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Issue No. 37 | August 1, 2018


Yesterday, we sent an email update about recent staff transitions among our SoWH HQ Team. We have posted this communication on our SoWH Blog. We encourage you to read the full message and share it among our community members. The SoWH HQ Team in partnership with the SoWH Board is committed to providing our SoWH #trailblazers with excellent customer service, support and clarity.

Read blog post: Section on Women's Health HQ Office Staff Transitions


President-Election & SSIG Elections information is located here:SoWH Elections Webpage.

Special Election for President Elect
Nominations Period: July 23 – August 10, 2018
Elections Period: August 22 – September 14, 2018
With the special elections coming up fast, here's the new description for the President-Elect position. View Description

Special Interest Group (SIG) Elections (12 Executive Committee Positions!)
Nominations Period: September 1-September 20, 2018
Elections Period: October 1 -October 31, 2018


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Nominations end August 10, 2018. Nominate your colleague(s)!

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Sept. 14-16, 2018
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Meet Amy Stein

Amy Stein PhotoAmy Stein, DPT, BCB-PMD, IF (Doctorate of Physical Therapy, SEMG Biofeedback Certification –Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction, International Society of the Study of Women’s Health Fellow) is a leading expert and at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, women’s health, and functional manual therapy for men, women, and children. She is the founder of, and a premier practitioner at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC. She is the author of the award-winning book, Heal Pelvic Pain, an easy-read, self-help book and created a video called Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain: The ultimate home program for patients and a guide for practitioners. Amy serves as the Past President of the International Pelvic Pain Society.

Amy is a co-editor of Healing in Urology and an author in many medical textbooks, including Pelvic Pain Management, Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management, Management of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women, and The Overactive Pelvic Floor. She lectures internationally, is featured in the Endo What? documentary, and has been interviewed in media outlets ranging from the medical segments of popular TV shows, like Dr. Oz, ABC’s 20/20, to such magazines as Elle, Prevention, Parents and More magazine and newspapers such as the New York Daily News. She is a member of ISSWSH, the NVA, ISSVD, ICA, Endometriosis Association and the APTA Women’s Health section. Amy received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 1999, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013.


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Interel USA (the association management company for SoWH) is moving from the Tysons Corner, VA location to Washington, DC. The transition is scheduled to occur during the month of September 2018, and the new office location is set to be fully operational on Monday, October 1, 2018.

As you can imagine there are several updates that we will be reporting on soon. In the interim, we want to make sure that our SoWH COMMUNITY is aware of this upcoming change, and we will continue to share updates as we receive them in this newsletter section.


Announcement!! On Sunday, July 1st, the Section on Women's Health released a name change proposal announcement. The link to the video announcement and name change rationale is listed below.

The Section on Women’s Health, APTA, Inc. is seeking a name change to the Academy of (see video for full announcement). Watch the video here: here.


1) Governance Committee Seeking 2 PT Members and 1 PTA Member

The SOWH Governance Committee is seeking 2 PT members and 1 PTA member to serve on the committee. The role of the SOWH governance committee is to assist the Board with governance issues, including maintaining best practices in governance, addressing ethical and conflict of interest issues, and coordinating self-evaluations of the Board, its committees, and senior management. The committee meets in person once annually and otherwise conducts its business electronically. This is a great opportunity to get involved with your Section!


What are the Game Changing Reasons to Advertise with SoWH?

#1 - AUDIENCE TRACKING & MEASUREMENT! SoWH has audience measurement tools to track engagement with your company's messages, and detecting WHO is engaged with your message, and WHO is in a position to buy! This is your unique opportunity to build a relationship with your target audience.

#2 - The Women's Health Resource Directory - a web-based resource guide of women’s and men’s health products and services. Stay engaged with this critical resource for the SoWH community here.

If you access to this influential group, please contact the Section on Women’s Health Director of Financial Development, Alexandra Hill, at



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When are the nominations for the SoWH President-Elect position due?

A) Friday, August 3, 2018?
B) Friday, August 10, 2018?

Answer = B. The nominations for the SoWH President-Elect position are due on Friday, August 10, 2018. Self-nominations are permitted. Be a part of history!

Note: More information about the President-Elect/Special Election and the Fall SIG Elections is available here:

If you are interested in getting more engaged, please complete the SoWH Member Care & Share form here