Mar 22, 2012    #037
Contact: John Austin

UMKC Nursing School presents annual Women's Health Care Symposium this week

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

KANSAS CITY, MO. -- The UMKC School of Nursing hosts the 37th Annual Women's Health Care Symposium in Kansas City this week, March 22-23, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. 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 include:

  • Pharmacology for Women During Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Hereditary Breast Cancer
  • Preventive Health Screening in Family Planning
  • Impact of the Affordable Health Care Act on Reproductive Health Care
  • Coding Case Studies for Experienced Clinician Coders
  • LGBT Patient-Centered Care: Best Practices from the Institute of Medicine and the Joint Commission

This year's symposium features a distinguished roster of expert presenters covering a variety of clinically relevant topics, including two presentations on Friday by acclaimed national speaker Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP. Noted for her humorous, entertaining and information packed seminars, Bancroft is the is author of the books "Medical Minutiae," "An Apple a Day—the ABCs of Diet and Disease" and "Live a Little, Laugh a Lot."

Bancroft will also present a special half-day post-conference seminar on March 24, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the UMKC Health Sciences Building on Hospital Hill. The seminar, "Shampoos, Tattoos and Barbeques: Infectious Disease Update," will provide an up-to-the minute update on infectious diseases and some of the most common ways they can be transmitted.

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, 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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