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Conference Videos Available

Videos and photos from the 2010 Women’s Health & the Environment Conference are posted in our Multimedia section.  

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A Message from Teresa Heinz

When I convened the first conference on Women's Health & the Environment in Boston fourteen years ago, I wanted to arm women with information about the relationship between the environment and their health.

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Student Media Competition

At the 2010 Conference, The Heinz Endowments sponsored a Student Media Competition, the first foundation-sponsored journalism contest in the region.  Several teams from local universities participated in the competition.  The winning team was from the School of Communications and Information Systems at Robert Morris University.

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CONFERENCE IS FULL - Register to View Conference Live Online

Due to the overwhelming registration response, the conference will be streamed live online, and you'll have the opportunity to join in as part of an Internet audience that will have the ability to watch every moment of the conference in real time and also participate by e-mailing comments and questions to speakers during the event.

Green and Seen

When you attend the conference, take a good look around. Every effort has been made to make the conference as green as possible. How green?

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Thousands Gather at 2010 Conference

Teresa Heinz was joined by a sell-out audience at the 2010 Women's Health & the Environment Conference where attendees learned more about the effects environmental exposures have on women's health and the importance of prevention.

Knowledge for Healthier Living

The conference provides a wealth of valuable information on a variety of topics affecting women's health and the environment. Attendees leave the conference empowered to make healthier choices.

Attendees from the Region and Beyond

The conference attracts a diverse group of attendees from across Pennsylvania and beyond.

Speakers Represent Broad Expertise

Leslie Davis, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, is a champion of women’s health and has been a participant in each of the Pittsburgh conferences. All of the speakers provide thought-provoking remarks that have resulted in lifestyle changes for many conference attendees.

Register Early and Tell a Friend

Each time the conference has been offered in Pittsburgh, the room has filled to capacity weeks before the conference. Register early, and bring a friend.

The Eco-Friendly Convention Center

The conference takes place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC) in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom. The DLCC is the first "green" convention center in the world, and the only meeting venue to be awarded the Gold LEED© Certification by the US Green Building Council.

Conference Focuses on Science
and Solutions April 21, 2010

Join women – and men who care about the women in their lives — from around the region and beyond, for the third conference on Women’s Health & the Environment: New Science, New Solutions, a free, day-long event on Wednesday, April 21 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The conference will feature nationally renowned environmental scientists, writers and activists who will share the newest science examining the possible link between the environment and our health. Our morning speakers will share scientific data to support the way in which toxins affect us. Afternoon speakers will share solutions that will enlighten us about lifestyle choices we can make to create a healthier environment for ourselves and our families.

Space is limited. Registration is free. 


The Women’s Health & the Environment is a free conference sponsored by Teresa Heinz, The Heinz Endowments and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.