Annual Horchow Women's Health Symposium scheduled for Feb. 1

By Aline McKenzie / Holidays 2010

UT Southwestern will hold its annual Carolyn P. Horchow Women’s Health Symposium on Feb. 1 with an emphasis on preventing and handling health emergencies.

“Prevention and Preparedness: What’s a Woman To Do?” will include presentations by and discus­sions with leading UT Southwestern physicians. The symposium will take place from 9:15 a.m. to noon, with a luncheon with faculty from noon until 1:30 p.m. on the 14th floor of the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building, 6001 Forest Park Road.

Registration is $35 and can be made at or by calling 214-648-2344.

Scheduled topics and presenters are:

  • “Cancer Prevention and Screening in 2011: Get One Step Ahead” — Dr. Siobhan Kehoe, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology;
  • “Heart Attack and Stroke: Think and Act Fast” — Dr. John Warner, director of the Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Heart, Lung and Vascular Comprehensive Center and medical director of the Doris and Harry W. Bass Jr. Clinical Center for Heart, Lung and Vascular Disease;
  • “CPR and AEDS: Save a Life” — Dr. Melanie Sulistio, assistant professor of internal medicine;
  • “Immunization Update for Adults and Children: Stay Sharp in 2011” — Drs. Jeanne Sheffield, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and Michelle Gill, assistant professor of pediatrics and internal medicine; and
  • “ABCs of Pediatric Emergency Care: Prevent and Treat Childhood Emergencies” — Dr. Pam Okada, associate professor of pediatrics.

The 2011 chairs of the Women’s Health Symposium are Deborah J. Ryan and her daughter, Capera Ryan. The event is dedicated to the memory of Deborah Beggs Moncrief, mother and grandmother, respectively, of the chairs.

Mrs. Moncrief was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth and the wife of wildcatter W.A. “Tex” Moncrief Jr. She attended Fort Worth’s old Central High School and graduated from Kember Hall and Pine Manor colleges. She was a strong supporter of the Fort Worth Garden Club and the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, where the Garden Center is named in her honor. She was a trustee of the Beggs Trust and part-owner of the legendary Beggs Cattle Co. 

Steering committee members are Ruth Altshuler, Trudy Best, Harriet Burrow, Betsy Cullum, Margaret Anne Cullum, Sissy Cullum, Leslie el-Effendi, Regen Fearon, Chandler Lindsley, Ruth Lindsley, Dr. Chandler Lindsley, Melissa Macatee, Nancy Perot, Lizzie Routman, Nancy Shutt, Diana Strauss, Barbara Stuart, Marnie Wildenthal and co-founder Patricia Patterson.

Dr. Susan Cox, associate dean for medical education and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern, serves as faculty adviser for the event. Dr. Carol Podolsky, assistant professor of pediatrics, is physician adviser.

The symposium is named in honor of co-founder Carolyn P. Horchow, the late wife of Dallas philanthropist and retail entrepreneur Roger Horchow. Mrs. Horchow, who died in 2009, served on the Board of Visitors for UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics and the boards of the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She was active in numerous other civic organizations, including the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the Charter 100 Club of Dallas, the American Red Cross, United Way of Dallas and the Crystal Charity Ball.