Women's Health Conferences 2008.

VCU Institute for Women's Health

Women's Health Conference 2008
Williamsburg, VA, USA
March 28 - 20, 2008
A conference to help professionals in the women's health field improve the clinical care of women through the presentation of evidence-based knowledge on women's issues. Topics discussed at the conference included breast health, reproductive health, pregnancy, diabetes, and mental health.

What A Difference An X Makes: The State of Women's Health Research

Washington, D.C. USA
October 3, 2008
The conference explored the ways and reasons why there is a disparity in how researchers gather and report information on women and diseases. The conference was organized for medical professionals, researcher, academics, and women's health advocates to better equip with data on the biology and physiology that affects women.

Essentials of Women's Health: An Integrated Approach to Primary Care and Office Gynaecology

Hawaii, USA
June 29 - July 4, 2008
Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH
Alison F. Jacoby, MD
Rebecca A. Jackson, MD
Participants at the conference were given new insights on the detection of women's cancers, heart disease, diet, and exercise. They were also given office techniques to effectively treat women with amenorrhea, infertility, and menopause. This was accomplished through lectures, discussions, and question and answer periods.

Think Big

Stanford University, CA, USA February 1 - 3, 2008
Dr. Eunice Brookman Amissah, IPAS Vice President to Africa
Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPH, Professor of Gynecologic Specialities
Stephen Lewis, Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Patricia Sewe, Public Relations Officer, G.R.A.C.E. Africa
A campus wide weekend event to make participants aware of the disparity in women's healthcare in third world countries and western countries. Topics covered at the event included HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, emotional and domestic abuse, and education.

5th Annual Women's Health Research Conference

Minnesota, USA
September 22, 2008
David Savitz, PhD, Director, Center of Excellence in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Disease Prevention, Mount Sinai University
Patricia McGovern, PhD, MPH, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota
A conference to update professionals in the women's healthcare field on the latest research in women's reproductive health. Attendees heard a keynote address on how the environment can influence a woman's reproductive ability, and other speeches on teen pregnancy and reproductive education. 

Raising Women's Voices

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
April 17 - 18, 2008
Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Former Surgeon General
Miriam Young, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Byllye Avery, Avery Institute for Social Change
A conference to empower workers in the women's healthcare field to provide better comprehensive health services to their patients.  http://womenshealthnews.wordpress.com/2008/02/16/raising-womens-voices-a-health-care-reform-conference-id-love-to-attend/ 

History of Women's Health Conference

Pennsylvania, USA
April 23, 2008
Dr. Afaf I. Meleis
Ann Mari, PhD
Dr. Wanda Ronner
Barbara Mann Wall, PhD, RN
The theme for the conference was "Women's Influence in Healthcare." Attendees participated in lectures and discussions on how women act as medical agents and advocates for themselves and their family in the past and present.

Keeping the Circle Strong

Celebrating Native Women's Health and Well-being
Albuquerque, NM, USA
June 9 - 11, 2008
Dr. Dee Ann DeRoin
Louise Kiger
Carolyn Lofgen
Kathleen Marquart
The conference attracted representatives from various Native American tribes across America. They discussed the best ways to mobilize women in their communities so they can improve their health and the health of their families.

Annual Community Mental Health Conference

Women's Voices: Understanding Mental Health Issues of Women and Girls Chicago, IL, USA June 1, 2008 Dr. Laura Miller, Director, Women's Mental health Program, University of Illinois Mary Jo Barrett, MSW Tracy Harris The conference discussed how gender differences can influence the rate of mental illness. Topics included women and addiction, parenting, recognizing the signs of mental illness, and post-natal depression. http://naomicoheninstitute.org/conference/mental-health-conference-2008/

Women's Health: A Focus on Chronic Disease

Atlanta, GA, USA
December 10 - 11, 2008
Judy Harren, RN, MPH
Sharon Moffatt, Chief, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Association of State Territorial Health Officials
Topics at the conference included working together to fight chronic disease, differences in women's health nationwide, and how states promote physical activity to aid those battling a chronic disease.

Feelin' Hot Conferences

Women's Health and Wellness Over 40
Catalina, Arizona, USA
June 26 – 29, 2008
Rebecca Hulem, RN, CNM, NP
The conference addressed the specific needs of pre-menopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal women. Topics included the psychological and emotional effects of menopause, how hormone imbalances can impact weight, sexuality, and Eastern approaches to healthcare for menopausal women.