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NPWH news & updates | June 2019

Author(s): By Gay Johnson, CEO

Message from the CEO

One of my favorite tasks as CEO of NPWH is to present two special awards during our annual conference. The first is the Fran Way Legacy Award, which we established in 2018. This award recognizes a women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) who has demonstrated a commitment to women’s health through practice, education, and advocacy. Last year, we honored Fran herself; you can read about Fran’s contribution to our profession here.
The second award is our longstanding Inspiration in Women’s Health Award, which recognizes outstanding WHNPs who animate and uplift us, who exemplify the WHNP role as innovative educators and researchers, and who have made contributions to policy work in women’s health and/or contributions to clinical practice in women’s health.
Both of these distinguished awards give us the opportunity to acknowledge extraordinary WHNPs. It will be my honor to present these awards to deserving WHNPs at this year’s 22nd Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, which will take place in Savannah, Georgia, on October 16-19.

On that note, this edition of Women’s Healthcare is accompanied by our Annual Conference Program Guide. Once again, our planning committee members have outdone themselves in creating content that is current, relevant, and evidence based, and that will enable conference attendees to provide up-to-date, high-quality healthcare to women. I encourage you to seize this opportunity to enhance your knowledge base and, just as important, to network with your colleagues.
I look forward to welcoming you in Savannah in October! Please join us!

– Gay Johnson Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

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