CONTACT: Danielle Rotolo
All Children's Hospital
PHONE: 813-892-4033

WHAT:   A Woman's Journey Health Conference

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
             8:30-9:25 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. -noon
            Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, Tampa - 8:30-9:25 a.m.
             Friday, April 4, 2014 at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club - 8:30-9:25 a.m. and     11:30 a.m. -noon

In-studio interviews available upon request.

St. Petersburg, Fla. - March 28, 2014 - All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine will host a series of programs focusing on empowering and educating women on today's top health care issues, including breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease and sleep disorders. A Woman's Journey will feature top experts speaking about the latest advances in women's health as well as disease prevention in these fields.

In addition to Paul Rothman, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of John Hopkins Medicine, this year's event features presentations from renowned speakers, including:

  • Lillie Shockney, R.N., administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and the Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Program and a cancer survivor herself, will weave her own personal story into her presentation on how the effects of cancer persist long after treatment and impact the lives of cancer survivors and their loved ones.
  • Psychiatrist Peter Rabins, M.D., co-author of The 36-Hour Day and author of The Why of Things, will discuss memory loss associated with aging and distinguish between dementias and Alzheimer's disease. Rabins will describe intervention strategies and the importance of mental, physical and social activity in maintaining cognitive abilities and memory.
  • Charlene Gamaldo, M.D., a neurologist and the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, will discuss the role hormones can play in sleep and how that role changes as women age. Gamaldo will explain how sleep disorders are evaluated and treated and when they may signal a serious underlying condition.

"All Children's Hospital's main focus is ensuring the health and well-being of children and their families. Since mothers' health affects the entire family, we also need to emphasize the health of women," says Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president, physician-in-chief and vice dean at All Children's Hospital and professor of pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "As a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, we at All Children's have the opportunity to bring leading experts in topics related to women's health to the Tampa Bay and Sarasota communities who can provide medical information that ultimately improves the health of children and families."  


About All Children's Hospital

All Children's Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located in St. Petersburg, is the most advanced children's hospital on Florida's west coast. With over 50 pediatric specialties and 259 beds, All Children's is dedicated to advancing children's health through treatment, research, education and advocacy. Programs that include a Clinical and Translational Research Organization, pediatric biorepository and a new pediatric residency program are driving innovation in personalized pediatric medicine and child health. A network of 10 outpatient care centers in eight counties along with affiliate programs at regional hospitals makes All Children's a leading provider of care for Florida's children.