JHMI Office of Communications and Public Affairs

October 15, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Blum
PHONE: 410-955-1534
E-MAIL: kblum@jhmi.edu

Johns Hopkins' Seventh Annual Women's Health Symposium Slated for Nov. 3 - -NPR's Diane Rehm to Give Keynote Address

National Public Radio talk show host Diane Rehm will give the keynote address at Johns Hopkins Medicine's seventh annual symposium on women's health and new medical advances. This year's A Woman's Journey will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna St. More than 1,000 attendees from 15 states are expected.

Rehm, author of the recent autobiography "Finding My Voice," will discuss her road to healing herself after a strict upbringing, painful childhood and struggle to diagnose a disease that threatened her career. She ultimately was diagnosed and treated at Hopkins for spasmodic dysphonia, a voice disorder.

Thirty-two seminars covering new medical treatments and health tips for arthritis, depression, heart disease and others will be presented by faculty members of The Johns Hopkins University. Session topics include:

* Post-traumatic stress
* Libido in Mid-life
* What Happens When You Turn 40?
* Anti-aging
* Skin Care
* Sibling Rivalry
* Mother and Daughter Relationships
* Preventing Memory Loss
* Male Menopause
* Stress Management and Coping with Change

Faculty are available for media interviews in advance as well as during the event.

The conference costs $55 per person. Organizations that send 10 or more of their members will receive a 10 percent discount if reservations are made through the organization. Although the conference is targeted to consumers, health care professionals are eligible to receive continuing education credits for attending. To reserve a place or for more information about group discounts or continuing education credits, call 410-955-8660 or send e-mail to awomansjourney@jhmi.edu. Registration also can be completed on the conference Web site: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney. Sponsors for this year's conference include Willard and Lillian Hackerman, Merck & Co., Legg Mason and the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.



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