Community Talks

Healthy Women Community Talks

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is pleased to present Healthy Women Community Talks. This free community education series is dedicated to helping all women stay healthy throughout their lives. Healthy Women Community Talks provide an opportunity for the public to hear from clinicians, scientists, and other women’s health experts about the latest research, trends, and treatment options. Questions and discussion are highly encouraged. Talks are held in various accessible, public locations in the Madison area. Most can be attended in-person or via webinar. 

2020 Healthy Women Community Talks

Break Free from Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders - Thursday, April 30, 2020

Speakers: Dobie Giles, MD, Heidi Brown, MD, Christine Heisler, MD, Sarah McAchran, MD, Lisa Jones, MD, Ray King, MD, pelvic floor physical therapists

Location: UW Health Arboretum Clinic, 1102 S Park Street, Madison, WI 53715

Registration: Opening soon

Most of us have questions about personal topics that aren’t often addressed – like bladder and bowel leakage and pelvic organ prolapse. These conditions are common, especially as we get older, but they are not inevitable. Please join us for an evening of conversation with UW Health Women’s Pelvic Wellness Clinic physician team and pelvic floor physical therapists from UW Health, UnityPoint Health-Meriter, and Capitol Physical Therapy to learn how you can prevent or control symptoms.

Break Free from Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Speakers: Dobie Giles, MD, Heidi Brown, MD, Christine Heisler, MD, Sarah McAchran, MD, Lisa Jones, MD, Ray King, MD, pelvic floor physical therapists

Location: Warner Park Community Recreation Center – Community Room 1, 1625 Northport Drive, Madison, WI 53704

Registration: Opening soon

Most of us have questions about personal topics that aren’t often addressed – like bladder and bowel leakage and pelvic organ prolapse. These conditions are common, especially as we get older, but they are not inevitable. Please join us for an evening of conversation with UW Health Women’s Pelvic Wellness Clinic physician team and pelvic floor physical therapists from UW Health, UnityPoint Health-Meriter, and Capitol Physical Therapy to learn how you can prevent or control symptoms.


Past Healthy Women Community Talks

Break Free from Pelvic Floor Disorders, visit the event page
Featuring UW Health Urogynecologists and allied Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists

Hereditary Ovarian Cancer Syndromes (video)
Featuring UW Health gynecologic oncologist Lisa Barroilhet, MD

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Myths and the Facts (video)
Featuring UW Health reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist Laura Cooney, MD

Tackling the Taboo: Let’s Talk about Accidental Bowel Leakage (video)
Featuring UW Health Urogynecologist Heidi Brown, MD

Zika and Pregnancy: The Latest Insights (video)
Featuring UW Health maternal-fetal medicine specialist Kathleen Antony, MD 

Women’s Sexual Health and Cancer, Featuring UW Health Women’s Integrative Sexual Health (WISH) program clinicians
Presented in partnership with Gilda’s Club of Madison

Bladder Control: A Common and Treatable Concern for Women (video)
Featuring UW Health Urogynecologist Christine Heisler, MD

Hot Flash or Power Surge: What Every Woman Needs To Know About Menopause (video)
Featuring UW Health Ob-Gyn and Certified Menopause Practitioner Makeba Williams, MD

Our Kids Need the HPV Vaccine (video: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)
Featuring UW Health Ob-Gyn Sarah Bradley, MD, Pediatrician Lindsey Geier, MD, and Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist Aaron Wieland, MD

Innovations in Birth Control 
Featuring UW Health Ob-Gyn Eliza Bennett, MD, and Gynecologic Oncologist Laurel Rice, MD


Support Healthy Women Community Talks


Healthy Women Community Talks are supported by our Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Fund. Learn how you can support women’s health through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Melody Bockenfeld MPH, BSN
Outreach Program Manager

Phone: (608) 417-4211
bockenfeld@wisc.edu

McConnell Hall
1010 Mound Street
Madison, WI 53715

Support the Department of Ob-Gyn