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Conversations that Matter: Webcasts

Join us the second Tuesday of each month for a live discussion and Q&A moderated by Kelly Geer Ripken, A Woman's Journey National Chair. Register for one or more of these complimentary webcasts below, and visit the on-demand library for past conversations.

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Upcoming Webcasts

Chronic Pain

November 10, 2020


Chronic pain can be debilitating and complicated to treat. Chronic pain can interfere with all areas of life and inhibit quality of life exasperating personal vulnerabilities and dysfunctional behaviors. Learn about interventional procedures to combat the intensity of chronic pain as well as healthy behaviors that can help instill a sense of hope for a future filled with less pain.


Shravani Durbhakula, M.D.

Shravani Durbhakula, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Traci Speed, M.D., Ph.D.

Traci Speed, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Prioritizing You and Your Health in the New Year

December 8, 2020

The holidays and the arrival of the New Year can cause a sense of loss and isolation for many. Psychiatrist Karen Swartz, M.D., talks about the importance of making yourself and your health a priority in 2021, and provides noninvasive strategies to reduce stress over the holidays. She also discusses how to recognize the difference between holiday blues and clinical depression.


Karen Swartz, M.D.

Karen Swartz, M.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

New Findings from the American Heart Association

January 12, 2021

Preventive cardiologist and women’s heart health expert Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S., reviews new findings released at the most recent annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.


Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S.

Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S.

Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health
Associate Professor of Medicine

New Treatments to Improve Mental Health

February 9, 2021

There’s good news for people with severe treatment-resistant depression: Esketamine is a groundbreaking therapy that can provide relief from major depression within hours. Esketamine is made from the drug ketamine, an anesthetic.


March 9, 2021

Did you know that women are more likely than men to have the two common forms of arthritis? Rheumatologist Dana DiRenzo, M.D., M.H.S., reviews the various types of arthritis, how arthritis can be diagnosed, its symptoms and risk factors, and what can be done to minimize and treat the pain.



April 13, 2021

High blood pressure can be life threatening, and it is ubiquitous in the U.S., affecting 108 million American adults. The American Heart Association estimates that among African Americans, high blood pressure often develops early in life, and that more than 40% of non-Hispanic African American men and women have high blood pressure. Cardiovascular nurse epidemiologist Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Ph.D., M.H.S., talks about the causes of hypertension in various populations, new guidelines and how to get your blood pressure under control.

Reducing Your Risks of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer

May 11, 2021

Join internist Selvi Rajagopal, M.D., M.P.H., as she discusses ways to implement a holistic approach to achieve health goals through sustainable weight loss and weight maintenance, and with key elements of nutrition, exercise, mental health and medication management.


Selvi Rajagopal, M.D., M.P.H.

Selvi Rajagopal, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Sunshine on a Rainy Day — Avoiding Melanoma

June 8, 2021

The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States in 2020, more than 100,000 new melanomas will be diagnosed and approximately 6,850 people will die of the disease. Before hitting the beach to celebrate summer, listen as oncologist William Sharfman, M.D., reviews the risks, signs and symptoms of melanoma. Sharfman also discusses melanoma research and treatment protocols, as well as novel therapies for high risk patients with advanced melanoma.


William Sharfman, M.D.

William Sharfman, M.D.

Director, Cutaneous Oncology
Associate Professor of Oncology


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