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2017 Annual Dialogue
The Dialogue is FREE and open to the public, advanced registration required.
The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation’s Annual Dialogue is a moderated panel discussion with local and national health experts discussing complex issues related to the health of Wisconsin families. Join us this year to discuss breast cancer.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Complimentary breakfast and vendor fair
Moderated Q+A w/Panelists
The Edgewater Hotel
1000 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703
*Complimentary buffet breakfast
*Vendor Exhibit Fair
Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer
New information & tools for prevention, detection and overall breast health.
There’s a lot of information out there about breast cancer. What’s accurate? What’s current? Join us as leading breast health experts answer your questions about prevention, genetics, imaging, new technology, and MORE!
Pam has been a journalist for almost 35 years working in radio, TV and print media in Kansas, Texas and Louisiana before moving to Madison in 1990. She started work at NBC15 on the same day as sports broadcaster Craig Coshun. The two married 3 years later and together they have two boys and live in the Madison area. After having her family, Pam left the business for several years. She returned home to NBC15 as host of MomsEveryday in 2011. In her career Pam won numerous awards for reporting excellence. But she says her most challenging and rewarding work comes in her current role as CEO of her family. Pam also wrote a popular parenting column for the Wisconsin State Journal, worked in Public Health, for the Humane Society and has been active in community programs like Little League and the Henry Vilas Zoo, and is an advocate for adopting homeless animals.
Phyllis Holder, MSN, RN
Phyllis has more than 40 years of experience and says her heart’s work is driven be being a mother and a grandmother. Her daughter and granddaughter are her gifts, badges of honor and source of inspiration. Today, she joins us as a nurse, health equity advocate, and grassroots breast health leader to help us understand the connection between lifestyle and breast cancer.
Joanne Becker, MS
Clinical Genetics Counselor
Mai Elezaby, MD
Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS
Carla Pugh is Professor of Surgery at UW- Madison. She is also the first Director of the UW Health’s Clinical Simulation Program. Her research involves the use of simulation and advanced engineering technologies to develop new approaches for assessing and defining competency in clinical procedural skills. Dr. Pugh holds two patents on the use of sensor and data acquisition technology to measure and characterize hands-on clinical skills. Currently, over 200 medical and nursing schools are using one of her sensor enabled training tools for their students and trainees. Her work has received numerous awards from medical and engineering organizations. In 2011 Dr. Pugh received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Barack Obama at the White House. In 2014, she was invited to give a TEDMED talk on the potential uses of technology to transform how we measure clinical skills.