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History of A Woman's Journey Conference

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play videoVIDEO: Mollye Block and Harriet Legum

More than 17 years ago two remarkable Baltimoreans approached Johns Hopkins Medicine with an idea that would impact the lives of thousands of women. Both survivors of cancers Mollye Block and Harriet Legum, wanted to empower women to make effective health care decisions for themselves and those they love. Johns Hopkins Medicine accepted their challenge.

The results has been a powerful women’s health conference, A Woman’s Journey.  Since 1995, this Johns Hopkins annual women’s health conference has offered 32 seminars—all taught by Johns Hopkins faculty physicians and scientists.  Women hear first-hand about advances in medicine from the individuals performing research in these medical specialties. From preserving your memory to surviving cancer, this one of a kind program attracts nearly 1,000 registrants. Mothers, daughters, sisters and friends come to learn from Hopkins scientists and from each other.

In 2008, A Woman's Journey was introduced in West Palm Beach with the guidance of the program's co-chairs: Lee Callahan, Susan G. Keenan, Betsy Meany, Susan Telesco and Norma Kline Tiefel.  In the summer of 2009, a Host Committee, including more than 50 women from Palm Beach, Martin and Indian River counties was established.

This program stands out from other Palm Beach events.  In one day, Johns Hopkins faculty members will share their knowledge and expertise in 10 seminars. Conference participants attend a plenary session, luncheon and two seminars and, as in Baltimore, hear first-hand about advances in medicine from the individuals performing research in these medical specialties.   

We hope you will join us.

> A Woman’s Journey is sponsored by our media partners and corporate supporters.


Dr. Karen Swartz's breakfast keynote presentation from
the Baltimore
2014 conference.

Mrs. Sharon Percy Rockefeller's luncheon keynote presentation
from the Baltimore 2014 conference.

What People are Saying...
"The day gives me a chance to learn, to be inspired to make changes, to have discussions with others, to be grateful for my health, and appreciate the importance of good health care."

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