Wednesday, May 2, 2012
News for Women Physicians
AMA-WPC meeting to feature session on negotiation and the gender divide
Discuss the challenges and opportunities facing physicians seeking to demonstrate their value during a presentation June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago during the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) Annual Assembly Meeting.
Sara Laschever, co-author of the book "Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide," will present "Negotiation and the gender divide: The power to get what you really want." The session will follow an education program about physician pay disparities and strategies for eliminating them.
The AMA-WPC meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
CME activity offers tips on diagnosing eating disorders
Estimates from various studies suggest that up to 27 million Americans may suffer from an eating disorder. A new training module from the AMA helps primary care physicians screen and manage these serious mental illnesses.
Eating disorders affect patients' mental and physical health and can have serious, and even life-threatening, consequences. But early intervention can improve patient outcomes and reduce the duration of the disorder. The training module, part of the AMA's Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health series, helps physicians understand how to identify eating disorders and help patients get the treatment they need.
The online module features leading physician specialists explaining some of the key symptoms of eating disorders, common misconceptions, timely interventions and effective care management. It also describes techniques to facilitate open communication, offers screening questions and tools, and suggests ways to counsel patients and families about effective treatments for eating disorders.
Physicians can earn continuing medical education (CME) credit in the form of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for participating in this activity.
AMA-WPC Policy Compendium now available
The AMA-WPC has updated its compendium of AMA policy related to women physicians and women patients. The booklet contains policy excerpts from the AMA's PolicyFinder that are of special interest to the AMA-WPC and does not represent the complete list of AMA policies.