Women’s Health Conferences 2012.

Black Women's Health Conference

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
Feb. 24 – 25, 2012
Dr. Takeisha Charles Davis, Director of the Center for Community Health,
Dr. Linda Rae Murray, President, American Public Health Association
Dr. Denise Shervington, Founder and CEO, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies
The conference, sponsored by the Daspit Women in Science Fund, brought together academics, medical field, and the community workers to increase public knowledge on health related issues that mainly concern black women.

International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health(ISSWSH) Symposium

Chicago, IL, USA
August 26, 2012
Sharon J. Parish, MD
Irwin Goldstein, MD
Johannes Bitzer, MD
Michael Krychman, MD
The symposium's goal was to assist practitioners detect and manage patients with female sexual dysfunction. Discussions among scholars and practitioners focused on how to provide the public with accurate up to date research.

Women's Mental Health Conference: The Art and Science of Caring

New York City, NY, USA
September 14, 2012
Benita Shobe, President and CEO, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
C. Neill Epperson, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics, Gynaecology Center for Women's Behavioural Wellness, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Shirley S. Wang, Ph. D., Health and Science Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
The forum was created as an empowering environment so attendees could exchange information on women and mental illness. Panels discussed the importance of early intervention, how mental illness effect on a family, holistic treatments of mental illnesses, women and stress disorders, and reforming public policy. 

Maya Angelou International Women's Health Summit

Winston Salem, NC, USA
September 27-29, 2012
Beth Dehghan, BS
Doris Paez, Ph.D.
The theme for the conference was “Women's Health a Global Priority.? A few topics discussed by the attendee included clinical care, educating women around the globe, biology of gender, and cross culture barriers to healthcare.

Women's Health and Equality Consortium

Middleton, UK
October 18, 2012
Zoe Palmer, Manager of WHEC
A discussion on the current status of women's health groups and health care services in the local area. Women shared their experiences and personal outcomes with healthcare agencies. 

1st Global Women's (GLOW) Research Conference 2012

Liverpool, England, UK
October 23, 2012
Professor Ben Moi, Chair of the Global Obstetrics Network
Professor Anthony Costello, Director, UCL Institute for Global Health
Professor Beverly Winikoff, President of Gynuity Health Projects, USA
A new conference created to share research on global maternal health. The symposium featured four keynote speakers who spoke on improving global research on women's issues, improving child delivery, and whether world health organizations are providing safe pregnancy terminations.

The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health

2012 FIAPAC Congress "Unwanted Pregnancy - A Fact of Life"
Edinburgh, UK
October 19 -20, 2012
Professor Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, FIAPAC President
10th meeting of the FIAPAC explored how healthcare dealt with unwanted pregnancies around the world. Professionals involved in the abortion care field, such as policy makers, counselors, medical professionals, women's groups and global leaders, discussed topics related to female reproduction and ethics.

Young Women's Health Conference

San Bernardino, CA, USA
October 6, 2012
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
the Santos Manuel Student Union Women's Resource Center of California State University
A forum for teenage girls and their mothers to discuss health issues of interest to teenagers. Participants shared their thoughts on eating disorders, sexually transmitted infections, and teen pregnancy. There was also a workshop for the parents focusing on parent-child communication and how to handle bullying.

ICOWHI 19th International Congress on Women's Health 2012

Bangkok, Thailand
November 14 - 16, 2012
Siriorn Sindhu, Chairman, Scientific Program Committee, ICOWHI President
Professor Siriporn Chirawatkul, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training on Gender and Women's Health, 
Conference attendees explored different ways to increase access to health care services for women worldwide. Areas of focus were complementary and alternative medicine, cancer care, and spiritual health in improving overall health.

Annual Asia-Pacific Association for Gynaecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy(AGAPE) 2012

Dusit Thani, Pattaya, Thailand
November 28 - 30, 2012
Masaaki Andou, Japan
Joo Hyun Nam, South Korea
The 13th annual congress focused on diagnostic and therapeutic advances in female reproduction, oncology, urogynecology and hysteroscopy.
The symposium included topics on new devices and operations, endometriosis, infertility, and robotic surgery in presentations given by over twenty invited speakers. 

BIT's 1st International Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics(ICGO-2012)

Guangzhou Baiyun Convention Center, China
December 2 – 4, 2012
Mary R. Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council, USA
Dr. Linda Johnson, Professor, Head of School, Queens University, UK
Bridget Lynch, past President International Confederation of Midwives, Canada
The conference featured twelve renowned speakers in the women's health field who lead panel discussions on women's health, gynaecological oncology, clinical research and discovery. The conference also had 200 oral presentations, 100 project posters, and 70 streaming parallel symposia.