Conference On Gender-Specific Medicine

December 1, 1999

College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Office of Public Relations

630 West 168th Street

P&S Box #37

New York, NY 10032

Media Contact:

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Annie Shane  212-305-9746


AgendaMen and women face different health issues and it is becoming increasingly

clear that physicians must tailor their diagnoses and treatments to accommodate

gender-differences. Leading experts in gender-specific medicine will discuss

the latest clinical advances in gender-specific medicine at the Annual

Conference on Gender-Specific Medicine, Monday, December 6 at The Roosevelt

Hotel in New York City. Presentations will cover topics ranging from depression

to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases to urology. Editors, producers

and reporters are invited to attend.

For more information about the conference, sponsored by the Partnership

for Women's Healthat Columbia University, contact Annie Shane at 212-305-9746


Conference Agenda

December 6, 1999

The Roosevelt Hotel

New York City

Time Activity/Presentation Presenter
7:00-8:00am Registration/Breakfast
8:00-8:10am Welcome/Overview Marianne J. Legato, M.D., F.A.C.P.
8:10-8:50am Gender and Arrhythmia: Clinical Implications Marianne J. Legato, M.D., F.A.C.P.
8:50-9:30am Mechanisms for Lethal Cardiac Arrhythmias in Women Michael Rosen, M.D.
9:30-10:10am Cardiovascular Disease in African Americans Richard Allen Williams, M.D.
10:10-10:25am Break
10:25-11:05am Influence of Gender on Preventing Cardiovascular Disease by AntihypertensiveTreatment and Acetylsalicylic Acid. The HOT Study Sverre E. Kjeldsen, M.D., Ph.D.
11:05-11:45am Lower Respiratory Tract Infections Robert Guthrie, M.D.
11:45-12:15pm Panel Discussion Moderator: Marianne J. Legato, M.D., F.A.C.P.
12:15-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-1:40pm Depression & Gender: Implications for Primary Care Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.
1:40-2:20pm Gender Biology: Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis Stephanie V. Seremetis, M.D.
2:20-3:00pm Management of Lower Urinary Tract Problems in Men & Women Lauri J. Romanzi, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
3:00-3:30pm Panel Discussion Moderator: Marianne J.Legato, M.D., F.A.C.P.
3:30-3:35pm Closing Remarks


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