March 25, 2015
Contact: Karla Shepard Rubinger, Executive Director, Academy of Women's Health
(914) 740-2128

More “Hot Topics” & new CME/CNE’s at the upcoming 23rd Annual Congress on Women’s Health on April 16-19 in Washington, DC

COL Lori l. Trego, PhD, CNM, ARNP and Mitchell Creinin, MD join an impressive line-up of renowned faculty with two new featured luncheon symposiums. Two exciting Breakfast Symposiums will also be presented.

New Rochelle, NY – The Academy of Women’s Health is pleased to announce that two new sessions have been added to Women’s Health 2015: The 23rd Annual Congress a leading accredited continuing education program for nearly 1,000 physicians and allied health providers.  The only conference focused solely on best practices for better outcomes in women’s health across the lifespan, the Congress will convene on April 16-19 in Washington, DC, offering up to 26.0 CME/CNE credits for attendees.

On Friday, April 17, COL Trego, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, will present Women's Health During Deployment: Engaging the Women's Health Task Force which will have direct implications for community-based clinicians who provide care to women veterans oftentimes without knowing their patients’ military history and the unique health needs they face at home.

COL Trego is a Nurse Scientist and Certified Nurse Midwife in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, contributing over 24 years on Active Duty to advancing women’s health and research in the military.  She has served as the Women’s Health Research Subject Matter Expert for the US Army Women’s Health Task Force since 2011.

On Saturday, April 18, Mitchell Creinin, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Family Planning University of California, Davis Health System, will present Contraception: Where We are Now and Where are We Going. With unintended pregnancy a persistent public health concern, Dr. Creinin will address the most recent contraceptive innovations and the continued need for new methods to reduce the unintended pregnancy rate of 51% in this country alone. Dr. Creinin’s session is supported by a grant from San Francisco-based Medicines360, an innovative nonprofit women’s health pharmaceutical company with a mission to expand access to quality medicines for all women globally.

The Congress also includes two breakfast symposiums addressing therapeutic areas of great value for this targeted audience of clinicians.  On Saturday, April 18, a renowned panel of experts will examine a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease in Novel Approaches to Hypertriglyceridemia: A Clinical Face-Off.  The faculty includes: Lori Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University; Richard L. Nemiroff, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; and Gregory Pokrywka, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Then, on Sunday, April 19, Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, Perelman School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, will discuss Current Approaches to Bladder Control, a problem that occurs twice as often in women as in men regardless of age. This activity is supported by Astellas US LLC.

To view the entire program, visit the Congress website. To register Click here.

The Congress is presented by the Academy of Women's Health, Journal of Women's Health, and VCU Institute for Women's Health in partnership with the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health and HHS Office on Women's Health.

For further information about the Congress visit: www.bioconference.som/WH

Call: (914) 740-2128 or E-mail:

About the Academy of Women's Health
The Academy of Women’s Health is an interdisciplinary, international association of physicians, nurses, and other health 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.


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