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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Knox Co. Health Dept. Hosts Conference
Knox County Health Dept.
April 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
  • For Immediate Release
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