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Women's Health 2007
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Clinical Insights & Best Practices

March 30 - April 1

SOLD OUT!

Registration Closed

The Williamsburg Lodge| Williamsburg, Virginia
Presented by
THE VCU INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH
A National Center of Excellence
Designated by the US Department of Health & Human Services

This program is designed to provide physicians, nurses and other healthcare
professionals with an update of topics relevant to women’s health

For further information contact Danielle Terrell,
Conference Coordinator: (804) 306-5004 or dterrell@vcu.edu

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Friday, March 30

AM
7:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Preterm Birth: What the Research Tells Us
Jerome Strauss, III, MD, PhD
Dean, Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Medicine

8:40 HPV: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Patricia Sulak, MD
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

9:20 Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Management
Harry Bear, MD, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

10:00 Break

10:30 Postpartum Depression: Guidelines for the Clinician
Zachary Stowe, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

11:10 Contraceptive Redesign: An Evidence-Based Approach
Patricia Sulak, MD
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

11:50 Musculoskeletal Issues in Women
Laura Tosi, MD
George Washington University School of Medicine

12:30 Networking Luncheon

PM

1:45 THE TRUDY BUSH LECTURE
Advances in Reproductive Hormones: Implications for Practice
Nancy Reame, MSN, PhD, FAAN
Columbia University School of Nursing

2:25 Thyroid Disease in Women
David Gardner, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

3:00 Break

3:30 Gender and Pain Management
Allison Bailey, MD
Harvard Medical School

4:10 Medical Acupuncture & Women's Health
Joseph Audette, MD, MA
Harvard Medical School

4:50 Elective Cesarean Section: Current Controversies
Catherine
Matthews Nichols, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

5:30 Adjourn
Yoga (optional)Energize & refresh at day's end


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Saturday, March 31


AM
7:00 Yoga (optional)embrace the day with yoga

7:00 Continental Breakfast

8:00 Adolescent Sexual Health: The Critical Role of the Clinician
Patricia Sulak, MD
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

8:45 Update in Ovarian Cancer
Cecelia Boardman, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

9:30 Break

10:00 Cystitis 101: Women's Urologic Health
Jeffrey Waxman, MD
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

10:45 Advances in Diabetes
Eugene Barrett, MD, PhD
University of Virginia

11:30 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Mechanisms & Management
John Nestler, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

12:15 Speaking of Women's Health Foundation Luncheon:
The Health of African American Women: Closing the Gaps
Linda Bradley, MD
Cleveland Clinic

PM

Afternoon session
What's New with the Old: Care of the Geriatric Woman

Rosaly Correa —Moderator

1:30 Medication Issues in Older Women: Optimizing Outcomes
Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, MD, MSc, PhD
Agency for Healthcare Reseach Quality (AHRQ)

2:15 Innovations in Incontinence Management
Catherine Matthews Nichols, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

3:10 Break

3:40 Fracture Prevention in the Aging Woman
Nelson Watts, MD
University of Cincinnati

4:35 Psychiatric Issues in the Older Woman: Detection, Diagnosis & Management
Robert Schneider, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

5:30 Adjourn
Yoga (optional)Refresh at day's endopen to all registrants

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Sunday, April 1

AM
7:00 Yoga (optional)embrace the day with yoga

7:00 Continental Breakfast

8:00 The New Era of Breast Screening: Multimodality
Gilda Cardenosa, MD, MS
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

8:45 Obesity Prevention & Management: Lesson Learned from the Biggest Loser
Jeff Levine, MD, MPH
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

9:30 Break

10:00 Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Current Controversies
Noel Bairey Merz, MD
UCLA School of Medicine

10:45 Cultural Barriers in Women's Health - Panel
Moderator:
Njeri Jackson, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Kathie Cho, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Sultana Salam, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

11:45 Bioidentical Hormones: Show Me the Evidence
Melissa McNeil, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

12:30 Adjourn

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This program is designed to provide physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with a broad range of topics relevant to women's health across the life span. Educational objectives will be met through didactic presentations, with ample time for questions and answers. A comprehensive course syllabus is provided to all registrants. To receive credit for this program, participants must attend at least one full lecture and submit a conference evaluation and credit application. Certificates will be mailed within 8 weeks of the program.

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ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Collaborative, Inc. (MEC) and the VCU Institute for Women’s Health. MEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

MEC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDITS ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.75 PRESCRIBED CREDITS by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

This program has been approved for 23.7 CONTACT HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR RNs, LPNs, LVNs and NPs, including 15.1 pharmacology credit hours. This program is co-sponsored with Medical Education Collaborative, Inc. (MEC) and the VCU Institute for Women’s Health. MEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12990, for 23.7 contact hours.

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VCU INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH
A National Center of Excellence
Designated by the Department of Health and Human Services

The VCU Institute for Women's Health is one of only 21 National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health designated by the Department of Health & Human Services. The Institute coordinates VCU's resources in women's health by building collaborative relationships within the university and throughout the region to improve clinical care, health education, leadership development, & research in women's health. Please visit us at: www.womenshealth.vcu.edu

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FACULTY

Wendy Klein, MD, FACP
Program Chair
Associate Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Senior Deputy Director
VCU Institute for Women’s Health

Joseph Audette, MD, MA
Medical Director Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Allison Bailey, MD
Director, Women’s Musculoskeletal Health Progrm
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Noel Bairey Merz, MD
Professor of Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine
Medical Director, Preventive & Rehabilitative Cardiac Center

Eugene Barrett, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics Director, Diabetes Center
University of Virginia Health System

Harry Bear, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Immunology, & Microbiology
Chair, Division of Surgical Oncology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Cecelia Boardman, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Linda Bradley, MD
Director, Center for Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids, & Hysteroscopic Services
Cleveland Clinic

Gilda Cardenosa, MD, MS
Director of Breast Imaging
Professor of Radiology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Kathie Cho, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Stony Point Women’s Health Center

Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, MD, MSc, PhD
Director, Women's Health & Gender-Based Research
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

David Gardner, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Njeri Jackson, PhD
Chair & Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University

Jeffrey Levine, MD, MPH
Director, Women's Health Programs
Associate Professor of Family Medicine &
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Melissa McNeil, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chief, Section of Women’s Health
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

John Nestler, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology , Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Chair, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Catherine Matthews Nichols, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Urogynecology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Nancy Reame, MSN, PhD, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
Columbia University School of Nursing

Sultana Salam, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Robert Schneider, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, & Family Practice
Chair, Division of Ambulatory Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Zachary Stowe, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director, Emory Women’s Mental Health Program
Emory University School of Medicine

Jerome Strauss, III, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Patricia Sulak, MD
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

Nelson Watts, MD
Director, Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Jefffrey Waxman, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

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CO-SPONSORS

Speaking of Women's Health
The National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation (SWH) hosts more than 40 conferences nationwide, with a unique approach combining health education with entertainment. For 10 years, SWH has worked with hospitals and organizations at a grassroots level to educate women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety. It its mission to improve women's health, SWH includes outreach programs for diverse women, community events, and innovative partnerships to support professional education.

Medical Education Collaborative

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COURSE REGISTRATION FORM

Women's Health 2007: Clinical Insights & Best Practices
March 30 - April 1, 2007
Williamsburg Lodge Conference Center
Williamsburg, Virginia

Please type or clearly print the following information.
Name:_____________________________________________________________

First:_____________________MI:____Last:____________________Degree:____

Institution Name:_______________________Department:___________________

Address:________________________________State:______Zip Code:________

Country:_____________________________Postal code:____________________

Telephone:______________________________Fax:________________________

Email address:_____________________________________________________

Registration fees:

_____ $385.00 physicians

_____ $285.00 nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare professionals

_____ $185.00 for healthcare providers in training - residents, students, fellows (with documentation)

_____ Total fee

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations received in writing before March 15, 2007 will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after that date.

Payment may be made by US check (US dollars on a US bank)
payable to: VCU

Or, you may pay by credit card: ___Master Card ___ Visa ___ Discover___AmEx

Name as it appears on the card: (print)__________________________________

Number on card:__________________________ Expiration Date:_____________

Signature:__________________________________________________________

Please return completed form with payment to:

Women's Health 2006
c/o Ray Foster
PO Box 980452
Richmond VA 23298

Registration by FAX 804-828-5566 can only be accepted with credit card payment. If you have registered by fax, please do not mail this form.

Please direct all questions to:
Danielle Terrell, Conference Coordinator
E-mail: dterrell@vcu.edu
Telephone: 804-306-5004


HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Williamsburg Lodge - A block of rooms is being held at conference
rates of $139.00 for superior rooms and $179.00 for deluxe rooms.
A limited number of superior rooms are available at the nearby
Woodland Hotel & Suites at a rate of $99.00 (shuttle or car ride
to/from conference center).

 1-800-261-9530
 Ask for WH Conference or Conference Code WOMC 07.
 Please call between 8:00 AM-5:30 PM.
Online Reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/vcu

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VCU Institute for Women's Health | Women's Health 2006 Conference
last updated: August 15, 2007