We want to thank each the following companies for supporting The Women’s Hormone Network November 2019 Symposium:

21st Century Hormone Advancements: The Practitioner’s Comprehensive Guide to Bioidentical Hormones through Menopause & Andropause

The exhibit room will be available Fri/Sat, November 8/9 from 7 am - 6 pm

  • Cleveland Heart Lab/Quest

  • Medisca

  • Precision Analytical (Dutch Urine Test)

  • Westmoreland Pharmacy

  • Harbor Compounding Pharmacy

  • Metagenics

  • TwistMD

  • Women's International Pharmacy

  • ZRT Lab

If you are interested in exhibiting please contact us at info@womenshormonenetwork.org

45th Spring Seminar & 18th Kenneth L. Lee Lecture & Geo Expo

  • Date: April 17, 2024
  • Venue: Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Course Description

Please join the ASCE Geo-Institute for our 45th Spring Seminar at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on April 17th. This will be the 45th Spring Seminar and 18th Kenneth L. Lee Award Lecture.

The ASCE Los Angeles Geo-Institute Chapter established the Kenneth L. Lee Lecture award to recognize outstanding achievements in earthquake engineering, earth structures design, and geotechnical engineering. This year’s award recipient is Dr. Jonathan Bray, Faculty Chair of Earthquake Engineering Excellence, University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Bray will be providing the award lecture on the topic of, “Site Characterization and Evaluation of Soil Liquefaction Effects”.

Spring Seminar Flyer Detailed

Spring Seminar Flyer 1-page Summary


Early registration (registration and payment received on or before 4/1/241)
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Regular registration (registration and payment received by 4/2/241 through 4/16/24)
--------- ($240 standard)
--------- ($120 public employees4)
--------- ($60 students3)

On-site registration (4/17/242)
--------- ($280 all)

  1. No refunds for cancellations requested after 4/5/2024.
  2. Due to limited seating, on-site registrations will be accepted only until event is full.
  3. Proof of full-time student status required on-site.
  4. Proof of employment required on-site.

Program Schedule

Day One : April 17
1:00PM Registration & Geo Expo
2:00PM Presentation by Jesse Dillon
3:00PM Coffee Break & Geo Expo
3:30PM Presentation by Jennifer Lim
4:30PM Social Hour & Geo Expo
6:00PM Banquet & Kenneth L. Lee Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Bray


Be a part of the 25th LA Geo Expo! ASCE Geo-Institute Los Angeles Chapter would like to invite you to join us as an exhibitor at our annual Spring Seminar on April 17th, 2024 at the Queen Mary Grand Salon in Long Beach, CA from 11am to 8pm. Our typical attendance is around 250 to 300 local geotechnical engineering professionals from the LA, Orange County and Inland Empire regions. The exhibit area is the snack/drinks center for networking during the seminar. The room has a capacity of 700. Vendors are visited by attendees during registration and before every presentation as an intermission.

The contract for exhibitors is included below and includes two (2) free registrations, a 6ft exhibit table with power. Given the limited number of exhibition spaces (25), I highly suggest you book your company’s space as early as possible. The cost of exhibiting is $1,250. Booth selection is on a first come, first-served basis.

For exhibitor floor plan and additional information, please download the exhibitor invitation letter.

Award Lecture

Ground failure in Adapazari, Turkey during the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake was severe. Hundreds of structures settled, slid, tilted, and collapsed due in part to liquefaction. The soils that led to severe building damage were generally low plasticity silts (e.g., Bray et al. 2004, Bray & Sancio 2006, and Bray & Sancio 2009). The seismic performance of silty soils is less understood than that of clean sands.

A decade later in Christchurch, New Zealand during the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, silty soil sites did not show surface manifestations of liquefaction, although state-of-practice liquefaction assessment methods indicated there should have been severe liquefaction-induced ground failure (e.g., Beyzaei et al. 2018, 2020, Mijic et al. 2021). The over-estimation of liquefaction triggering by current procedures is due to their inability to capture the seismic performance of stratified silty soil deposits. The empirical database used to develop these procedures consists primarily of sand sites.

Lessons learned from these events, as well as from the 2016 Kaikoura, New Zealand and 2023 Kahramanmara, Turkey earthquakes, will be presented. Site characterization issues and challenges for evaluating liquefaction effects during earthquakes will be emphasized. Recent insights regarding estimating the seismic performance of highly stratified soil deposits, the severity of soil ejecta, and ground and building settlements will be shared. Emphasis is placed on the engineering response of silty soils that exhibit cyclic mobility like that of clean sands. The plasticity index and water content criteria of Bray & Sancio (2006) identify plastic silty soils that are susceptible to cyclic mobility.

Please join us in the afternoon for additional educational presentations on:

  • California Aqueduct Subsidence Program: simple geotechnical problems in an exceedingly complex situation, presented by Jesse Dillon with the California Department of Water Resources
  • California Offshore Wind Panel: Geotechnical and infrastructure needs and the Pier Wind project