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Young MWIA

The Young MWIA’s (yMWIA) full name is Special Interest Group for Young Female Doctors and Medical Students. It is an opportunity for the younger members of the profession to meet and discuss issues relevant to their stage in their careers. More information you will find here.


March 10, 2017
MWIA member survey is online now!
MWIA, with significant input from the MWIA Special Interest Group for Medical Students and Young Doctors (yMWIA), has developed an online survey for medical students, junior doctors, and practicing and retired women doctors of all ages. Our aim is to better understand the demographics of our members, and to hear about the issues that you feel MWIA should be concentrating on. Names are not required in the survey and all information provided will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. All data is completely anonymous and cannot be traced to any particular person. Please also see the letter of MWIA president Prof. Bettina Pfleiderer.
Please click here to complete the survey which should take no more than five to ten minutes. THANK YOU!

March 9th, 2017
Invitation to MWIA network meeting in London
MWIA are holding a networking meeting at the MWF centenary celebrations in London on Saturday 13th May from 9-11am at the Royal College of Surgeons. There is no cost or pre-registration required for the Saturday event.
Click here for the programme
We would love to meet you there!

March 6th, 2017
Passing of Dr. Il Ok Choo
Dr. Il Ok Choo passed away on February 21, 2017 in Seoul Korea. She served MWIA as the 22nd president for 3 years from 1989 – 1992.  She will be remembered by the global community of MWIA as well as the Korean people.
MWIA wants to thank her for her dedication to MWIA and all her hard work. An obituary written by past MWIA president Dr. Kyung Ah Park can be found here.

January 26 th 2017
MWIA is pleased to have three regional meetings scheduled this year!

The first is the Northern European Regional Meeting which is being held with the Medical Women’s Federation Centennial celebration in London, United Kingdom.  The centennial meeting will take place from May 10-12, 2017.  The link for the centennial meeting is  here
On Saturday, May 13th, at the Royal College of Surgeons, the business meeting of the Northern European Region will take place from 0800 to 0900 hours, followed by an opportunity to network and hear of MWIA activities from 0900-1100.  There is no cost or pre-registration required for the Saturday event.

The second is the Latin American Regional Meeting being held in Panama City May 17-20, 2017.  For further information please contact the Vice President for Latin America, Dra. Maite Sevillano at VP_latinamerica(add)

The third will be  MWIA Western Pacific Regional Conference will be held in Hong Kong, 25-27 August 2017 .
The online abstract submission, online registration, hotel reservation and further information can be found on the HKIWDA website
Please note that abstract submission closes March 31th and early bird registration closes April 30th.

The executive of MWIA looks forward to meeting many of you at these regional meetings.  Also, please mark your calendars now for MWIA’s Centennial Congress being held in the USA March 28-31, 2019

January 12, 2017
Passing of Professor Hiroko Yamamoto