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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.


August 3, 2017
The congress report on the 30th international MWIA congress in Vienna 2016 is available for download now

July 1, 2017
MWIA June 2017 is online now. Please download the update here

June 6,  2017
Congratulations to the Medical Women´s Federation
The Great Hall of the British Medical Association in London was the venue for the main conference, entitled 100 Years of Medical Women Past Present and Future. It was a day full of excellent speakers on topics covering all eras and speaking of a bright future for women in medicine as we move into the next 100 years. MWIA president Bettina Pfleiderer (red blazer) and MWF president Parveen Kumar (to her right) were cutting the centenial cake  (photo to the left). A detailed report can be found here!

Please mark your calendars now for the MWIA Centennial Congress to be held in New York July 24-27, 2019, where we will continue to celebrate women in medicine!

April 21, 2017
50/50 Day – Global Conversation on Gender Equality
The American Medical Women’s Association has partnered with Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain on 50/50 day to promote a global conversation about gender equality and have asked MWIA to participate.
There is a great trailer (watch 2 min trailer) and a 20 min film (watch film) available.
Information can be found on AMWA´s website

April 20, 2017
For Spanish speaking members
The Spanish version of the the member survey can be downloaded here. That should faciitate answering the English poll. It is possible to add your comments in Spanish.
Please use this link to access the poll:

Please complete our online MWIA member survey!
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!

April 19th, 2017
Dr. Keswani Receives Award from St. Barnabas RWJ Hospital
On March 22, 2017, Dr. Satty Gill Keswani, MWIA´s UN representative, was honored at the Physician Service Awards for a distinguished career of over 40 years of work at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is proud to have been part of the Saint Barnabas OBGYN staff, and have practiced her specialty in Reproductive Medicine. MWIA is proud to have her as our  member and congratulates Dr. Keswani to her great achievements. Her biography can be found here.

April 19, 2017
Chibok girls kidnaping – Third anniversary, Friday 14 April 2017
UN experts mark third anniversary of Nigeria kidnapping with new plea for “forgotten” Chibok girls! At the 12 th of April, the members of the Women, Peace and Security network held a candlelight and poetry reading session in honour of our missing Chibok sisters. The candles were lit to signify that the light of hope continues to burn  in our hearts. Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi, member of the network thanked MWIA that it stood with them then, and continues to stand with them now.
Here is a statement put out by UN human rights experts.

March 30, 2017
New March 2017 MWIA newsletter is online.

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
100th Anniversary of Medical Women’s Federation of UK.
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 programme of the MWIA networkmeeting can be found here.

May 11-12, 2017, London, UK, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Medical Women’s Federation of UK. Theme: 100 years of Medical Women: Past, present and future.

To mark this historic occasion the MWF is hosting a series of lectures and networking opportunities. All medical professionals, both MWF members and non-members, are invited to this week of events taking place across Lo
ndon. We look forward to sharing these celebrations with hundreds of our guests from across the globe.

Registration is open now! More information can be found here.

May 17-20, 2017, Panama City, Panama
Latin American Regional Meeting of MWIA/Pan American Medical Women’s Association Meeting
contact: gy.moreno(add)

August 25-27, 2017
, Hong Kong
The upcoming MWIA Western Pacific Regional Conference will be held on 25-27 August 2017 in Hong Kong

The online abstract submission, online registration, hotel reservation and further information can be found on the HKIWDA website
Please note that abstract submission and early bird registration closes April 30th.

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