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A Woman’s Journey Program Features Johns Hopkins Medicine Experts Discussing Women’s Health Issues - 03/15/2016

A Woman’s Journey Program Features Johns Hopkins Medicine Experts Discussing Women’s Health Issues

Release Date: March 15, 2016

Leading medical experts from Johns Hopkins Medicine will present a special program on women’s health issues on April 19, 2016, at the Bethesda Hyatt. This marks the second year the award-winning women’s health program, A Woman’s Journey, has been presented in the Greater Washington D.C. area.

Physicians from Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital will also be present to meet and answer questions from program attendees. More than 450 women and physicians from Sibley and Suburban Hospitals are expected to attend the event to hear the results of new research on critical health issues that affect women.

A Woman’s Journey was established to gather top experts in medicine from across all disciplines to help educate women about medical advances and innovations in women’s health. This year’s program offers intriguing insights into the role women’s bodies can play in preventing, defending against and succumbing to diseases. Highlights of the program include briefings on:

  • Precision Medicine: Providing the right treatment to the right patient. Emerging strategies to treat cancers, including targeted medicine based on genetic and proteomic testing and immunotherapy.
  • Super Bugs: Explore the role that the 200 trillion bacteria in each person plays in the absorption of nutrients, obesity, the body’s immune system and combating infectious diseases.
  • Haywire: Autoimmune Disorders in Women: What can cause the body to go awry and attack itself? The full scope of these disorders is discussed and the latest research into the causes and treatment options for these disorders is reviewed.

The program is from 9 to 11 a.m. However, guests are invited to arrive when the doors open at 8:15 a.m. for refreshments and an opportunity to meet and talk with physicians from across Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Consumers can register online at hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney/gwa or by calling 410-955-8660.

A Woman’s Journey is sponsored by Brown Advisory, WETA and Bethesda Magazine.

Reporters wishing to attend the program and/or interview any of the experts should contact Gary Stephenson at 202-660-6707 or gstephe1@jhmi.edu.

About Suburban Hospital: Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943. The designated trauma center for Montgomery County, Suburban Hospital is affiliated with many local healthcare organizations, including the National Institutes of Health.

For the Media

Gary Stephenson
202-660-6707
gstephe1@jhmi.edu