2014 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference- Register today!

Please find below the tentative 7th annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference agenda, for Friday, June 13, 2014 at the El Caribe Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This conference is to be held one day prior to the CPDD and just before the NIDA International Forum.

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We look forward to seeing you at another exciting and dynamic conference!

2014 InWomen Conference Planning Committee


2014 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference Agenda

Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:00 to 17:30, El Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Conference Chair Remarks, Wendee Wechsberg, PhD, Director, RTI Global Gender Center and Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions

Panel Session I: Emerging Issues Regarding Addiction to Licit Drugs during Pregnancy

Cheryl Oncken, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, UConn School of Medicine, UConn Health Center

Cigarette Smoking-Fetal and Neonatal Effects

Jose Cordero, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico

Alcohol Use in Pregnancy-Maternal and Fetal/Neonatal Effects

Loretta Finnegan, MD, Finnegan Consulting, LLC

Global Prescription Drug Abuse in Pregnant Women

Discussant: Tom McLellan, PhD, Executive Director, Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cultural Event

Plenary/Lunch Speaker to be Announced

Panel Session II: Global Perspectives on Women and Addiction

Mona Al-Sawaf, MD, Department of Psychiatry, King Fahad Hospital Jeddah

Gender Differences and Perceptions of Drug Use in Saudi Arabia

Adrian Abagiu, MD, Center for Integrated Services for Addiction, National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Romania and Pavla Dolezalova, PhD, Department of Addictology, Charles University in Prague

Access to Treatment for Women in Eastern and Central Europe INSIGHT

Ian Ellasante, MA, Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona

Assessing Sexual Orientation, Substance Abuse and HIV Risk Behavior among Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LBT) Women Living Along the US/Mexico Border

Discussant: Dionne Jones, PhD, Services Research Branch Acting Chief, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Cultural Event

Poster Session

Closing Remarks


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