Johns Hopkins All Children's Foundation

A Woman's Journey

Our annual event on women’s health features a range of presentations by Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty. 

Healthy women support healthy, thriving families and communities. At the annual A Woman’s Journey health symposium, women across our region have the opportunity to learn, share and explore the latest in health care topics.

This empowering one-day program features seminars on a variety of women’s health issues from Johns Hopkins Medicine experts who are at the forefront of medical advancements and research across various specialties.

More than 20 years ago, two remarkable Baltimoreans approached Johns Hopkins Medicine with an idea that would affect the lives of thousands of women. Both survivors of cancer, Mollye Block and Harriet Legum wanted to empower women to make effective health care decisions for themselves and those they love. Johns Hopkins Medicine accepted their challenge, creating the powerful health conference A Woman’s Journey that has offered seminars taught by Johns Hopkins faculty physicians and scientists since 1995. Learn more about A Woman’s Journey.

A Woman’s Journey 2019—Event Details

Tickets for the 2019 event are $75 per person, or $600 for a table of eight. Breakfast and presentations are included in the fee.

Event Registration and Locations

Registrations must be received by Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tampa: Register online now.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Raymond James Stadium, West Club

St. Petersburg: SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 28, 2019
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Sarasota: Register online now.
Friday, March 29, 2019
7:45 to 10:45 a.m.
The Ritz-Carlton

Gifts made during the event will benefit the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Fetal Care Program, which seeks to provide seamless care for high-risk expectant mothers while improving the long-term outcomes for both mothers and their babies.

For more information about this year's events, please email

2019 Event Speakers and Topics

Thrive to Survive
New evidence documents the effectiveness of exercise in improving blood sugar, cholesterol, cardiovascular risks, memory and even glaucoma. Discover exercises women can incorporate into our lives to remain healthy and live well with physiatrist Marlís Gonzaléz-Fernandéz, M.D., Ph.D.

New Things You Should Know About Your Brain
Neurologist Justin McArthur, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., presents advances in the first use of gene-based treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, new migraine treatments, risk factors of dementia that may influence who develops Alzheimer’s disease and the newest interventions to remove clots in the brain’s blood vessels.

Coping with Life: Why Managing Stress is So Important
Stress can bring unwanted distress, both physically and emotionally. It can elevate your stress hormone, cortisol, which increases your risk of diseases, including depression. Learn about warning signs that suggest stress has overtaken your life and how to minimize its negative impact with psychiatrist Karen Swartz, M.D.

Q & A
Moderated by otolaryngologist and facial-plastic surgeon Lisa Ishii, M.D.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, HSN Cares.