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IWF Member Holiday Party at the Home of Nanette Wenger
Significant others welcome - Complimentary for members, $25/significant other. Registration opening soon.
2018 Upcoming Events:
Jan 9th Member Luncheon: “The Rise of Populism and National Movements” led by Professor Cas Mudde, author of The Failure of the Populist Promise, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Feb 13th Member Luncheon: “A Seat at the Table” led by the hosts of the popular GPB television show with a panel discussion on race, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Mar 13th Member Luncheon: “Up Close and Personal with Atlanta’s Newly Elected Mayor” moderated by Shirley Franklin, Mercedes Benz Stadium
Apr 3rd and 8th: Spring Dine-Around
May 22nd Member Luncheon: “Game Changing Women Making Their Mark in Non-Traditional Places” a dicussion on the future for women, Georgia-Pacific
IWF Global Member Conferences:
Click here for World Conference details and registration.
October 25-27, 2017
IWF World Leadership Conference, Houston, Texas
November Member Luncheon - "Brain Health"
Member Luncheon: "Brain Health" on November 7th
A panel presentation, hosted by the Emory Brain Health Center.
12 Executive Park Dr. NE, First Floor Training Rooms A&B, Atlanta, GA 30329
Tuesday, November 7th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Nancy A. Collop, MD, is the director of the Emory Sleep Center in Atlanta, Ga and was the 2011-2012 president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). She holds a primary appointment in the Emory School of Medicine as professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, as well as a secondary appointment as professor of Neurology.
After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pa., Collop earned a medical degree in 1984 from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa. She completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va., and a pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. She became an AASM member in 1990 and earned board certification in sleep medicine from the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 1997. She has held ABMS board certification in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep medicine. Collop has held academic positions at the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Mississippi, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where she was the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.
She served on the AASM board of directors since 2006 and served as Secretary – Treasurer (2008-10) and President Elect (2010-11), President (2011-12) and Past President (2012-13). She has held numerous leadership positions in other professional societies and organizations. Collop has served on the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) board of directors since 1998, holding the position of ABSM president from 2002-2009. She was a member of the board of directors of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, for which she previously served on the Executive Committee and as Secretary – Treasurer. Collop also was on the founding committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties Sleep Medicine Examination Committee representing the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and served for several years on the ABIM Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Self Evaluation Process committees. She has served on the board of directors for the Chest Foundation. She was a Founding member of the Maryland Sleep Society and their first president; she currently is on the board of directors of GASP (Georgia Associated Sleep Professionals).
Collop has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” and a Distinguished Alumna for Natural Sciences by Edinboro University. She also has received several prestigious awards, including the Al Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence and the College Medalist from the American College of Chest Physicians, the Helmut S. Schmidt Award from the American Board of Sleep Medicine and most recently the “Pulmonary Star” Award from the Emory Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care/Allergy/Sleep.
Toby D. Goldsmith, MD, Director, Emory's Women's Health Mental Program
has been active in the mental health care of women since 1995. From 1996 to 1999, she was the director of the Women's Mental Health Program at the University of Cincinnati, and continued in a similar position at the University of Florida from 1999 to 2005. She joined the Emory Women's Mental Health Program in 2006 and became its director in 2013.
Dr. Goldsmith was raised and educated in New York, where she attended Cornell University. In 1991, Dr. Goldsmith received her medical degree magna cum laude from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. At graduation, Dr. Goldsmith was awarded the Gilbert M. Beck Memorial Prize in Psychiatry and the Janet M. Glasgow Award for Women in Medicine. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Goldsmith completed her residency in adult psychiatry. She served as chief resident from 1994-1995. She was the recipient of the 1995 Marc Hollander Award for Outstanding Performance as a Psychiatry Resident.
While Dr. Goldsmith has been involved in psychiatric research throughout her career, she is primarily invested in the clinical care of women, as well as educating others about psychiatric illness. She has taught medical students, residents and fellow physicians and received the Golden Apple for Excellence in Psychiatric Residency Education at the University of Cincinnati. She has also spoken at symposia for women, including Speaking of Women's Health.
Allan Levey, MD, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at Emory University's School of Medicine, as well as the director of Emory's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. He has secondary faculty appointments in the Departments of Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Levey is an internationally recognized expert in neurodegenerative disorders. His work has contributed to understanding the brain systems and mechanisms involved in disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, as well as in identifying molecular targets for new therapeutic strategies. He has more than 250 research publications and has won several awards, including the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association, the Heikkila Research Scholar Award from the National Parkinson Foundation, the Health Advancement Research Award from Community Health Charities and the Team Hope Award for Medical Leadership from the Huntington's Disease Society of America. In addition, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.
Levey consistently has been listed among one of the Best Doctors in America. His research interests include fundamental research into the cause of Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, and development of new biomarkers and treatments.