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Maya Angelou Center Brings International Women’s Health Summit to Winston-Salem, NC
Date:9/17/2012

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"This is the first ever symposium of its kind in this area bringing together experts on so many aspects of women's health and the issues that affect women around the world," says Chere Gregory, MD, director of neurosciences at Forsyth Medical Center and summit organizer. "The issues we will be discussing certainly affect women here in the United States, but we also hope to raise awareness for those all-too-prevalent and often tragic conditions that impact the lives of so many more women around the world every day."

The three day symposium will be held at the Forsyth Medical Center Conference Center and will feature more than 50 individuals speaking on a variety of topics. The tentative program agenda includes:

Thursday, September 27, 2012 (8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.)

  • Empowering Women and Girls to Lead Healthy Lives
  • Women's Healthcare From a Global Perspective
  • Access to Healthcare for Women in the United States: Effective, Affordable, Convenient?
  • Tapestries of Hope Film Clips and Luncheon Speaker
  • Cross-Cultural Barriers to Healthcare: The Global Experience for Women
  • When Women Leave "Home": Healthcare Disparities for Migrant Women
  • Cross-Cultural Differences: When Spirituality and Religion Influence Women's Health
  • Evening Movie: Tapestries of Hope - full version with discussion led by director and the main character

Friday, September 28, 2012 (8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.)

  • International Maternal and Child Mortality
  • Public Policy and Advocacy for Women's Health
  • Women's Cancer from a Global Perspective: Prevention, Diagnosis and Cure
  • Obstetrical Complications: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Fistulas and Genital Mutilation
  • The Perils of Refugee Camps for Women and Children: A Lunch-Time Speaker & Discussion
  • The Biology of Gender
  • Global Feast and Famine: How Obesity and
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Contact: Mike Horn
mikeh@velaagency.com
336-414-4497
Forsyth Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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