Welcome to the Informa Medical Education Division Inaugural Women’s Health Summit:
Uniting Expertise for a Healthier Tomorrow

A pioneering and comprehensive event dedicated to addressing the diverse healthcare needs of women throughout their lives.

This groundbreaking conference brings together the expertise of leading medical education groups: Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC), The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), PAINWeek, BRAINWeek, LiVDerm, and MAP.

By uniting these renowned entities, we aim to create a unique and all-encompassing Women’s Health Medical Education Conference.

Each of these medical education divisions is a leader in its respective field, uniquely positioned to offer a well-rounded, all-encompassing Women’s Health Summit. Unlike most women’s health conferences that focus solely on reproductive health, our event covers a broad spectrum of women-related illnesses, addressing high-risk diseases prevalent in women and providing a comprehensive understanding of their unique healthcare needs.

The Issue

The primary healthcare system often falls short in addressing the physical, behavioral, and social needs of women due to various barriers, including gaps in medical training, biases, time constraints, and a lack of awareness of gender-specific health issues. With less than 30 percent of medical schools including gender-specific topics in their curricula, there is a pressing need for comprehensive education on women’s health.
This summit aims to bridge these gaps, equipping healthcare practitioners with the knowledge and tools necessary to address the diverse needs of women.

Leading Cause of Death in women

Heart
Disease
Cancer
Cerebrovascular diseases (Stroke)
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (COPD and asthma)
Alzheimer’s Disease
The conference will cover a range of topics critical to women’s health, including contraception and fertility to cardiovascular risk, cancer, skin health, pain management, mental health, and more.

FastStats from the CDC on Women’s Health

Percent of women aged 18 and over in fair or poor health in 2022:
15.2%
Percent of women aged 18 and over diagnosed with arthritis in 2022: 25%
Percent of women aged 18 and over who are obese: 33.5%
Percent of women aged 18 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 26.5%
Our 2 ½-day scientific program will feature lectures, covering all topics in women’s health. The event will provide a valuable forum for healthcare practitioners to enhance their knowledge, create new contacts, and explore interdisciplinary approaches in women’s health.
This summit is designed for physicians of all specialties, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, general internists, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in women’s health.
Join us in advancing women’s health by participating in this transformative conference. Together, we can contribute to improving the quality of care for women and addressing the unique healthcare challenges they face across the life-course.

Featured Speakers

Recognized by Forbes as one of the top fifty female futurists globally, for nearly 40 years, Maddy Dychtwald has been deeply involved in exploring all aspects of the age wave and how it’s fundamentally transforming our lives and the world at-large. This has led her to become an award-winning author, acclaimed public speaker, and thought leader on longevity and aging, health, wellness, and the new retirement.

Maddy co-founded Age Wave, the world’s leader in understanding and addressing the far-reaching impacts of longevity and our aging population. The Age Wave team has worked with more than half of the Fortune 500 in industries ranging from healthcare and medical technology to financial services and consumer products.

With women at the forefront of the longevity revolution, Maddy has dug deep into their specific longevity-related wants, needs, challenges and opportunities. As a researcher and social scientist, she has led numerous acclaimed studies, including the landmark Women, Money and Power sponsored by Allianz and Women and Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In addition, she has been involved in more than 25 thought leadership research studies worldwide on longevity, aging, retirement, health and wellness, family and social connections, purpose, caregiving, finances, and leisure, which have cumulatively garnered more than twenty billion media impressions. As a blogger and member of The Wall Street Journal’s Expert Panel, Maddy’s posts on leadership, wealth management, and financial planning have topped the most-read lists. Her insights and research have been featured in prominent media outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Newsweek, Time, Fox Business News, CNBC, and NPR.

Maddy has written four books, including the award-winning Cycles: How We Will Live, Work, and Buy, Influence: How Women’s Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better, and the children’s/young readers’ book Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings. Her highly anticipated new book, Ageless Aging: A Woman’s Guide to Increasing Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan, (Mayo Clinic Press, May 2024) will provide an insider’s guide to living better longer, covering everything from fitness and nutrition to hormones and ageism, from sleep to purpose, from navigating the healthcare system to the role of finances.

Over the years, Maddy has herself become part of the age wave and has experimented personally with how to increase her own healthspan, brainspan, and lifespan. She is a co-founder of the non-profit Women Against Alzheimer’s and serves as a board member of the non-profit BrightFocus Foundation, which funds cutting-edge research to cure diseases of the brain and eye. She is also a lead partner for Portfolia in the Active Aging and Longevity 2 Fund.

Maddy and her husband Ken were awarded the prestigious Esalen Prize for their outstanding contributions to advancing the human potential of long-lived men and women worldwide. An empty-nester, she is highly involved with her adult children and her granddog.

An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience of innovation, leadership, and motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement in the workplace, classroom, and at home. With 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research in the science that lies behind optimizing human intelligence, Kang provides practical tools to cultivate the key 21st century skills of resilience, connection, creativity, and more.

Kang is currently a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. She is also the founder of Dolphin KIDS: Future-Ready Leaders — an organization that offers positive mindset and social-emotional life skills programs to students, teachers, and parents around the world —, CEO of Spark Mindset, and CEO of the tech company Get Sparky, which is a digital app that provides mindfulness connection and play-based solutions to children and their parents.

A thought leader, Kang has been featured in major media outlets around the world, including BBC World News, NPR, Al Jazeera, South China Morning Post, CBC, and The Washington Post. Her featured blogs can be found in The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and TIME magazine. She is also the host of “Mental Wealth with Dr. Shimi Kang” on YouTube.

Kang is also the author of The Self-Motivated Kid and the critically acclaimed The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids, which is a #1 Canadian bestseller and won the 2015 US News International Book Award. Her latest book, The Tech Solution, provides neuroscience-based strategies to optimize technology’s incredible benefits while minimizing its many drawbacks.

An entertaining and experienced speaker, Kang has presented at events ranging from the world’s largest conferences to customized workshops for small groups. She has shared the stage with cutting edge scientists, movie stars, CEOs, professional athletes, and global leaders. Her TEDx presentation on the power of adaptability has been viewed more than a million times.

Kang has been honoured with five national awards in mental health and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Health. She is also the proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service.

Shaping the future of healthcare in her pioneering Silicon Valley medical practice and work with leading companies, Dr. Molly Maloof is on the cutting edge of using personalized medicine, medical technology, health optimization and scientific wellness to radically extend human healthspan. Dr. Molly’s bold vision includes making these practices more widely accessible as part of a U.S. healthcare system that is focused on improving health vs. waiting for chronic illness to develop. Unveiling the future of patient care with actionable insights on adopting the latest practices in personalized medicine, Dr. Molly challenges healthcare practitioners to re-think health and healthcare to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. Her inspiring keynotes empower audiences to actively engage in their own health, prevent lifestyle related diseases, and achieve optimal wellness for themselves or their patients.

In her concierge practice, Dr. Molly provides health optimization and personalized medicine to high achieving entrepreneurs, investors and technology executives in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Her rigorous, data-driven approaches include comprehensive testing of clinical chemistry, metabolomics, microbiome, biometrics and genomic markers to increase performance and lengthen healthspan — the number of years that we can lead healthy, happy lives without disease or disability. Because dietary risks and fitness are responsible for the majority of lifestyle-related illness, she has become passionate about promoting innovative solutions for personalized nutrition. Since 2012, she has also worked as an advisor or strategy consultant to more than 25 companies in the digital health and biotechnology industries. Additionally, Dr. Molly has advised food and nutrition companies including Mars, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Nature Made, Quaker, SomaWater, Red Bull and Thistle on health and human performance, with the goal of transforming our food system by improving corporate products. Dr. Molly has been invited to speak at numerous high profile conferences, including Wired Health, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations and Digital Life Design (DLD). She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and has held positions as Director of Clinical Strategy, Head of Medical Science, and Primary Investigator at leading San Francisco area health and medical technology firms. She is currently founding her first health technology company, and starting in April of 2019 she will be teaching a course on healthspan in the wellness department of the medical school at Stanford University.

Known for her unwavering mission to radically extend healthspan and maximize human performance, Dr. Molly is both a passionate evangelist, empowering advocate and visionary futurist. Her keynotes showcase the very latest advances in personalized medicine, medical technology, health optimization and scientific wellness. Audience leave with valuable knowledge that they can use to enhance their own health, personalize patient care, and be part of a larger movement to transform healthcare itself.

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford practices and teaches at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is one of the first fellowship-trained obesity medicine physicians in the world. Dr. Stanford has served as a health communications fellow for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as a behavioral sciences intern at the American Cancer Society. She also completed a media internship at the Discovery Channel, and was the recipient of the Gold Congressional Award – the highest honor the U.S. Congress bestows upon America’s youth.

Faculty

Schedule

Thursday, September 26
7:30 am
Opening Remarks – The State of Women’s Health
Erika Schwartz, MD
7:45 am
Fetal Epigenetics and Caring for the Mom-Baby Dyad
Elisa Song, MD
8:15 am
Women’s Adolescent Health
Elisa Song, MD
8:45 am
The Benefits and Risks of Social Media on Adolescent Mental Health
Shimi Kang, MD
9:30 am
Break
10:00 am
Birth Control – OCP’s, IUD’s, How to Prescribe
Tara Scott, MD
10:30 am
Contraceptives and Acne
Hilary Baldwin, MD
11:00 am
How to Navigate Fertility Conversations/Fertility Breakthroughs
Joelle Taylor, MD, FACOG
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Pregnancy and CV Risks
Margo Minissian, PhD, ACNP, NEA-BC, FAHA, FNLA
2:00 pm
Ageless Aging: A Women’s Guide
Maddy Dychtwald
3:00 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Let’s Talk about Perimenopause
Sara Gottfried, MD
4:30 pm
PCOS SOS
Felice Gersh, MD
5:30 pm
Sexy, Juicy, Joyful: Sex Drive
Sara Gottfried, MD
6:00 pm
Close of Session
Friday, September 27
7:30 am
Breast Health/Breast Cancer
Jenn Simmons, MD
8:30 am
Introduction to HRT
James LaValle, RPh, CCN, MT
9:00 am
Root Causes: Tackling Hair Health from the Inside Out
Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska, MD, PhD
9:30 am
Break
10:00 am
Present and Future Rosacea Treatment Options
Hilary Baldwin, MD
10:30 am
Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Taking Another Look
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-BC, ANP-BC
11:00 am
Redefining Obesity
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
TBD
TBD
2:00 pm
The Connection Between Thyroid, Weight Gain and Metabolic Health
James LaValle, RPh, CCN, MT
2:30 pm
Eating Disorders in Women: The Silent Epidemic
James Greenblatt, MD
3:30 pm
Break
4:00 pm
TBD
TBD
4:30 pm
GLP-1 Natural Alternative Amansarate
James LaValle, RPh, CCN MT
5:00 pm
TBD
TBD
6:00 pm
Close of Session
Saturday, September 28
7:30 am
Menopause and Hormone Changes
Erika Schwartz, MD
8:00 am
Hypertension Across a Woman’s Life Cycle
Florian Rader, MD
9:00 am
FemSpan: The Female Longevity Factor
Jennifer Pearlman, MD
10:00 am
Break
10:30 am
The Menopause Brain: Alzheimer’s Disease in Post-Menopausal Women
TBD
11:30 am
Next-Level Wellness: Biohacking for Women
Molly Maloof, MD
12:30 pm
Close of Session

Registration

Women’s Health Summit

Conference Venue

La Cantera Resort & Spa

16641 La Cantera parkway
San Antonio, TX 78526
Phone: 210-558-6500
Booking Code: WOK624A
Room Rate: $279
Expires: Sept 3, 2024

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