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Contact: Karla Shepard Rubinger, 914-740-2100, krubinger@liebertpub.com
Mammography Controversy to be Explored at 19th Annual Congress on Women's Health, April 1-3, 2011 in Washington, DC

New Rochelle, NY, January 14, 2011-The 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, Executive Director of the VCU Institute for Women's Health and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of 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 disease, reproductive health, bone health, psychiatry, and common clinical conditions.

Distinguished speakers include Vice Admiral Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, Surgeon General of the United States, who will give a Luncheon Presentation entitled, "Women's Health: Putting Prevention First." Catherine Spong, MD, Branch Chief, Pregnancy and Perinatology, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, will speak about "Cesareans, VBAC, and Lessons Learned." JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH, Professor of Medicine and Women's Health, Harvard Medical School and Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, will present The Vivian Pinn Women's Health Research Keynote Lecture on "Vitamin D and Omega-3s: Separating Fact from Fiction." A Breakfast Symposium on "Health Care Reform: What Does it Mean for Women's Health?" is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.  

The meeting will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA, one mile from Reagan National Airport.

The Congress offers 24 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM, 24 Nursing ContactHours, 27 AANP contact hours (including up to 10.25 hours of pharmacology credits), and 24.50 prescribedAAFP credits, sponsored by The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). 

For further information about the Congress and the Program, visit our website, call (914) 740-2100 or 800-5-BIOCON, or e-mail krubinger@liebertpub.com