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Women's Health 2010:
The 18th Annual Congress

March 26-28, 2010
Washington, DC

Under the leadership of the VCU Institute for Women's Health, Journal of Women's Health, and the National Cancer Institute, in collaboration with the American Medical Women's Association.

We have outgrown our space in Williamsburg, Virginia! We are excited to announce that our 2010 meeting will be held at the spacious Crystal Gateway Marriott, which is minutes from Reagan National Airport and close to central Washington, with easy Metro access. We have secured very favorable hotel rates, inexpensive parking, and free internet access for all attendees.

Our 2010 program will be better than ever. The Congress will be preceded by a half-day pre-meeting symposium on Thursday, March 25 on health policy followed by a visit to The Hill, under the leadership of The American Medical Women’s Association.

Please watch for further developments and early registration opportunities via e-mail and on our website:

For further information, please contact

This activity is jointly sponsored by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and BioConferences International, Inc. and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Nursing contact hours will be provided for this activity.

Women's Health 2009: The 17th Annual Congress
and the Annual Meeting of AMWA
was held on
March 27-29, 2009
The Williamsburg Lodge
Williamsburg, VA

Presented by Journal of Women's Health
and VCU Institute for Women's Health

In collaboration with

Conference Summary

The VCU Institute for Women's Health and the Journal of Women’s Health held its annual multidisciplinary CME conference, the Women’s Health 2009 Congress, in Williamsburg, Virginia on March 27-29.Wendy S. Klein, MD, Senior Deputy Director Emeritus of the VCU Institute for Women's Health and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Women's Health was the Congress Program Chair for the 10 th consecutive year. This year, the Congress also welcomed a new collaboration with the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), and served as the annual AMWA meeting. The response to the program was overwhelming this year, and was sold out six weeks in advance of the event.

The purpose of this dissemination conference was to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based knowledge on a broad range of issues relevant to women’s health across the lifespan, to a target audience that included physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, nurse-midwives, and other allied healthcare providers. Over 2-1/2 days, 27 expert faculty from around the country addressed a host of topics relevant to the clinical care of women. Included were aspects of breast, bone, reproductive, mental, genetics, obesity, dermatology and cardiovascular health. Also on the program this year was a special panel of experts addressing issues surrounding the utility of cardiovascular guidelines, entitled, “Putting Practice Guidelines into Practice.” There were state of the art presentations on such topics as gynecologic robotic surgery, advances in screening for ovarian cancer, in HIV prevention, CAM, and in the health of women in the military, as well as in understanding sex and gender differences across the spectrum of disease.

In addition, research posters were presented, and represented work being done around the world. Almost seven hundred fifty attendees came from 37 states, Australia, Canada, Japan, Lithuania, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia and the UK. There were also AMWA student posters, and concurrent AMWA student activities, in addition to an annual AMWA awards banquet. All in all, the 17 th Congress was a highly successful event, and remains a unique platform for advancing excellence in women’s health care.


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For questions contact:
Nilda Rivera
Manager, Conference Services
BioConferences International Inc
140 Huguenot St
New Rochelle, NY 10801
914-740-2181 Phone
914 740-2105 fax


last updated: June 29, 2009

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