8th Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group Conference Agenda and Registration Notice


Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:00 to 17:30, Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

This conference will be held one day prior to the 77th Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and just before the NIDA International Forum.

To register for the InWomen’s Conference, please go to https://www.regonline.com/InWomens2015

Conference Agenda

Opening Remarks: Wendee Wechsberg, PhD, Conference Chair; Director, RTI Global Gender Center and Principal Scientist and Director, Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Research Program

Poetry Reading:     Sam Friedman, PhD, Director, Institute of Infectious Disease Research, National Development and Research Institutes

Panel Session I: Reproductive Health Through the Lifespan

Beyond Pregnancy – Addressing Reproductive Health Needs of Women with Substance Use Disorders
Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, FACOG Diplomat ABAM, Medical Director, Behavioral Health System Baltimore

Improving Prescription Contraceptive Use Among Opioid-Maintained Women
Sarah Heil, PhD, Associate Professor, Behavior and Health and Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Vermont

A Pilot Study of Integrating Reproductive Health Services into Drug and Alcohol Clinics in Australia
Carolyn Day, PhD, Associate Professor, Addiction Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia, and Vice President, Alcohol and Drug Foundation of NSW

Discussant: Hendree Jones, PhD, Executive Director, UNC Horizons and Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Networking Lunch

Panel Session II: Young Women and Adolescents

Young South African Women Who Have Left School Early: Drug Use and HIV Risk
Tara Carney, PhD, Senior Scientist, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council

Exploring Gender Differences in E-cigarette Use Behaviors and Perceptions Among Adolescents
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair, Human Investigations Committee, Yale University

Adolescent Women’s Equalizing Use Rates of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Mexico: Exploring the Gender Paradox
Flavio Marsiglia, PhD, Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health; Director, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, School of Social Work-College of Public Programs, Arizona State University

Discussant: Sally Stevens, PhD, Executive Director, Southwest Institute for Research on Women & Distinguished Outreach Professor, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies-College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona

Cultural Event: Mariachi Pasion (all female mariachi band)

Poster Session and Mentoring Moments

Topical Discussion Tables with Experts
-Growing the Field
-Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders among Young Women: What Works?
-Beyond the Individual: Structural and Environmental Interventions for Preventing and -Treating Substance Use Disorders and Related Health Risks among Women
-Engaging Hard-to-Reach Women in Drug Treatment and Other Health Services
-Moving from Evidence-based Interventions to Evidence-informed Programming
-Discussion of the WHO Guidelines on Pregnancy and Substance Use Disorder

*The early registration cutoff date is March 30, 2015. Registration after this date through June 12, 2015, will result in the following fee increases:$150 to $200 for the Full Conference fee level; $75 to $100 for the Reduced Conference fee level.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s