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AMWA Updates Position Paper on Emergency Contraception
Pay Gap between Men and Women Physician Researchers
AMWA Mentors Wanted
Present Your Research at NAMS
AMWA Invites Applications
Patients over Politics Bus Tour
Supreme Court ACA Decision?
Restore Title X Funding for FY 2013
Free Webinars on Cervical Cancer
AMWA President Authors The Calm Brain
Women in Medicine
Sex Hormones and the QT Interval
The AIDS Memorial Quilt

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Werbinski, Desper, Waters in Miami  

Photo: Mary Ellen Morrow  

AMWA Board Member Jan Werbinski, MD (left), AMWA Past President Bea Desper, MD, and AMWA Treasurer Laurel Waters, MD toast the success of the 97th Annual Meeting in Miami, April, 14, 2012. 

 

AMWA Updates Position Paper on Emergency Contraception
AMWA affirms its commitment to supporting reproductive choice for women. Read and share the position paper.
Pay Gap between Men and Women Physician Researchers
AMWA President Dr. Gayatri Devi comments in ABCNews.com article, "Male Doctors Make $12,000 More Annually than Female Ones," on the increased number of women physicians. Click here for original reference of the issue.  

AMWA Mentors Wanted

Revitalize your connection to women in medicine by becoming a mentor to a less experienced AMWA member. Learn more and sign up at the member portal.  
 
Harrison with FSU students in Miami
 

Photo: Mary Ellen Morrow  

AMWA Board Member and Mentor Suzanne Harrison, MD (right) with Florida State University medical students at the 97th Annual Meeting in Miami, April 14, 2012.  

 

Present Your Research at NAMS Annual Meeting in Orlando

Don't miss your last chance to submit by July 15, 2012 an abstract and join the video challenge at the 2012 North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Orlando, October 3-6, 2012.  

AMWA Invites Applications from AMWA Members in Good Standing for AAMC Faculty Professional Development

Two complimentary registrations for either the July, 2013 Early Career or the December, 2012 Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar of the Association of American Medical Colleges available to AMWA members.  Submit a cover letter and CV to associatedirector@amwa-doc.org by September 1, 2012.

Patients over Politics Bus Tour

Doctors for America is organizing a historic bus tour from the Republican Convention in Tampa, FL to the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, NC. Sign up for the bus tour and/or virtual march!  

Supreme Court ACA Decision? 

As we wait for the decision in Florida v. Sebelius, the National Health Law Program offers a short primer on what's at stake.  Read all about it here. The Center for American Progress also has a useful list of materials on the benefits of health reform for women.

Urge Your Senators and U.S. Representatives to Restore Title X Funding for FY 2013

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are each taking up the issue of funding for Title X for the FY 2013 budget. Take Action. 

Free Webinars on Cervical Cancer

In partnership with the Indiana Immunization Coalition and supported by the National Office of Women's Health, the Indiana University Center of Excellence in Women's Health has developed free webinars about cervical cancer for both health care providers, including free CMEs, and the community.

AMWA President Authors The Calm Brain

The Calm Brain: Unlocking Your Natural Relaxation System, written by Gayatri Devi, MD, a neurologist in New York, was published this month. Click here for a review

Women in Medicine Provides Professional Annual Retreat for Lesbian Physicians

Women in Medicine (WIM), an organization providing a medical education retreat for lesbian physicians, their partners and children, held its 2012 meeting in Napa, CA in April. Click here for more information 

Sex Hormones and the QT Interval: A Review

A recent review article by Sedlak, et al, was published in the Journal of Women's Health.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt to Return to Washington, D.C.

The NAMES Project Foundation calls for volunteers and sponsors to ensure display and supporting activities will be a loud, persistent clarion call this summer. Click here for a listing of all the venues scheduled to display panels of The Quilt this summer, or to volunteer or donate.

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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