Agenda from the 2nd Annual Quality Conference (2011)

This year’s Conference explores common themes that have come to define the Women’s Health Council of RI:  Collaboration among members of many disciplines, practical application of new ideas, and the present push to bridge physical and behavioral health. The event showcased the Council’s areas of focus to date:  Women’s Health in terms of obesity and exercise, Intimate Partner Violence, Smoking Cessation, Pregnancy as a health stress test, and a new focus on Bridging Physical and Behavioral Health in the area where women are at high risk: depression and suicide.


5:00 – 6:00 PM Buffet Dinner and Networking

6:00 – 6:30 PM Welcome and Introductions
Karen Rosene-Montella, MD

6:30 – 7:30 PM The Intersection of Physical and Behavioral Health
Linda Carpenter, MD
Teri Pearlstein, MD
Beatriz Perez, MPH

7:30 – 7:50 PM Keynote Address “National Prevention Strategies”
Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General

7:50 – 8:30 PM Panel Discussion
Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA
Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts
Teri Pearlstein, MD
Linda Carpenter, MD
Beatriz Perez, MPH
Lisa Shea, MD, Facilitator

8:30 – 8:50 PM Q&A Session with Audience
Rebekah Gardner, MD, Facilitator

8:50 – 9:00 PM Closing Remarks
Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD