The Women's Health Summit Kicks off June 7th

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Photo credit: 92Y
Photo credit: 92Y

Women’s Health is a crucial topic in the best of times; in the very specific times we are living in, even more so. Next week, the venerable 92Y will be hosting the Women’s Health Summit, sponsored by the Northwell Health Katz Institute for Women’s Health, which provides a network of experts devoted to advancing and prioritizing women’s wellness. Every day of the online Summit, which runs from June 7th to 11th and is supported by Town & Country as media sponsor, will be devoted to a different topic, with an array of medical professionals, researchers, authors, activists, and celebrity speakers sharing insight, inspiration, and education.

The Summit kicks off with a series of panels dedicated to Mental Health on June 7th, including an exploration of how and why women’s mental health took a particularly hard hit from COVID-19, lessons in self-care and resilience, and a Keynote presentation from mental health awareness advocate Mariel Hemingway. June 8th will focus on Cancer: Prevention, Innovation, and Survivorship, beginning with a Keynote from Emmy-nominated actress, activist and founder of the non-profit Cancer Schmancer, Fran Drescher. Additional sessions will be led by medical experts who will talk about the cancers that most affect women, risk reduction best practices, and how women who have been diagnosed can empower themselves and optimize their health during treatment and beyond.

Wednesday’s spotlight on Heart Health will include a conversation between Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association and Tara Narula, MD, as well as tips for easy relaxation techniques. Calling attention to the fact that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, but is 80 percent preventable, experts will provide guidance into how women can take care of their heart health at every state in life as well as discuss the most cutting edge science in diagnosis and treatment. Thursday is all about Brain Health, with a Keynote from Stanford University psychologist and author Kelly McGonigal about how physical activity supports brain vitality, and a session with award-winning journalist Joan Lunen and the Women’s Brain Health Initiative Lynn Posluns focusing on how aging affects cognitive function. The Friday finale will offer several sessions dedicated to OBGYN Health, from the myths and science of menopause to the latest advances in fertility to filmmaker Tricia Regan’s exploration of gender inequality in healthcare in her documentary Ms. Diagnosed.

This powerful, important—and free—summit promises to be as fascinating and engaging as it is empowering. Further information and registration here.

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