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Speaking of Women’s Health

In Women's Health on March 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm

There’s a new challenge facing health officials around the world and in the United States as women move into urban areas and face new health crises as they move into cities in many cases just to survive.

The 18th Annual International Congress on Women’s Health Issues is bringing together experts in the field and on the ground from all over the world.

They will speak on a wide variety of health issues facing women both domestically and globally and look for solutions to its many problems.

Among the speakers at the conference:

  • Melanne Verveer, ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues at the Department of State
  • Patricia Davidson, PhD, Director, Cardiovascular and Chronic Care Centre Curtin University of Technology
    School of Nursing and Midwifery in Sydney, Australia
  • Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD, Dean Harvard School of Public Health, Professor of Public Health and International Development
  • Sheela Patel, Founder and Director Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres in Mumbai, India
  • Judy Nursigan, executive director and Founder, Our Bodies Ourselves
  • Susan Purdin, Deputy Health Director International Rescue Committee

Many others will be speaking at plenary sessions throughout the four-day event. Check out the schedule of events for a list of experts.

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