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Maya Angelou women’s health symposium

CME dinner focusing on women’s health

Date/time: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Novant Health Conference Center, Forsyth Medical Center campus, Winston-Salem

Download the slides:
Understanding Mood Disorders in Women - Ken Dunham, MD
Updates in Gynecology - Laura Ramsay, MD, FACOG
A Practical Guide to Evaluating Women for Heart Disease - Mika Chandra, MD
Oncology Update - Franklin Chen, MD
GI Update - Daniel W. Murphy, MD


6:00-6:45 p.m.: Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: Women Are Not Small Men

  • Review the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in women
  • Discuss the differences in presentation that are gender-unique
  • Discuss the hormonal changes seen in women that place them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Describe the value of aspirin in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women
  • Describe how the healthcare provider can protect women from cardiovascular disease
  • Discuss when referral to cardiology is appropriate

6:45-7:00 p.m.: Question and answer
7:00-7:45 p.m.: News You Can Use: Recent Studies that Could Change Your Practice
Gastroenterology: Dr. Dan Murphy

  • Colonoscopy in women
  • Irritable bowel evaluation and treatment
  • Gall bladder disease medical management versus surgical intervention

Oncology: Dr. Franklin Chen
  • Lung cancer screening
  • Tamoxifen and its alternatives
  • Genetic testing for cancer : BRCA 1&2 and Lynch syndrome

Ob/gyn: Dr. Laura Ramsay
  • Mammogram
  • Pap smears and cervical cancer screening
  • HRT

7:45-8:00 p.m.: Question and answer
8:00-8:30 p.m.: Understanding Mood: The Hormonal Journey from Adolescence to Menopause

  • Discuss the multi-faceted aspects of depression in adolescence, midlife women and senior years
  • Describe the mechanisms by which hormone changes may affect mood in women
  • Review existing, evidence-based treatment strategies for these mood disorders by generation

8:30-8:45 p.m.: Question and answer
8:45 p.m.: Closing remarks and evaluations