April Forum: Prognostic and Predictive Factors in Breast Cancer
April 7, 2015 - 12:00pm

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. 

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Women's Health 2015 23rd Annual Conference
April 16, 2015 - 8:00am to April 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Women's Health 2015 23rd Annual Congress

Grand Hyatt   Washington DC

Details:  http://academyofwomenshealth.org/conference/

State of Reproductive Freedom in America
April 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Thorne Auditorium, NU School of Law

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.

National Women's Health Week Celebration
May 12, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior St.

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

Event Schedule

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

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Sponsor or Service Exhibitor

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