Sex and Gender, Medical Research, and Our Community: Redefining Women's Health in Rhode Island

Providence, RI US
March 13, 2020 to March 14, 2020

Current clinical practice is based on knowledge from literature that has been historically based on research in men with underrepresentation of women. Men and women are different in physiologic, anatomical, hormonal, behavioral and other ways that impact health and well-being. A good clinical practice would consider sex and gender in disease understanding, screening, and management. Sex differences start at the cellular level, which impact clinical presentation of disease, treatment management and pharmacodynamics, to medication / intervention adherence. Clinicians need to be aware of such differences in order to equalize the field and better the lives of women.

The Sex, Gender, Medical Research, and Our Community Summit is a regional collaboration dedicated to engaging thought leaders in research, education and clinical practice that impacts the health of women. Community leaders in health and medicine along with professional and non-profit organizational representatives who are interested in creating a network of health professionals to support and progress the integration of sex and gender differences in all aspects of health are for women are encouraged to attend. Opportunities to expand multi-disciplinary networks, receive valuable guidance from regional experts and obtain state of the art resources to advance scientific research and clinical care will be provided.

Target Audience

Community leaders in health and medicine along with professional and non-profit organizational representatives who are interested in creating a network of health professionals to support and progress the integration of sex and gender differences in all aspects of health care for women are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the state of women's health in RI.
  • Appraise the importance of incorporating sex and gender in health and wellbeing of the population.
  • Describe the status of research in women's health.
  • Discuss and review educational tracks in women's health.

Conference Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Brown University Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Silver Sponsor

Rhode Island Department of Health

Bronze Sponsor

Brown University Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Brown University Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Women's Health Council of Rhode Island
Women & Infants Hospital

Registration Fees

Both Friday and Saturday Events:
$195.00 Attending Physicians
$120.00 Other Healthcare Professionals
$40.00 Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, and Health Profession Students

Friday Event Only:
$60.00 All Attendees

Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, & complimentary on-site parking. 

Please notify the Brown CME Office in writing at least two weeks prior to the conference to request reasonable accommodations. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.75 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 7.75 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
  • 8.00 Social Work
    This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island Chapter.
Course opens: 
01/27/2020
Course expires: 
03/13/2021
Event starts: 
03/13/2020 - 4:45pm
Event ends: 
03/14/2020 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$195.00
Rating: 
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Friday, March 13, 2020

4:45-5:30 pmRegistration and Hor d'oeuvres
5:30-5:45 Kickoff & Welcoming Remarks
Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP
Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP
Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD
5:45-6:30 Prometheus & The Heaven Scenario: Achievements and Challenges for Sex-based Science in the 21st Century
Marianne J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon c), FACP
6:30-7:15 

What the RI Community is Already Doing for Women's Health
Moderator: President Christina H.  Paxson, PhD 

Panelists:
Providence VA Medical Center: Dawna A. Blake, MD
Women's Health Council: Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH
Women's Fund of RI: Kelly Nevins, MS
School of Public Health: Amy Nunn, ScD, MS
Latina Community: Adriana Vargas, BSW

7:15-7:30 pmWrap Up 

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

8:15–9:00 amRegistration and Breakfast
9:00–9:15Welcome
Dean Jack A. Elias, MD
9:15–10:00Keynote Address: Cardiac Disease in Women—An Update
Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, FASE
10:00–10:50

Research Panel
Considering Sex as a Variable in the Study of Hormones
Geralyn M. L. Messerlian, PhD

IRB/Women vulnerable population/pregnancy
Stephen R. Carr, MD

Big Data/Translational Research
Corey E. Ventetuolo, MD, MS

10:50–11:10Moderated Question & Answer
Moderator: Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD
11:10–11:30Break
Multidisciplinary Viewpoints
11:30–12:00 pm Pharmacist
Kristina Ward, PharmD, BCPS
12:00–12:30Physical Therapy
Michelle Collie, PT, MS, DPT, OCS
12:30–1:30 Networking Lunch
Women’s Health Tracks & Practices: Separate but Equal?
1:30–2:00

Integrative Curricula for Health Professions Education
Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP

Women’s Health Tracks & Practices: Separate but Equal?
Vidya V. Gopinath, MD

Clinical Practice Models
Margaret Miller, MD, FACP

2:00–2:15Moderated Question & Answer
Moderator: Iris L. Tong, MD, MS, FACP
Women & Stroke: Why Sex (& Gender) Matter
2:15–2:45Tracy Madsen, MD, ScM, FACEP
2:45–3:00 Break
Cutting Edge Research
3:00–3:15The Biological Embedding of Childhood Maltreatment in the Perinatal Period
Margaret H. Bublitz, PhD, MA
3:15–3:30Egg Quality and Fertility as a Marker of Women's Health
Lynae M. Brayboy, MD
3:30–3:45Proximal Risk Factors for Substance Use Among Community Women Experiencing Domestic Violence
Nicole Holland Weiss, PhD
Capstone: Women Across Lifespan
3:45–4:15Vanessa Britto, MD, MSc
4:15–4:30Closing Remarks

 

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02912
United States
+1 (401) 863-2871

Parking will be available in the parking garage connected to the Medical Building, located on the corner of Richmond and Elm Streets.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than February 28, 2020. A $35.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation
 

Course Directors 

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Director of Research
Women's Medicine Collaborative
Rhode Island Hospital &
The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Co-Founder & Director
Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM)
Warren Alpert Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI
Co-Founder, Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative

Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD
Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI
Bradley Hospital | East Providence, RI

Faculty

Dawna A. Blake, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Providence VA Medical Center | Providence, RI

Lynae M. Brayboy, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Research)
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry (Research)
Warren Alpert Medical School
Reproductive Scientist Development Scholar
Junior Investigator
Women & Infants Reproductive Health COBRE
Women & Infants Hospital | Providence, RI

Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH
Director, Lifespan Community Health Institute
Providence, RI

Vanessa M. Britto, MD, MSc
Assistant Vice President for Campus Life
Executive Director of Health and Wellness
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Brown University | Providence, RI

Margaret H. Bublitz, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Senior Research Scientist, Women's Medicine Collaborative
The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Stephen R. Carr, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Warren Alpert Medical School
Director, Prenatal Diagnosis Center and Maternal–Fetal Medicine Diagnostic Imaging
Women & Infants Hospital
Co-Director, Fetal Treatment Program
Women & Infants Hospital and Lifespan | Providence, RI

Michelle Collie, PT, MS, DPT, OCS
CEO, Performance Physical Therapy
Providence, RI

Jack A. Elias, MD
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences
Frank L. Day Professor of Biology
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School | Providence, RI

Vidya V. Gopinath, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Marianne J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon c), FACP
Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center | New York, NY
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medical School | Baltimore, MD

Tracy Madsen, MD, ScM, FACEP
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Director, Division of Sex and Gender
ED Director of Acute Stroke Services
Warren Alpert Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Geralyn M. L. Messerlian, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Warren Alpert Medical School
Women & Infants Hospital | Providence, RI

Margaret Miller, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Chief, Women's Services | Lifespan Physician Group
Director, Women's Medicine Collaborative
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Kelly Nevins, MS
Executive Director, Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Providence, RI

Amy Nunn, ScD, MS
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brown University School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Executive Director, Rhode Island Public Health Institute
Providence, RI

Christina H. Paxson, PhD
President, Brown University
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Providence, RI

Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, FASE
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Chief, Cardiology Division
Director, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Echocardiography
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI
Newport Hospital | Newport, RI

Iris L. Tong, MD, MS, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Women's Primary Care, Women's Medicine Collaborative
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Adriana Vargas, BSW
Director of Community Relations
Providence Community Health Centers | Providence, RI

Corey E. Ventetuolo, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
Brown University School of Public Health
Associate Director
Rhode Island Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Center
Medical Director, Adult Extracorporeal Life Support Program
Director of Clinical Research
Pulmonary Division at Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Kristina Ward, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Professor
Director of Drug Information Services
The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy | Kingston, RI

Nicole Holland Weiss, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Study of Trauma, Risk-taking, Emotions, and
Stress Symptoms (STRESS) Lab
The University of Rhode Island College of Health Sciences
Kingston, RI

Planning Committee

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP (Course Director)
Professor of Medicine
Director of Research, Women's Medicine Collaborative

Dawna A. Blake, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Gail Cohee, PhD
Director, Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender
Associate Dean of the College for Health and Personal Issues
Brown University | Providence, RI

Marlene Cutitar, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Warren Alpert Medical School
The Miriam Hospital & Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Joseph A. Diaz, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medical Science
Warren Alpert Medical School | Providence, RI
Kent Hospital | Warwick, RI

Michelle M. Forcier, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Dean of Medicine (Admissions)
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Gender and Sexual Health Services
Hasbro Children's Hospital & Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI

Andrea B. Goldstein, MPA
CME Coordinator, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School

Kathleen Haslam
Programs Coordinator
The Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Warren Alpert Medical School

Jennifer Maloney
CME Coordinator, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School

Kelly A. McGarry, MD
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Program Director, General Internal Medicine Residency
Interim Division Director of General Internal Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP (Course Director)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Co-Founder & Director, Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM)

Geralyn M. L. Messerlian, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Margaret Miller, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Women's Services | Lifespan Physician Group
Director, Women's Medicine Collaborative

Teri B. Pearlstein, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Director, Women's Behavioral Medicine
Women's Medicine Collaborative
The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Kathy A. Rebeiro, NP
Nurse Practitioner and Certified Asthma Educator
Women's Health Collaborative
Rhode Island Hospital & The Miriam Hospital | Providence, RI

Sharon I. Rounds, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Providence VA Medical Center | Providence, RI

Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD (Course Director)
Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School

Maria Sullivan, BS
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School

Kristina Ward, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Professor
Director of Drug Information Services

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Nurses: This activity has been submitted to the Northeast Multi-State Division for approval to award contact hours. The Northeast Multi-State Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Nurses Associations are members of the Northeast Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association. 

Other Healthcare Providers: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 8.25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Many other disciplines accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM towards re-licensure or recertification. Check with your state licensing board to verify.

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Friday, March 13th: 2.0 hours | Saturday, March 14th: 6.25 hours

Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 8.25 Category 1 CE Credit. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only). 

Social Workers: This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island for 8.0 CE's, (8.0 CE's in Cross-Cultural Practice), Authorization #: RI-7757, valid until 4/30/21.

MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up 7.75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credit claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.75 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 7.75 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
  • 8.00 Social Work
    This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island Chapter.

Price

Cost:
$195.00
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