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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


Where have all the primary care doctors gone?
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The United States is now short approximately 9,000 primary care doctors. These are the general internists, family doctors, geriatricians and general pediatricians, the doctors responsible for diagnosing new illnesses, managing chronic ones, advocating preventive care and protecting wellness. And healthcare leaders predict that that deficit will worsen dramatically in the next 15 years. Specialties like general surgery, neurosurgery and emergency medicine will also become critically understaffed; but primary care will be hardest hit, with a shortfall of more than 65,000 doctors. More

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Join us at AMWA's 98th Anniversary Meeting in New York City next March!
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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 before the end of the year.

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

Doctors and nurses to lawmakers: Stop gun violence
Doctors for America    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
AMWA is supporting a petition to Washington, D.C., in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

As the nation mourns the fallen children and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School, we know we must take a stand against gun violence as a public health crisis that claims far too many lives. The petition AMWA is supporting reads, in part: "We, the undersigned doctors, nurses, medical students, and nursing students urge you to pass gun safety legislation immediately and present the nation with a comprehensive plan to curtail gun-related violence."

Click here for more information or to sign the letter.

  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

Resident fatigue, stress linked to motor vehicle incidents
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Reduced quality of life, burnout, depression, fatigue, and sleepiness among resident physicians were each linked to higher odds of reporting a motor vehicle incident in the next three months, according to a prospective, longitudinal cohort study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. More

Grad student named to Forbes' '30 under 30' in science and healthcare
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Jillian Shapiro, a third-year graduate student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, has been named to the second annual Forbes "30 Under 30" list in "Science and Health." The honorees "reflect the way that the health care landscape is transforming for the better, opening up to revolutionary new ideas and new approaches," according to the editors of Forbes. More

Many primary care doctors want help treating obesity
HealthDay News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Only 44 percent of primary care doctors say they've helped obese patients lose weight, and many believe that nutritionists and dietitians are the most qualified care providers for these patients, researchers have found. More

Contraceptive mandate facing more than 40 lawsuits from religious groups
MedCity News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Supreme Court famously upheld most of the Affordable Care Act. But in a year or two, there may be another riveting Supreme Court drama growing out of the health law, this one driven by the passionate objections of many religious employers to the so-called contraceptive mandate. More

  News in Women's Health

Why annual pelvic exams might be bad
The Atlantic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology is questioning the perceived wisdom of the annual pelvic exam, not just as an important means of screening for ovarian cancer — which, according to the authors, it isn't — but as being necessary at all. More

Scientists find gene linked to ovarian and breast cancer
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mutations in a gene known as PPM1D are associated with a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer — which may represent a new cancer-causing process. The finding came from a new study published in the journal Nature, conducted by a team of experts from The Institute of Cancer Research, London. More


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