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The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation. Its mission is to unite members of the various medical specialties with this common purpose through physician education, expansion of knowledge in both breastfeeding science and human lactation, facilitation of optimal breastfeeding practices and encouragement of the exchange of information among organizations. IPE provides the following services for ABM:

  • Management and growth of international professional society
  • Development and management of bimonthly peer-review journal
  • Creation of Annual Summit on Breastfeeding in Washington funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation to influence public policy related to breastfeeding
  • Development and management of Annual Conference

The Academy of Women's Health is an interdisciplinary, international association of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who work across the broad field of women's health, providing its members with up-to-date advances and options in clinical care that will enable the best outcomes for their women patients. The Academy's focus includes the dissemination of translational research and evidence-based practices for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for women across the lifespan. The peer-reviewed Journal of Women's Health is the Official Journal of the Academy of Women's Health.

The Rosalind Franklin Society recognizes, fosters, and makes known the important contributions of women in science. In so doing, the Society honors the achievements of Rosalind Franklin who helped solve the structure of DNA, one of the most important scientific accomplishments of the 20th century. Franklin symbolizes progress for women in science -- her contributions were not recognized during her lifetime or for many years after her death but today her work is highlighted in textbooks around the world. To celebrate the life, work, and symbolic power of this remarkable heroine of science, the Society recognizes the work of outstanding women scientists, fosters leadership opportunities, and motivates and educates generations of women who have a calling to science.  IPE has aided the society with the following:

  • Creation of RFS with Nobel Laureate Board
  • Rapid response capability on a regular basis
  • Annual invitational meeting
  • Creation of blue-ribbon academic and corporate councils

The Society for Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) is an international professional organization dedicated to improving adolescent and young adult cancer care through the promotion of interdisciplinary research, education, communication, and collaboration between health professionals. The peer-reviewed Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology is the Official Journal of the Society for Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology.

With the support of the WK Kellogg Foundation and in partnership with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., IPE worked to create the peer-reviewed journal Childhood Obesity. The Journal is based on the critical need for the dissemination of evidence-based knowledge to physicians and other health professionals in the face of the current epidemic of childhood obesity. According to WHO, the prevalence of childhood obesity presents one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.

Now in its 25th anniversary year, the Congress on Women’s Health has provided a broad range of topics relevant to women’s health across the lifespan. It has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, midwives, and other allied health professionals with an interest in women’s health.  The Congress is jointly provided by the Academy of Women's Health and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, in partnership with the Journal of Women's Health and VCU Institute for Women's Health, and in collaboration with NIH Office on Women's Health.

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