Women’s Health Luncheon

Mount Sinai Women's Health Day of Learning and Luncheon Continues its Tradition of Sharing Vital Healthcare Information

At the 2015 Mount Sinai Women's Health Day of Learning and Luncheon, 335 attendees gathered at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan to discover more about the latest advancements in women’s health. The morning started off with three simultaneous seminars given by Mount Sinai specialists in the areas of reproductive medicine, pulmonology, thoracic surgery, radiology, neurology, and psychiatry, followed by lunch, featuring keynote speaker Stacy London, a regular on ABC’s hit show The View and best known as the co-host of TLC’s hugely popular show, What Not To Wear, now the host of Love, Lust or Run.  "The luncheon is about educating women by sharing the latest research and clinical findings that assist in empowering women to take charge of their health," says Michael Brodman, MD.

Your Story

"Your Story – Puberty To Menopause" went into four decades of the female reproductive lifespan. Alan B. Copperman, MD, discussed how personalized medicine and modern reproductive science can create fertility preservation options including egg and embryo freezing, how to optimize “natural” conception, and how new technologies can treat infertility and increase the chance of having a healthy baby. “The future of medicine is preventive, not therapeutic,” says Dr. Copperman. His discussion followed with an emphasis on evidence based medicine and made distinctions between medical truths and old wives’ tales.

Every Breath You Take

"Every Breath You Take" provided an expert panel that covered the topic of lung cancer in women, including screening methodologies, medical treatment options and surgical oncology. The panel that included Louis R. DePalo, MD, FACCP, Raja M. Flores, MD, Claudia I. Henschke, MD, and Gwen S. Skloot, MD also went into other pulmonary concerns that women face during their lives and how to identify and prevent them. “When we find early lung cancer, we can cure 80% of them with surgery,” says Dr. Henschke.

Where Did I Put My Keys

During "Where Did I Put My Keys", the panel that included Jane Martin, PhD, Judith Neugroschl, MD, Mary Sano, PhD, and Margaret C. Sewell, PhD explained what memory is and how it works, long term versus short term memory, defining memory loss with normal aging, factors affecting memory and tips to improve your memory. Dr. Jane Martin says, “Women can learn new things, even a new language at the age of 70.” The panel also addressed cognitive assessments and cutting-edge research in their field.

The Keynote Address

Opening her keynote address in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel, Stacy London expressed her appreciation for the chance to take part in the event after being introduced by Dr. Michael Brodman.

London spoke about her struggles growing up into young adulthood. She lived with psoriasis since the age of four and went into how the impact of a disease can have on an individual. London says, “Psoriasis goes hand in hand with obesity, anxiety, and depression.”

Stacy also dealt with anorexia, binge eating, and weight issues as a young adult. She began to gravitate towards fashion because of how good it made her feel. “I’ve had lots of issues with body image and weight and it really took a great deal of work to recognize that  at all those weights , no matter how I felt, I could still find a dress that made me feel sexy and powerful,” says London.

London concluded by going into her personal growth as she dealt with difficult times in her life and how she has learned to refrain from projecting it on others. “Don’t victimize people when you feel like a victim,” says London. She was empowered through her struggles and utilized that pain to develop her skill set to help shape her career and the success that followed.

Mount Sinai's Women's Health Campaign

Please help us continue the women's health prevention momentum, by making a contribution to the Mount Sinai's Women's Health campaign. Thank you, and a special thanks to our donors and attendees of the 2015 Women's Health Day of Learning and Luncheon.

Your Story-Puberty to Menopause

Alan B. Copperman, MD discusses the four decades of the female reproductive lifespan. He will focus on fertility preservation options, optimizing “natural” conception, and how new technologies can treat infertility increasing the chance of having a healthy baby. He will follow the conversation with a discussion of the menopausal transition. Listen to the discussion

Every Breath You Take

Louis R. DePalo, MD, FACCP, Raja M. Flores, MD, Claudia I. Henschke, MD, and Gwen S. Skloot, MD will discuss lung cancer in women, including current screening methodologies, medical treatment options and surgical oncology. Listen to the discussion

Where Did I Put My Keys?

Jane Martin, PhD, Judith Neugroschl, MD, Mary Sano, PhD, and Margaret C. Sewell, PhD will explain what memory is, how it works, long term versus short term memory, defining memory loss with normal aging, factors affecting memory, and tips to improve your memory. Listen to the discussion