Women's Health 2018: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice

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Date & Location
Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:00 PM - Sunday, May 6, 2018 12:15 PM   Crystal Gateway Marriott | 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

Target Audience
Academic/Research, Behavioral Health, Dermatology, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Practice, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Ob/Gyn, Oncology, Pharmacist, Psychiatry, Urology


Women's Health 2018: Translating Research into Clinical Practice | May 4-6, 2018
Pre-Conference Symposium | May 3, 2018

Presented by the VCU Institute for Women's Health and VCU Health Continuing Medical Education, in special collaboration with Journal of Women's Health and the Academy of Women's Health.

Drs. Kornstein, Ellis, and Klein have created another premier event filled with interdisciplinary Women’s Health topics you won’t want to miss, featuring leading experts in the field. Topics include primary care of women, menopause and reproductive health, cardiovascular disease, bone health, diabetes, gynecologic oncology, mental health, and much more. Come together in the nation's capital with hundreds of healthcare providers, dedicated to advancing women’s health in their practices.


  • Pre-Conference Symposium | Addressing Health Challenges of Women Across the Life Course
    • Presented by the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health, pending approval.
  • Trudy Bush Lecture, presented by JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, NCMP | Changing the Conversation about Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Women
  • Vivian Pinn Women's Health Research Keynote, presented by Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS | Antidepressant Treatment During Pregnancy: Research Synthesis and Clinical Care Principles
  • Poster Session and Awards Reception honoring the following recipients:
    • Vivian Pinn Award for Research in Women's Health | Katherine L. Wisner, MD
    • Bernadine Healy Award for Visionary Leadership in Women's Health | Melissa A. McNeil, MD
    • Award for Public Policy & Advocacy in Women's Health | Marjorie Jenkins, MD, FACP

Course Objectives:

  • Describe recent advances in screening and treatment on a variety of topics related to women's health.
  • Explain current data that will facilitate the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders and diseases in women.
  • Identify evidence-based approaches to address the management of a variety of strategies for treatment.
  • Apply the discussions on controversies that surround areas of treatment and diagnosis in women's health to the bedside/clinic discussions with their patients and as well with adult learners.

Plenary Sessions Include*:

  • Trudy Bush Lecture | Changing the Conversation about Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Women
  • Vivian Pinn Women’s Health Research Keynote | Antidepressant Treatment during Pregnancy: Research Synthesis and Clinical Care Principles
  • The Annual Gynecologic Exam: Deconstructing Everything You Once Understood
  • Breast Cancer Screening with Digital Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Clinical Pearls in Gynecology and Rheumatology
  • Common GI Problems in Women
  • Diagnostic and Treatment Pearls for Common Dermatologic Disorders
  • Diabetes in Women: Best Practices, Best Outcomes
  • Endometrial Cancer: Detection, Screening, and Treatment
  • Evaluating Cognitive Impairment in Women
  • FDA Women's Health: Advances, Opportunities, and Challenges
  • Hormones and the Heart: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times
  • Hypertension in Women: What’s With All the Guidelines?
  • Integrative Women’s Health: Putting it All Together for Optimal Health
  • News You Can Use: Recent Studies That Have Changed My Practice
  • Sexual Violence Prevention and Interventions in the Clinical Setting
  • Transgender 101: Fundamentals for Clinicians
  • Understanding Fracture Risk: No Bones About It
  • Update on Lupus
  • Urinary Incontinence Management: Tips and Tricks for the Non-Specialist
  • Women, Sleep, and Stress

Pre-Conference Symposium Topics*:

  • Keynote Address | Substance Use Disorder and Opioids in Women: The Intersection of Biology, Culture, Gender, and Sex
  • Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary – Oh My!
  • Real Women, Real Research – The Vital Role of Innovative Research Methods and Studies in Women’s Health
  • Team Science – Building Solid Collaborations that Produce Results

*Topics subject to change


Participants & Exhibitors | Select the register tab above to complete the registration process.
Having trouble with the registration process? Please contact us at 804-828-3640 or cmeinfo@vcuhealth.org.

Registration Fees*
Register early and save! Early registration runs through January 31, 2018. Deadline extended to March 1st!

Physician/PhD/Policymaker/Industry                       $575 Early      $625 Regular
Nurse/Allied Health Professional                             $450 Early      $525 Regular
Student/Intern/Resident                                           $275 Early      $325 Regular
VCU Physician/PhD/Policymaker/Industry               $525 Early      $575 Regular
VCU Nurse/Allied Health Professional                     $425 Early      $475 Regular
VCU Student/Intern/Resident                                   $225 Early      $275 Regular

Syllabus                                                                   Printed $60      USB $25
Free digital syllabus available to download prior to the conference

NIH ORWH Pre-Conference Symposium               No Fee
The pre-conference symposium may be registered for separately or in conjunction with the full conference. 

 * Registration fees include breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, and receptions as noted on the agenda

Cancellation Policy
Registration fee, less a $60.00 non-refundable administrative fee, will be refunded only if written notice of cancellation is received via email to cmeinfo@vcuhealth.org on or before April 3, 2018. There will be no refunds after that date. 


VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit pending.

This program will provide up to 21.5 contact hours which includes up to 7.0 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.  VCU Health is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Disclosure Statement
In compliance with the ACCME Standards, all planner and presenter relationships with commercial supporters have been resolved according to VCU’s Policy on Conflict of Interest. All presenting faculty affirm that they will employ the best available evidence from all sources to support any clinical recommendations made in their presentations. If learners detect any commercial bias in any presentation, they should document their observations in the activity evaluation.