Women Physicians Section (WPS)
2013 AMA-WPS Interim Meeting
The inaugural business meeting of the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS), held on November 16 in National Harbor, was very productive. During the session, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, AMA President, provided an update on the adoption of the World Medical Association policy on the HPV vaccine. The AMA-WPS was a part of the working group that contributed to the development of this policy. In addition to updating the AMA-WPS on this important policy work, she congratulated the AMA-WPS on their new section. Other current and past AMA leaders, including the first woman to serve as AMA President, Nancy Dickey, MD, shared memories of the Women Physicians Congress and provided insights on the future of the WPS. The AMA-WPS also honored physician mentors through its annual physician recognition program.
The business meeting concluded with a review of the AMA-HOD Handbook and AMA-WPS items of business. Resolution 1, Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy Consents, co-sponsored by the AMA-WPS and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and CCB Report 2, AMA Women Physicians Section - Additional Bylaws, were both adopted by the AMA House of Delegates.
Finally, the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) hosted an education session, "Women Utilizing Their Political Capital to Improve Health," presented by Nan Hayworth, MD, former US Congresswoman from New York.
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