About the event

The Midlife Women’s Health Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital is pleased to host its 8th Annual Community Conference. This free educational program for the community will be virtual, and live-streamed for all who would like to attend.

A multidisciplinary group of experts will present on the latest research and care advice surrounding lifestyle medicine for reducing cancer risk, optimizing weight at midlife, innovation for improving cardiovascular health, and strategies to empower the midlife brain in a free virtual educational program on February 6, 2024. The MGH Midlife Women’s Health Center brings together experts from more than 15 specialties to improve, promote and advance health care for women at menopause and beyond through research, collaboration, and education. 


3:00-3:05 | Welcome and introductory remarks

Jan Shifren, MD, Director, Mass General Midlife Women’s Health Center

Jeffrey Ecker, MD, Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mass General

3:05-3:25 | Optimizing Cancer Risk and Survivorship through Lifestyle Medicine

Amy Comander, MD, Medical Director, Auerbach Breast Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Director, Lifestyle Medicine at Mass General Cancer Center

3:25-3:45 | Healthy Weight at Midlife: New Treatment Options

Klara Rosenquist, MD, Mass General Weight Center

3:45-4:00 | Question and Answer period (Dr. Comander & Dr. Rosenquist)

4:00-4:20 | Digital Innovation for Improving Cardiovascular Health at Midlife

Kaavya Paruchuri, MD, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Mass General

4:20-4:40 | Strategies to Empower the Midlife Brain

Marie Pasinski, MD, McCance Center for Brain Health at Mass General

4:40-4:55 | Question and Answer period (Dr. Paruchuri & Dr. Pasinski)

4:55-5:00 | Closing remarks

Jan Shifren, MD