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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.

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Link to all centennial articles!

July 8, 2019
Calling on all MWIA members to participate in the MWIA Centennial teaser quiz!

The centennial quiz has been opened now and will close at the July 16, 2019.
The questions can be downloaded here
There are eight questions which are posed in the form of a trivia and related to the historic teasers which were shared publically on the MWIA facebook page and our MWIA webpage.
All historic teasers can be found under

The rules are very simple:

  • Answer all of the eight questions correctly to the best of your knowledge and please send you answers to president(add) and copy secretariat(add)
  • Please write your name, country and the words “QUIZ ANSWERS” clearly within the subject heading of your email.

The correct answers will be published after the 16th of July. If we have more than one person with all eight answers correct, the winners will be drawn out of a hat/bowl at the end of the first Centennial General Assembly.
The first prize will be a microfiber Centennial scarf. The second and third prizes will be memory sticks with MWIA history, colourful fabric collage squares and delicious recipes from our member states.
In a situation where the winner is not present at the Centennial, the prize will be mailed directly to the recipient or given to a participant from the same country to deliver by hand.
All the information is also summarized here.

May the best contestant win!
PR Subcommittee Chair

July 6, 2019
The last three MWIA centennial recipes come from Italy and Russia
1. Spaghetti with capers and olives from Italy
You can download the recipe here
2. Cappellaci di Zucca (Ferrarian Pumpkin Big Hats)
The food of the Este Dukes in Ferrara. This refined dish – a symbol of the city of Ferrara – has origin in the Renaissance, at the court of Duke Alfonso of Este. The first written evidence which refers to the recipe, goes back to 1584 a creation of Giovan Battista Rossetti, chef of the Este Court.
The name derives from the form of the typical straw hats worn by Ferrarian farmers.
You can download the recipe here
3. Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)
This traditional fried treat has been a special in Russia and Eastern Europe for centuries. Simple ingredients made it widely popular in poor villages. When Leo Tolstoy became a vegetarian, in his ascetic quest for the good life, Syrniki was one of his favorite foods.
The recipe can be found here

February 15, 2019
The production of our centennial MWIA scarf based on the design of Associate Professor Marina Di Domenico from Napoli in Italy has just started.More information on the design and designer can be found here.
Do you want to get our own centennial scarf?
The deadline for ordering scarves had been passed, we cannot promise that there will still be scarves available for sale in New York!!

January 27, 2019
Second Special update for the congress is online
The Second Special Update regarding the MWIA Centennial Congress being held in New York City July 25-28, 2019 can be downloaded here
In the first section which provides information about the Congress, there are a number of time-limited opportunities that may interest you.
In the following sections, there are requests of particular interest to the National Coordinators and Presidents of each National Association to provide their information that will then appear in the Congress Report as a permanent record.  This information needs to be with the Secretariat at secretariat(add) by April 1st at the latest. Please take time to note these deadlines.
Should you have any questions about the congress visit the website at www.amwa-doc.orgAny tweets should have the hashtag #MWIA100.
MWIA is looking forward to seeing you in New York City July 25-28, 2019!

A letter from the centennial bazaar subcommittee  can be downloaded here.

September, 14, 2018
Monthly article series related to MWIA centennial activities just started!
In the lead up to the centennial congress July 25-28, 2019, the MWIA centennial Public Relations Subcommittee is sending out a monthly article on various activities related to the Centennial, or to the history of MWIA and soon to follow a call for cooking recipes. The first in this series presented the outcome of the Centennial Scarf Competition: “The unveiling of the centennial scarf”

June 2018
Timeline for drafting and approving Resolutions
All resolutions must be submitted at least 6 months before a Congress otherwise they will be carried over to the next Congress. All Resolutions must be completed before the Congress. The only exception is if a time critical matter arises during the Congress and one which the President after consulting with the Exco feels cannot wait until the next Congress.

Resolutions can be come from four sources:  national associations, individual  members where there is no national association, regional congresses and members of the MWIA executive.

The draft resolutions will be circulated with the MWIA members 2-3 page guide for General Assemblies 4 weeks in advance of the Congress. Further information and the template for submitting resolutions can be found here:

June 30, 2018
Information for election of MWIA executive
The deadline for sending the nominations
 for VP´s, treasurer, president and secretary general has been closed now.
A detailed Second Special Update with the slate of officers and further information on the Centennial Congress will be coming out later in the year.

The individual job descriptions of the MWIA officers and VP can be found here:

February 2, 2018
First Special update for the congress is online
It can be downloaded here

MWIA election campaigning, principles and procedures
A  code of conduct of elections are summarized here.February 18, 2018