Thursday, March 19, 2015
The purpose of this symposium is to describe and assess the issues and scientific research related to improving behavioral health in women and families. More specifically, this symposium will address gender-specific findings in the following areas of behavioral health: cyber-bullying among children/teens, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, the aging brain, Alzheimer’s disease, substance abuse, and migraines.
At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Identify gender-specific issues that influence behavioral health in women.
- Recognize the importance of reducing the stigma that surrounds behavioral health issues among women and families.
- Describe screening/diagnostic methods for identifying women/families at risk for various behavioral health disorders.
- Describe evidence-based, gender-specific practices that promote optimal behavioral health in women/families.
- Perform gender-specific treatment/intervention strategies to improve outcomes among women affected with behavioral health issues.
Christine Metz, PhD
Director, Laboratory of Medicinal Biochemistry, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Professor, Molecular Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Tina Walch, MD
Medical Director, South Oaks Hospital, North Shore-LIJ Health System
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
The Goldman International Conference Center
350 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030