Saturday, April 27, 2012
8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Westin La Paloma Resort, Tucson, AZ
Keynote Speaker: Esther M. Sternberg, MD
“Brain Immune Interactions: The Science of Health and Well-Being”
Research Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
About the Symposium
Our annual Women's Mental Health Symposium addresses the educational needs of all who are interested in compelling mental health issues specific to women. The target audience is physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, psychologists, social workers, counselors, interested community and all specialties of health care providers. This live event begins with an update and national keynote speaker, followed by five separate sets of breakout sessions.
Why should you attend?
The 12th Annual Women's Mental Health Symposium in Tucson, AZ is one of the longest running annual conferences on women’s mental health in the country. The national and regional speakers, low cost of attendance, and condensed format offer important content at a bargain price. Hotel group rates start at $109/night for out-of-town guests.
Why does women's mental health matter?
Gender and sex differences are known and distinct in mental health. Depression is twice as common in women as in men and predicted to be the second cause of global disability burden by 2020. Arizona’s 3.3 million women have a very high death rate for suicide with a state ranking of 48. We fill a gap in professional continuing education. For the past 11 years, providers from across the U.S. have attended this event, representing a multidisciplinary range of practices: medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, and allied health students.
What's new this year?
Important presentations will be offered on new topics such as eating disorders, girls and bullying, mental health and the aging woman, psychodermatology, sexuality, bereavement and grief, and more.
What have prior attendees said?
In 2012, 94% agreed the symposium was worthwhile to their professional practice and over 99% agreed it was presented without bias toward a company or product. Attendees tell us:
“The speakers were outstanding. Each speaker brought valuable expertise in their respective fields.”
“I will pass my knowledge from this onto my nursing coworkers…Thank you so much. I really enjoyed this conference.”
“This was one of the BEST conferences I have ever attended! I really enjoyed it. Well organized, professional, and excellent talks overall.”
“As a Family Medicine doctor, I appreciate the practical and useful tips I can share with my patients.”
Full schedule and online registration: www.wmh.arizona.edu
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-626-1392
Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
In collaboration with
Arizona Nurses Association
Arizona Psychological Association
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Center of Excellence in Women's Health