona, Spain

March 22 - 25, 2007
E. Bosch, Spain
G.C. Di Renzo, Italy
J. C. Stevenson, UK
The conference explored the preferred route for hysterectomy, HPV vaccines, hormonal contraceptives, coronary disease, recurrent pregnancy loss, and genital malignancies. http://www.comtecmed.com/cogi/cogi9/

International Conference on Second Trimester Abortion

London, UK
March 29 - 31, 2007
Marge Berger, UK
Bela Sinatra, India
Mariana Romero, Argentina
Panelist discussed the importance of second trimester abortion as a woman's right and improve access to the procedure. The issues discussed at the conference included the lack of providers, lack of appropriate facilities, medications, and instruments needed to perform safe abortions.

VCU Women's Health Conference 2007

Clinical Insights and Best Practices
Richmond, VA, USA
March 30 - April 1, 2007
Laura Tosi, MD
Robert Schneider, MD
The conference presented information sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to enable participants to improve the quality and safety of healthcare for women. The attendees heard lectures on psychiatric concerns of pregnant and menopausal women, breast cancer, pain management, and cardiovascular disease as it relates to women.

2007 Women's Health and the Environment Conference

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
April 20, 2007
Tyrone Hayes, PhD, University of California Berkley, USA
Fran Drescher, author of "Cancer Schmancer"
The conference was sponsored by Teresa Heinz, The Heinz Endowment, and Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC. Participants explored the ways environmental pollutants can negatively influence the health of a woman. 

Irish College of General Practitioners

3rd National Conference on Women's Health
Dublin, Ireland
May 26, 2007
Dr. Geraldine Holland, Director ICGP
Dr. Ailis Ni Riain, Director ICGP
A Conference organized for general practitioners and practice nurses to learn more about issues concerning women's lifestyle, sexual health, and gynaecology. Attendees heard lectures from Dr. Orla Hardman, Dr. John O'Riordan, Dr. Julian Maitland, and Dr. Rita Galimberti among others.

Charting New Frontiers in Rural Women's Health

Washington, D.C.
August 13 - 15, 2007
Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, MD
Marcia Brand, PhD, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, HRSA
The objectives of the conference were to present the most up-to-date research on the health concerns of rural women. Participants learned practical tools and skills to help them apply the latest data in their clinical settings.

Women Deliver Global Conference

London, UK
October 18 - 20, 2007
Amy Coen, President,/CEO, Population Action International, USA
Nada Chaya, Senior Research Associated, Population Action International, USA 
Honourable Mary Robinson, Chair, Realising Rights, Former President of Ireland
The conference was organized for advocates and researchers who believe investing in women's healthcare will save the lives of both mother and child. The focus of the conference was on pre-natal health and infant mortality rates, how to expanding financial resources, rights, and politics as they relate to women.

Global Safe Abortion Conference 2007

London, UK
October 23 - 24, 2007
Dana Hoving, Chief Executive, Marie Stopes International
Liz Maguire, President, IPAS
Jon O'Brien, President, Catholics for a Free Choice
A gathering for advocates, healthcare professionals, and government agencies to improve the social and medical conditions women encounter while trying to access abortion services. Panellists discussed the impact of unsafe abortions versus safe, abortion as a human right, attitudes toward abortion, and cultural barriers.