International Webcast on "Managing Menopause" to Feature NWHRC Speaker

April 22 Event to Help Journalists Cover the Topic of Menopause Post-WHI


The National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) has been selected to participate in an international webcast, "Menopause after WHI - Implications for Clinical Practice and the Individual Woman." The panel discussion will take place at the 5th International Symposium on Women's Health and Menopause in Florence, Italy on April 22, 2004.

"We are honored to be asked to participate in this landmark event," said Amy Niles, President and CEO of the NWHRC. "It recognizes our success in helping women understand and sort through the complex information about hormone therapy that has emerged in the last two years since the halt of the Women's Health Initiative study. Our goal is to help every woman work with her health care professional to understand her personal health risks and make the right individualized treatment choice."

Representing the NWHRC at the webcast will be Elizabeth A. Battaglino, RN. Ms. Battaglino is Director of Marketing and Consumer Affairs for NWHRC and a practicing obstetrical nurse.

The discussion will be broadcast live via www.lorenzinifoundation.org and www.obgyn.net from 12:00-1:30pm Eastern, 6:00-7:30pm Italy. Replay of the webcast will be available online for at least three months and a CD-ROM archive is planned.

Also on the panel are:

Rogerio A. Lobo, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Columbia University, New York City

Andrea R. Genazzani, MD
Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica
Universit? di Pisa

Wulf Utian, MD, PhD
Executive Director
North American Menopause Society

Florence Haseltine, MD, PhD
Board Member, Society for Women's Health Research
Washington, DC

The Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Science Foundation (www.lorenzinifoundation.org), was founded in 1970 in Milan, Italy, to promote the diffusion of biomedical knowledge, both in Italy and abroad. In 1984, the Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation, a legal nonprofit corporation entirely independent of the original parent Foundation, was incorporated in Houston, Texas.

The National Women's Health Resource Center is the nation's leading independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating women of all ages about health and wellness issues. Its programs include an award-winning newsletter called the National Women's Health Report, public education campaigns and its Web site, http://healthywomen.org is a one-stop shop for women's health on the Web.

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NOTE: "Managing Menopause: Hormone Therapy and Other Options," the April issue of the National Women's Health Report will be available the week of April 19, 2004. For a PDF of the eight-page newsletter contact info@healthywomen.org.

For more information:
Beverly A. Dame, 888-406-9472
bdame@healthywomen.org

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