(1) The president of JMWA attended the 32nd International Congress of MWIA in Taiwan
The 32nd International Women’s Medical Congress was held in Taipei, Taiwan, June 24-26, 2022. Due to the spread of infection by the BA.5 mutant strain of the new coronavirus in Taiwan, the conference was held as a hybrid, with no entry from overseas. This time, with the permission of Taiwan’s CDC, a very limited number of members visited Taipei from overseas under the bubble method of activity restriction. Yoshiko Maeda, President of the Japan Women’s Medical Association, attended the conference at the Taipei venue. The opening ceremony was attended by President Tsai Ing-wen, who congratulated Taipei for hosting the first international conference of women doctors in Taipei. The conference was reported on Formosa TV English News. Dr. Maeda gave a lecture on “Work-Life Balance of Urologists in Japan during the COVID-19 Pandemic” in the Scientific Session 1: Work-Life Balance of Women Doctors.
(2) The 120th Anniversary of the Japan Medical Women’s Association
The Japan Medical Women’s Association celebrated its 120th anniversary in April 2022. We will publish a 120th anniversary history book and hold a celebration ceremony, lectures, and a gala party to mark the occasion in Tokyo, on Sunday, December 11th. Congratulatory video messages from Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi, MWIA President, Dr. Bong Ok Kim, MWIA Vice President (Western Pacific Region), and Dr. Desiree Yap, MWIA Past Vice President (Western Pacific Region), will be shown.
(3) The Japan Medical Women’s Association posted its condolences on HP on the occasion of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
We express our deepest condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. We pay tribute not only to her achievements during her 70-year reign as monarch of many countries in addition to the United Kingdom, but also to her role as a pioneer in gender equality.
Yoshiko Maeda, President of JMWA