THE LONG ROAD TO EQUITY FOR WOMEN IN MEDICINE

September 17-18, 2021

A virtual conference for women and for the health practitioners who care for them.

For decades, drugs and devices were tested for safety and efficacy only in men, with often devastating results for women. Meanwhile sex hormones are suspected of playing roles in many diseases that affect women more often than men, women can exhibit symptoms quite different from men for the same condition, and can struggle to get accurate diagnoses.

Join an international panel with very different perspectives, to track the origins of our women’s healthcare gap, and offer ways to improve the medical care of women.

9 CME Credits*
9 Nursing Credits**
2.5 Social Work Credits***

Organizing Committee
Anat Biegon, PhD; Rebecca Spiegel, MD; Kathleen Monahan, DSW;
Maricedes Acosta-Martínez, PhD
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion,
Stony Brook University

Also Supported by the Office of the Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University and the Department of Radiology, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

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Program

Friday, September 17

8 - 8:10 am

Welcome
Maurie D. McInnis, PhD
President, Stony Brook University
William A. Wertheim, MD, MBA
Interim Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Session 1 — WHERE WE ARE AND HOW WE GOT THERE
8 - 9:10 am

Introduction: Gender-Based Medicine, Past and Present (CME, NCPD, CEU)
Anat Biegon, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Neurology and Director, Center on Gender, Hormones and Health, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

9:10 - 10:10 am

Insights from Evolutionary Biology May Illuminate Gender Biases in Medicine and Psychiatry (CME)
Stephanie Brown, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

10:10 - 10:20 am

BREAK

10:20 - 11:20 am

Radical Link: A New Community of Women 1855 to 2021 — A Performative Installation
Michal Heiman
Artist and Researcher, Founder and Director of “An Academy of Her Own", Member of the Tel Aviv institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis

11:20 am -12:20 pm

Eve's Curse: Religion and Women's Health
Patricia M. Lennon, MA
Lecturer, Religious Studies Department, California State University at Chico

12:20 - 1:20 pm

BREAK

1:20 - 2:20 pm

"Race, Gender, and the Impact of COVID-19 in the Health and Long Term Care Sectors: What’s Law Got To Do With it?"
Irehobhude O. Iyioha, LLB, LLM, BL, PhD
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, and Associate Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada

2:20 - 3:20 pm

Medical Ethics and the Female Patient (CME, NCPD)
Andrew Flescher, PhD
Core Faculty, Program in Public Health; Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; Professor of English, Stony Brook University

3:20 - 3:30 pm

BREAK

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Implicit Bias (CME)
Phyllis Migdal, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Saturday, September 18

Session 2 — WHAT AILS WOMEN
8 - 8:30 am

The Health Costs of the Menstrual Cycle, Pregnancy and Maternity (CME, NCPD, CEU)
Maricedes Acosta-Martínez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department Physiology and Biophysics, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

8:30 - 9 am

Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story
Leah Hazard, BA, PgD
Author and Registered Midwife, National Health Service (UK)

9 - 9:30 am

The Impact of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence on Women's Health (CME, NCPD, CEU)
Kathleen Monahan, DSW
Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare

9:30 - 10 am

Physiological and Cognitive Aspects of Menopause (CME, NCPD)
Pauline Maki, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and OB/GYN, and Senior Director of Research, Center for Research on Women & Gender, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

10 - 10:10 am

BREAK

10:10 - 10:40 am

Thyroid Disease in Women (CME, NCPD)
Marie Gelato, MD
Professor of Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

10:40 - 11:10 am

Sex Differences in Pain (CME, NCPD)
Karen Davis, PhD, FCAHS, FRSC
Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, and President, The Canadian Pain Society

11:10 - 11:40 am

Anorexia Nervosa (CME, NCPD)
Thomas Hildebrandt, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Division of Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

11:40 am - 12:20 pm

BREAK

12:20 - 12:50 pm Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health (CME, NCPD)
Patricia Robertson, MD
Professor, Associate Chief of Academic Affairs, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Inaugural and Sustaining Member, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, University of California at San Francisco
12:50 - 1:20 pm

Alzheimer’s Disease in Women
Erin Sundermann, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego

1:20 - 1:50 pm

The Management of Epilepsy in Women of Reproductive Age (CME, NCPD, CEU)
Rebecca Spiegel, MD, MA
Associate Professor of Neurology, and Section Chief, EEG/Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

1:50 - 2:20 pm

Drug Safety and Efficacy in Women (CME, NCPD)
Alyson McGregor, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director, Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island

2:20 - 2:50 pm

Developing Medications for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder in Women: Challenges and Progress (CME, NCPD)
Helen Fox, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

2:50 - 3 pm

BREAK

Session 3 — WAY TO THE FUTURE
3 - 5 pm

Panel Discussion

Discussion Leader:
Judith Clarke, PhD

Vice President for Equity & Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer, Stony Brook University

Participants:
Judith Clark, PhD Vice President and diversity officer, Stony Brook University

Alyson J. McGregor, MD MA FACEP Professor of Emergency Medicine, author and activist, Brown University

Diana Flescher, MD specialist in Internal Medicine/women’s health and activist, Jerusalem

Kajsa Ekis Ekman journalist, writer, and activist, Stockholm

Anat Biegon, PhD professor of Radiology and Neurology & Director, Center on Gender, Hormones and Health, Stony Brook University

Topics:
Education, activism, funding, hiring guidelines, publication guidelines and more

 

*Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**Nursing Continuing Professional Development Credits

The School of Nursing is an approved provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on accreditation.

***Social Work CEUs are for NYS licensed social workers

SUNY Stony Brook, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for social workers (#SW-0050).