Health Workshops

Menstuff® lists here a description of various heatlh workshops and conferences.



Activation: Yoga for Men Conference, Not Your Girlfriend's Yoga with Scott Blossom, Edward Harrold, Mark Schillinger, Carl Speizer, Antonio Sausys. Men with the busiest of schedules will know how to incorporate yogic principles and practices specifically suited for the male body and psyche in just a few minutes a day. What if you could be more virile than Hugh Hefner, more motivated than Tony Robbins, calmer than Buddha and cooler than James Bond? Well, you can! We've distilled the best practices from Yoga to provide modern men with tools to become more satisfied physically, materially, mentally, spiritually and sexually. Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco 415-258-2830 or (11/11-13/11)




Drive Against Prostate Cancer FREE testing program. Providing FREE testing in conjunction with Oregon Urology Foundation and KEZI. Early detection is critical. The Drive Against Prostate Cancer tested over 10,000 men last year, saving lives by alerting men with abnormal tests and helping them with further testing and treatment.

It is estimated that Oregon will have over 3,460 new prostate cancer cases this year and over 520 prostate cancer deaths, but there is hope through awareness and early detection. Do not allow yourself to become one of these statistics. Get tested this weekend in the Eugene area at the mobile prostate cancer vehicle sponsored by Oregon Urology Foundation and KEZI. Valley River Center, 293 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR (10 am - 6 pm, 7/10or 11/12)




Gender-Specific Medicine (1st World Congress on) A new view of the biology of sex/gender differences and aging. Congress Aims: This is the first international congress in the new discipline of gender-specific medicine, which is the science of how biological sex/gender impacts normal function and the experience of disease. The aim of the congress is to invite an international group of experts in this field to provide the audience with an overview of the latest information in all the subspecialties of medicine.

The Congress has the following objectives:
1. to survey the latest information about gender-specific medicine in all the subspecialties of medicine
2. to show the relevance of current gender-specific science to patient care
3. to foster communication and collaboration between the members of the faculty and audience, drawn from all of the world
4. to provide a critical mass of abstracts/information culled from the proceedings of the Congress for publication in the indexed journal, GENDER MEDICINE, so that this information is available online and in print worldwide
5. to announce the formation of the Association for Gender-Specific Medicine
6. to create the foundation of a body of knowledge for the future construction of a system of optimal practice of gender-specific medicine in all the subspecialties of medicine

Congress Target Audience:
1. health care practitioners
2. academic medical center faculty
3. medical researchers

English is the official language of the Congress. Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany. Address: Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany or (2/23-26/06)


A Healthy Spirit: Healing the Bodies and Minds of Men. Robert Bly, Andrew Weil, John Lee, Sam Keen and more. This event is more than a conference - it is going to be a gathering and will create 'community' among all exhibitors and attendees. In addition to the educational sessions and workshops, also offered are experiential and community-building events, such as:

For Men And The Women Who Work With Them! This national conference will cover a wide range of topics that are essential to the well-being of men, featuring coverage of physical health issues, emotional growth, relationships, spirituality, addiction, anger management, depression, and fathers and sons.

Conference Description: Participants will have the opportunity to learn in-depth information about topics related to Men's health and well-being. A wide range of topics will be presented, including physical health issues, emotional growth, relationships, spirituality, addiction, anger management, depression and issues related to childhood growth and father and son relationships. Find more information at


Irritable Male Syndrome, Larrian Gillespie, M.D. and Jed Diamond, author of the Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the four Key Causes of Male Depression and Aggression (due out later this year) are offering a tele-seminar to give you the most up-to-date news and insights that can help you NOW. Dr. Gillespie is an expert on sexual medicine and gender health issues. She is the first woman to have graduated from the U.C.L.A. Medical school program in Urology. In this exciting seminar you will learn:

Tele-seminar, Tues, 1/27/04 from12:00 -1:00 p.m. Pacific Standrd Time. $49.95 and you receive a FREE CD of the seminar. To participate in this tele-seminar go to There are limited openings to allow adequate time for questions.If you have questions contact E-Mail.




Leaping upon the Mountains: A Men's Abuse Recovery Weekend, Mike Lew, M.Ed. and Thom Harrigan, L.I.C.S.W. The weekend is for non-offending adult male survivors of sexual child abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, abandonment and/or neglect. It will provide a variety of healing activites. If there are sufficient numbers, there will be a special track for survivors of clergy abuse.Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center, Pennsylvania.. 7 pm Friday dinner - Sunday lunch. $310. For further information and registration materials, contact Kirkridge or Janet Lewis, Registrar, 610.588.1793 or or (5/9-11/03)


Men in Counseling: Treating the externalization process effecting change, Charlie Donaldson, Randy Flood. A new appraoch to therapy for men can emphasize men's ability to change, letting go of strictures of rigid male socialization that have led them to externalize their depression in sexual addiction, workaholism and substance abuse. We can help them to understand the anxieties associated with being male in an aggressive society, and help them to adopt a new vision of what life can be like. This is an exciting day in which we explore how we can re-socialize men, empowering them to create more fulfilling lives and more respectful relationships. $135. Men's Resource Center at Fountain Hill, 616.456.1178 or 616.355.3000 Grand Rapids (3/12/04), Detroit (3/26/04)

Men's Health, 1st National Conference. An emerging health issue is the poor health of men, including lack of access to insurance and health care. Speakers include Dr. David Satcher (former Surgeon General), ABC's Dr. Tim Johnson, APHA's Executive Director Dr. Georges Benjamin, Dr. Jean Bonhomme (founder, National Black Men's Health Network), Dr. Wanda Jones (Office of Women's Health), and others. Conference registration is now available. Register today at: Arlington, VA. (5/20-22/04)

Men's Health & Healing Retreat, Rob Eppes, LMT, NCTMB. Additional dates often added when enrollments fill. Limit of 10 men per retreat. Features: "A PROMISE of Wellness" Personal Insight Course, Backrubs 101 Affirming Touch workshop,Group Body Image Intensive, and "Egyptian Anointing" body honoring ritual. Abuse survivors (not perpetrators) encouraged to attend this safe place of personal exploration & affirmation. Delaware. 10am-3pm, $100 222 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809 or 302 588-6543 or or (10/23/05)

Men's Health Caucus at 141st Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting and Exposition The American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition is being held in Boston this year, and will include numerous activities by the Men’s Health Caucus. Created in February of 2010 by the board of APHA, the Men's Health Caucus continues its rapid growth. You can join the Men's Health Caucus, get more information on the APHA Annual Meeting, learn more about the health and wellbeing of men and boys, and read a daily news feed here. More information at (11/2-6/13)

Men's Health Days, Prostate PSA & DRE screenings, J.C. Robinson, M.D., Regional Cancer Center, San Pablo Campus, for appointsment call 800.206.9355 (9/20/02)

Men's Health Forum, 2004, Seymore Applebaum, Senator Dr. Wilber Keon, Dr. Block, Dr. Silverman. The Toronto Men's Health Network ( and the Men's Health Planning Team are pleased to present the Men's Health Forum 2004. The Keynote Speaker is Senato - Dr. Wilbert Keon - Cardiologist. He will speak on Men's Heart Health. Also presenting are Dr. Block and Dr. Silverman from Toronto's community health centres. Displays from community organization promoting health will also be available. This is a FREE community event taking place at Toronto's Metro Hall - 55 John St. Room 308/9. The event is on June 14, 2004 and it begins at 6:30 - 9pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.Contact information: 416.892.8500 or E-mail: (6/14/04)

Men's Health Symposium Nashville , TN (9/28/06); Baltimore , MD (11/2/06)

Men's Health Week and International Men's Health Week (US/CAN/UK/NSW) - Week before Father's Day) The purpose is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. or Menstuff® celebrates International Men's Health Week as part of International Men's Month, by discussing a different issue related to the men's health each day at "Today" on our home page and includes our pick of Book of the Day.

Men's Night Out with Dr. Solomon - Join us again at Nickel Men's Spa in New York and enjoy complimentary drinks, food, mini-services massage, facial, and MANipedi's. Nickel Men's Spa 77 8th Ave at 8th and 14th St New York City or 845-389-4641 or, 7-10p, (11/19/10)

Men's Wellness. Three non-profit organizations, Q-LAND, LoveTribe, & Spirit Hawk have teamed up with some of the most talented artists, healers, & leaders in the Portland area to kick off summer with an array of creative and fun men's wellness programs. For more information, John at 503.223.8822 or or website: RSVP at (During June - See calendar)


National Conference on Men's Health (First) A Conference to explore the critical health issues facing men, sponsored by Penn State Outreach, The College of Health and Human Development and Penn State College of Medicine and in partnership with the Men's Health Network, the International Society for Men's Health (ISMH) and the World Congress on Men's Health (WCMH). There will be a Clinical Track, Psychosocial/Behavioral Factors Track, Injury and Safety Track and Community Health Initiatives Track. or Arlington, VA (5/20-24/04)

National Men's Health Gathering - Australia. 2011 Gathering incorporating the 9th National Men’s Health Conference, the 6th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Male Health Convention and the 5th National Men and Family Relationships Forum (10/6-9/09, 9/19-22/10, 9/18-22/11)


Open Body Yoga Retreat for Men with a theme of opening the chakras, pleasuring the senses, and tuning into the elements through yoga. This year’s trio of teachers Tim Luddy, Sterling Taylor and Matt Van Horn will lead you through yoga-packed mornings (kundalini, hatha, vinyasa), with afternoons free to lounge around the pool or take a hike on the land, and late afternoons offering specialty classes. Evening gatherings will include tantric massage circles and a surprise or two. Wildwood Conference Center, Guernville, CA To Register shop.wil? (7/9-12/15)


PC Screening Guidelines: The Experts Explain. We have gotten together the top people in the field, including Otis Brawley from the American Cancer Society and top UCSF docs will take different positions. This a free event with multiple community sponsors. There will be dinner and a Q and A period - Oakland..RSVP Stan Rosenfeld at 415.459.4668 or 5:30-9:00 PM (9/15/10)

Prostate Cancer: Dealing With the Issues, Mark C. Scholz, MD. Prostate Cancer Research Institute's (PCRI) Regional Conference in Los Angeles for men recently diagnosed with PC, family members & healthcare professionals. Covering PC101, Treatment Options, Erectile Dysfunction, Incontinence, and Couples Session. FREE PSA tests for all men. CME/CEU available. Register online at or by calling PCRI at 310.743.2117. USC Health Sciences Campus, Mayer Auditorium. 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM. $15 incl parking & lunch. Contact Diana Garnand at 310.743.2117 or or (10/9/04)

The PSA Era is Over. Thomas Stamey, MD from Stanford University Medical School will presenting the latest clinical research on PSA testing for prostate cancer. Dr Stamey is considered to be the "father" of PSA prostate cancer testing. He know feels that PSA testing is no longer valid for the diagnosis of this epidemic disease. Joing us for an informative evening of cutting edge cancer information. Reservations are required please call 415.675.5661 or email to Ft Mason Center, Landmark Building C, Room 370-C, San Francisco, CA 7-9pm, $10. Sponsored by the Prostate Awareness Foundation. (4/4/05)



Reproductive Health, national conference. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas (9/15-17/11)


The Strong, Silent Type: Men's Mental Health and Illness. Men’s mental health has been described as a “silent crisis.” Why is it that men are less likely to acknowledge mental health problems and seek help? Do these experiences vary and connect across cultures and other groups in society? How can we improve the way we recognize and treat mental health issues for men? Is it just a “guy thing”? Join us in breaking the silence during a lively discussion with experts in the field of men’s health. The expert speakers featured at the Café are: Phillip Banks, Health Initiative for Men, Dr. Blye Frank, Professor, Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University and Dr. John Oliffe, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia. Contact Zena Sharman, 604.827.3284 or E-Mail Steamworks, 375 Water St., Vancouver, BC, Canada. Free. 5-7pm, (6/12/08)


Time Out for Men's Health. provides free PSA (prostate specific antigen), cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, testosterone and body mass index screenings for men, as well as access to a health educator and literature related to men's health and well-being. Time Out for Men's Health is sponsored by the Men's Health Network. Visit the Time Out for Men's Health web site to learn more: Free health screenings for men age 40 and older are available at Target, 950 Arcadia Crossing, in Phoenix, Arizona from 10a-5p or until 100 are screened (7/6/02)




World Congress on Men's Health. The title of the 2010 WCMH is "Men's Health: How to overcome the challenges" and the title truly reflects the turning of attention from the problem to the solutions. It promises to be the one-stop for the comprehensive multi-disciplinary scientific exchange on men's health solutions in urology, cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, sexual medicine, mental health, primary care, public health, education, aging and beyond. It will be the great educational opportunity, that nobody interested in men's health could afford to miss. or or +43 1 40400-2292 (10/25-27/02, 10/28-30/10)



You Are Not Alone: A Weekend of Recovery For Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Tom Barth, MaryAnn Akers-Chamberlain, Dale English, Howard Fradkin, Mikele Rauch, David Lisak, John F. Crowe, Marc Gilmartin, Bill Burmester, Gadi Zohar, Randy Marinez. To provide an opportunity to experience a safe environment in which you can discover you are not alone, to co-create and experience safety with other survivors as you explore further aspects of your healing journey, to share inner pain and strength and hope with others who have been there, to give a voice to your experience as a survivor, a safe place to let go, open up, and practice asking for the support you need and a safe place to experience a sense of community and joy. Livingston, NY 800-738-4181 (9/13-15/02)


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