Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
News for Women Physicians
AMA-WPC to mark 15th anniversary during caucus, reception
The AMA Women Physicians Congress (AMA-WPC) will celebrate its 15th anniversary during a Nov. 10 caucus and reception in Honolulu in conjunction with this year's Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Guests will have the opportunity to network with colleagues, honor physician mentors and learn how to get more involved with the AMA-WPC.
The AMA-WPC also will host its liaison meeting that day in Honolulu. All AMA-WPC liaisons are invited to attend.
AMA Foundation seeks everyday heroes in medicine
Nominate your colleagues who go beyond the call of duty to improve public health, provide care for people in need and serve as community leaders for this year's Excellence in Medicine Awards. Presented by the AMA Foundation in association with Pfizer Inc., the annual awards acknowledge the everyday heroes who embody the highest values of the medical profession: altruism, public service and dedication to patient care.
Nominate a colleague today. The Excellence in Medicine Awards include:
- The Pride in the Profession Award, which goes to a physician aiding underserved patients in the United States.
- The Dr. Nathan Davis International Award, which goes to a physician aiding an international population.
- The Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award, which goes to a senior physician improving access to care in the United States.
- The Leadership Awards, which go to medical students, residents, fellows and early career physicians who demonstrate outstanding nonclinical leadership skills.
Nominations are due Nov. 16. All awards will be presented at the Excellence in Medicine Awards banquet Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C.
Visit the AMA Foundation Web page to learn more about these awards or to obtain a nomination form.
Confidential assistance with gender discrimination
Oftentimes, when a physician or medical student feels he or she may be experiencing disparate treatment, it is not obvious where to seek help. The first place to consider turning to is the AMA.
As an AMA member, you can discuss your concerns directly with an attorney in the AMA Office of General Counsel. While the AMA Office of General Counsel cannot provide legal advice, the attorney will equip you with suggestions to help you to address your concerns.
Email the Women Physicians Congress to take advantage of this member benefit.
Submit proposal to help Spanish-speaking women recognize heart attack symptoms
Funding is available through the Office of Women's Health for activities and events in support of the 2013 Spanish-language awareness campaign "Haga La Llamada. No Pierdas El Ritmo" ("Make the Call. Don't Miss a Beat.").
The campaign's goal is to encourage Spanish-speaking women over age 50 from across the country to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and to call 911 promptly. Awardees will identify spokespeople and conduct outreach to the media and at public events. Community-based partnerships and collaborations with Hispanic/Latino organizations are strongly encouraged. One $10,000 award will be made per U.S. Department of Health and Human Services region. Proposals are due Nov. 1.
View the website for more information.