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Mammography controversy to be explored at 19th Annual Congress on Women's Health
Date:1/14/2011

New Rochelle, NY, January 14, 2011The ongoing controversy about the appropriate age, frequency, and patient benefit of mammography will be explored at the upcoming 19th Annual Congress on Women's Health, April 1-3, 2011 in Washington DC. A provocative "Point-Counterpoint: The Mammography Controversy" will explore the relevant issues, featuring Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, Visiting Professor of Radiology, Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, Professor of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. The full program, faculty, accreditation, and registration information are available at the Congress website.

The Congress will gather a prestigious group of physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare providers to learn practical, clinical information and cutting-edge therapeutic protocols, advances in diagnosis and management, and innovative translational research advances that impact women's health care

Women's Health 2011: The 19th Annual Congress is sponsored by the VCU Institute for Women's Health and Journal of Women's Health, in collaboration with National Cancer Institute, NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, and the American Medical Association. The Congress also hosts the annual meeting of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), an organization devoted to the advancement of women in medicine and the improvement of women's health. The Institute for Professional Education is a co-sponsor of the Congress. Other Collaborating Organizations include American College of Physicians-Virginia Chapter, Arthritis Foundation, National Stroke Association, The Obesity Society, and Society for Women's Health Research.

Congress Chair Wendy S. Klein, MD, Senior Deputy Director Emeritus of the VCU Institute for Women's Health, a National Center of Excellence, Richmond, VA, and Deputy Editor of Journal of Women's Health and Co-Chair Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Exe
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