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Election Results
Join Us! Early Bird Ends Jan. 21
AMWA Tasteful Self-Promotion Teleseminar
Student Opportunities for Cancer Research
Rx Outreach
Advancing Women's Health Initiative - Spring Meeting
Make Cervical Cancer a Dinosaur
Vivian Pinn, MD -- A Pioneer Honored
In Memoriam

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By joining AMWA, you demonstrate your commitment to advancing women in medicine and improving women's health, and earn a place of distinction among the most respected practitioners in their fields.


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AMWA's 97th Annual Meeting


April 13-15, 2012

Sofitel Miami 

Miami, FL 

Advancing Women's Health

Follow the Sex and Gender Specific Women's Health Curriculum--an AMWA & ACWHP Collaboration.   


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Support AMWA's various programs by donating to a dedicated fund: American Women's Hospitals Service (AWHS), The Legacy Fund, or Student Affairs.



AMWA Thanks its Corporate Sponsors for their continued support!




Bonnie Hamilton, MD


Bonnie Hamilton, MD becomes AMWA's President Elect at the Annual Meeting in April in Miami.


Election Results of Officers and Directors-at-large

AMWA thanks the many members who were interested in leadership positions and those who participated in the election process. Click here for the election results.

Join Us! Early Bird Deadline Extended to January 21
The educational program of AMWA's 97th Annual Meeting is creating a buzz. AMWA invites you to Miami, April 13-15, 2012 for a rare opportunity to network with outstanding women physicians in diverse specialties, all committed to advancing women in medicine. Register here.
AMWA Networking Alliance Teleseminar - Tasteful Self-Promotion  
AMWA's Networking Alliance presents another segment in its professional development series.  The teleseminar, Tasteful Self-Promotion, will provide useful information for women at all stages of their careers. Dr. Francine Gaillour is a healthcare technology leader, executive coach and consultant, and author of "Physician, Reinvent Thyself: A Transition Guide for Physicians Call  ed to Leadership and Non-Clinical Careers. The teleseminar (Feb. 8, 8pm ET) is free and open to all.  Please register here

Student Opportunities for Cancer Research

Do you know of high school or college students who have an interest in cancer research? The IU Simon Cancer Center's 2012 Summer Research Program pairs students with a mentor physician or researcher for nine weeks (May 31 to July 27). Additional information and an online application are available here.  Applications are due Feb. 17, 2012. 
Rx Outreach Offers Prescription Medication Help to the Uninsured and Underinsured

Rx Outreach, an independent non-profit mail order pharmacy, helps over 65,000 people get easy access to medicines they otherwise couldn't afford. The only requirement is self-attestation of household income being below 300% of the federal poverty level. Click here for more information, and "like" them on their Facebook page!

Advancing Women's Health Initiative - Spring 2012 Meeting

An expert group will soon meet with the National Board of Medical Examiners in Philadelphia. They will complete the review and recommendation process of the sex and gender differences in medical exams to make sure they are adequately and appropriately covered. Learn more.

Help Make Cervical Cancer a Dinosaur

Join the Foundation for Women's Cancer's efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by asking all women to take just three steps: 1. Vaccinate early; 2. Pap test regularly; 3. Get an HPV test when recommended. Take the pledge here.

AMWA Congratulates Vivian Pinn MD on Her Retirement as Founding Director of NIH Office of Research on Women 

An AMWA member and 1995 recipient of AMWA's Elizabeth Blackwell Medal, Dr. Pinn recently retired from her post at NIH. During her 20 years of service, Dr. Pinn was pivotal in promoting gender-specific research and the inclusion of women and minorities in clinical trials.  She will be awarded the inaugural Bernadine Healy Award, to be presented at the 20th Annual Congress on Women's Health, March 16-18, 2012 in Washing, DC.

In Memoriam

AMWA member Gwendolyn Campbell Trudeau, MD, Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Chair of the Medical Staff at Columbus, Ohio's St. Ann's Hospital, passed away on December 29, 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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