The UCSF Women’s Health 2020 conference will offer an array of workshops and self-care sessions to serve women of every age. The ninth annual event will be held from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on March 16 on the main campus at 513 Parnassus Avenue. It offers Bay Area women a chance to hear cutting edge information that can translate into improved health and quality of life.
"Women’s health choices made early in their lives have significant impact on their longevity and can increase their quality of life as they age. This year's theme "Living Strong, Living Long" reflects our desire to make every year of a woman's life physically, mentally and emotionally fulfilling,” said Nancy Milliken, MD. Milliken is director of UCSF Women’s Health and associate chair for clinical programs in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
UCSF Women’s Health 2020 will feature 30 workshops exploring a wide range of subjects in physical and emotional health. (See website http://mountzion.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/coe/2020.html for complete schedule of talks). Topics include sex, hormones and mood; complementary medicine; physical fitness for every age, and breast cancer prevention.
Elizabeth Saviano, RNP, JD will present the keynote address “Women’s Health and Human Rights: A Policy Framework for California.” Saviano is chief of the California Office of Women’s Health, the highest position in the state overseeing women's health research policies, guidelines and recommendations. A licensed nurse in California since 1977, she has orchestrated reform on issues such as access to health care, children's health insurance, welfare reform, reproductive rights and contraception coverage, and community clinic funding.
In recognition of the comprehensive and excellent quality health services UCSF offers women, the Office on Women’s Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated UCSF a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health in 1996. UCSF was one of six vanguard institutions nationwide to receive this honor. The UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (CoE) and the UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology Research and Education Foundation sponsor the event, which typically draws between 400 and 600 participants from the Bay Area each year.
The UCSF CoE is committed to developing partnerships with individuals and organizations to foster and support activities to help improve the health and well being of women and girls across diverse communities. “At UCSF Women’s Health we believe that by enabling women to access care and information easily they will make more informed decisions not only for themselves, but also for their loved ones,” said Milliken, who is also director of the CoE.
Early registration is $45 (by February 20). The standard fee after February 20 is $50. For attendees 65 years and older the fee is $40. New this year is a discounted fee of $20 for students with current ID. Registration includes participation in the seminars, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, conference materials and live entertainment.
For more information, please visit http://mountzion.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/coe/2020.html or to register, call (510) 843-8048.
Media interested in covering UCSF Women’s Health 2020 or developing a story about women’s health should call Eve Harris at UCSF News Services, (415) 885-7277.