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Dr. JoAnn Manson to Receive Bernadine Healy Award at 21st Annual Congress on Women’s Health, March 22-24, 2013

New Rochelle, NY, January 2, 2013JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH, Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School, will receive the Bernadine Healy Award for Visionary Leadership in Women’s Health at the Awards Gala at Women’s Health 2013: The 21st Annual Congress in Washington, DC. The full program, faculty, accreditation, and registration information are available on the Congress website.

Dr. Manson is also Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She has led several major research studies addressing prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer in women, including the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL trial), the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Center in Boston, the Women’s Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study, the cardiovascular component of the Nurses’ Health Study, and the KEEPS center in Boston. Dr. Manson is a member of the Institute of Medicine and recently served as president of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). She has published more than 700 articles in the medical literature and several books.

Dr. Manson will present a lecture on “New Findings from the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS)” during the Congress.

The Congress is presented by the Academy of Women’s Health, Journal of Women’s Health, and VCU Institute for Women’s Health, in partnership with DHHS Office on Women’s Health, NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, and Society for Women’s Health Research. Collaborating Organizations include the American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Psychiatric Association, American Thyroid Association, The Endocrine Society, International Menopause Society, and National Stroke Association.

Congress attendees will 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.

Congress Chair Susan Kornstein, MD, Executive Director of the VCU Institute for Women's Health, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Women’s Health, and President, Academy of Women’s Health, and Congress Co-Chair Lisa Ellis, MD, Executive Director of Stony Point – VCU and Medical Director, VCU Institute for Women's Health, will bring together outstanding faculty of the highest caliber. An array of informative sessions will focus on the most clinically relevant topics in women’s health including cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, menopause, infectious diseases, reproductive health, bone health, psychiatry, and common clinical conditions.

The many distinguished speakers include Nanette Santoro, MD, Professor and E Stewart Taylor Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine; Michael McClung, MD, Director, Oregon Osteoporosis Center and Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University; Linda Giudice, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of California, San Francisco; Lee Shulman, MD, Anna Ross Lapham Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Cancer Genetics Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Michael Twery, PhD, Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Lung Diseases, NIH; and Antronette Yancey, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.

The Congress will offer up to 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM, 22.5 Nursing Contact Hours, 21.0 AANP contact hours (including up to 10.75 hours of pharmacology credits), and 22.25 AAFP prescribed credits. This activity is jointly sponsored/co-provided by Academy of Women's Health and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

For further information about the Congress and the Program, visit our website, call (914) 740-2100 or 800-524-6266, or e-mail