The Women's Law Center is sponsoring an all-day conference exploring women's health care issues Saturday at Goucher College in Towson.
"The Medical Gender Gap and the Crisis in Women's Health Care: Medical, Legal and Political Issues" will bring together physicians, public policy researchers, sociologists, epidemiologists and attorneys to discuss such issues as fighting for research money, breast implants and access to health care.
Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen Health Research Group and author of "Women's Health Alert," will deliver the keynote speech at 9 a.m. Other participants include Grant Bagley from the Food and Drug Administration; Frances Visco, president of the National Breast Cancer Coalition; Devra Davis, a scholar from the National Academy of Sciences; and Trudy Bush, an epidemiology professor at Johns Hopkins' School of Hygiene and Public Health who is helping run clinical trials to study the effects of hormone replacement therapy.
The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Merrick Lecture Hall of Kraushaar Auditorium. Registration is $45 at the door and $35 in advance. For details, call (410) 486-0942.