American Medical Women's Association
The American Medical Women's Association is the only national organization
of women physicians and medical students. Founded in 1915, the group is hosting
it's 85th annual meeting this week in Colorado. Dr. Omega Silva of Washington
DC will be sworn in tomorrow as its next president. We asked Dr. Silva, an
endocrinologist, what issues she will champion in the coming year.
"The American Medical Women's Association believes
that the lack of universal health care for all Americans is the most pressing
issue for our country today".
When asked about her organizations goals for
the coming year, Dr. Silva added:
"The American Medical Women's Associations goals for
the year, at least some of them, are cardiovascular disease education for women
and to let them know that cholesterol must be controlled. And the other one
would be tobacco, because girls are smoking to a much greater extent than little
boys and smoking at a much earlier age."
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Created: 11/3/2000  - Donnica Moore, M.D.