Integrating Human Rights into Women's Health in the 21st Century
April 25, 2014 - 7:00am

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology prents its Grand Rounds "Integrating Human Rights into Women's Health in the 21st Centruy" by Professor Lesley Regan, MD, FRCOG, Professor and Head, Section of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Imperial College London, St. Mary's Campus, on Friday, April 25, 2014. This event will take place in Prentice Women's Hospital (250 E. Superior Street), 3rd floor Canning Auditorium, Room 03-2129 from 7:00am-8:00am.

Learning Objectives:

1. This lecture will start with an overview of Global Women's Health with particular emphasis on factors that contribute to maternal Mortality and Morbidity.

2. We will go onto exploring the reasons for the significant shortfall that exists in our ability to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 by 2015.

3. The evidence that healthcare professionals with training in Human Rights issues provide higher quality healthcare for women will be examined.

4. Details of how clinicians can integrate Human Rights into their daily clinical practice will be demonstrated using the FIGO checklist for quality care


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extend of their participation in the activity. 

Reproductive Health, Freedom, and Rights: The Epic 13-Year Battle over Unfettered Access to Emergency Contraception
April 25, 2014 - 8:00am

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds

Friday, April 25, 2014

Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior Street, 3rd floor Canning Auditorium, Room 03-2129


Speaker: Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG, Professor of Medical Science, Former Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University

Dr. Adashi is the former Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences at Brown University, Dr. Adashi is an academic physician-executive. Harvard-educated in Health Care Management (MS, 2005), Dr. Adashi is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (Current: Member, Board on Health Sciences Policy; Chair, Committee on Reducing Childbirth Mortality in Indonesia), the Association of American Physicians, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Adashi received his medical degree in 1973 from the Sackler School of Medicine, completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University (1974-77), and pursued fellowship training in the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and postdoctoral training in reproductive biology at Johns Hopkins University and at the Unicersity of California at San Diego, respectively (1977-81). Faculty Positions were held at the University of Maryland, the University of Utah, and Brown University. Dr. Adashi has been the recipient of continuous NIH funding from 1985 to 2005 inclusive of a Research Career Development Award. 

Learning Objectives:

1. To appreciate the evolution of a national consensus

2. To delineate the progression of postcoital contraception in the US

3. To appreciate the respective roles of the body politic and the judiciary in conflict adjudication


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The Next 50 Years: Creating a Campus Climate of Equity and Respect
May 7, 2014 - 11:30am

The Next 50 Years: Creating a Campus Climate of Equity & Respect

A Workshop with Equity Consultant Gary Howard, MED

Join the Women's Center for a participatory conversation and interactive keynote with Gary Howard as he helps generate ideas and develop tools to help us work together to create equity and inclusion at Northwestern University and our communities.

May 7, 2014


540 Weiboldt Hall, Chicago



This event is sponsored by the Women's Center, The Office of the President, The Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Kellogg School of Management's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School, Counselling and Psychological Services, LGBT Resource Center, Campus Inclusion and Community, and the Center for Global Engagement.

Gender-Specific Research in Emergency Care: Investigate, Understand, and Translate How Gender Affects Patient Outcomes
May 13, 2014 - 7:30am

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 

Dallas, TX

Houston Ballroom ABC
Sheraton, Dallas

Gender-specific medicine is the “science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the manifestations, mechanisms and treatment of disease vary as a function of gender.” While gender-specific medicine incorporates advances in reproductive health issues, the AEM Consensus Conference will focus on broad disease-specific EM issues that are relevant to both women and men. 

The key domains of the conference are:

  • Cardiovascular/resuscitation

  • Cerebrovascular

  • Pain

  • Trauma/injury/violence

  • Diagnostic imaging

  • Mental health

  • Substance abuse


The goal of the 2014 AEM Consensus Conference is to stimulate EM researchers to methodically recognize, investigate and translate the impact of gender on their clinical research outcomes. The conference proposes to build a foundation upon which researchers can build interdisciplinary scholarship, networks of expertise, discussion forums, multicenter collaborations, evidence-based publications, and improved education. The overarching themes of the conference have been guided and informed by NIH research priorities on gender medicine and include study of the lifespan, sex/gender distinctions, health disparities/differences and diversity and interdisciplinary research.


  1. Summarize and consolidate existing data and create a blueprint that furthers gender-specific research in the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute diseases.

  2. Discuss the conceptual models for designing studies and analysis that incorporate gender as an independent variable.

  3. Build a multinational interdisciplinary consortium to study gender medicine for acute conditions.

Visit the AEM site for more information.


May Research Forum Featuring Mercedes Carnethon, PhD
May 15, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Join us during National Women's Health Week for our extended forum featuring women's health exhibitors, women's health research posters and Dr. Mercedes Carnethon's keynote presentation! 

Guest Speaker: Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine, the Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Mentoring, and the Director of the Department's Division of Epidemiology

Topic: Metabolically Healthy Obese: Reality or Fantasy?

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014, Time: 11:00AM-1:30PM, Keynote lecture scheduled from 12:00-1:00pm, Prentice Women's Hospital (250 E. Superior Street), 3rd Floor Conference Room L South

The event is free but please register and  arrive early to ensure a seat and a light lunch. Register Today!

If you are a non-profit or for-profit exhibitor who would like a women's health informational table on display, please fill out our Information Table Application by May 3, 2014.

If you are a researcher who would like to display a poster on a topic important to women's health, please fill out our Abstract Submission Application by May 3, 2014.

Nursing credit hours are pending for this forum.

7th International Congress for Gender and Sex-Specific Medicine
November 10, 2014 - 9:00am to November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

The 7th International Congress for Gender and Sex-Specific Medicine will be November 10-12, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Visit the website for more information.

Deadline for abstract submission is July 21, 2014.

Review abstract guidlines.