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Renowned Experts Noel Bairey Merz and Larry Norton To Present At 18th Annual Congress on Women's Health

New Rochelle, NY, February 4, 2010—A prestigious group of more than 800 physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare providers will gather in Washington, DC on March 26-28, 2010 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. The full program, faculty, accreditation, and registration information are available at the bioconferences website.

Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Director & Endowed Chair, Women's Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles will give the Leaders in Women’s Health Research Keynote presentation on “Women and Heart Disease: Advances in Diagnosis & Management.”

Larry Norton, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will make a luncheon presentation on “New Concepts in Breast Cancer Biology and Treatment.”

Women’s Health 2010: The 18th Annual Congress is sponsored by the VCU Institute for Women’s Health and Journal of Women’s Health, in collaboration with National Cancer Institute and the American Medical Association. This year’s Congress also marks the 95th Anniversary 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 Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, American College of Physicians-Virginia Chapter, American Thyroid Association, Arthritis Foundation, DHHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Women's Health Resource Center, The North American Menopause Society, The Obesity 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, and Eliza Lo Chin, MD, MPH, 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.
The meeting will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA, one mile from Reagan National Airport.

The Congress offers 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™, 26.5 Nursing Contact Hours, 26 AANP contact hour(s) (including up to 15 hours of pharmacology credits), and 24.0 prescribed AAFP credits, sponsored by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).