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Celebrating 25 Years
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Dear Friends,

As we lament the thousands of lives lost globally to COVID-19, we have much for which to be grateful: first responders, front-line health care workers and laborers who sustain us during this pandemic; antibody tests and vaccines emerging from laboratories; and daily life, albeit different. As a society, we also have refocused on what is truly important: the grace of humanity and the value of our health.

For more than 25 years, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s women’s health program, A Woman’s Journey, has endeavored to improve your well-being through health education. Our Johns Hopkins experts have talked about the possibility of a pandemic, the effects of inflammation, our microbiome, early cancer symptoms and hundreds of other topics related to medical discoveries and advancements.

Certainly, this year is no time to abandon our goal. We invite you to virtually attend a program, listen to our monthly 20-minute podcasts, receive monthly e-letters about medical findings, and participate in live 60-minute webcasts where you can pose questions to the speakers. Check out our menu drop down and this page for all your options.

Regardless how you obtain your information, A Woman’s Journey will enrich your knowledge and, for some, may be lifesaving.

Be in touch.

Best of health,

Kelly Geer Ripken
National Chair



Mark Your Calendar

Attend an Upcoming Conference

Share this unique experience with your friends and family or come by yourself; either way, you will be in good company. This educational and empowering day will make a world of difference in your life and the lives of those you love.


What is A Woman’s Journey?

Watch this video to learn more about what you can expect if you attend the Johns Hopkins Medicine women’s health conference, A Woman’s Journey.

Fulfilling the Vision of A Woman's Journey

Twenty- five years ago two cancer survivors had a vision that has changed the lives of thousands of women and those they love. Watch how that selfless vision came to fruition and the impact it has had on others.

Keynote Presentation: High Sights for Low Vision

Bonnielin Swenor, M.P.H., Ph.D., a Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute researcher, shares her unexpected loss of vision and how this disability has challenged her pursuit of family, career and life.


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.

-A Woman's Journey attendee


What is the most valuable takeaway from the event?

Attendees say:
"Keeping up to date on medical issues pertinent to women."
Attendees say:
"Individual sessions with doctors."
Attendees say:
"A great fellowship among women."
Attendees say:
"Learning about the latest treatment modalities in medicine."
Attendees say:
"To see so many women participating in a conference to improve their health."
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