Date(s) - Saturday, November 7, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHAT: Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey — Baltimore is an annual women’s health program that this year (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) will be held online. It will feature eight presenters highlighting medical issues that impact women. Topics will be COVID-19, racism and health disparities, development of technology that may help with early cancer detection, fibroids in women of color, coping with stress in a time of social crises and pandemic, and new research on prevention and management of Alzheimer’s disease. Registrants can pose questions live to the speakers.
WHY: A Woman’s Journey — Baltimore is an opportunity to hear from Johns Hopkins faculty physicians about discoveries and innovations in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses that particularly affect women. Through health education, A Woman’s Journey empowers women to make the most effective health decisions.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020
WHERE: Virtual event via Zoom
WHO: Speakers include: keynote speaker Sherita Hill Golden, M.D., M.H.S., vice president and chief diversity officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine, who will discuss health disparities and structural racism, including her personal story of fighting racism; Khara Simpson, M.D., assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics, who will discuss disparities regarding fibroid tumors in Black women; Lisa Christopher-Stine, M.D.,M.P.H., director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center and associate professor of medicine, who will share strategies to reduce chronic inflammation; Mark Mattson, Ph.D., adjunct professor of neuroscience, who will highlight potential benefits of intermittent fasting for brain function; Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S., director of women’s cardiovascular health and associate professor of medicine, who will discuss risks of heart disease for women; Erica Richards, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who will uncover how we can mitigate our emotional stress and better cope with anxiety and worry caused by a new world order; and keynote speaker Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins associate professor of medicine and senior director of infection prevention, who will share the latest information about COVID-19 and its persistent threat, as well as details about her personal and professional journey.
COST: $25 per person. Scholarships and premium tables are available.
CONTACT: For more information about A Woman’s Journey — Baltimore, please visit the event page, or call 410-955-8660 or email [email protected]