Join the Women's Health Research Institute on Tuesday, April 7th as we welcome K.P. Siziopikou, MD, PhD, who will present a research forum on "Prognostic and Predictive Factors in Breast Cancer: the Breast Pathologist's Perspective." Dr. Siziopikou is the Director of Breast Pathology and Breast Pathology Fellowship Program at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. This forum will be held from 12:00-1:00pm in Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior St. 3rd Floor Conference Room L South.
Women's Health 2015 23rd Annual Congress
Grand Hyatt Washington DC
A Conversation With Katha Pollitt
With WBEZ's Natalie Moore
Friday, April 17, 6-8 p.m.
Thorne Auditorium at
Northwestern University School of Law
375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago
Free, register here
Join the Illinois Humanities Council for a lively and engaging public discussion on where we are as a nation on the issues of women's healthcare rights with award-winning author, journalist and poet Katha Pollitt.
From insurance coverage of contraception to racial and economic disparities of available health care, the contemporary landscape of reproductive justice is vast and mine-filled with conflict, rhetoric, polarization and anger from all sides of the issue.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 9:00am-3:00pm, Prentice Women's Hospital, 3rd Floor
(250 E. Superior St.)
The Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University annually hosts a special event to celebrate National Women’s Health Week during the month of May. This annual conference and expo features a keynote international speaker on a women’s health issue, panel discussions led by experts in women’s health from multiple health disciplines, exhibits on health services and community resources for women, and scientific posters on the latest research projects in women’s health. Last year over 300 women attended, and this year our expanded event should draw 400-500 community and professional women with the help of our sponsors: Whole Foods, Sprint, Corner Bakery, and Fifth Third Bank!
About the Event
The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) has been a national leader in the movement to ensure researchers and clinicians recognize sex differences so that women and men receive the best health care. The WHRI is teaming up with Northwestern Medicine’s clinical partners including the Women’s Skin Health Program, the Clinical Research Center in Rheumatology, the Integrated Pelvic Health Program, the Women’s Neurology Center, Gastrointestinal Behavioral Medicine, the Women’s HIV Program, the Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Mood and Depression, and the Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Health. Exhibits featuring community services, businesses, and Northwestern resources for keeping women healthy will be on display. Posters on the latest research in women’s health will also be featured.
Staff and providers (nurses, physical therapists, physicians, etc.) from Northwestern Medicine, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and Lurie Children’s Hospital
Faculty, students, researchers and staff from Northwestern University
Residents living in Streeterville and surrounding areas
Consumers using Northwestern Medicine, Cadence, and Lake Forest Hospital
Social workers, dieticians, health professionals, and community members interested in women’s health
9:00-10:00am Check in, Poster Session, Informational Tables
10:00am Welcome, Teresa Woodruff, PhD
Morning Panel Session 10:15-11:45am
Featuring neurology, cardiology, dermatology, and rheumatology
10:15-10:35am Neurology, Dr. Elizabeth Gerard
10:35-10:55am Cardiology, Dr. Marla Mendelson
10:55-11:15am Dermatology, Dr. Bethanee Schlosser
11:15-11:35am Rheumatology, Dr. Christine Hsieh & Dr. Monique Hinchcliff
11:35-11:45am Q&A with all panelists
11:45-12:30pm Lunch, Poster Session, Informational Tables
12:30-1:30pm "Ménage à trois: control of autoimmune diseases by genes, sex, and microbes," Jayne Danska, PhD
Afternoon Panel Session 1:30-3:00pm
Featuring pelvic health, gastroenterology, infectious disease, and mental health
1:30-1:50pm Pelvic Health, Dr. Kimberly Kenton and Dr. Maggie Meuller
1:50-2:10pm Gastroenterology, Dr. Laurie Keefer
2:10-2:30pm Infectious Disease Dr. Sarah Sutton
2:30-2:50pm Mental Health, Dr. Emily Miller
2:50-3:00pm Q&A with all panelists
This event is sponsored by: