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Contact: Karla Shepard Rubinger, 914-740-2100,
WOMEN’S HEALTH 2016: THE 24th ANNUAL CONGRESS April 14-17 Washington, DC

New Rochelle, NY ― Nearly 1,000 internists, family practitioners, obstetrician-gynecologists, other specialists, and allied health professionals, will convene in Washington, DC for a leading interdisciplinary conference covering a broad range of key topics in women’s health across the lifespan – offering up to 23.75 CME/CNE credits.

With more than 20 plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, scientific poster presentations, and special events, the Congress on Women’s Health is the only conference focused exclusively on best practices for better outcomes in women’s health. It features nationally known experts sharing the most recent research and its immediate application to patient care, and the most current information in diagnosis and therapeutics.

The many distinguished topics and speakers include;
      • Diabetes in the Reproductive Years - Kristin Gill Hairston, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Director, Joslin Diabetes Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine;
      • Depression & Pregnancy: Before, During, After - Lee Cohen, MD, Carpenter Professor of Psychiatry,Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Women’s Mental Health, Massachusetts General Hospital;
      • Evidence-Based Breast Cancer Screening - Karla Kerlikowske, MD, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine; and
      • Lipids: Why to Treat, When to Treat - Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, Women’s Guild Endowed Chair in Women’s Health; Director, Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center & Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine.

This year’s Congress is not to be missed. The scientific program is outstanding, and there will be terrific opportunities for networking with colleagues from across the U.S. and beyond,” notes Susan Kornstein MD, Congress Chair.

Dr. Kornstein is Executive Director of the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Women’s Health, and President of the Academy of Women’s Health.

The Congress on Women’s Health is jointly provided by the Academy of Women’s Health and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. It is presented in partnership with the Journal of Women’s Health, the Academy’s official peer-reviewed journal, and VCU Institute for Women’s Health and in collaboration with NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health and HHS Office on Women’s Health. 

The generous support received from public agencies, foundations, nonprofits, and corporations has helped to sustain the mission of the Congress for a quarter of a century and ensure that it meets the needs of healthcare providers across disciplines, specialties, and practice settings.

For more information about the Congress on Women’s Health and the Academy of Women’s Health, visit our website.

About the Academy of Women's Health
The Academy of Women’s Health is an interdisciplinary, international association of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who work across the broad field of women’s health, providing up-to-date advances and options in clinical care that will enable the best outcomes for women patients. The Academy’s focus includes the dissemination of translational research and evidence-based practices for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for women across the lifespan.

About the Journal
Journal of Women’s Health, published monthly, is a core multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the diseases and conditions that hold greater risk for or are more prevalent among women, as well as diseases that present differently in women. Led by Editor-in-Chief Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Executive Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health, Richmond, VA, and President of the Academy of Women’s Health, the Journal covers the latest advances and clinical applications of new diagnostic procedures and therapeutic protocols for the prevention and management of women’s healthcare issues. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Journal of Women’s Health website. Journal of Women’s Health is the official journal of the Academy of Women’s Health and the Society for Women’s Health Research.