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Events Calendar

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.


 



Pioneering female doctor leaves behind an inspiring legacy
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VideoBrief When Rita Levi-Montalcini was born in Italy in 1909, girls were expected to marry and have children, but Levi-Montalcini wanted to be a doctor. Despite her father's opposition, she graduated from medical school, ready to devote her life to science and research. More

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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. 15. Also, book your hotel room now at the discounted rate of $245 per night.

Poster applications are being accepted through Jan. 14.

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 www.amwa-doc.org/news/amwa-s-98th-annual-meeting-in-new-york-city.


The Courage to Ask: A Women's Guide to Negotiating — Women's Leadership Success Radio Podcast
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If 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 medicine today. 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.

Women's Leadership Success Radio Podcast #43


  Scholarships & Funding


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


Time spent on malpractice suits may take toll on doctors
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
American doctors spend nearly 11 percent of their careers with malpractice claims waiting to be resolved, new research indicates. But the analysis of data from a large national malpractice insurance agency also revealed that some specialists spend nearly one-third of their careers with open malpractice claims. More

Supreme Court allows federal stem cell research to continue
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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a long-standing appeal from scientists who tried to block funding of stem cell research on human embryos. The brief order from the justices is a victory for supporters of federally funded testing to combat a range of diseases and illnesses. Federal courts had previously lifted an injunction on continued funding, and this latest high court action probably means the lawsuits will be ultimately dismissed. More

Study: Medicare spends $1 billion on mammograms
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Screening women for breast cancer costs the U.S. Medicare program $1 billion every year — about as much as it spends on treatment, according to a new study. "It's known that we're spending over $1 billion on treating cancer, but we were surprised to find that we're also spending over $1 billion for screening," said Dr. Cary Gross, the study's lead author from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. More

  News in Women's Health


Doctors see rise in HPV-related cancers
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A new report documents a disturbing rise in the number of cases of cancer related to HPV, a family of sexually transmitted viruses linked to tumors of the cervix, head and neck and several organs. The spike in HPV-related cancers defies the generally positive trends in cancer, whose incidence and mortality rates continue to fall slightly each year, according to the report, published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. More

CDC: Binge drinking a women's health issue
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Binge drinking is a major public health concern among American women with nearly 14 million overindulging in alcohol, government researchers said. About 12.5 percent of adult women in the U.S. reported binge drinking in 2011, downing four drinks or more in one sitting, Robert Brewer, MD, of the CDC, and colleagues reported online in a Vital Signs report in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. More

Texas: New women's health program can meet demand
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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has signed up more than enough doctors to treat the poor women who depended on Planned Parenthood for family planning services and check-ups, the commissioner recently said. More

Pap tests for cervical cancer are often wasted
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When it comes to testing women for cervical cancer, the nation sure could be doing a better job. Too many women who don't need them are getting regular Pap tests. Other women who could benefit from the tests aren't getting them, often those are women without health insurance. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that about 60 percent of women who've had total hysterectomies are still being tested for cervical cancer, despite not having cervixes anymore. More

Obesity survey suggests many Americans don't know fat can cause cancer, infertility
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Despite all the obesity studies and news reports on how unhealthy eating and inactivity are recipes for chronic disease or worse, a new survey finds Americans aren't getting the entire message. The survey found that many Americans know about heart disease and diabetes as major health risks from obesity, but few realize other conditions including cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea and infertility are tied to having excess weight. More


 

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