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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.


 



To love medicine again, physicians need to delegate
The Atlantic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As a family physician in Newport News, Va., in 2003 Dr. Peter Anderson realized what's becoming more and more evident: Our current primary care system is inefficient, and overstretched primary care physicians are hard-put to handle patients' needs without cutting corners. Not only were his patients potentially getting sub-quality care, he was on track to become one of the 46 percent of physicians suffering from burnout. Anderson's solution to these challenges wasn't a drastic overhaul of the doctor's visit. Instead, he developed a model, which he called Team Care, that's basically an exercise in effective delegation. More

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AMWA leaders are featured in Breakthroughs with Martin Sheen
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AMWA leaders are featured in the award-winning series, Breakthroughs. Hosted by actor Martin Sheen, the series benefits from strategic partnerships with Public Television and a variety of nationally recognized content providers. These relationships, coupled with our commitment to production excellence, have placed us in a unique position in the educational television industry.
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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.

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.


AMWA petition on violence against women
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AMWA student members Praveena Selvaduray and Carina Lopez of University of California, San Diego's AMWA chapter have drafted a petition on Sexual Violence Against Women in response to the recent attack on the Indian medical student in New Delhi. This statement has inspired an online petition targeting the Indian Prime Minister, and the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate which are currently debating the renewal of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act. More

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VA grants fund telehealth, training to improve care for women veterans
The Denver Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced more than 30 grants worth $2 million to help its healthcare system improve services to women veterans. The fastest-growing subset of veterans, women are still less likely to enroll in VA healthcare than men. Nonetheless, the number of women veterans using the VA increased 83 percent to 292,000 women between 2000 and 2009, according to the 2012 report "Strategies for Serving Our Women Veterans." More

The Dowd Innovation Seed Fund Fellowship
Carnegie Mellon University    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Applications are now being accepting from post-graduate researchers in basic STEM disciplines and information technology through the Carnegie Mellon University Institute of Complex Engineered Systems. Each November four fellowships are awarded to researchers from CMU College of Engineering ICES, based on the merit of their "new idea." More

  Policy & Advocacy


Senate votes to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Senate has agreed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, showing bipartisan support for a measure that would revamp domestic violence programs and extend the law's protections to gays and lesbians and women on tribal reservations. More

Toolkit for USPSTF 2012 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services
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We have created the following materials as resources for USPSTF stakeholders to use online and in newsletters to share the Task Force's 2012 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services and its CME program developed through a partnership with Medscape. Please feel free to edit and use these as you wish. More

Transforming the way we train future physicians
Health Affairs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rapid changes in healthcare require a transformation in the way future physicians are trained. They will need to be able to navigate new and increasingly complicated health information technologies, understand and use advances in personalized medicine, and many will need to know how to lead accountable care organizations. Advancing medical education will ensure our future physicians can flourish in a high-performance, physician-led team-based healthcare system whose business side grows more complex every day. More

Medicaid and CHIP Affordable Care ACT implementation
CMS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted a set of frequently asked questions to the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Medicaid.gov website discussing a range of issues including the Basic Health Program, the new FMAPs and how states qualify, MAGI issues and the coverage of pregnant women and children. More

Doctor gets $7 million in gender bias suit
The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a striking settlement of a high-profile case, a Harvard University doctor who said she endured years of sexist treatment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will collect $7 million — and will have the hospital's pain clinic named in her ­honor. More

Stimulant use exceptionally high among medical students
Medscape Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Medical students are significantly more likely to use prescription stimulant medications to boost academic performance compared with other college students, new research suggests. A survey conducted in third-year medical students at a single school in the United States showed a lifetime use prevalence of about 20 percent, a figure that is "distinctly higher" than the average of 6.9 percent among college students. More

Medicaid and CHIP Affordable Care ACT implementation
CMS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted a set of frequently asked questions to the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Medicaid.gov website discussing a range of issues including the Basic Health Program, the new FMAPs and how states qualify, MAGI issues and the coverage of pregnant women and children. More

Married medical residents struggle to find time
The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Acknowledging the intense schedules of medical residents, some hospitals offer help to keep their young doctors' relationships healthy. Working 80 hours a week in a job that requires physical stamina and unwavering focus can challenge family relationships in ways small and large. Faced with these lifestyle shifts, hospital training programs are slowly changing, too, by including spouses in the recruiting process, providing social and career support to them, and making it easier for residents to take maternity and paternity leave. Restrictions on the number of hours residents work also have helped. More

  News in Women's Health


Report urges deeper look into breast cancer's environmental links
The Center for Public Integrity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new federal advisory panel report makes a forceful case for more research into environmental causes of breast cancer, which was diagnosed in 227,000 women, killed 40,000 and cost more than $17 billion to treat in the United States in 2012. More

Healthcare hard to come by for transgender people outside urban areas
HealthyCal.org    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In seeking medical care, transgender Californians routinely face a number of challenges, particularly in more rural regions, where they often live their lives under the radar. Lacking health insurance because of its expense, many transgender people — like many people in general — get their primary care at emergency rooms or clinics only when they absolutely need it. More


 

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