November 7, 2020 Virtual Event
Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey invites you to an exclusive briefing about advances in women’s health. This program presents the latest advances on a diverse range of medical topics pertaining to women.
9:30 - 10 AM
Join the Zoom program early. Enjoy the “Lounge” as you await A Woman’s Journey.
10 - 10:45 AM
Plenary — One Woman’s Journey
10:45 - 11:30 AM
Attendees select one presentation from among eight.
11:30 AM - Noon
An Inflection Point: COVID-19
One Woman’s Journey
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Even as vice president and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, endocrinologist Sherita Golden faces racism. Hear her journey, and how she is leading efforts to address health disparities, micro-aggressions, and systemic and structural racism at Johns Hopkins and in Baltimore.
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Speakers
Select one of these eight presentations.
Breaking News: Diagnosing Early Cancer
This is no time to ignore your personal health. Gastroenterologist Anne Marie Lennon explores potential early warning signs of cancer and reveals exciting news about a groundbreaking diagnostic test that has emerged from Johns Hopkins research.
Learn lessons to achieve longevity and optimal health from centenarians living in specific global habitats known as “blue zones,” as geriatrician Alicia Arbaje shares common lifestyles among those living a productive, rewarding and long life.
Fibroids Among African Americans
Fibroid tumors occur three times more frequently among women of color than white. Learn from gynecologist Khara Simpson about the prevalence among Black women, early symptoms, risks associated with fibroids and the status of treatments.
Internist Lisa Christopher-Stine investigates chronic inflammation, which is at the root of many ailments from cancer, heart disease and arthritis to autoimmune diseases and dementia — and strategies to reduce its impact on our health.
Why Fasting is Good for Your Brain, and Maybe Your Body
Neuroscientist Mark Mattson defines intermittent fasting and discloses his research findings that demonstrate the potential benefits of a new eating scheme that can preserve a cognitive functioning. He also references the potential metabolic impact.
Preventive cardiologist and women’s heart health expert Erin Michos discusses “red flags” of risk for heart disease that are unique to women and reveals what strategies are effective or ineffective for preventing cardiovascular disease in women.
Emerging Research About Memory
While life expectancy is increasing, dementia is on the rise, potentially compromising our quality of life. Neuroscientist Marilyn Albert discloses findings from research on delaying and treating dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease; the relationship between life style factors and risk of dementia; and insights into new research pursuits.
Stress and Anxiety
For many people, the COVID-19 pandemic, social crises and political dissidence have exacerbated the stress and anxiety that often accompany our lives. Psychiatrist Erica Richards discusses how we can mitigate our emotional stress and better cope with anxiety and worry caused by a new world order.
An Inflection Point: COVID-19
11:30 a.m. – Noon
Infectious disease expert and epidemiologist Lisa Maragakis has spearheaded much of the Johns Hopkins response to the current pandemic. Discover the latest facts about COVID-19, its persistent threat, and how this transformative experience has influenced Dr. Maragakis’ professional and personal life.
We are grateful to our corporate and media sponsors for their support.
Scholarships, sponsorships and premium “tables” are available. Registrations are transferable but not refundable. Registration closes Thursday, November 5 at midnight.