Immunize Kansas Coalition

 

Immunize Kansas Coalition (IKC), a leader in the immunization community, is thrilled to announce the details of their highly anticipated conference, Entre Mujeres: The Health of Women, a premier event for women of all ages across Kansas.

This one-day conference will be Sunday with check-in beginning at 11:30 a.m., lunch and exhibits at noon, and the program starting at 1 p.m. The full event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.

The event will feature key speakers, offer networking opportunities, and provide a space for women to learn about preventative health measures to ensure lifelong wellness for themselves and their children.

The conference builds on the success of the “Dia de la Mujer Latina” events in Garden City and Liberal. After hearing about the impact of last October’s conferences in Southwest Kansas, those in Kansas City wanted to experience it too, so we decided to bring this event to Northeast Kansas.

Entre Mujeres: The Health of Women is an empowering event and the first-ever Spanish language-prominent conference series in the Kansas City area (with English interpretation provided). At the event, attendees can expect to hear from key speakers, bringing awareness to current health issues relating to cancer, prenatal care, and maternal and infant health.

The compelling speaker and event line-up includes: Executive Director of Immunize Kansas Coalition Geovannie Gone, LMAC, MPH; Consul of Mexico in Kansas City, Soileh Padilla Mayer; Associate Professors of Population Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Sharla Smith, Ph.D., and more. Trio Aztlan will also provide mariachi entertainment.

“Entre Mujeres: the Health of Women is a conference unique of its kind. It seeks to provide education in a culturally and linguistically sensitive way, addressing preventative care tools, and offering resources to all women in attendance,” Gone said. “It is no secret that women are important in our society and their influence cannot be underestimated.”

According to the CDC, “the HPV vaccine has the potential to prevent more than 90 percent of HPV-related cancers.” Following the conference, from 4 to 5 p.m., HPV vaccines will be provided to all, including those unable to attend the event. Immunizations will be of no charge for the under and uninsured.

“I hope attendees leave the conference equipped with education, empowered, and inspired to self-care,” Gone said.

Are you excited about this upcoming opportunity? Invite a friend, colleague, daughter, or niece – all are welcome. Learn more about the event and register at: www.immunizekansascoalition.org/entre-mujeres. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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