Women’s Health • Minding the Gender Gap In Medical Research, Diagnosis, and Care Hospitals, Programs, and Service Lines
Women have unique health related issues, including pregnancy, menopause and other conditions that differ for females. They also suffer the consequences of violence against women: rape, physical and psychological attacks, and cultural marginalization.
Women and men are not equals when it comes to inclusion in medical research, from basic cell models to human clinical trials. Women have often not been included in numbers necessary to show how they differ from men in order to optimize the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as other diseases.
From lack of empathetic communication between patient and doctors, lack of broader diagnostic or treatment considerations, difficulty of access, and stereotypical assumptions; women have suffered the negative consequences of the hampered process and their impact has affected the rest of the social networks that surround them.
Professionals in the Health Sciences are starting to realize the lapse and attempting to address the gaps to provide a more appropriate delivery of care and healing.
“Let’s do a better job upfront, so people are healthier and happier, they’re more productive, and [everyone involved is] saving money.”
Katy Spangler, Senior Vice President of the American Benefits Council
Through a series of presentations, sessions, and panel discussions, this event will cover some of the major current concerns of the industry.
A. Lee Massaro
Senior Learning and Development Consultant
Kaiser Permanente, Colorado
Communication Faculty – Colorado Permanente Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente, Colorado
Andrea Borondy Kitts
MS, MPH, Patient Outreach & Research Specialist
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
PhD, MHA, Associate Director, Community Engaged Research Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Mile Square Health Center
President and Founder
Optimistic Medicine Group
Katherine Y. Tossas-Milligan
PhD, MS, Director, Office of Global Assets & Innovative Approaches (GAIA) for Cancer Equity
University of Illinois Cancer Center
This two-day conference will offer excellent opportunities for you to network with your peers: CEOs, CIOs, CSOs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, and Senior Managers responsible for…
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The Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) is an international non- governmental organization (NGO). Women physicians in more than seventy countries make up the membership. The association was founded in 1919. Embodied in its mission is the objective to raise the health status of the communities in which the members work, especially the health of women and children in those communities.