Women’s Health: Where Are We Today?

Presented by SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Nursing
 in collaboration with
Decker School of Nursing @ SUNY Binghamton University
Nursing and Health Profession’s Department @ SUNY Institute Of Technology @ Utica/Rome
Sigma Theta Tau International Omicron Alpha Chapter

Dates and Time

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:15 AM - 4:30 PM

7:30 - 8:15 AM.

Accreditation and Contact Hours

6.25 Contact Hours provided by the SUNY Upstate Medical University
Institute for Continuing Nursing Education (ICNE).

The ICNE is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by
the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurse's Credentialing Center"s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider Code NYP260-6/30/14

Course Outline



Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Pkwy, Liverpool, NY, 13088
Easy access off exit #37 via Interstate 90, the NYS Thruway.
Holiday Inn phone — not for conference info — (315) 457-1122.

[Register Online] [ Print Registration Form ]

Registration and Fee

If postmarked by 3/25/14
State or SUNY employees $65
Non-state employees $80
SUNY students $25

If postmarked after 3/25/14
State or SUNY employees $80
Non-state employees $100
SUNY students $35

About this Event

This conference will explore issues that affect women’s health care
across the lifespan. Participants from all disciplines will benefit from
an increased awareness of determinates that affect the quality of
healthcare women receive, as seen from historical, contemporary
and global perspectives and, of factors that impact clinical care and
health outcomes for women.


Featuring general and breakout sessions, participants will :
• Discuss, from both a historical and contemporary perspective, societal
factors that impact the quality of healthcare women receive.
• Discuss current trends in the management of one or more unique
clinical problems seen in the care of women.
• Identify strategies for raising awareness about women’s healthcare
issues and improving health outcomes for women.

Target Audience

Clinicians, educators, students and other care providers interested in
women's health issues and women's health outcomes

Keynote Session:
Healthcare for Women: An Historical View
Karen DeCrow, Esq.

Karen DeCrow is a nationally recognized attorney, author, and advocate specializing in Constitutional
law, gender and age discrimination, and civil liberties. Her lifelong activism and dedication to promoting gender equality has had a profound impact on the lives of women and men on a global scale. DeCrow began her career as a journalist. She wrote and edited for a variety of organizations and publishers before earning her
Juris Doctor from Syracuse University in 1972. She joined the National Organization for Women in 1967, ran for mayor of Syracuse in 1969 (the first woman mayoral candidate in New York State) and authored the book "The Young Woman’s Guide to Liberation" in 1971. In 1974, the year her book "Sexist Justice—How Legal Sexism Affects You" was published, DeCrow was elected president of NOW and became the first in that capacity to be invited to the White House, where she met President Gerald Ford. She served as president of NOW until 1977. In 2009 she was inducted into the National Women Hall of Fame.

Plenary Session: 
From Baby Boomers to Bloggers: New Media's Impact on Women's Health Issues
Linda Lowen 

Linda Lowen is the co-host/producer of Take Care, a weekly health and wellness radio show on WRVO Public Media, an NPR affiliate serving Central and Northern New York. From 2007-2012 she was editor/writer/content provider forWomen’s Issues at About.com (owned by the New York Times Company) which, under her guidance, rose to become the internet’s top ranked women's issues site. She has written over 2000 pieces of original content ranging from politics and pop culture to women's health, and has won local and national awards for her women's issues coverage. Lowen is a member of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices program and the National Cancer Survivor’s Day Speaker’s Bureau and has been a keynote speaker at conferences ranging from cancer survivorship to women's entrepreneurship. She teaches creative non-fiction writing at the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse; writes the “Storytime” column for Family Times, the Parenting Magazine of Central New York; and serves as Director of Media for IgniteUpstate, a platform for the startup and technology community to discover, discuss, develop and fund innovation in the Upstate New York region.


For more information, contact Barbara Black, RN, MS, MA, ANP at blackb@upstate.edu 315-464-4276

Barbara Black, RN, ANP, MS, MA
Barbara Black, RN, ANP, MS, MA
Director, Center for Continuing Education

Carolyn Baskerville, RN, BS, MS, Post-Master's, 04, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
After being in the Air Force reserves, I came out of retirement to pursue further education. I would like to teach, and the Post Master's work supports that. Nursing truly is a life-long opportunity, both in what you want to do and the fact that you can take your career anywhere in the country

—Carolyn Baskerville, RN, BS, MS, Post-Master's, 04, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner