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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.


Doctors urged to screen women for domestic abuse
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Women of childbearing age should undergo screening for domestic violence and other forms of abuse while visiting their doctor or clinic, according to a recommendation published online by an influential panel of medical experts that advises the federal government. That recommendation, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, marks a significant change from 2004 when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found insufficient evidence to support screenings for so-called intimate partner violence, or IPV. More

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AMWA partners with the Perry Initiative
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Left to right: Perry Initiative President
Lisa Lattanza, MD, AMWA Executive Director
Eliza Chin, MD, Jacqueline Perry, MD,
Perry Initiative Executive Director
Jenni Buckley, PhD
AMWA has partnered with the Perry Initiative to help encourage more young women to pursue careers in orthopedic surgery, a specialty with historically low numbers of women. The Perry Initiative is named in honor of Dr. Jacquelin Perry, who was one of the first ten women orthopaedic surgeons in the country and has been a mentor to countless men and women in the field throughout her career. Perry Outreach Programs have allowed young women in high school, college, and medical school perform mock orthopaedic surgeries and conduct biomechanical engineering experiments, while also hearing from prominent women engineers and surgeons in the field. For more information please visit

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

Dean Nancy Andrews to speak on work-life balance at AMWA 98th annual meeting
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AMWA's 98th Annual meeting is our largest networking event of the year and it will take place March 15-17, 2013 at the New York Palace Hotel. If you aren't registered yet, register now and bring a friend! This year we are honored to hear Dean Nancy Andrews speak about work life balance as a woman in medicine. Dr. Nancy Andrews has been Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine since October 2007. She is also a professor of pediatrics and pharmacology & cancer biology. More

Dr. Amy Paller to speak on inflammatory skin disorders at 98th annual meeting
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We are honored to hear Dr. Amy Paller speak on inflammatory skin disorders at AMWA's 98th Annual Meeting on March 15-17, in New York City. Amy Paller, MS, MD is the Walter J. Hamlin Chair and Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Skin Disease Research Center at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

South Florida AMWA's 1st annual Women's Wellness health fair
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On Saturday, Dec. 15, South Florida AMWA held its first annual Women's Wellness health fair. Headed by Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla and South Florida AMWA's executive board, it was started with the main purpose of disseminating valuable health information to community patients but rapidly grew into an event studded with extensive networking, mentoring opportunities and professional partnerships. With strategic planning and recruitment the event was supported by several hospitals, physicians, local businesses, law enforcement officials, medical students, residents, students, community leaders and patient attendees. More

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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

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

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

When is it time to live for yourself?
Medscape (free registration)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the tug-of-war for your time, do you ever feel like you've lost sight of what's truly important to you? You're not alone. Physicians have a tendency to put the needs of other people, including patients and their families, before their own, and the demands of their professional activities can become all-consuming. The result? The simple pleasures that doctors need to nurture their own happiness can get pushed aside. More

Fatigue, stress still prevalent among surgical interns a year after ACGME regulations
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Even with new duty hour regulations that aim to curb fatigue, surgical interns are still struggling with burnout, stress and lack of sleep, researchers from the Mayo Clinic found in a study published in JAMA Surgery. More

President urges action to tackle gun violence
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President Barack Obama is urging Americans to press Congress to support his proposals to tackle gun violence. As he begins his second term, the president says in his weekly radio and Internet address that Americans should ask lawmakers why a good rating from the gun lobby is more important than keeping children safe. He's referring to the powerful National Rifle Association, which opposes his new gun proposals. More

Reproductive rights 40 years after Roe
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, giving women the constitutional right to make decisions about their reproductive health. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, please join the American Constitution Society, the National Women's Law Center and Planned Parenthood Federation of America for a panel discussion on the progress that has been made in the 40 years since Roe and the challenges that remain. More

Deadlines doctors cannot miss in 2013
Medscape (free registration, slideshow)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This year brings a raft of decisions and deadlines for doctors, most of them emanating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. They affect almost every area of medical practice, from electronic health records to e-prescribing; from how you purchase to how you code; and from whether to accept Medicaid patients to whether to offer employee health insurance. Here's a look at the opportunities and penalties that lie ahead. More

  News in Women's Health

Men more likely to commit research misconduct than female counterparts
Science Codex    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's not hard to see that men are more likely to engage in risky behaviors than women, or that crime rates are many times higher among men, but this tendency to break the rules also extends to male scientists, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. An analysis of data from the Office of Research Integrity reveals that men commit research misconduct more often than their female peers, a gender disparity that is most pronounced among senior scientists. More

Rise in pill-induced abortions stirs questions on both sides
The Buffalo News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that American women have a right to terminate their pregnancies, abortion is going underground again. After decades of confrontational politics and the adoption of state laws narrowing the right the Supreme Court granted women on Jan. 22, 1973, women are increasingly taking abortion into their own hands through the use of legally prescribed drugs — or whatever drugs they can buy on the Internet. More

FDA: Buy breast pumps with caution
HealthDay News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Women who are breast-feeding should take precautions when deciding what type of breast pump to use, particularly if they are considering buying or renting a used or second-hand pump, according to a new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. More


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