May 12, 2011

Dr. Holly Wyneski was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the International Medical Meeting Professionals Association (IMMPA). Dr. Wyneski is a urologist at Southwest Urology, a practice consisting of eight urologists based in Middleburg Heights, Ohio with additional offices and surgery centers throughout Northeast Ohio. She is board-eligible and has passed Part 1 for the American Board of Urology certification and is a member of many medical societies including the American Urological Association and the Ohio Urological Society.

Dr. Wyneski has authored numerous publications and remains active in research and education. A native of Seville, Ohio, Dr. Wyneski earned her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) as well as completing her residency at NEOUCOM in 2008.

IMMPA was launched in the fall of 2009 with the creation of a board of directors, an advisory board, and a certification board. Its members are medical meeting professionals who work in pharmaceutical, biomedical, and medical device companies; hospitals and medical centers; animal health, allied health, and medical societies; and independent planning companies.

“IMMPA’s alliances and our credibility are crucial elements of our reputation and Dr. Wyneski represents quality of validation to our organization,” said Pat Schaumann, IMMPA President. “We are proud to have her join our team.”

IMMPA is creating a certification program for medical meeting professionals. The certification program will include classroom instruction and an extensive testing program designed to keep medical meeting professionals current with the profession. The organization is working with a university to administer the certification program.

IMMPA will host its annual conference “Engage, Enlighten, and Educate” June 7-8 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers with featured speaker Deborah Sexton, President and CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

The 2011 IMMPA Annual Conference is the place for medical and healthcare planners and suppliers, providing valuable information, training, motivation, and industry updates. The conference will feature exhibits and serve as a gathering place for conference attendees in between sessions as well as an opportunity to view the latest medical-related products and services from a variety of vendors.

Urology is the medical and surgical specialty that deals with problems of the male and female urinary tract (kidneys, ureter, bladder, and urethra) and the male reproductive system. These problems include urologic cancers (including prostate cancer), impotence, urinary tract infection, kidney stones, infertility and urinary incontinence.

Dr. Wyneski has a passion for helping women with urological disorders including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary tract infections, and pelvic floor dysfunction. This passion to help women has led her to develop and create Southwest Urology Women’s Connection, a comprehensive clinic for female patients with urologic disorders.

“The goal of Women’s Connection is to allow women to take control of their health and lifestyle issues,” said Dr. Wyneski. “We want to make this a big part of the women’s health movement by getting out and hosting conferences, networking about healthcare concerns, and providing a means for women to feel empowered to take control of health issues.”

Women’s Connection provides information and programming to women through a monthly speaker series, a weekly exercise class, and the utilization of a personal trainer to assist women with achieving a healthy lifestyle.

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