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Opinion Leaders in Women’s Health To Take the Podium at the 17th Annual Congress on Women’s Health

New Rochelle, NY, February 2, 2009Physicians, nurses, allied healthcare providers, and policymakers will gather in Williamsburg, VA on March 27-29, 2009 at the Williamsburg Lodge to learn practical, clinical information on cutting-edge therapeutic protocols, advances in diagnosis and management, and innovative translational research advances that impact patient care from leading experts in women's health. The full program, faculty, accreditation, and registration information is available at

Key presentations include JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School, on "New Findings in the Science of Hormones;" Roberta Ness, MD, MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center, on "Pregnancy & Pre-Eclampsia: Barometers for Later Life Health;" JoAnn Pinkerton, MD, University of Virginia Health System, on "Menopause Management in 2009;" Michael McClung, MD, Oregon Health Sciences University, on "Controversies in the Management of Osteoporosis & Osteopenia;" Debra R. Judelson, MD, on "Coronary Disease in Women: Advances in Diagnosis;" and Andrew Berchuck, MD, Duke University Medical Center, with an "Ovarian Cancer Update."

Women's Health 2009: The 17th Annual Congress is sponsored by the VCU Institute for Women's Health and Journal of Women's Health (, and is the annual meeting of the American Medical Women's Association (, an organization devoted to the advancement of women in medicine and the improvement of women's health. Other Collaborating Organizations include American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, American College of Physicians-Virginia Chapter, American Heart Association's Go Red for Women, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Thyroid Association, Arthritis Foundation, National Stroke Association, National Women's Health Resource Center, The North American Menopause Society, and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

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, Co-Chair Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Executive Director of the VCU Institute for Women's Health and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Women's Health, and AMWA Co-Chairs Laurel A. Waters, MD, FCAP, FASCP and Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH, have put together an outstanding conference of the highest caliber

Congress supporters include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Wyeth, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., Amgen, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The Congress offers 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, 19.00 AAFP credits, and 23.5 ANCC credits, and is sponsored by The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). The program is approved for up to 23.75 contact hour(s) of continuing education which includes up to 12.08 hours of pharmacology by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).


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