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The Women’s Health Summit is an innovative, must-attend event dedicated to advancing women’s health care and education. Set to kick off on September 26 in San Antonio, Texas, this two-and-a-half-day groundbreaking summit will bring together leading experts, innovative researchers, and passionate health care professionals to address the critical gaps in women’s health education and care. This transformative summit is the collaboration of Informa Medical Division brands: The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC), PAINWeek, BRAINWeek, LiVDerm, and the Medical Aesthetics Professionals (MAP) Meeting. Leveraging the expertise of each of these renowned brands, this comprehensive event aims to revolutionize the field of women’s health.

The Critical Need for Women's Health Education

The landscape of medical education has revealed that less than 30 percent of medical schools incorporate gender-specific topics in their curriculum, highlighting a significant gap in women’s health knowledge. Not only does such a gap have far-reaching implications when it comes to the general lack of understanding of women’s unique health needs, but it also greatly impacts patient care, leaving health care professionals ill-equipped to address gender-specific issues which can potentially lead to misdiagnoses and ineffective treatments. Recognizing this gap, the Women’s Health Summit offers a comprehensive, expert-led program focused exclusively on women’s health. From reproductive health and skin health to cardiovascular risks and pain management, this summit provides an intensive learning experience. Attendees can expect to gain access to cutting-edge research, learn practical clinical applications, network with industry experts, and enhance their ability to provide exceptional care for women.

World-Class Faculty and Speakers

The Women’s Health Summit brings together an extraordinary lineup of top experts, each a pioneer in their respective fields. Our featured speakers include four distinguished female leaders with groundbreaking contributions to women’s health.

Maddy Dychtwald, recognized by Forbes as one of the top fifty female futurists globally, has spent nearly 40 years exploring the age wave and its impact on society. As co-founder of Age Wave, she has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to address the challenges and opportunities of an aging population. She is an award-winning author of four books, with her latest, “Ageless Aging: A Woman’s Guide to Increasing Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan, provides an insider’s guide to living better longer. A prominent thought leader, Dychtwald’s insights have been featured in major media outlets and she serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations focused on aging and health.

Shimi Kang, MD is an award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert in the neuroscience of innovation, leadership, and motivation. With 20 years of clinical experience, she provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement across various settings. As a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia and founder of several organizations, Dr. Kang offers practical tools to cultivate key 21st-century skills of resilience, connection, creativity, and more. She is a prominent thought leader, featured in major media outlets worldwide, and a bestselling author. An accomplished speaker, Dr. Kang has presented at events ranging from the world’s largest conferences to customized workshops for small groups.

Molly Maloof, MD is a pioneering physician in Silicon Valley who focuses on personalized medicine and health optimization to extend the human healthspan. She runs a concierge practice for high-achieving professionals, using data-driven approaches to improve performance and prevent lifestyle-related diseases. In addition, Dr. Maloof has advised numerous companies in the digital health, biotechnology, and food industries and is an advocate for transforming the U.S. health care system to focus on improving health rather than treating chronic illness. A frequent speaker at high-profile conferences, Dr. Maloof is also founding her own health technology company.

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD currently practices and teaches at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. As one of the world’s first fellowship-trained specialists in obesity medicine, she brings unique expertise to her work. Dr. Stanford has served as a health communications fellow for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and as a behavioral sciences intern at the American Cancer Society. Her accomplishments are further highlighted by her receipt of the Gold Congressional Award, the highest honor the U.S. Congress bestows upon America’s youth.

The summit also welcomes several other esteemed experts, dedicated to advancing women’s health.

These distinguished professionals will bring unique insights to the summit. Their collective expertise promises to deliver a comprehensive educational experience that will equip attendees with the latest knowledge and tools to provide superior care to their female patients.

A Comprehensive Agenda

The Women’s Health Summit offers a unique educational opportunity to delve into critical topics in women’s health. This comprehensive agenda focuses on more than female reproductive health, bringing together a full spectrum of issues, including contraception and fertility, cardiovascular risk, cancer, skin health, pain management, mental health, and more.

This two-and-a-half-day program features a wide range of sessions which will cover:

– Gender-specific approaches to heart disease prevention and management

– The latest advancements in breast health

– Breakthroughs in reproductive health and fertility

– Mental health considerations for women

– Innovations in metabolic health

– Female longevity

– And so much more

Each of these incredible sessions, led by the foremost experts in the field, will showcase the unique perspectives pertinent to women’s health, allowing attendees to gain invaluable insights.

In between sessions, the Women’s Health Summit also offers a remarkable chance for attendees to network with and learn from these brilliant minds and mentors leading the sessions. The breaks provide a relaxed and inviting atmosphere in which to connect and exchange ideas, adding to the enriching learning experience.

Why You Can't Afford to Miss This Summit

The Women’s Health Summit offers more than a comprehensive education for women’s health care and well-being. It also offers an exceptional opportunity for health care professionals to elevate their skills, knowledge, and practice, all while making a lasting impact on women’s health.

Staying Up-to-Date on the Latest Discoveries and Innovations

In the ever-evolving medical field, it is vital to stay ahead of the current developments and latest advancements. By focusing on women’s health, this summit brings together all the latest knowledge from the leading experts, allowing attendees to gain up-to-the-minute insights.

Improved Patient Outcomes

By staying abreast of the latest developments, attendees are not only advancing their expertise but also directly translating this newfound knowledge into improved patient care. This proactive approach ensures that health care professionals continue to be equipped with the most current and effective strategies which ultimately lead to better health outcomes for their patients.

Gain Practical Skills

The insights and knowledge presented at the Women’s Health Summit allow attendees to gain practical skills and expertise they can immediately implement in their practice. Whether innovative procedural techniques or enhanced communication and management strategies, these newfound tools and approaches will elevate patient care and their practice.

Networking Opportunities

Another significant benefit of this prestigious event is the opportunity to connect with leading experts and pioneers in the women’s health arena. Many of these thought leaders are renowned in their respective areas, having driven the innovations and advancements we see today. The chance to interact with them is sure to be a rewarding experience.

More than just a conference, the Women’s Health Summit can be seen as a catalyst for change in how health care professionals support and care for the women in their practice. By attending, you position yourself at the forefront of this dynamic field and equip yourself with the tools and knowledge that are essential in making a difference in the lives of your female patients.

An Ideal Location for Groundbreaking Discussions

La Cantera Resort and Spa, voted as the best resort in the Southwest by Conde Nast Traveler in 2023, offers the perfect location for this prestigious summit, providing the ideal blend of luxurious amenities and Texas charm.

The spacious meeting halls offer a blend of sophistication and comfort, providing the perfect setting for our comprehensive agenda, with plenty of space for networking and interaction during session breaks.

Beyond the exceptional learning spaces, the resort boasts a variety of activities, including an 18-hole golf course, a state-of-the-art tennis court, exquisite dining options, infinity-style pools, a world-class spa, and fitness trails. Whether you’re attending solo or bringing your family, the resort has something for everyone.

We believe that by hosting the Women’s Health Summit at La Cantera Resort and Spa, we are not only creating an environment conducive to learning but also inspiring innovation and collaboration. The combination of top-notch facilities and stunning surroundings ensures attendees will have a truly immersive and productive experience.

Be the Change in Women's Healthcare

By attending the Women’s Health Summit, you become part of the larger movement to revolutionize women’s health care and close the existing gender gap. Using the knowledge and tools gained from this summit will allow you to provide more informed, effective, and personalized care to your female patients and directly impact their lives and those of their families.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this crucial moment in shaping women’s health. Register now and take the first step in making a lasting impact on women’s health care.


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