Northwell offers free virtual Women’s Health Summit


Northwell Health’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health and the 92nd Street Y are offering a free five-day program from June 7 to 11. Celebrities, authors, physicians and health and wellness experts will speak about medicine, parenting, mental health, prevention and other topics. 

Actress Fran Drescher, the keynote speaker, will talk about her experience with uterine cancer, her nonprofit, Cancer Schmancer and prevention and advocacy efforts. Northwell experts will include cardiologist Stacey E. Rosen, MD, Tara Narula, MD, and cancer survivorship expert Catherine Alfano, PhD.

The conference aims to equip women of all ages with the knowledge and power they need to lead their healthiest, happiest, most fulfilled lives. Each day focuses on a major health area, with a sample of each afternoon’s topics listed below.


June 7 — Mental health

Resilience in the age of Covid-19. Also, Mariel Hemingway, author, actress and inspiring mental health advocate, will share her personal experiences as well as that of her family’s.


June 8 — Cancer

Prevention, innovation and partnership discussed. Fran Drescher will speak, women’s cancers, guided imagery and cancer survivorship discussed.


June 9 — Heart health

Conversation with Nancy Brown, CEO of American Heart Association, chair yoga, women’s heart health and nutrition for heart health.


June 10 — Brain health

Award winning journalist and author Joan Lunden with talk on aging and brain health, physical activity and brain health, sleep, and brain health throughout our lives.


June 11 – OB/Gyn

Menopause — the myths, science and you, partnering with your gynecologist, advancements in infertility, pregnancy and health, and gender inequality.


The program is free, but participants need to register at