The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, will host its fifth annual History of Women’s Health Conference on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. The History of Women’s Health Conference focuses on women’s health issues from the late 18th century to the present. 5th Annual History of Women’s Health Conference
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 7:30am – 12pm
FREE EVENT OPEN TO ALL
Pennsylvania Hospital, Zubrow Auditorium
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Please RSVP by April 1, 2010 to Stacey Peeples at 215-829-5434 or email@example.com
As always, the Pennsylvania Hospital History of Women’s Health Conference is open, free of charge, to anyone interested in the history or present state of women’s health. The fifth annual conference will begin at 7:30am with our keynote and conclude at noon. A continental breakfast will follow the keynote. A short tour of the historic Pine Building will be offered at the conclusion of the conference. CEU’s will be offered again.
The keynote speaker will be Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Director of the Office of the Americas within the Office of the Secretary, Office of Global Health Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her presentation will be “Cities and Women’s Health: A Global Perspective on Equality Across Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Age and Disability Status.”
The closing speaker will be Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., a medical writer and adjunct professor of journalism at The Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University. She will speak about her book, Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank, specifically highlighting the rise of the maternity hospitals in urban areas using the New York Lying-In as an example. Her talk will explore how these homes for the “deserving poor” transformed into major medical centers offering state-of-the-art care.
Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, is a 515-bed acute care facility that provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical services and functions as a major teaching and clinical research institution. For more information please visit our web site at http://pennhealth.com/pahosp/
Stacey C Peeples
3 Pine East, 800 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 829-5434 (v)
(215) 829-7155 (f)
Visit the website at http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/paharc