Women and health conference


Intersectional Models of Women's Health: Uniting Theory and Practice

The Institute for Teaching and Research on Women (ITROW) is pleased to announce its Spring 2007 conference, Intersectional Models of Women's Health: Uniting Theory and Practice. The conference aims to bring together scholars, health care providers and advocates for women and hold a dialogue on how the intersections of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and class (poverty) affect women's health. The conference will take place at Towson University, in the Potomac Lounge which is located on the second floor of the University Union.


Call for Papers:  If you are interested in presenting at a roundtable session, please send a one-page abstract of your paper. We particularly encourage papers that examine how racism, sexism, heterosexism, class/poverty, or ageism affect women’s health.

Abstracts must be submitted by February 9, 2007. Submissions may be emailed to either Karen Dugger at kdugger@towson.edu or Ayse Dayi at adayi@towson.edu. You may also fax your abstract to (410) 704-3469, or send it via snail mail to ITROW, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252. Selected conference papers will be considered for inclusion in an ITROW publication.

Opening Keynote Address and Reception

Thursday, March 8, 2007 (International Women’s Day)

7:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, March 8, 2007, in the Chesapeake Rooms, located on the third floor of the University Union, for the opening address and reception. Women’s health activist Byllye Avery (provided by LLuminari, Inc.) founder of the Black Women’s Health Imperative will deliver the keynote address, Defining Our Health Issues: Perspectives of African American Women.


Intersectional Models of Women's Health:

Uniting Theory and Practice

Friday, March 9, 2007

9:00 am-3:30 pm

A full day of conference activities is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2007 and will take place in the Potomac Lounge on the second floor of Towson’s University Union. Keynote speakers and workshop sessions will address the importance of analyzing and understanding women’s health issues by looking at the ways in which race, class, gender and sexuality inform and construct women’s health concerns. Keynote topics and speakers include:

  • The Promise and Practice of Intersectionality in Promoting Women's Health,” Dr. Lynn Weber, Professor and Chair, Women’s Studies Department, University of South Carolina.
  • Privileging Marginalized Women with Breast Cancer: An Intersectional Approach to Social Justice in Women’s Health,” Dr. Anne Kasper, chair of the Maryland  Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform
  • Manufacturing Disease:  Pharmaceutical Control of the Information Environment,” Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman, Associate Professor in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Master’s Program, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine.


The conference is free and open to the public.

There is no charge to register for this conference. There is a $5 charge for breakfast and a $15 charge for lunch. Please indicate on your registration form your meal preference.

Conference Registration Information

Workshop Titles and Presenters

Conference Themes

Roundtable Themes and Presentations


•  ITROW’s Women and Health Conference Registration Brochure (PDF)



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