Saturday November 18, 2023

Seize this opportunity to learn from Johns Hopkins researchers and physicians. Improve your health and the wellness of your family.

Explore up-to-the-minute information about advances in medicine from Johns Hopkins physicians. Choose from six compelling health issues facing women today. 


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore MD 21202

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Registration is $55.
Registration is transferable but not refundable. Sponsorships and scholarships are available. 

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8:15 - 9 a.m.

Enjoy a Heart-Healthy Breakfast buffet and engage with other women pursuing a healthy life.


Kelly Geer Ripken

National Chair
A Woman's Journey

Kelly Geer Ripken

Theodore DeWeese, M.D.

Interim Dean of the Medical Faculty and CEO
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Theodore DeWeese

One Woman's Journey

Be inspired as first lady of Maryland, Dawn Flythe Moore, shares her life-changing journey living with multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years.

Maryland First Lady Dawn Moore

9:45 a.m.

Every woman has issues
Select three topics on your mind

Session I

Select one topic during each hour and personalize your morning.

Cancer Mortality is Finally Falling: What's Next?

What diagnostic and treatment strategies-- including AI, diagnostic DNA and liquid biopsy tests, genetics, advances in immunotherapy 2.0, new drugs, etc.-- can we anticipate in the next decade to improve cancer survival? Oncologist William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.

William Nelson V, M.D., Ph.D.

Your Eyes See More Than You Suspect

Peering through the retina during a routine exam, ophthalmologist can see early signs of diseases ranging from Alzheimer's to colon cancer. Ophthalmologist Meghan Berkenstock, M.D.

Dr. Meghan Berkenstock

Session II

Use of Diabetes Medications for Weight Loss

Several drugs approved to treat type 2 diabetes are being prescribed for weight loss. Hear the pros and cons of each drug, how they work and for whom they are appropriate. Internist Selvi Rajagopal, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Selvi Rajagopal

Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

How can we arrest the major cause of death among women? Learn how to reduce your risk of heart disease and heart failure and how to embrace healthy cardiovascular aging. Cardiologist Anum Minhas, M.D., M.H.S.

Anum Sohail Minhas, M.D., M.H.S.

Session III

Let's Talk Estrogen

Every organ in our bodies has estrogen receptors, helping researchers better understand the broad impact of the loss of estrogen. How has the current medical use of estrogen changed to improve our lives? Gynecologist Wen Shen, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Wen Shen

The Vital Role of Socialization

The hottest topic in aging is the impact of isolation. What does it mean, how to prevent it and what role does it play in dementia and how can socialization be fostered? Geriatrician Thomas Cudjoe, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Thomas Cudjoe

Closing Remarks

Finding Peace

Learn a meditation strategy to reduce stress, which is implicated in so many diseases. Psychologist Neda Gould, Ph.D.

Neda Gould, Ph.D.

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Continuing Education Credit Information

A Woman’s Journey Baltimore 2023 has been approved by the following professional organizations to be able to offer CE credit to attendees interested in earning credits. If you are interested, please email [email protected] with your name, professional organization and email address and you will be added to the email list to receive the CE evaluation that you will need to complete after attending to earn CE credits.

NASW: Approved for a total of 4.25 Entry-Level CECH

NCHEC: Approved for a total of 4.25 Entry-Level CECH

NSPA: Approved for a total of 12 CEU's