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Johns Hopkins’ 11th annual women’s health conference, “A Woman’s Journey”

WHAT: Johns Hopkins’ 11th annual women’s health conference, “A Woman’s Journey”

WHEN:  Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

WHERE:  Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland

PRESS:  To interview one of the speakers, or to cover the event, contact:
   John M. Lazarou
   Office  410-502-8902
   Pager  410-283-9695
   Mobile  410-707-3116

DETAILS:  This popular health conference begins its second decade with 37 John Hopkins faculty members presenting 32  hour-long seminars covering new medical treatments and information on diseases and health issues affecting women.

Symposium topics include heart disease, breast cancer, uterine fibroids, thyroid disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, mind body healing, and menopause.  The health conference yearly attracts nearly 1,000 attendees from more than a dozen states.

Keynote speaker is Catherine DeAngelis, M.D., former Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine vice dean for academic affairs, a forceful advocate for women in medical leadership and the first woman editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Under her watch, JAMA has published an increasing number of substantive scientific articles on women's health, including a landmark 2002 study questioning the benefits of hormone replacement therapy.  She also was editor of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from 1993 to 2000.

DeAngelis, a professor of pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, founded the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and designed the school’s business of medicine certificate program. 

Also featured is this year’s lunch speaker is Jonathan Pevsner, Ph.D.., associate professor of neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Pevsner’s talk at the conference, titled “Leonardo da Vinci:  Studies of the Brain and Soul” will examine da Vinci’s integration of science, technology and art and in his discoveries in anatomy and physiology.  Pevsner has collected more than 600 books on da Vinci and has published several articles on da Vinci’s studies of the brain.

An award-winning teacher, Pevsner earned the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Professor’s Award for Distinction in the Basic Sciences for 2002-2003 and Teacher of the Year for 2000-2001. 

In his laboratory, Pevsner studies the molecular basis of childhood brain disorders such as Down syndrome and lead poisoning.

For additional information, a schedule of the sessions and lists of
speakers, please visit

Speakers are available for press interviews in advance as well as during or after the event.