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2007 Conferences

Louisiana Symposium on Men’s Health
Featuring – Women Against Prostate Cancer

December 8, 2007 |  Baton Rouge, LA
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

(Women Against Prostate Cancer meeting continues on Dec. 9)

Location: Sheraton Baton Rouge, 102 France Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802. Phone: 225-242-2600

Speakers include:

Coach Mike and Connie Jarvis
The Master Mentor, Inc.

Betty Gallo
Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center at CINJ

Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, APRN
Dean, LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and Editor-in-Chief American Journal of Men’s Health (invited)

Rep. John LaBruzz
Louisiana State Legislature

Melody Robinson
Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Dr. Alicia Saunders

Theresa Morrow
Men’s Health Network

Jon Edd Harper
Methodist Churches of Louisiana, Coordinator, Conference Board of Ordained Ministry
…and more….

To view the agenda, click here.

To read about men’s health in Louisiana, click here.
To learn more about how women can help men stay healthy, click here.
To learn about the effect poor men’s health has on women, click here.
To learn more about the prostate, click here.

Cosponsors include:
Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians
LSU School of Nursing
American Journal of Men’s Health
Retire Safe
Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center at CINJ
Men’s Health Network

Florida Smoking Policy Symposium

December 10, 2007 |  Tampa, FL
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: Free – There are no registration fees
The summit is free but space is limited so please register.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Vincent A Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Click here for directions (PDF)

Expert Panel Members Include:

Tom Brandon, Ph
Moffitt Cancer Center

Scott Williams
Men’s Health Network

Senator Les Miller
Florida State Legislature

Charles Mahan, MD
University of South Florida

Lori Westphal, PhD, MPH
Florida Dept. of Health

To view the agenda, click here

Cosponsors include:
Moffitt Cancer Center
Pinellas County Health Department
Men’s Health Network

Massachusetts Symposium on Men’s Health

November 8, 2007 |  Boston, MA
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02199. Tel: 617-236-6059 For directions, click here.

Panel Members Include:

Senator Dianne Wilkerson
Chair – State Administration & Regulatory Oversight Committee, Massachusetts Legislature

Rep. Peter Koutoujian
Chair, Joint Committee on Public HealthMassachusetts Legislature

John Auerbach
Commissioner, Public Health

Dr. William Pollack
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Faina Shtern 
Admetech Foundation

Albert Pless 
Boston Public Health Commission

Mary Johnson, RN and Michael O’Connell 
Mt. Auburn Hospital

Dalton Skerritt and Dumas Lafantont 
Whittier Street Health Center

Dr. Perry Karfunkel 
Lahey Clinic

Dr. Bruce Campbell
MEGA Program

To view the conference flyer, click here. (pdf – opens in new window)
To view the agenda, click here. (pdf – opens in new window)

To read about men’s health in the state and to learn about the Massachusetts Men’s Health Network, click here.

Washington Smoking Policy Summit

October 4th, 2007  |  Seattle, WA

Location: Seattle Westin, 1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Expert Panel Members Include:

The Hon. Gary Locke
Governor, Washington (1996-2005)

Senator Jim Kastama
Chair, Economic Development, Trade & Management Committee Member, Health & Long-Term Car Committee (invited

Senator Karen Keiser
Chair, Health & Long-Term Care Committee

Terry Reid
Washington State Tobacco Quit Line (Dept. of Health)

Erin Dziedzic
American Cancer Society

Carrie Glover 
American Cancer Society

To view the conference flyer, click here. (pdf – opens in new window)

DC Symposium on Prostate Health

September 13, 2007  |  Washington, DC

Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Expert Panel Members Include:

Dr. Raymond Terry Sr.
DC Department of Health

Dr. Michael J Naslund
Director of Maryland Prostate Cancer Center

Dr. Steven Patierno
Executive Director of GW Cancer Institute

Dr. Fernando Bianco 
Head of the Prostate Program at GW Cancer Institute

Mr. Ray Michael Bridgewater 
CEO of Assembly of Petworth

Mr. O’Dell Lewis 
Prostate Survivor

Congressional Staff
Eric Rasmussen (Sen. Crapo) & Joel Bailey (Rep. Hill)

To view the conference program, click here.
To view the conference flyer, click here.
To learn about the State of Prostate Health in Washington, D.C., click here (pdf)
With special thanks to our partners at African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association.

Massachusetts Medical Society Men’s Health Symposium

May 23, 2007   |  Waltham, MA

Location: Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham Woods Corporate Center, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451

David Dodson, MD
William Castelli, MD
Lyle J. Micheli, MD
Raymond C. Rosen, PhD
Martin Miner, MD
Peter Tiffany, MD
Aaron Lazare, MD
Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD
Arnold Robbins, MD

Click here for the conference program

North Carolina Men’s Health Summit

January 22, 2007  |  Chapel Hill, NC

Location: UNC – The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Speakers include:
*William A. Alexander, Jr., MD Morehouse School of Medicine
*Rick Mumford, DMD, MPH, CPM North Carolina Division of Public Health
*Delegate Gareth E. Murray, Maryland House of Delegates
*Al Richmond, MSW NC Institute of Minority Economic Development
*Betsy Vetter, American Heart Association
*Scott Williams, Men’s Health Network
and many more….

To view the conference program, click here.
To view the conference flyer, click here.
To learn about the State of Men’s Health in North Carolina, click here.

This conference is sponsored by: FirstHealth – Community VoicesMen’s Health NetworkNC Institute of Minority Economic Development, American Cancer Society, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Program, and American Heart Association.