Apr 4, 2011    #061
Contact: John Austin

UMKC Nursing School presents annual Women's Health Care Symposium

Program will feature some of nation's preeminent experts on women's health issues

KANSAS CITY, MO. -- The UMKC School of Nursing hosts the 36th Annual Women's Health Care Symposium in Kansas City this week, April 7-8, at the InterContinental Hotel on the Country Club Plaza. The Symposium is designed to provide women's health care professionals with the latest clinical information, enabling them to improve the quality of care for women. Along with the School of Nursing, the symposium is co-hosted by Development Systems Inc.

Among the topics being covered at this year's Symposium:

  • Counseling alternatives and strategies to provide best care for women with unintended pregnancy.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of HPV vaccination in the U.S.
  • The major components of health care reform likely to impact publicly funded family planning providers.
  • The consequences of inadequate sleep on women's health.
  • Successful strategies for implementing Reproductive Life Planning services.
  • Trends regarding young adult reproductive health, contraception use and knowledge of reproductive health.

The symposium features a distinguished roster of expert presenters covering a variety of clinically relevant topics, including a special post-Symposium reception and presentation at the Guadalupe Center on Friday, April 8, featuring Linda Dominguez, a nationally renowned speaker on women's health issues. Dominguez's presentation -- Mantillas y Rebozos: Hispanic Women's Views on Sexuality -- is designed to encourage participants to look beyond their preconceived notions when considering Hispanic women's views on sexuality. Dominguez incorporates art and poetry in her discussion of the factors that have helped to shape Hispanic women's views toward sexuality including history, culture and religion. Click here for more information on the Guadalupe Center program.

About the UMKC School of Nursing

The UMKC School of Nursing offers a full range of education programs including a four-year bachelor's degree (BSN), an RN-BSN, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and the Ph.D. in Nursing. Research at the UMKC School of Nursing is focused on Women's and Children's health and the school is a center of excellence in the provision of health care and education in these areas, emphasizing urban health care and wellness. For more information about the UMKC School of Nursing, visit You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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