NBC's Snyderman to headline Women's Health Forum May 5

Nancy Snyderman

Nancy Snyderman

Women’s Health at Stanford, a multidisciplinary program in the Stanford University School of Medicine, will host its first annual forum on May 5. The free event, which includes presentations from experts throughout the school, is designed to educate the public on key health issues facing women.

The Women’s Health Forum will take place from 1 to 5:15 p.m. in the Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford campus.

The program’s content covers the life span of a woman, including topics of interest for young, middle-aged and older women. During the forum, Stanford experts will provide gender-specific information and discuss the latest research findings and treatment options in such areas as breast cancer, skin cancer, cardiovascular disease, eating disorders and osteoporosis. Other topics include female sexual medicine, contraception, menopause and sleep.

Nancy Synderman, MD, chief medical editor for NBC News and author of Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s Guide to Health For Women Over Forty, is the keynote speaker and will discuss the importance of focusing on women’s health in research and clinical care. Other prominent speakers include Lynn Westphal, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of Women’s Health at Stanford, and Marcia Stefanick, PhD, professor of medicine and chair of the scientific steering committee of the landmark Women’s Health Initiative.

The event is currently sold out, but those interested can call (650) 725-0455 to be added to the wait list. 

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