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National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Mar 9, 2007

The Family Violence Prevention Fund and the University of California San Francisco National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health present the 2007 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence in San Francisco on March 15 to 17. The fourth biennial Health Conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. and around the world to examine the long term health effects of domestic violence, the latest physical and mental health findings, innovative research, and prevention and intervention strategies.

Advocate Denise Brown, the sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, is among the speakers, as are former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD and Medscape Editor-in-Chief George Lundberg, MD. Plenary sessions and workshops will highlight the latest research and clinical responses to violence, including:

  • Gender Based Violence and HIV: Stories from Home and Abroad.
  • The Tipping Point: New Findings on Intimate Partner Violence, Costs and Quality of Care.
  • On The Frontlines: War, Trauma and Family Violence.
  • Engaging Men and Boys: Advancing Health and Family Violence Prevention.
  • Impacting the Next Generation: Promoting Resiliency in Reproductive and Adolescent Health Settings.
  • Promoting Victim Safety in the Health Setting: Benefits, Harms and Misperceptions about Assessment and Intervention.

Pre-Conference Institutes will include an evening session on March 15 for health professional students – medical, nursing, social work, public health, dental and other students – on how to become leaders on violence issues.

The conference is dedicated to the memories of Marcy L. Gross and Linda Saltzman, two health leaders who dedicated their careers to preventing violence against women and improving women’s health. It is a program of the FVPF’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. Registration is still open. More information is available at http://endabuse.org/health/conference/.

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