First Annual Regional Women’s Health Conference - May 3-4, Durham NC
May 03, 2013 08:00 AM
May 04, 2013 02:00 PM
|Where||Durham Convention Center 301 W Morgan St Durham, NC|
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Duke Medicine Women’s Health Initiative presents
The First Annual Regional Women’s Health Conference
Stronger Together: Fighting Disparities & the Leading Causes of Death in Women
A CME Event
Friday, May 3rd, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
A lack of gender-based research at the national level has lead to a lack of evidence-based clinical guidelines tailored to women, making it difficult for providers to navigate women’s health issues in the exam room. Despite some progress, gender-based strategies for detection, diagnosis and treatment are not widely incorporated into clinical practice.
This conference is designed to update health care professionals on assessing and managing women at risk for the leading causes of death, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke. During this interactive educational forum, internationally recognized speakers will highlight the unique challenges of diagnosing and treating women. Special attention will be given to the American Heart & Stroke Association Guidelines and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines.
Durham Convention Center
301 W Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701
Duke Medicine Women’s Health Initiative will also be hosting two other events during the weekend of May 3 & 4 to raise awareness of women’s health issues.
Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Stronger Together: A Community Benefit Concert
Hear prominent thought leaders discuss healthcare reform and its potential impact on women's healthcare. Sandra Dubose-Gibson, the first-ever bald beauty queen, will share her inspiring personal story of empowerment and Nneena Freelon, a six-time Grammy-award winning jazz artist, will perform with the Duke Medicine Orchestra and Choir.
Saturday, May 4th, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Stronger Together: A Women’s Health Education Community Outreach Event
Attend breakout sessions by Joe and Terry Graedon of the People's Pharmacy who will talk about "Making Positive Lifestyle Changes" and hear from Duke experts such as Edna Ballard, MSW on "Caregiving: Challenges and Opportunities for Women" and Alice Cooper, RNC/OGNP on "Caring for Women's Health: A Holistic Approach and Being Your Own Best Healthcare Advocate." Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch. Free wellness screenings will be available.
Kathy Kastan, Director, Duke Medicine Women's Health Initiative will MC the community engagement event, there will be a celebrity keynote speaker on women's health and Nnenna Freelon will sing a cappella. An exciting raffle will end the day.