The University of Rochester Medical Center's
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
and Center for Community Health
Wednesday, September 16
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Keynote Address and Presentations
Class of '62 Auditorium
Free and open to the public—please RSVP.
Last day to register for lunch and discussions: September 8!
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch and Networking
Box lunch available for $10 in advance (Click here for the menu).
1:30 - 4:30 pm Breakout Discussion Groups
Limited number of spots available, register now!
This workshop, part of Rochester Women’s Health Week, focuses on new findings on the environment and women’s health. Our goal is to learn how researchers can better
communicate relevant health information to healthcare
providers, researchers and community leaders.
In the morning session, speakers will present new results on bone health, cognition and aging, and breast cancer. After lunch, small breakout groups will meet for in depth discussions.
Morning session open to all:
9:00am Introduction and Welcome Shanna Swan PhD, Prof. Ob/Gyn, URMC
9:10am Keynote Address: Your environment: your fertility Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, Director of PRHE and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
10:00am Lead exposure and your risk of osteoporosis James Campbell, MD, MPH, Assoc. Prof. Pediatrics
11:00am Why can’t I find my keys?: The aging brain Bernie Weiss, PhD, Prof. Environmental Medicine, URMC
11:45am The impact of dioxin on mammary gland development and lactation: implications for women’s health and disease Paige Lawrence, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Environmental Medicine, URMC
12:30pm Lunch and networking (in atrium) Box lunches are available for $10 by pre-order (cash or check only). Click here for the menu!
Afternoon session by advance registration only:
1:30pm Break-out Sessions
3:15pm Reporting back: thoughts from the discussion groups Nancy Chin, Assoc Prof. Social and Behavior Medicine, URMC
4:00pm A Clinician’s Perspective Eva Pressman, MD, Assoc. Prof. Ob/Gyn, URMC
Although walk-ins are welcome, registration for the morning session is encouraged and is free for all who would like to attend. Box lunches will be available for $10 (cash or check only) or individuals may purchase lunch from a nearby URMC cafe. To
register or sign up for a boxed lunch, please contact Rebecca Rowley or call 585-275-9182.
Space is limited for the afternoon discussion groups, so please get your reservation in early.
We look forward to seeing you!
Our keynote address on the environment and women’s reproductive health will be given by Tracey Woodruff, PhD, is Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California at San Francisco. Tracey is an expert on the impact of chemicals on reproductive health. Her research focuses on health effects from air pollution, children’s health risks and science policy issues.
This event is supported in part by NIH/NIEHS grant number 1R13ES017589-01.