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On Monday Sept. 29, Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla, AMWA President, was invited to attend a special gala event that celebrated the 38th anniversary of the acquisition of republic status for her native country, Trinidad & Tobago. Dr. Haffizulla met with Consul General Dr. Anil Ramnanan and she was privileged to meet with the honorable Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
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AMWA Centennial Meeting Registration now open! — April 23-26, 2015
Register now for the meeting of the century featuring an outstanding speaker roster including keynote speakers, Dr. Mae Jemision, First African American Woman in Space, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC News. Pre-meeting activities include a visit to the home of AMWA’s founder, Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen and a Career Development Pre-Course.
Celebrate October — Breast Cancer & Domestic Violence Awareness
Visit the AMWA website Resources Page for reference materials on breast cancer screening for both patients and providers. You can, also, read AMWA’s position papers on these topics and participate in community activities to raise awareness about both of these issues.
In Memoriam — Roselyn Payne Epps, MD
Dr. Roselyn Payne Epps, M.D., was the first African American President of AMWA and one who dedicated her life and work to the organization. She will be greatly missed.
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
AMWA Pre-Meds — Free online course and video assessment
"What Are My Chances? For Medical School Admissions" valued at $47.
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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.
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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PHYSICIAN & WOMEN'S HEALTH NEWS
A new website exploring the history of women in medicine
Drexel University, College of Medicine Legacy Center
Lesbian Health Fund Call for Submissions
The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF): Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, is accepting proposals for research on lesbian health. Applications are due Oct. 15, 2014.
New guidelines state no testosterone therapy for healthy women
Healthy women should not be diagnosed with testosterone deficiency and should not be prescribed testosterone therapy, a new guideline from the Endocrine Society states.
Lessons healthcare workers can learn from Ebola crisis in Dallas
By Joan Spitrey
The CDC and other key government officials have converged on the Dallas metropolitan area as contacts are identified and educated on signs and symptoms of the disease.
Study confirms that doctors prescribe more painkillers to women
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Regardless of the pain type, age and social class, women are more likely to be prescribed analgaesia than men.
Mental Illness Awareness Week puts spotlight on treatment
By Jessica Taylor
The first full week of October was established by Congress in 1990 as MIAW in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness' efforts to raise mental illness awareness.
OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
Vision2020 — a presentation of Grace After Fire
Healing Healthcare Disparities Through Education Harvard Medical School — Oct. 17-18
Click here for conference information.
9th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) Oct. 22-25, Sheraton Boston
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special AMWA member discount.
National Physicians Alliance Annual Conference and Healthcare Summit
"Price, Profit, & Reward: Winners and Losers in Healthcare Transformation"
Oct. 24 & 25, 2014 Yonkers, New York
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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