Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Md. -- Leading Johns Hopkins Medicine experts will present a special program on women’s health issues on Monday, April 29, at the Bethesda Hyatt from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This marks the sixth year the award-winning women’s health program, A Woman’s Journey, has been presented in the Greater Washington Area.
“We live in a world of fast changes and breakthroughs in health care,” said Beth Glassman, co-chair of A Woman’s Journey for the Greater Washington Area. “Any woman who wants to take care of her health must keep up with this rapidly evolving information and A Woman’s Journey provides the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest medical information from Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists who are doing cutting-edge research and developing new treatments.”
Johns Hopkins Medicine experts will focus on:
- On Target
Learn about the unique benefits of proton beam therapy for treating gynecological and other cancers from Akila Viswanathan, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., as well as the upcoming opening of the Johns Hopkins National Proton Therapy Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. When open this fall, the proton center at Sibley will be one of only a handful in the nation with a dedicated treatment area for pediatric patients.
- Secrets of a Woman’s Heart
Preventive cardiologist Erin Michos M.D., M.H.S., reveals the impact of biological sex, sex hormones and gender on heart disease in women, including unique symptoms of cardiovascular disease in women and diagnoses that occur exclusively in women.
- Promising News About Dementia
Revelations about the relationship between inflammation and rising blood pressure as we age and dementia may offer clues to reducing the likelihood and memory loss according to neurologist Rebecca Gottesman M.D., Ph.D.
More than 400 guests, as well as physicians from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians are expected to attend the event to hear the results of new research on critical health issues. A Woman’s Journey was established to empower women to make informed health decisions by gathering top experts in medicine from across disciplines to help educate women about medical advances and innovations in women’s health.
Attendees are invited to arrive when the doors open at 9 a.m. for refreshments and an opportunity to meet and talk with physicians. The program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. Guests can register or by calling 410-955-8660.
Reporters wishing to attend the program and/or interview any of the experts should contact Gary Stephenson at 202-660-6707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sibley Memorial Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Northwest Washington, D.C., has a distinguished history of serving the community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit, full-service, 318-bed community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric, oncology, orthopaedic and skilled nursing inpatient services, and a state-of-the-art 24-hour Emergency Department. Sibley’s campus is also home to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Grand Oaks, an assisted living residence, a medical building with physician offices as well as ambulatory surgery and imaging centers. Sibley also will be opening its adult and pediatric Proton Center later this year. For more information, visit Sibley.org.