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A Woman's Journey Tampa, St. Petersburg & Sarasota



Dear Friends,

Women have a long, storied history of influence and achievement at Johns Hopkins and at All Children’s Hospital.

In 1893, just four years after opening The Johns Hopkins Hospital, trustees of the Johns Hopkins University found there were insufficient funds to fulfill Mr. Johns Hopkins’ bequest to construct and open the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It was then that a prominent Baltimore woman, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, emerged and proposed that she and a small group of other women would raise the $500,000 required to construct a medical school building.  Her offer, however, was contingent on the school’s pledge to admit women pursuing medicine as a career. The Trustees—some begrudgingly—agreed. The School of Medicine opened in 1893 as the first major medical school on the United States to admit women.

During the ensuing 125 years, women have continued to impact Johns Hopkins and the field of medicine. Recently, we recognized 240 women who have been promoted to full professors since the School of Medicine opened. Today, 41 percent of the faculty are women, and in 2016 Dr. Redonda Miller became the first female president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Meanwhile, our researchers are honing in on the sex differences in diagnosing and treating women.

During this time, we as women have remained the caregivers and overseers of our family.  After all, healthy moms are the foundation for a healthy family.

We hope you will celebrate these achievements and yourself by joining us for a day dedicated to women’s health as Johns Hopkins All Children’s once again brings you this dynamic conference highlighting care for women.

It is an opportunity to learn about new discoveries, benefitting yourself and your loved ones. It is a rare chance to hear from and interact with Johns Hopkins physicians and each other.

We look forward to seeing you at this award-winning program on Wednesday, February 28, Thursday, March 1, or Friday, March 2, in Tampa, St. Petersburg or Sarasota respectively.  One great program, three convenient locations.

Come alone, or bring your sister, mother or friend. Take the day for yourself, immerse yourself in the experience and return home with lessons that will last a lifetime.

Yours in health,

Lyda Lindell
Tampa Co-Chair

Elise Lippincott
Tampa Co-Chair

Mardi Bessolo 
St. Petersburg Co-Chair

Jennifer Wright
St. Petersburg Co-Chair

Rochelle A. Nigri
Sarasota Co-Chair

Susan L. Pelton 
Sarasota Co-Chair



New: To reserve your place, please register online at or call 727-767-3975. Our staff will be pleased to assist you. Complete information about the three presentations, the registration fee and parking are on the website. Registrations must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018.



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