The Tenth Anniversary Congress on Women's Health will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort on Hilton Head Island on May 18-21, 2002. The Congress is jointly sponsored by Journal of Women's Health & Gender-Based Medicine and University of South Florida College of Medicine. The complete program, plus information on how to register, can be accessed at www.bioconferences.com/wh

More than 50 experts in the field of women's health will make presentations and lead discussions on current interdisciplinary information on new diagnostic procedures, current therapeutic protocols, and advances in gender-based biology that have an impact on diagnosis and therapy. The faculty provides the latest findings and interpretations, including controversies in estrogen replacement and mammography. This year's Congress will also address preparedness for bioterrorism and provide a report on women's health in Afghanistan.

Speakers and presenters will include Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center; Susan Troyan, M.D., Harvard Medical School; Carla A. Sueta, M.D., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lynn Amowitz, M.D., Physicians for Human Rights, and Harvard Medical School; and John A. Milner, Ph.D., Nutritional Science Research Group, NCI.

The Congress on Women's Health & Gender-Based Medicine was created in 1993 to provide state-of-the-art knowledge in diagnosis and management of women's health problems, present the latest research in the field, discuss the implications of gender-based biology, and offer a multidisciplinary approach to optimize women's health care. It offers both CME and CNE credits.

"This is an excellent interdisciplinary conference on current issues in women's health," commented prior attendee JoAnn E. Manson, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard University. "The Congress is an outstanding opportunity for networking."

The Chair for the 2002 Congress is Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., University of Pennsylvania and the Co-Chairs are Denise L. Faustman, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Florence P. Haseltine, Ph.D., M.D., Bethesda; and Margaret Heitkemper, R.N., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Corporate supporters of the Congress include Johnson & Johnson, Lilly Centre for Women's Health, Pfizer Women's Health, Procter & Gamble, Procter & Gamble/Aventis, The Alliance for Better Bone Health, Sankyo Pharma, and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories. The Journal of Women's Health & Gender-Based Medicine, a monthly multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published in print and online and indexed in MEDLINE, focuses on the diseases and conditions that hold greater risk management of disease in women, as well as findings from gender-based biology that explain many known gender differences in disease, epidemiology, and health outcomes. Edited by Marjorie Bowman and Florence P. Haseltine, the publication is the official journal of the Society for Women's Health Research. To view a free sample issue online, click here.

For more information on attending, exhibiting, or sponsoring events at The Tenth Anniversary Congress on Women's Health, contact Harriet Matysko at 914/834-3100, ext. 608; hmatysko@liebertpub.com.