If you're nearby and interested in women's health issues, you might want to attend next month's second annual Women’s Health Forum at Stanford.
At the free community event, Anne Firth Murray, author and founding president of the Global Fund for Women, will deliver a keynote speech titled "Critical Issues in International Women's Health," and experts from throughout the School of Medicine will present on topics affecting young, middle-age and senior women. According to a recent write-up:
During the forum Stanford experts will provide gender-specific information and discuss the latest research findings and treatment options in a wide variety of areas, including breast cancer, skin cancer, cardiovascular disease, miscarriage, senior and ethnic health and obesity.
Other prominent speakers include Lynn Westphal, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of Women’s Health at Stanford, and Marcia Stefanick, PhD, professor of medicine and chair of the steering committee of the landmark, federally funded Women’s Health Initiative.
The forum will be held on May 11 from 1 to 5:15 p.m. in the Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford. A list of speakers and presentation topics is available here, and the online registration form can be accessed here. Space is limited so pre-registration is required.