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Expert Presentation on Complexity of Sleep Disorders at 21st Annual Congress on Women’s Health, March 22-24, 2013

New Rochelle, NY, November 16, 2012Michael Twery, PhD, Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, will speak on “Sleep Disorders and Women: More Than Just Tired” to a group of 1,000 physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare providers at Women’s Health 2013: The 21st Annual Congress which will be held March 22-24, 2013 in Washington, DC. 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. The full program, faculty, accreditation, and registration information are available on the Congress website.

The Congress is actively seeking poster abstract submissions for the “Women's Health & Sex Differences Research” Scientific Poster Session, which is co-sponsored by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH). Topics in basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiologic, disparities, and health services research are welcome, as are abstracts on innovations in education and career development for health researchers. Recognition at the Congress will be given to the posters judged to be the most outstanding in each category of women's health and sex differences research. Further details are available here.

The Congress is presented by Academy of Women’s Health, Journal of Women’s Health, and the 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

The session on sleep disorders is supported by the Society for Women’s Health Research.

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 JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH, Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, Harvard Medical School and Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; 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; 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