Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-Chair Women’s Health Council of RI
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Lifespan Community Health Institute
Donna Nesselbush, JD, Marasco & Nesselbush
Mary Ladd, RI Division of Elderly Affairs
6:50-7:10 Meg Ivatts, HealthSource RI
Angela B. Ankoma, MPH, MSW, United Way of RI
SLIDES: Focus on Physical and Mental Health for Healthy Aging (Healthy Body, Mind & Soul)
Lynn McNicoll, MD, FRCPC, AGSF, Geriatrician
SLIDES: Palliative Care: Objectives, Defining Characteristics, Language and Benefits
Amy Pilotte, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Lifespan
SLIDES: Understanding Medication Management Complexities in Older Women
James Beaulieu, PharmD, Lifespan Pharmacy
SLIDES: Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Janice Santos-Cortes, MD, University Urological Associates and Program for Pelvic Floor Disorders
Cognitive Ability & Social Isolation
Doreen Putnam, CDP, CIPG, Certified Dementia Practitioner, DCPutnam Consulting
Road Safety Decision-Making
Diana Imondi Dias, Public Affairs/Traffic Safety Programs Manager at AAA Northeast
Martha Watson, MS, APRN, GCNS-BC, Clinical Innovation Specialist/Magnet Coordinator; Center for Professional Practice Innovation, Newport Hospital
Caring for the Caregiver
Kathleen Fresher-Samways, DPT, PT, Director of Quality Improvement & Enabling Services, Island Health Care Community Health Center
Advanced Care Planning
Jennifer Ritzau, MD, Director, Complex Care Conversations Program, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island; Medical Director/Director, Palliative Care, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island
Sleep Patterns & Restorative Practices (Sleep resources below)
Katie Sharkey, MD, PhD, Clinician, University Medicine Foundation; Researcher, Sleep for Science Research Laboratory
Karen Rosene Montella, MD: Opening the Second Annual Conference with a review of the new ideas and new tools created in the past year, Dr. Rosene-Montella identifies the necessity for bridging physical and behavioral health for women.
Linda Carpenter, MD: Slides detail the complex interface between physical and behavioral health as well as the impact of environmental concerns and early-childhood experiences.
Teri Pearlstein, MD: This series of in-depth slides reviews treatment options for depression, as well as providers’ responsibility to follow up and why.
04-Beatriz-Perez-MPH: An overview of local and national government efforts to reduce the incidence of depression and suicide, especially in the younger, at-risk population.
Intimate Partner Violence Risk Markers: Aimee Thompson – From Close 2 Home, a non-profit organization that has reduced the amount of domestic violence and increased the number of healthy relationships in a Boston neighborhood and around the world.
Intimate Partner Violence 1: Amy S. Gottlieb, MD – Definition and statistics show that the results of what we are doing is disappointing.
Intimate Partner Violence 2: Sarah DeCataldo – Understand the dynamics of abuse before you can properly screen patients.
Intimate Partner Violence 3: Amy S. Gottlieb, MD – Make asking about IPV routine. Use scripting for best results because women usually don’t disclose during a one-time encounter.
Intimate Partner Violence 4: Margaret Howard, PhD – Importance of repeat screening. Red flags: depression, anxiety, self-medication, low self-esteem.
Intimate Partner Violence 5: Amy Goldberg – ChildSafe program. How to assess the caregiver’s protective capacity.
Intimate Partner Violence 6: Sandra M. Shaw, MSN, RN – Role of the screener.
Intimate Partner Violence 7: Jennifer Lang, MSW, LCSW – Language for creating a comprehensive safety assessment and plan.
Intimate Partner Violence 8: Sarah DeCataldo – Resources for survivors and the path of referrals.
William-Intimate Partner Violence 9: Detective Sgt. William Merandi – The role of law enforcement as interveners.
Intimate Partner Violence 10: Yvonne Heredia – Recommendations from a survivor.
Smoking Cessation 1: Margaret Miller, MD. Assessing the many risks associated with smoking. Women know that it’s dangerous but don’t understand its relevance to them.
Smoking Cessation 2: Athena Poppas, MD. Statistics about increased risk of smoking and second hand smoke for women. Women are more susceptible to the effects of tobacco.
Smoking Cessation 3: Belinda Borrelli, PhD. How to increase motivation to quit through motivational interviewing.
Smoking Cessation 4: Sara Ryan DAc. Acupuncture and the NADA Protocol have a 31% quit rate and 90% relief of recidivism.
Smoking Cessation 5: Theresa Mrozak, RN How to create a sustainable quit practice using Quit WorksRI.
Smoking Cessation 6: Amity Rubeor, DO. An action plan for initiating a smoking cessation program.
Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health: Karen Rosene-Montella, MD – Detailed data on the kinds of pregnancy complications that can impact women’s future health.