Materials about this conference will be posted after the conference at www.womenshealthcouncil.org.

Please Save the Date March 26, 2015 for the Workshop “Eating Disorders.”


Women and Body Image
Reclaiming, Recovering

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00-8:00 PM

Women and Body Image: Reclaiming, Recovering is an intimate look at teenage and adult issues through poetry, movement and conversations with patients and providers.

Location: George Auditorium at Rhode Island Hospital

Dinner is provided and parking is available and will be validated.


5:00-5:30PM  Registration, Dinner and Networking

5:30-5:40PM  Welcome Karen Rosene-Montella, MD, Chair, Women’s Health Council of RI

5:40-6:25PM  Poetry and Movement: Portrait of a Teenage Girl Colleen Cavanaugh, MD, Ob/Gyn, Lifespan Physicians Group, Artistic Director of Part of the Oath; and three students

6:25-6:55PM  Provider and Patient Dialogue  Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Hasbro Children’s Hospital; and her patient

6:55-7:35PM  Panel Discussion: Issues that Complicate & Issues for Adults
Abigail Donaldson, MD, Medical Director, Hasbro Children’s Hospital Eating Disorder Program

Amy Funkenstein, MD, Attending Psychiatrist, Young Adult Behavioral Health Program, Lifespan

Katharine Phillips, MD, Director, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program, Rhode Island Hospital
Barbara Morse Silva, Channel 10 Health Reporter

7:35-8:00PM  Questions and Answers: Ask the Experts

1.  Recognize the long-lasting impact body image disturbances have on a women’s health.
2.  Discuss the impact body image has on the self-perception of today’s teens and young women.
3.  State three factors that may aid in recovery for an adolescent with an eating disorder (from viewpoint of patient-provider relationship).
4.  Identify two ways in which the media plays a role in body image perceptions of young women.

Who should attend
All providers who care for women, including: Primary Care Providers, Family Practitioners, Internists, Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Nurses, including Nurse Educators, School Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners, Behavioral Specialists: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Medical Specialty Providers who treat women, Community Health Workers, Health Plans, Policy Makers

Physician Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the joint sponsorship of Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologist Credit Information
The state of Rhode Island acknowledges CME physician credit towards a psychologist’s continuing education requirements for licensure, including:  “Any continuing education program relevant to psychology and sponsored or approved by the Rhode Island Medical Society, other state medical society, or medical school (and its affiliated training institutions) that has an American Psychology Association (APA) approved post-doctoral program in psychology.”  Rhode Island Hospital is affiliated with an APA approved post-doctoral program in psychology and provides continuing education for psychologists.

Nursing Accreditation
This activity has been approved by the Rhode Island State Nursing Association Commission on Continuing Education – an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Work Credit Designation
Rhode Island Hospital is pending approval by the National Association of Social Work (NASW) for a maximum of 2.5 Credit(s)™.  To be awarded education credits, participants must attend at least 80% of the credit hours and complete an evaluation.

To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the Women’s Health Council at 401 444-2543.

Register at whcconference.org