Providers invited to Women’s Health Conference Feb. 24

Brody faculty member Dr. Sarah E. Smith. (contributed photo)

Dr. Sarah E. Smith. (contributed photo)

Women not only have unique health needs, but also live longer and make most health care decisions for their families, so keeping women healthy is imperative.

Health care providers who care for women across eastern North Carolina are invited to attend the Women’s Health Conference on Feb. 24 at Eastern Area Health Education Center in Greenville.

This full-day conference will provide information on a broad range of topics relevant to women’s health, such as screening for common psychiatric disorders during well woman exams, polycystic ovary syndrome, HIV, thyroid dysfunction, gynecologic care of transgender and same sex couples, wellness for senior women, and physical therapy for women’s health issues.

This conference is jointly provided by Eastern AHEC, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, and the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Emily Bray (contributed photo)

Dr. Emily Bray. (contributed photo)

Program directors are Dr. Sarah E. Smith,clinical associate professor in Brody’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Emily Bray, clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine’s geriatrics division.

This conference has been designed to meet the continuing medical education needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, midwives, pharmacists and others.

Eastern AHEC is a non-profit organization that provides continuing education, professional development and other resources to health care providers and students, serving 23 counties of eastern North Carolina. Eastern AHEC is one of nine centers in the North Carolina AHEC program, which links the state’s universities, community colleges, hospitals and health agencies. The mission of NC AHEC is to meet the state’s health and health workforce needs.

For more information or to register, visit



-by Jackie Drake, Eastern AHEC