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Johns Hopkins A Woman’s Journey Program Highlights Advances in Women’s Health - 04/24/2018

Johns Hopkins A Woman’s Journey Program Highlights Advances in Women’s Health

Release Date: April 24, 2018

Leading Johns Hopkins Medicine physicians will present a special program on women’s health issues on Wednesday, May 2, at the Bethesda Hyatt from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This marks the fourth year the award-winning women’s health program, A Woman’s Journey, has been presented in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

“This year’s program offers intriguing insights into maintaining health and wellness,” says Alice Paik, a co-chair of A Woman’s Journey Greater Washington Area. Johns Hopkins medical experts will focus on medical advances including:

  • Pursuing Precision-Our understanding of disease and how to effectively treat it is undergoing transformative change. Learn about leading discoveries that coalesce “big data,” genetics and science to fashion personalized treatment for disease from rheumatologist Antony Rosen.
  • Skin Deep-Doctors have an unexpected aid in their toolbox. Your skin can reveal a great deal about your general health. Dermatologist Mary Sheu examines the body’s largest organ and reveals how your skin can lead to a diagnosis of common medical conditions, from vitamin deficiencies to chronic diseases.
  • The Mind-Gut Connection-Our gastrointestinal tract is governed by its own brain, known as the enteric nervous system. And, the gut contains more neurons than our spinal cord. Learn how the gut has a "mind of its own" that can intervene in your happiness as well as contribute to gastrointestinal disorders from psychiatrist Glenn Treisman.

More than 400 guests as well as physicians from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital 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 from across Johns Hopkins Medicine. Consumers can register online at hopkinsmedicine.org/awomansjourney/gwa 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 gstephe1@jhmi.edu.

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, 386-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, with its new Patient Tower, 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. For more information, visit Sibley.org.

For the Media

Gary Stephenson 
Senior Director, Media Relations and Public Affairs
202-660-6707

gstephe1@jhmi.edu