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Menopause Mindfulness: Understanding the Many Paths to Menopause

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT

Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States transition into menopause each year. During the menopause transition (perimenopause), the body undergoes hormonal changes, characterized by a significant decrease in estrogen. This change typically begins to occur in a woman’s late 40s or 50s, and can last up to 10 or 20 years. However, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Menopause, itself, is defined as the point in time 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual cycle.

Estrogen depletion can cause a variety of vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes, brain fog, and fatigue, as well as genital and urinary symptoms, such as vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence. Postmenopausal women have increased risks of other health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, skin issues, cognitive decline, and insomnia.Menopausal symptoms and experiences vary widely from person to person. Raising awareness and improving access to information about menopause can help reduce stigma, dispel myths, and better prepare women and their health care providers to address potential challenges during this stage in their lives.

SWHR is hosting a series of webinars to share educational information about the impact of menopause on women’s health. The events will discuss how to improve health outcomes through recognizing and addressing symptoms, comorbidities, treatment options, and barriers to accessing quality care, while highlighting the diverse experiences of women during and after the menopause transition.

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Date:
August 11
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
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Website:
https://swhr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_szE7xzTPRQWtSNaOhCwQbQ

Organizer

SWHR

Goals

  • Increase visibility of the diverse experiences of women during the menopause transition and post menopause
  • Discuss the various pathways to enter menopause, including surgical procedures and medical therapies
  • Emphasize ways to empower women and improve quality of care and general wellbeing

Panelists

Karen Giblin
Founder and President, Red Hot Mamas
Karen Giblin
Founder and President, Red Hot Mamas

Karen Giblin is a foremost authority on menopausal health. She is Founder and President of Red Hot Mamas®, the nation’s largest menopause education program providing mid-life women’s health information and support which began in 1991.  Red Hot Mamas® programs have been offered in over 200 hospitals and physician practices in the US and Canada. 

Directed by Giblin, the Red Hot Mamas® award-winning website, www.redhotmamas.org provides up-to-date information to help women take charge of their menopause. She is Editor-in Chief of the Red Hot Mamas® monthly E-newsletter, The Menopause Minute®.  The website and newsletter dispense the latest news on menopause health, medical research, strategies, approaches and treatments to guide women through menopause, and offers culling advice on how to make smarter lifestyle choices to live long, healthy lives at menopause and beyond.   

Giblin is a frequently quoted source whose insights have appeared in national media and press including The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Reuters News, LA Times, LA Daily News, Newsday, MSNBC, Web MD, Fortune, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Day , Time,  Harper’s Bazaar,  Living Fit,  Pink, Reader’s Digest’s New Choices, magazines and other publications.  She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN News, CBS, NBC, Fox TV, Better TV, QVC and other media outlets. 

Giblin is co-author of “Eat to Defeat Menopause” (De Capo Publishing, 2011) and “The Manual of Management Counseling for the Perimenopausal and Menopausal Patient”   (Parthenon-CRC Press, 2004).  In addition, she’s been the lead investigator and presenter of numerous research projects on women’s health.  Karen has also appeared before the FDA Advisory Council as an advocate for women and the need for development of non-hormonal treatment options to treat their menopausal symptoms. 

Pamela Price
Deputy Director, The Balm In Gilead
Pamela Price
Deputy Director, The Balm In Gilead

Pamela D. Price currently serves as the Deputy Director for The Balm In Gilead managing the various health initiatives of the organization. Under her leadership, the organization provides support to faith institutions in areas of program design, implementation and evaluation, which strengthen their capacity to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities. In addition to her role as Deputy Director, she also serves as the Director for The National Brain Health Center for African Americans.  

As the Center’s director, she co-developed a six-part educational curriculum for nurses and allied healthcare professionals aimed at addressing knowledge gaps related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affecting African Americans. She also co-authored and facilitates an accredited training for healthcare providers and clinicians; aimed at increasing cultural competencies related to the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia in African Americans among providers.  

Mrs. Price holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health and has more than 20 years of experience in public health, epidemiology, and healthcare. As a registered nurse, she has served as a member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corp and excelled in both government and nongovernmental agencies providing leadership and guidance on program management, quality improvement, and project development. Mrs. Price has conducted hundreds of training sessions across the country with various nursing associations, healthcare organizations and conferences.

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Sponsor

SWHR’s Menopause Program is supported by educational sponsorships from Astellas Pharma and Pfizer. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content.