Is Women’s Healthcare Different?

Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros

Women, please join us at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, for Ladies Night Out at the Medical Center. Learn about healthcare inequities from Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros, Medical Director of Palliative Care and Bioethics Services at Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Ros also is Associate Professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, and she previously served as Florida’s first Surgeon General and the first woman to head the Florida Department of Health from 2007 to 2011.

Studies show that certain diseases have higher mortality rates for women. Sometimes this is due to an atypical presentation of symptoms or gender differences in the biology of the disease. For example, women have a higher incidence of stroke than men, and frequently present symptoms differently than men.

Research and education are key to understanding these inequities. Medical schools and schools for health professionals need to expand their education on gender and health. There needs to be a broader student curriculum on women’s health beyond obstetrics and gynecological problems. Dr. Viamonte Ros is committed to advancing equitable healthcare for women.

This Night Out is for women only, and all are encouraged to attend. Seating is limited, however, so please RSVP to 305-367-6777 to reserve a space. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will follow the presentation and you will have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Viamonte Ros during a question-and-answer period. We look forward to seeing you there!

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