Women's Health Conferences 2009.

Moving Into the Future

New Dimensions and Strategies for Women's Health Research 
National Institutes of Health
St. Louis, MO, USA
March 4 - 6, 2009
Kimberly Kenton, MD, FACOG, FACS, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology, Urology, Loyola, University, USA
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University
The goal of the conference was to provide women an interactive discussion with leading researchers and medical professionals in women's healthcare. Topics included chronic pain, bladder disorders, pelvic disorders, infectious disease, and mental health.

Women's Health 2009

The 17th Annual Congress
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
March 27 – 29, 2009
Dyan Aretakis, RN, FNP, MSN
Roberta Ness, MD, MPH
The objective of the conference was present research to enable medical professions the ability to diagnose, prevent, and manage diseases. The topics included reproduction, pelvic disorders, cancer, infections, and Pap follow-ups.

Feel Fun, Fit and Fabulous!

2009 Women's Health Conference
Hershey, PA, USA
August 29, 2009
Dr. Ian Smith, Medical Diet Expert
The 7th annual conference presented its attendees with information so they can make health lifestyle changes to improve their overall health. Participants attended workshops, lectures, and health screenings geared to inform and inspire them to make healthier choices.

NGO Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Development

Invest in Health, Rights and the Future
Berlin, Germany
September 2 -4, 2009
German Government 
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The objective of the Call To Action conference was to empower Non-Governmental Organizations(NGOs) working to protect a woman's reproductive rights. The conferees sought to strengthen NGOs through accountability, a forward looking action plan, and advocacy.

6th Annual Women's Health Research Conference

A Focus on Women's Mental Health and Neuroscience
Minneapolis, MN, USA
September 21, 2009
Laura Miller, MD, Vice Chair, Academic Clinical Services
Nancy C. Raymond, MD, Director, Powell Center for Women's Health
  The conference was presented by the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health. It included a keynote speech on the brain and sexual dimorphism, and lectures on heart disease, breast cancer, brain function in older women, and diabetes.

12th Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Conference

Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Providence, RI, USA
October 14 - 17, 2009
Saundra Sturdy Seidel, APRN-BC, CUCNS, CNOR
Sarah Freeman, PhD, ARNP, FAANP
The objective of the conference was to discuss the clinical issues, such as sexual health, metabolic disorders, and disease prevention, that influence a woman's well-being. Attendees were presented with new trends, research, diagnostic and therapeutic skills to care for women in a clinical setting.

Feeling Good in Tough Times

San Mateo, CA, USA
October 17, 2009 
Nancy Bennett
Diane Garr 
Maya Angelou
A conference to educate women of color on the health issues that impact their lives. The participants learned how their spiritual health, financial stability, and diet can influence their emotional health. 

Women's Health

Athens, Greece
October 17 - 31, 2009
Larry Glazerman, MD, MBA
Charles Cox, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of South Florida
An ship-board conference for professionals working in the primary care of women. Attendees included physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners who participated in lectures on sterilization, hysteroscopy, HPV, and the treatment of AUB.

Taking Effective Action Incorporated (TEA)

Largo, Maryland, USA
October 24, 2009
Frances E. Ashe-Goins, Acting Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Patricia Davidson, Medical Internist and Cardiologist
Rev. Dr. Marie Phillips-Braxton
The conference brought together over 100 participants to learn about spiritually based health education for women. The discussions and lectures covered health topics such as heredity and disease to emotional health. The conference ended with a spiritual address from Rev. Dr. Marie Phillips-Braxton.

Innovations and Progress in Healthcare for Women

Prevention, Screening and Risk Prediction in Women's Health
London, UK
November 9 - 11, 2009
Peter Boyle, International Prevention Research Institute
Malcolm Pike, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Nick Fisk, University of Queensland
The objective of the conference was to present a wide variety of professionals working in the women's healthcare field research on prevention, screening, and risk prediction of female related diseases.

AHIA National Conference 2009

Melbourne, Australia
November 10 - 12, 2009
Dr. Helen Zorbas, National Breast And Ovarian Cancer Centre
Ms Pat Anderson, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health
The Conference explored private health insurance and the impact it will have on national healthcare. Dr. Zorbas discussed its implications on the clinical guidelines in detection, diagnosis, and palliative care of women with breast cancer.

International Conference on Family Planning: Research and Best Practices

Kampala, Uganda
November 15 – 18, 2009
Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
The conference presented findings on current efforts to advance global family planning. The goal of the committee was to improve maternity conditions by insuring women worldwide had access to family planning and the right to choose the number of children they wanted to bear.