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The Year of Mentorship

21 Nov 2014

by Betsy Tuttle-Newhall, MD, FACSAs we start a new year of eConnections, and continuation of the mission of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Foundation, the members of the Foundation Board want...

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2014 AWS Conference

21 Nov 2014

The annual Association of Women Surgeons Fall Conference was held at the stately Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, California on Sunday, October 26. The 2014 theme was “Transitions: Thriving Amid...

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The Art and Science of Touch

28 Oct 2014

Recently one of our own Women Surgeons, Dr. Carla Pugh, was an invited speaker at the popular TEDMED 2014 event. In the session “Play is not a waste of time,” Dr. Pugh discussed Haptic Learning ...

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Networking = Connectivity

16 Oct 2014

by: Sharon Stein, MD, FACS To me, networking is all about connectivity. It is about finding people with whom I have something in common and forming bonds. Sometimes it gives me opportunities, som...

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Quality and Safety

25 Sep 2014

by: Christine Laronga, MD, FACS As surgeons we have been doing Outcomes research (Quality and Safety) since the beginning of time.  In today’s forum, the most common example is Mortality & M...

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Self Care and Meditation

21 Aug 2014

by: Betsy Tuttle-Newhall, MD, FACS When one mentions the word “meditation”, images of saffron robed monks and lotus flowers come to mind for many; however, meditation is simply the act of quietin...

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In Memoriam: Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS

21 Aug 2014

AWS lost a long time friend and supporter this month. Dr. Russell is remembered fondly by those Council members who had the privilege to interact with him during his visits to the annual Spring Counci...

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Book Review: Success Under Stress

12 Aug 2014

The AWS Clinical Practice Committee reviews Success Under Stress: Powerful tools for staying calm, confident, and productive when the pressure’s on by Sharon Melnick, Ph.D. “The best time to...