How to Get a Seat at the Table: Steps You Can Take to Advance Your Career
October 14, 2015 - 4:00pm

The Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders is presenting "How to Get a Seat at the Table: Steps You Can Take to Advance Your Career" on Wednesday, October 14th. The lecture is presented by Susan M. Essock, PhD, Edna L. Edison Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University. 

Location: Feinberg Pavilion, 251 East Huron, 3rd Floor, Pritzker Auditorium, Chicago, IL 60611

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:00-5:00pm, Reception to follow, 5:00-6:00pm, Feinberg Atrium

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Magdolna Hargittai: Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries
October 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

Join Northwestern's Office of the Provost and the Chicago Collaboration for Women in STEM in a conversation with Magdolna Hargittai, Research Professor, Departments of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and author of Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries.

This is a collection of stories from women scientists and leaders from eighteen countries on four continents, including eight Nobel laureate women. Along with highlighting the continuing challenges that all women scientists face, Hargittai showcases how these women have built professional success and personal happiness.

Northwestern Evanston Campus: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm in Guild Lounge, Scott Hall, 601 University Place

Northwestern Chicago Campus: Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm in Baldwin Auditorium, Lurie Research Building, 303 E. Superior St.

A short reception will follow each talk. Please RSVP here.

October 20 Monthly Research Forum
October 20, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join the Women's Health Research Institute launch its 2015-2016 monthly research forums with Dr. Teresa Woodruff presenting "The Upsetting Truth about Modern Medicine: Why We Need to Balance the Study of Males and Females." The forum will explain why sex disparities in biomedical research is the most important women's health issue of the 21st century and how proposed changes at the federal level will impact all women in areas across the spectrum of health. 

Teresa Woodruff, PhD is the Director of the Women's Health Research Institute, Vice Chair for Research, Deoartment of Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Chief, Fertility Preservation Division at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

This forum will take place from 12:00-1:00pm on October 20, 2015 in Prentice Women's Hospital, 3rd Floor Conference Room L South.

Lunch will be provided and continuing nursing credits are pending.

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Treating Women Differently: The Case for Sex-Based Medicine
October 30, 2015 - 11:30am to 5:00pm
Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior St. Third Floor, Conference Room L South, Chicago, IL 60611

Since the passage of rhte NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, mandating the inclusion of women in federally funded clinical trials, there has been a growing body of evidence that sex differences are found in all body systems beyond reproductive health. Sex differences can have significant and underestimated consequences in clinical medicine. New scientifica nd clinical interest is arising in sex- and gender-based medicine. The objectives of this conference are to highlight gender-based differences in diagnosis and treatment in the specific areas of Cardiology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Pelvic Health, Pelvic Health, Psychiatry, and Rheumatology. Please join us as we highlight the Women's Centers for specialty medicine at Northwestern Medicine.

Program Objectives:
After attending this educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Enhance patient care with a heightened awareness of gender-based differences in multiple medical and surgical specialties
2. Recognize available resources to improve patient care in women's health of all ages throughout Northwestern Medicine
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For more information, please contact Sarah Baggs at Northwestern Memorieal HealthCare at or 312-926-7975.

The program will be held at Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior Street, Third Floor, Conference Room L South

The content of the program is appropriate for physicians and other healthcare providers carign for female patients. The registration fee is $55 for physicians and $25 for trainees, nurses and other healthcare professionals. A buffet lunch and refreshments are provided. Space is limited and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Procedure:
Complete the registration form and mail it with your check made payable to Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (CME) to the address listed below, prior to October 19, 2015, or fax registration form with credit card information to Sarah Baggs at 312-694-2249 (this is a private line).

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite 1842
Chicago, IL 60611 
Phone: 312-926-7975
Fax: 312-694-2249

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