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Women in Combat - New Challenges for Medicine and Society sponsored by the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC)
January 31, 2010
To begin the CME activity, please read the information below and continue on to view the program video.

This educational program is presented by the American Medical Association (AMA) Women Physicians Congress (WPC).

An Internet-Based CME Activity
Release Date: January 2010
Expiration Date: January 2011

Program description
This session, offered at the 2008 AMA Interim Meeting,  helped to educate and better familiarize physicians, medical students and other health care providers to how women in the military respond to issues of sex discrimination and various work/life adjustments. Today, women make up 15 percent of active-duty forces, and in the Marine Corps, this number has grown to 20 percent. Many in healthcare are unaware of the unique issues these women face during their service and once they have returned to their homes. The goal of this program was to educate and prepare doctors about the effects of war on women as well as the federal healthcare provisions currently in place to help them in their efforts.
Intended audience
This continuing medical education program is intended for primary care physicians, residents, and medical students.

Learning objectives

• Identify military issues affecting general medical treatment, policies and procedures.
• Discuss treatment advances and consequences in treating injured military personnel.
• Define the role of women physicians in influencing medical policy in the military.
• Identify ways to better prepare women physicians for careers in the military.
• Discuss the unique health needs of women veterans.

Accreditation statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement
The American Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for CME credit
It is estimated that it will require 1 hour to review the material in this continuing medical education program and complete the self-assessment, including a patient case study. After reviewing this program, please download the evaluation and credit claim forms (located on the same page as the program video) and return them via email to wpc@ama-assn.org or direct mail to AMA, Attn. Cynthia Norwood, 515 N. State St., Chicago, IL  60654).
Participating faculty
• Major General Gale S. Pollock, Retired Deputy Surgeon General for Force Management
  of the US Army
• Linda Lawrence, MD, FACEP, Colonel, US Air Force
• Patricia Hayes, PhD, Chief Consultant, Women Veterans Health,
   US Government Planning committee
• Jolie C. Holschen, MD, WPC Governing Counncil Representative
• Jennifer Wiler, MD, MBA, WPC Governing Counncil Representative
• Carol Berkowitz, MD, WPC Governing Counncil Representative
• Nancy Church, MD WPC Governing Counncil Representative
• Kristin Ondecko Ligda, MD WPC Governing Counncil Representative
• Erin Tracy, MD, MPH,  WPC Governing Counncil Representative
• Meltem Zeytinolgu, WPC Governing Counncil Representative

Content reviewers
• Phyllis Kopriva - American Medical Association
• Michael Kutnick - American Medical Association
• Roger Brown - American Medical Association

Disclosure policy
In order to assure the highest quality of certified CME programming, and to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the AMA requires that all faculty, planning committee and AMA CME Program Committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented.  The following disclosures are provided:

Faculty: Nothing to disclose
CME planning committee:  Nothing to disclose
CME content reviewers: Nothing to disclose
AMA CME Program Committee:  Nothing to disclose

Hardware and software requirements
For this CME program your computer should be Windows 98, Windows NT or Windows 2000 compatible. Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape 4.7 (or higher) is also required. If you are using a modem to connect to the Internet, you will need a modem speed of at least 56K.

Contact us
Please direct questions about this CME Program to Cynthia.norwood@ama-assn.org
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