Palm Beach | Palm Beach Convention Center | 9am-2pm
A Woman’s Journey
Johns Hopkins Premier Women's Health Conference
Please Register by January 20, 2017
Space Is Limited

This year's annual Johns Hopkins Medicine women's health conference, A Woman's Journey, is devoted to sharing insights about advances in medicine. In addition to the 10 seminars, hear the plenary keynote and luncheon keynote speakers  Meet doctors from across many specialties to ask them general questions about discovery and health. The day truly is a rare opportunity to learn from Johns Hopkins physicians and each other.

We hope you will join us for an inspiring and exhilarating day. Come alone, or bring your sister, mother or friend. Take the day for yourself, rejuvenate your mind and spirit, and return home with lessons that will last a lifetime.

Schedule - Thursday, January 26, 2017

9:00am       Registration

9:15am – 10:15am

Plenary Session - Revolutionizing Breast Cancer Outcomes
Cancer researcher Saraswati Sukumar will reveal advances in diagnosing and treating breast cancer that hold dramatic opportunity to alter the course of the disease globally. Dr. Sukumar also will highlight her lab's early success at treating recalcitrant triple negative breast cancer as well as an update on the role of turmeric.


10:30am – 11:30am Session I Seminars


Heart Throb:  New Facts About Managing Cholesterol  
Managing cholesterol is a key factor in preventing the development of atherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke. Preventive cardiologist Erin Michos describes new approaches to assess cardiovascular risks, how to proceed when risk is uncertain or patients cannot tolerate statins, and new strategies to manage cholesterol. 

Wisdom of Aging
As we mature, maintaining a healthy, active and purposeful life becomes increasingly important. Geriatrician Alicia Arbaje shares some surprising tips to age well, reduce your medications when appropriate and live well. 

Bedtime Stories
A good night's sleep can be elusive for some and result in sleepiness and memory issues. Neurologist and sleep specialist Rachel Salas reviews common sleep disorders for which treatments are available to help you look forward to a good night's sleep. 

Top Five Things to Know About Your Brain      
Neurologist Justin McArthur reveals many little known facts about the brain and exciting advances in neurology.  Learn about the newest intervention to remove clots in the brain's blood vessels, how the brain and computer assist paralyzed patients, brain stimulation that can improve brain function after an injury, and progress in maintaining cognitive functioning. 


 11:45am -12:45pm Session II Seminars


Cancer Screenings in the 21st Century          
Research is shedding light on the underlying causes of cancers and informing new diagnostic tests and recommendations to prevent breast, ovarian, colon, skin and other types of cancer, including those that often are silent. Learn about the future of liquid biopsies from neurosurgeon Chetan Bettegowda

Our circadian rhythms, sometimes referred to as our internal clock, governs physical, mental and behavioral changes that occur within our bodies over 24 hours.  Pulmonologist Naresh Punjabi describes how they also have been associated with chronic diseases and may suggest when we are at greatest risk for heart attacks or elevated glucose as well as the most effective times to take some medications. 

Serving Up Power Foods on Meatless Mondays
Chronic diseases such as heart, diabetes, stroke and cancer have been linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices. Nutritionist Lynda McIntyre serves you tips to help prevent disease and combine and prepare foods to get the maximize benefits from your nutrition even on a meatless Monday. 

Cutting Edge: Top Discoveries in Medicine in 2016 
Surgeon Robert Higgins moderates a rapid-fire discussion about dramatic advances in medicine that are making news and saving lives.  Participants include cancer immunologist and melanoma specialist Suzanne Topalian and surgeon Andrew Cameron

1:00pm - 2:00pm      Lunch with presenters and faculty