Women’s Health Virginia’s education programs bring Virginians together to focus on medical and non-medical issues relating to women and girls’ wellness, the development of their health behaviors, and their use of health care.
- Annual Conference 2013 De-Stress for Women's Wellness
- Other 2013 Programs
- DVDs and CDs of WHV Conferences and Workshops
- Past Conferences
Increase your understanding of:
- How women’s bodies respond to stress
- How stress affects behaviors including cognition, sleep, eating, substance use and social relationships
- What stress means for the development and progression of diseases
- The impact of stress on healing and aging
- The relationship of stress and reproductive functioning, pregnancy, fertility and the impact of maternal stress on children's health and development
- How to recognize, manage and reduce stress
- When traditional and complementary medical therapeutic interventions should be sought and what they are
Click here for the agenda and speakers.
Registration $75, $45 for students
(includes materials, lunch, parking and continuing education credits)
Continuing Education Credits
Women’s Health Virginia is applying for continuing education credits, including CME from the AAFP;
nursing contact hours to be approved by the Virginia Nurses Association;
continuing education credits for social workers and CHES.
WHV will provide certificates of attendance for others, upon request.
The conference has been approved for 6.5 continuing education credits for social workers and CHES
and 6.5 educational CPE hours and 1.0 exhibit CPE hours for dietitians and dietary technicians.
Applications are pending for CME from the AAFP and nursing contact hours
to be approved by the Virginia Nurses Association.
Women’s Health Virginia will provide certificates of attendance for others, upon request.
Our partners whose contributions make this program possible
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Women's Health Virginia invites business, government and non-profit organizations to sponsor or exhibit at our conferences and other educational programs.
If you are interested in these opportunities, call (434) 220-4500 or e-mail us.
Tell us about the impacts of stress on your life and how you address it. Take our survey.
Other 2013 Programs
Our 2012 Annual Conference Getting Good ZZZs — Vital Links Between Sleep and Wellness was a great success, and our 2013 programs will explore more deeply the impacts of sleep, sleep problems and related issues on women and girls.
We are especially pleased to with the development of programs regarding the importance of sufficient sleep for the development, achievement and safety of youth. Our new initiative, Getting Good ZZZs for a Healthier Future, in partnership with the Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine, will raise awareness of these critical issues, including the impact of school start times.
If you are interested in helping WHV present programs in your community, e-mail us or call 434-220-4500.
Check back for details about these programs.
WHV is pleased to have DVDs and audio CDs of recent conferences and programs, so that you can have the materials handy and share it with colleagues and friends.
Order recordings and conference materials (which include outlines or slides from presentations and a resource list of relevant journal articles, books, websites and organizations) from
Annual Conference Recordings
|2012 Annual Conference
online or mail
|2011 Annual Conference
online or mail
|2010 Annual Conference
online or mail
To see the full agendas of the programs, click here.
For clips from the 2012 conferences, check out our You Tube channel.
Other Workshops and Webinars
Women's Health Virginia has hosted two programs to inform professional and lay audiences about the HPV vaccines, Cervarix and Gardasil, which prevent the human papillomavirus (HPV) types that cause most cervical cancers. They are highly effective in preventing the targeted HPV types in men and women, as well as the most common health problems caused by them. Despite the effectiveness, recommendations for immunizing (routinely recommended starting at 11-12 years and for 13 through 26 year-old females, and 13 through 21 year-old males who have not completed the vaccination series ); and Virginia requirements that girls to receive the series, with the first dose before entering the 6th grade (unless parents opt out), many in the targeted age range are not getting vaccinated or not receiving the full series of 3 immunizations.
Talking About HPV Vaccines
Helping Patients and Parents Make Informed Decisions
This webinar, featuring Laurie Forlano, DO, MPH, Deputy State Epidemiologist in the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Epidemiology and Paige D. Perriello, MD, FAAP , of Pediatric Associates, Charlottesville gives health care providers and other health and education professionals a greater understanding of the medical, insurance and policy issues regarding the HPV vaccines and tools for discussing the topic and addressing patients and parents’ questions and concerns.
This workshop for parents, educators and community organization leaders features Paige D. Perriello, MD, FAAP, of Pediatric Associates, Charlottesville. Dr. Perriello discusses facts about the HPV virus and its transmission; the development, safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccines; concerns about side-effects; why the vaccines are recommended for pre-teens of 11-12; and other concerns about vaccinating pre-teen and teenage girls.
You can order conference packets, which include outlines or slides from presentations
and a resource list of relevant journal articles, books, websites and organizations from any of these programs.
Just e-mail or call us at (434) 220—4500.