Monday, January 4, 2010

AMWA Southwest 2010 John P. McGovern Award Banquet and Lecture

AMWA Southwest 2010 John P. McGovern Award Banquet and Lecture
"For the Love of Words: A Medical Writer's Story on Stage"
Saturday, January 16, 2010, 6:30 pm
Holiday Inn Houston South Loop
Houston, Texas

Registration deadline:
January 8, 2010

Mark your calendars for AMWA Southwest's 2010 John P. McGovern Award Banquet and Lecture, to be held Saturday, January 16, 2010, at the Holiday Inn Houston South Loop.

Receiving the chapter's 2010 McGovern Award will be stage and screen actress Megan Cole, known nationally for her workshops on empathic physician/patient communication and for her numerous public presentations on the human face of medicine for health care and end-of-life care organizations

Ms. Cole, who originated the leading role in Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prizewinning drama "Wit" in 1995, is Artist-in-Residence at the John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Health, Humanities, and the Human Spirit at The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center.

Ms. Cole's McGovern Award Lecture will be "For the Love of Words: A Medical Writer's Story on Stage," in which she will recount her research into the influential life and career of Mayo Clinic medical editor Maud Mellish Wilson and present excerpts from the resulting stage play.

"Maud Wilson's story is most importantly a story about her love and care for words simply and accurately conveyed," says Ms. Cole.

The banquet will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine. Dinner will begin at 7:15 p.m. and the lecture at 8:00 p.m. The registration fee for the banquet is $33 for members and $38 for nonmembers. A dessert-and-coffee-only option ($9 for members and $11 for nonmembers) is available for those who cannot attend the dinner but would like to arrive at 8:00 p.m. for the lecture only.

To Register for This Event
RSVP by Friday, January 8, 2010, to Jenny Denton at jwithers@amwasouthwest.org. Payment is required for each e-mail registration received. You may mail your check (payable to AMWA Southwest) in advance to Jenny Denton at 525 Lowell St., Dallas, TX 75214, or pay by cash or check at the door.

When registering, please provide the following information:
● Your name
● Your e-mail address or daytime phone number
● Your AMWA status (member or nonmember)
● Your meal option (dinner or dessert/coffee only)
● Your choice of dinner entrée (dinner option only):
● Pasta primavera (vegetarian)
● Chicken Acapulco
● Norwegian salmon

The Holiday Inn Houston South Loop (713-790-1900) is located at 8111 Kirby Drive in Houston, Texas, just off IH-610, northwest of Reliant Park and the Astrodome. The hotel is two blocks west of the Reliant Park stop of the METRO light rail. Parking at the hotel is free.

For more information, contact Jenny Denton by phone at 214-827-3342 or e-mail at jwithers@amwasouthwest.org.