Eye surgery, cosmetic surgery, other health issues to highlight Women's Health Symposium

DALLAS — Jan. 17, 2007 —  UT Southwestern Medical Center’s 2007 Annual Women’s Health Symposium, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, will focus on health strategies for women of all ages.

“A Day for Women’s Health” will include presentations by and discussions with leading physicians from UT Southwestern. 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, sponsored by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Klinger Advanced Aesthetics, will include discussions on advances in eye surgery and options in cosmetic surgery, and a panel discussion titled “Hot Topics: The Mind,” that will address learning differences, headaches and Alzheimer’s disease.

The symposium is co-chaired by Barbara Stuart and Melissa Macatee. This year’s steering committee members are Harriet Burrow, Leslie W. el-Effendi, Nancy Perot Mulford, Lizzie Routman, Nancy Shutt and Diana Strauss. Ruth Altshuler is honorary chair; Carolyn Horchow and Patricia Patterson are founding co-chairs.

Speakers are:

  • Dr. James McCulley, chairman of ophthalmology, director of the Jean H. & John T. Walter Jr. Center for Research in Age-Related Macular Degeneration;
  • Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery;
  • Dr. Charles Ginsburg, professor of pediatrics, associate dean for academic administration;
  • Dr. Mary Ellen Quiceno, clinical assistant professor of neurology;
  • Dr. Dion Graybeal, assistant professor of neurology; and
  • Dr. Sharon Reimold, associate professor of internal medicine.

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

The cost is $35, with lunch available for an additional $15. Lunch will be served from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the Fourteenth Floor in the adjacent Biomedical Research Tower. Valet parking is complimentary. Because of limited accommodations, reservations should be made by Feb. 1 by calling 214-648-2344.

Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.org/obgyn to learn more about UT Southwestern’s clinical services in gynecology and obstetrics.


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