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TAMC and Agri-Women join together in support of women’s issues

TAMC is once again teaming up with Maine Agri-Women, a coalition of farm, ranch, and agricultural business women, to host the second annual County Women’s Health Conference, a free community program designed to educate and bring awareness to women’s issues. The conference provides the opportunity to learn more about key issues related to women’s health and general wellbeing, and to meet with professionals to ask questions.

“This conference is geared to all women, all ages, from all walks of life,” said Jamie Guerrette, community health specialist at TAMC. “We have found a great partnership with the Maine Agri-Women and we’re so excited to be able to work together on this project.”

The keynote presentation will feature a panel discussion on the topic of opioid abuse. Panelists will include Lieutenant Brian Harris from the Maine State Police, Peter McCorison from Aroostook Mental Health Center, John Thyng PA-C from TAMC, and Roxanne Burt, a recovering addict from the community.

Lucy Richard, certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner, from TAMC’s Women’s Health Center and Mary Hamilton, certified nurse midwife from TAMC’s OB/GYN and Midwifery Services will talk about ways to stay healthy no matter what your age. Diabetes nurse educator, Christine O’Meara, BSN, RN, will discuss diabetes prevention and care, and Wendy Boucher, MD, an orthopedic surgeon from TAMC Orthopedics Services, will cover shoulder problems and how to treat them.

“We are very proud to be a co-sponsor of this event,” said Pam Townsend, president of Maine Agri-Women. “We are partnering with TAMC because we believe that women's health is a very important topic. We, as women, are always busy making sure that everyone else in the family is taken care of and often neglect our own wellbeing.”

The second annual County Women’s Health Conference will be held at the conference center at TAMC’s AR Gould Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 8, beginning at 8 am. A County-style brunch will be offered, including ployes, a yogurt bar, and special product from Penobscot McCrum, among other food items. Educational displays, door prizes, and giveaways are also included as part of the conference.

For information or to register for the Women’s Health Conference, visit http://tamc.org/womenshealth or call the registration line at 207-768-4033.