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AMWA Annual Meeting
The New York
Palace Hotel
New York
March 15-17, 2013

International Congress of the Medical Women's International Assoc.
Seoul, Korea
July 31-Aug. 3, 2013

Honoring the achievements of AMWA members, past and present ...

The assemblage of this pantheon of women leaders in medicine demonstrates a wide variety of experiences and expertise with one uniting them:
The unwavering commitment to make a difference for women, be they physicians or patients.


For women, things really haven't changed — even in medical school
Forbes (commentary)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Third-year medical student Brooke Sachs writes: "A science degree under my belt and a year into Medicine, I still believed. My male colleagues treated me as an equal. There was no apparent Boys Club in the common room, nor did the male doctors treat the female students as less knowledgeable or hard working than our male peers. We were all equals. A year on, I'm not so sure." More

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A warm welcome to 2013
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Dear AMWA Colleagues,

Happy New Year! We hope your year is off to a great start and you are working hard toward your goals for 2013. We are excited to announce AMWA's 98th Annual Meeting will take place in New York City on March 15-17. Our meeting is a great networking opportunity for women physicians and we want to introduce you to women who can help you accomplish your dreams. We assure you this is an event you don't want to miss! To register, click here (early bird registration ends on Jan. 31).

For those of you in charge or know a great woman physician, here is a wonderful way to sponsor women physicians and medical students!


Gayatri Devi, MD, President

Join us at AMWA's 98th Anniversary Meeting in New York City next March!

Strategic Success for Women in Medicine
March 15-17, 2013
The New York Palace
New York City

This meeting will be the preeminent meeting in the United States for women in medicine. Come and join us for a weekend of education, rejuvenation and reflection at The New York Palace, a stunning five-star hotel in the heart of Manhattan. High-quality CME sessions will keep you abreast of new changes within the field of medicine, with a special focus on gender specific medicine and women's health. You will also gain practical insights regarding medical legal issues, negotiation, career advancement, practice management and career-life balance. There will be abundant opportunities for mentoring and networking. A special dinner cruise along the Hudson River will celebrate AMWA's 98th anniversary in style. Take advantage of the heavily discounted registration fees and save $100 by registering by Jan. 31. Also, book your hotel room now at the discounted rate of $245 per night.

Physician and resident poster competition deadline is Jan. 31!"

Plenary Keynote — Dr. Nancy Andrews, Dean and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Duke University School of Medicine

Special guest speaker — Calvin Trillin, New York Times best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer

For more information, including our list of distinguished faculty, or to register, please visit

AMWA joins National Day of Service effort
Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
AMWA is joining a nationwide push to participate in a National Day of Service.

As part of Inauguration Week, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have called on Americans across the country to participate in the National Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 19. In the spirit of service and citizenship, we're asking you to invite your Members of Congress to give back to the domestic violence and rape crisis programs in their communities and to recognize the value of VAWA-funded programs.

Make career happiness your New Year's resolution
Women MD Resources    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By Dr. Linda Brodsky, Founder, Women MD Resources

It's a new year, which of course means new challenges and new goals for women in medicine. To help meet these challenges, Women MD Resources, a new organization that provides women physicians with productivity tools, programs for advancement, and free content resources, is proud to team up with AMWA, the very first organization to advocate on behalf of women physicians. Throughout the year, we will be in your corner, providing you with the information and advocacy you need to succeed, and to get the equal pay and equal treatment you deserve.

  Scholarships & Funding

Detroit medical student program hopes to inspire future doctors
The Michigan Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Students at Cass Technical High School in Detroit could be on the fast track to medical school, thanks to a recent partnership with the University of Michigan. "Doctors of Tomorrow" is a new program between the Detroit high school and the Medical School funded by the Academic Surgery Development Program as well as the Medical School's Diversity and Career Development Office. More

NISH to recruit officer for scientific workforce diversity efforts
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National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., today announced the recruitment for a new senior scientific position, the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity. The chief officer will lead NIH's effort to diversify the biomedical research workforce, a significant NIH-wide priority and an area of critical importance to biomedical research. Collins recently charged the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director to form a working group to address this challenge, and as part of their recommendations they made in December, the ACD working group strongly supported the creation of a new leadership position to lead this effort. More

Group announces prize for scientific contributions to women's health
Society for Women's Health Research    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Society for Women's Health Research and the Medtronic Foundation have established an annual prize of $75,000 to recognize a woman scientist or engineer for her contributions to women's health. The prize encourages women scientists and engineers to work on issues uniquely related to women's health and rewards women who have devoted a significant part of their careers to this area. More

Grants announced to end violence against abuse of women with disabilities    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recognizing the pressing need to focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking against individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals due to the proliferation of such crimes, Congress authorized the Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Grant Program) in the Violence Against Women and the Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005. Applications due Feb. 26. Click here for more information. More

ORWH-coordinated funding opportunity announcements
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The National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health has announced upcoming grants and other funding opportunities. Due dates begin in January. More

  Policy & Advocacy

The courage to ask: A women's leadership guide to negotiating your salary
Women's Leadership Success    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefIf you're a woman who has held a job you've undoubtedly run into the issue of equal pay for equal work. You also know that it's a concept that rarely exists in today's business world. Across the board, women still earn considerably less than their male counterparts. Join women's leadership coach Sabrina Braham M.A. PCC and negotiating expert Barbara Belknap and get solid "how to" advice with free downloadable audio, video and "negotiating tips" sheet. More

Millions of American newly eligible for coverage in 2014
Department of Health & Human Services (press release)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Because of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans will be newly eligible to receive quality, affordable health care through Medicaid and the new health insurance marketplaces in 2014. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a proposed rule that promotes consistent policies and processes for eligibility notices and appeals in Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Exchanges and give states more flexibility when operating their Medicaid programs. HHS encourages all Americans to review and submit comments on the proposed rule. More

Using mindfulness to soothe physician stress
American Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Meditative exercise is only one element of what some doctors recently underwent in a well-attended continuing education course in Chicago. It's just one sign of the rising interest among physicians, medical schools and hospitals in using mindfulness practices to help alleviate doctors' stress and reconnect them with their patients and their calling in medicine. More

VCU gets grant to fight HIV-tied illness in Malian women
Virginia Commonwealth University    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Virginia Commonwealth University has announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With the $100,000 grant, researchers from the VCU Institute for Women's Health, VCU schools of Medicine, Nursing, and World Studies in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, will work with two community partners in Ségou, Mali, to pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "Reducing Harmful Inflammation and Attenuating Immune System Deterioration in HIV-Infected Malian Women." More

  News in Women's Health

Cancer studies often downplay chemo side effects
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Doctors relying on studies published in top journals for guidance on treating women with breast cancer may not be getting the most accurate information, with the side effects of various treatments downplayed, according to a new study. More

IUD may ease heavy menstrual bleeding
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Women with heavy menstrual bleeding may find some relief using an intrauterine device, or IUD, containing the hormone levonorgestrel, according to new research. British researchers found that the treated IUD was more effective at reducing the effects of heavy menstrual bleeding on quality of life compared to other treatments. Normally used for contraception, the intrauterine system is sold under the brand name Mirena. More

False-negative results found in HPV testing
The Arizona Republic via USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More than 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year. Hundreds more may go undiagnosed because of the widespread use of a screening test that the Food and Drug Administration has not approved for detecting the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes nearly all cervical cancers. More

Test aims to find cancer in a new way
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a surprise finding, researchers discovered that cervical fluid, obtained during a Pap smear, may contain not only cells from cervical cancer, but from ovarian or endometrial cancer, as well. Doctors now are combining the Pap with the latest genomic research in an effort to detect cancer of the ovaries and the endometrium, or uterine lining. More

Binge drinking among women both overlooked and dangerous
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefBinge drinking is something many people want to shrug off. But officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it's a public health problem that deserves more attention. The CDC is putting the spotlight on women's binge drinking, which it says is both dangerous and overlooked. More


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