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AMWA: Voice of Women in Medicine
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AMWA Interim Meeting Celebrates Women in Medicine Month
The 2014 AMWA Interim Meeting held last weekend in Fort Lauderdale was a resounding success. Nearly 100 members came from all over the country and enjoyed a weekend of collaboration to further AMWA’s mission and vision.
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AMWA President, Dr. Haffizulla featured in the American College of Physicians
"My Kind of Medicine" series to young physicians and students.
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AMWA NEWS

AMWA Positions available — Applications are being accepted for:
1. Board of Directors Position (now through the 2016 Annual Meeting)
   Deadline to apply: Oct. 12, 2014
2. Assistant Treasurer Position (now through the 2016 Annual Meeting)
   Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2014
3. Editorial Review Board - Journal of the American Medical Women's Association
   AMWA would like to explore options for reviving its journal, the Journal of the
   American Medical Women's Association (JAMWA) and is calling together an
   editorial board to help move forward with this effort.
   Deadline to apply: Oct. 31, 2014

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AMWA member Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, featured on blog discussing: Women, Medicine and Family.
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TEDMED 2014 — directed by AMWA member, Dr. Nassim Assefi
The most ethnically diverse speaker line-up in TEDMED history, with more women than men for the first time in TED history.
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How do Ob-Gyns decide which medications are OK for pregnancy?
Interview with AMWA Board Member, Dr. Chemen Tate
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AMWA Pre-Meds — Free online course and video assessment
"What Are My Chances? For Medical School Admissions" valued at $47.
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Top school to promote human sex trafficking education through PATH
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
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Diversity and Inclusion Section's Cultural Cookbook to Commemorate Centennial Meeting: Submissions by Thursday Oct. 30
We need your help in reaching our goal of 100 recipes! We will accept recipes and other cultural-related, nutritional information. Click here for more information.
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AMWA Centennial Meeting — April 23-26, 2015
Celebrate 100 years in Chicago, Illinois, with AMWA!
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    2014 winners of the Inspirational Physician Award
AMWA's Linda Brodsky Memorial Journal
Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla publishes 2nd book


NEWS FROM THE SEX AND GENDER WOMEN'S HEALTH COLLABORATIVE (SGWHC)

Highlights from the latest newsletter include:
1) GenderedReactions – new website for sharing gender differences in side effects of FDA approved therapies, 2) New articles on gender based medicine, and 3) $10.1 million NIH funding for including more gender specific outcomes in research.
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PHYSICIAN & WOMEN'S HEALTH NEWS

New Journal — Physician Family
For families of physicians.
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New supplemental awards apply sex and gender lens to NIH-funded research
NIH
The NIH has invested $10.1 million in supplemental funding to bolster the research of 82 grantees to explore the effects of sex in preclinical and clinical studies.
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The surge in US healthcare jobs: Looking ahead to 2022
By Dorothy L. Tengler
So far in 2014, the United States has added nearly 1.6 million jobs. And through 2022, employment is expected to grow by more than 15 million jobs, or by 11 percent.
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Half of gay, bisexual men with HIV go untreated
USA Today
Anti-HIV drugs work to extend lives and slow the spread of the AIDS virus, but fewer than half of infected gay and bisexual men in the U.S. took those medications in recent years.
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How engaging patients can improve care and health outcomes
Health Affairs
Patients and caregivers are gaining momentum as powerful new resources in efforts to improve the healthcare system.
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Doctors: Skeptical about health law, optimistic about future of medicine
The Wall Street Journal
Doctors are overextended, skeptical of changes wrought by the federal health law, but more optimistic about the future of medicine than they were two years ago.
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OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST

Vision2020 — a presentation of Grace After Fire

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Healing Healthcare Disparities Through Education Harvard Medical School — Oct. 17-18
Click here for conference information.
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9th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) Oct. 22-25, Sheraton Boston
Contact associatedirector@amwa-doc.org for special AMWA member discount.
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National Physicians Alliance Annual Conference and Healthcare Summit
"Price, Profit, & Reward: Winners and Losers in Healthcare Transformation"
Oct. 24 & 25, 2014 Yonkers, New York

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New Trends in Women's Health: What Every Provider Needs to Know
Friday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MMS Headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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