Knox Co. Health Dept. Hosts Conference

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Knox Co. Health Dept. Hosts Conference

Posted: 04/29/2013
The Knox County Health Department, in collaboration with the Teen Health Empowerment Study and Knoxville Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (KAPPI), is hosting an educational conference titled Women Today and Tomorrow, a Conference for Professionals: Changing with the Times on Wednesday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Tennessee Conference Center, 600 Henley Street.

Topics include teen pregnancy prevention and women's health policies. The conference is open to anyone interested in women's health issues. The cost is $35 or $10 for students and includes lunch. Registration is available at mybodymyfuture.com. Continuing education credits have been approved for social workers and Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), CEU approval for nurses and nurse practitioners is pending.

Lectures and speakers include:

People, Partnerships and Policy: How Community Mobilization and Collaboration Can Transform Adolescent Sexual Health
Sarah McAdoo, MD, MPH
Co-founder and Director, Youth Empowerment Adolescent Health Network (YEAH!)

Integrated Obstetrical - Mental Health: Care in the Treatment of Substance-Abusing Pregnant Women
Michael R. Caudle, MD, FACOG
Director of Women's Health Services, Cherokee Health Systems

Affordable Care Act: Implications for Women
Carole Myers, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee College of Nursing

Not Just Entertainment: Media Influences on Teens' Sexual Attitudes and Behavior
Kim Walsh-Childers, PhD
Professor, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications