Stress management, hormones, vitamins and alternative medicines
to highlight women's health symposium

DALLAS - Jan. 6, 2004 - The Southwestern Medical Center's 2004 Annual Women's Health Symposium - scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 - will focus on preventive health strategies for women of all ages including stress management, hormones, vitamins and alternative medicines.

Sponsored by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "A Day for Women's Health" will include presentations by and discussions with leading physicians from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. It will take place on UT Southwestern's North Campus, in the Excellence in Education Foundation Auditorium in the Simmons/Hamon Biomedical Research Buildings, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd.

The event, designated "Aging Gracefully Through the Years," will be chaired by Nancy Perot Mulford, with Ruth Altshuler serving as honorary chair. Steering committee members include Carolyn Horchow, Melissa Macatee, Patricia M. Patterson, Lizzie Routman, Diana Strauss and Barbara Stuart.

UT Southwestern speakers will be Drs. Karen Bradshaw, Steven Leach and Stephanie Setliff. Southwestern Medical Center, St. Paul University Hospital, Southwestern Medical Foundation, St. Paul Foundation and Zale Lipshy University Hospital will host the symposium.

A $50 contribution will cover continental breakfast, box lunch and valet parking. Due to limited accommodations, reservations should be made by Feb. 3 by calling 214-648-2344.

Dr. Bradshaw, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and surgery and director of the Lowe Foundation Center for Women's Preventative Health Care, will address the topic "Managing the Phases of Womanhood - From Youth Through Maturity."

Speaking on "Alternative Medicine Shouldn't Be an Alternative to Good Medicine" will be Dr. Leach, associate professor of internal medicine and clinic director of the William T. and Gay F. Solomon Division of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Setliff, assistant professor of psychiatry and medical director of the pediatric psychiatry inpatient unit at Children's Medical Center Dallas, will provide insight on the subject  "Count to 10, Say 'No,' and Other Ideas for Managing Stress."

Dr. Susan Cox, associate dean for professional education and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is the program director.


Media Contact: Donna Steph Hansard