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Don’t Sweat Menopause: How to Improve Care for Women

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Each day, thousands of American women reach menopause, when their menstrual cycles permanently cease. The natural menopausal transition leading up to this point typically occurs when women are in their 40s or 50s. However, some women will experience menopause earlier in life after undergoing surgery to remove their ovaries to address health conditions such as endometriosis.

Menopause is associated with vasomotor symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats as well as genital and urinary symptoms. These symptoms can last several years for some women, drastically affecting their quality of life. Women also have increased risk for other health conditions following menopause, such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

This SWHR webinar provides information about menopause for women and their health care providers as well as examines ways that we can individually and collectively improve the quality of life for women at this life stage.

For more information on menopause treatment options, check out this FDA fact sheet. To learn more about compounded bioidentical hormone therapy, view guidance from the Endocrine Society and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

This webinar is a follow-up to SWHR’s expert roundtable on menopause in January 2021 that sought to identify gaps in research, clinical practice, policy, and education.

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Date:
January 14
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Website:
https://swhr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/6416080478013/WN_Od6zDTRiRaePhTnjn4h3HQ

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Panelists

Omisade Burney-Scott
Founder, Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause
Omisade Burney-Scott
Founder, Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause

Omisade Burney-Scott is a Black southern 7th generation native North Carolinian feminist, mother and healer. Ms. Burney-Scott has spent the better part of the past 25 years focused on the liberation of marginalized people, beginning with her own community through advocacy work, philanthropy, community organizing, and culture work. She is the creator/curator of The Black Girls’ Guide to Surviving Menopause, a multimedia project which seeks to share the stories and realities of Black women and femmes over 50. This project is a direct result of Ms. Burney-Scott finding herself and her peers living at the intersection of social justice movement work, creative healer identities, and aging.

Ms. Burney-Scott is a member of the 1999-2001 class of the William C. Friday Fellows for Human Relations, a 2003 Southeastern Council on Foundation’s Hull Fellow and founding member NGAAP, Next Generation of African American Philanthropy. She has served on various nonprofit boards including stone circles, Fund for Southern Communities, Spirithouse, Village of Wisdom, Working Films and The Beautiful Project. She is a 1989 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, the proud mom of two sons, Che and Taj and resides in North Carolina.

Pauline M. Maki, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Pauline M. Maki, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Pauline M. Maki leads a program of NIH-funded research on women, cognition, mood, and dementia, with a particular focus on the menopause. She uses multiple methods including clinical trials of hormonal and non-hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms, cohort studies of the natural history of cognition and brain function across the menopausal transition, and neuroimaging studies. She also serves as Senior Director of Research at the UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender.

Dr. Maki is Past President of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS),Current Trustee of the International Menopause Society, Chair of the Society for Women’s Health Research Interdisciplinary Network on Alzheimer’s Disease, and Immediate Past Head of the Neurocognitive Working Group of the Women’s Interagency HIV Study.

Lisa Satterfield, MS, MPH
Senior Director, Health Economics for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Lisa Satterfield, MS, MPH
Senior Director, Health Economics for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Lisa Satterfield provides advocacy strategy for physician payment and coverage for women’s health, including outreach to the US Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, commercial payers, and other governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Ms. Satterfield oversees the Health Economics and Practice Management team, which includes health policy analysis, medical billing and code development and education, representation at the American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel and RVS Update Committee, and staff oversight of ACOG’s Committee on Health Economics and Coding. She also works closely with the ACOG Government Relations team and provides payment expertise to members of Congress. Her team successfully overturned payment reductions for obstetric services proposed by CMS in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and attained bipartisan passage of H.R. 4996, Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act of 2020 in the US House of Representatives.

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