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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.

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Centennial

Link to the centennial congress website: please go to https://amwa-doc.org/mwia100

December 4, 2018
Early bird registration for the MWIA Centennial Congress has been extended until December 31, 2018!
By popular demand, the early bird prices for the MWIA centennial meeting has been extended through the end of the year. Take advantage of this special offer and save $50 by using the coupon code December! In addition to luminary keynotes, a robust scientific program and poster session, there will be hands on workshops, networking, free coaching, free resume/CV review, free marketing consults, paint night, a sand artist show, musical performances, a story slam, and options for tours, Broadway shows, and more!
This promises to be the largest gathering of women physicians in the world. Plans are also underway for a special event at the United Nations and a special educators’ session. Poster abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage attendees to submit early. Deadline February 28, 2019. There will also be programming for trainees and students of all levels.
There are also further activities MWIA members can participate- for more information please see the invite of the LOC here.
Information and registration are available at amwa-doc.org/mwia100


December 1, 2018
MWIA December recipe available for download
Our December recipe describes how you can prepare a Food care kit for homeless persons.
Fill a bag or basket with the items. You may choose to donate directly to individuals or through various charitable organizations during the Christmas holidays. As Christmas time is a traditional family time in many countries the loneliness and poverty of homelessness is felt more keenly during Christmas.
This is the third of our centennial recipes till the centennial congress in New York in July 2019.

Link to all articles related to MWIA centennial activities

November 24, 2018
Medical women in the Second World War and later
In the third decade of MWIA (1939-1948) there had been no MWIA meetings for 9 years. In 1947, the fifth MWIA Congress was held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 350 members with the theme: What are the responsibilities of Medical Women in the Reconstruction of the World, as Physicians, Social Workers, Internationalists?
In this decade women were allowed to study medicine in many countries, for example Harvard Medical School finally started to admit women in 1945. Also  Gerty Cori became the first female doctor to win the Nobel Prize in the category of medicine and physiology in 1947.

Interested to learn more about the third decade of MWIA and medical women history? Here is the link to the full article with pictures.

This is the second of our centennial historical articles series highlighting MWIA´s history till the centennial congress in New York in July 2019.

Link to all articles related to MWIA centennial activities

November 2, 2018
November recipe available for download

We invite you to try the November recipe Brigadeiro – A Brazilian Treat as we count down to the MWIA centennial celebration in New York City. Registration is now open and only a click away.

November 1, 2018

  • Also there a some further information of the American LOC where MWIA members can participate at the centennial congress. Please have a look here!
  • A letter from the centennial bazaar subcommittee  can be downloaded here.

October 29, 2018
MWIA was celebrating its 99 birthday a few days ago!
The association was officially formed on October 25, 1919 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York.
Interested to learn more about the first two decades of MWIA? Here is the link to the full article with pictures.
This is the first of our centennial historical articles series highlighting MWIA´s history till the centennial congress in New York in July 2019.

October 9, 2018
First October recipe available for download
We invite you to try the October recipe Agidi with Tomato Stew and Lemon Grass Tea as we count down to the MWIA centennial celebration in New York City. Registration is now open and only a click away.

October 3, 2018
The next article on our article series as part of our centennial activities is
Compilation of Family Lunch and Dinner Recipes by female physicians and medical students from all over the world”
Our aim is to publish the recipes on the MWIA website as monthly teasers in the run up to our Centennial celebration.
All MWIA members are invited to write and send in one lunch or dinner recipe from their home countries. Kindly send in your recipe with your name and country using the template provided with a PDF picture in high resolution. Easy to make, yet nutritious dishes using readily available ingredients are encouraged. Suggestions should be made for ingredient substitutes where necessary. We encourage creativity and originality.
We are looking very much forward to receiving your recipes!

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”

The MWIA centennial congress website is open now!

MWIA will be 100 years old and don´t miss this very special event! Please consider submitting an abstract for a poster.

Submissions for posters for the centennial congress in New York are still open.  Extended Deadline:February 28, 2019. 

Invitation to participate in MWIA centenary fabric collage

Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi, Chair of the Centennial Public Relations Committee, invites all national associations and individual members (where there is no national association) to make a fabric collage for the Centennial Congress.  Her letter with instructions and a picture of the proposed fabric square is found here In order to plan for the final collage, it would be helpful if each national association could notify her who will be bringing your collage to the Centennial Congress by  January 25, 2019.

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: https://mwia.net/about/resolutions.

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