"Living Strong, Living Long," is the theme
of this year's UCSF Women's Health 2020, a daylong conference offering workshops and
self-care sessions to empower women of every age.
The ninth annual event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16
on the UCSF main campus on Parnassus Avenue. Registration is $50 with discounts for
seniors, students and those who register early.
This is a yearly opportunity to learn the latest information from the nation's leading
women's health professionals. Topics include hormones and mood; complementary medicine;
physical fitness at all stages of life, and breast cancer prevention.
"Knowledge is power," says State Senator Jackie Speier. "The UCSF
Women's Health 2020 Conference offers women in the Bay Area the power to take charge of
their health care at a time when research on women's health is expanding our knowledge at
a laser rate. Attending this conference is a must for any woman who cares about health and
Keynote speaker will be chief of the California Office of Women's Health Elizabeth
Saviano, RNP, JD, Chief of the California Office of Women's Health.
A distinguished leader in the field of women's health and well-being, Saviano has
orchestrated reform on issues such as access to health care, children's health insurance,
welfare reform, reproductive rights and contraception coverage, and community clinic
As the Chief of the California Office of Women's Health, Saviano holds the highest
position in the state, overseeing women's health research policies, guidelines and
recommendations. Saviano has served as an attorney, specializing in health policy
consulting and government relations and is the former director of Health Policy of the
California Primary Care Association.
She is a nationally certified women's health nurse practitioner, and has been licensed
as a registered nurse in California since 1977. Saviano earned a master's of science
degree from UCSF and a juris doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco.
Participants at the conference will be able to:
· Broaden their vision of health to include prevention, complementary medicine, fiscal
fitness, career choices and political action
· Join dynamic group sessions pertaining to women's health issues throughout the life
· Jump start their personal wellness with visits to interactive self-care rooms
including bone density screening, blood pressure tests, and massage therapy and
· Consult with community agencies on issues such as preventing violence against women
and elder care.
A new topic at the conference this year is a talk on bioterrorism. For more information
or to register, call 510 843-8048 or visit online.