IMI's 3rd International Conference
This Women’s workshop concentrated on informing women of various health concerns s well as the challenges that young women professionals face in their careers, both on a gender and a religious basis. The program aims to present an overview of known risk factors and prevention strategies related to women’s health issues. The goal was to increase awareness of th value of culturally and linguistically sensitive services and effective community outreach programs to reduce health disparities for South Asian American Women.
Topics Discussed Included:
Understanding Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Balancing Act
Veronica A. Ravnikar, M.D.
Chair of Ob-Gyn & Residency Director St. Barnabas Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Ob-Gyn at
Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NYC)
Oral Health Issues of Asian Women
Dr. Asha Samant, Associate Professor
Dept. of Prosthodontics & Biomaterial University of Medicine & Dentistry, NJ
Former President Indian Dental Assoc. of North America, Member International Exchange Program Committee, UMDNJ
Cardiovascular Diseases in South Asians: Addressing Modifiable Risk Factors, Lifestyle Changes, and Areas of Further Research
Rohit Arora, MD FACC
Professor of Medicine,
Professor of Pharmacology
Chicago Medical School
Chief of Cardiology, Vice Chair of Medicine North Chicago VA Medical Center
HIV / AIDS and South East Asian Women
Shehla Naqvi, M.D.
Former Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease, New York of College Osteopathic Medicine.
Ex-Professor, Pediatrics, Agha Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Co-Director, Women, Children and Family Center for HIV
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Among Asian Americans: Implications for Public Health Interventions
Haq Nawaz, MD, MPH
Chair, Dept of Preventive Medicine &
Program Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Download the Conference Program