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Candidates for the 2012 Board
Women in Surgery Career Symposium
Why Remove a Healthy Breast?
Good News
Anesthetic Options
Business Case for Breastfeeding
Smoking in Pregnancy
Health Literacy
American Diabetes Month
Margaret Bridwell

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AMWA's 97th Annual Meeting


April 13-15, 2012

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Miami, FL 

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Rachel Naomi Remen
Pioneering Rachel Naomi Remen, MD is one of two keynote speakers at AMWA's 2012 meeting 

AMWA's 97th Annual Meeting - Register Now!

Achieving Success as Women in Medicine, April 13-15, 2012, in Miami, Florida. Meet and listen to leading world experts in women's advancement and women's health. Sunny location, stunning hotel property at a room rate of $109 per night. Reasonable conference rates for AMWA and FMWC members!  

AMWA Announces Candidates for the 2012 Board of Directors 
Learn about the candidates. AMWA members will soon receive an electronic or letter ballot. Voting ends December 28, 2011.

Women in Surgery Career Symposium 2012

The 3rd Annual International Women in Surgery (WIS) Career Symposium will be held at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, May 31 to June 2, 2012.

Why Remove a Healthy Breast?  

Many women diagnosed with breast cancer are choosing to have not only the affected breast removed, but also the normal, healthy one - even when they did not carry the gene for developing breast cancer.

The Good News in Breast Cancer Surgery

The trend in breast cancer surgery is toward less invasive surgery with improved reconstructive options.

Anesthetic Options for Breast Cancer Surgery

Use of additional anesthetic options has decreased the incidence of postoperative pain, nausea, and vomiting after surgery.

The Business Case for Breastfeeding 

View a webinar offering strategies for health plans to educate employers on the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace and ways health plans can encourage members to initiate breastfeeding.

Smoking in Pregnancy

A woman is more likely to quit smoking during pregnancy than any other time in her life.  Counseling pregnant patients with pregnancy-specific written self-help material can achieve 70% quit rates, compared to 30% by advice to quit only.  More patient education information.

Health Literacy

How do you know how well a patient understands health information?  Have you considered the ability to understand and use numbers in daily life?  This article with a quick screening tool may be helpful in determining how you explain information to patients.   

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes differs for men and women. Women with diabetes have it worse, on average, than men with diabetes. Learn more here. To get tools and information for November activities, click here.

In Memoriam

AMWA member Margaret Bridwell, a pioneering obstetrician and gynecologist who was head of University of Maryland's health center, passed away on September 18, 2011. 

About AMWA  

The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health.  We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and through building strategic alliances. 

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