United States

AMWA is excited for our 107th Annual Meeting, “Thriving with Tenacity, Humor, and Hope,” a virtual meeting, March 24-26, 2022.

The program contents are available on the AMWA website at https://bit.ly/3xMleag.

Our keynote speakers and workshops will explore the essential tools in one’s medical bag noted in the meeting’s title.

Keynote addresses include –

  • Rana Awdish, MD, Healing with Intention
  • Kimberly Manning, MD, Connectedness in Medicine—How Do We Mind the Gap
  • Noel Bailey Merz, MD, What We Know About the Leading Killer of Women and What We Should Do About It.

A Fireside chat will include some special guests – Admiral Rachel Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Darilyn Moyer, EVP & CEO of the American College of Physicians, and Dr. Beth Garner, Chief Medical Officer at ObsEva, to be moderated by AMWA president-elect, Theresa M. Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD.

The three-day meeting will address AMWA’s ongoing efforts and concerns such as women physician leadership and member development, infertility issues, sex and gender issues in health, common conditions such as obesity, and updates in the treatment of gynecological disorders.  We eagerly anticipate the Inaugural Address by Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, AMWA President 2022-3023.A student program follows the regular meeting.

In other news,

  • AMWA joins the Sustainable Menstruation Coalition. Global Health Lead Dr. Padmini Murthy attended an event in Dubai. In Global Health.
  • AMWA helped raise $26,000+ for Afghanistan aid.
  • AMWA has been successful in advocacy for the health of US physicians with the passage of The Lorna Breen Healthcare Provider Protection Act in the US Senate.

AMWA members in the news:

  • AMWA’s Past-President, Dr. Connie Newman, publishes COVID & Pregnancy: A Public Health, Evidence-Based Approach (JNMA)
  • Farzanna Haffizulla receives recognition at her institution, NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, as the Dean’s faculty member of the year for 2021-2022.
  • Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber presented “Self-Preservation of the Minoritized Physician.”