AMWA 2016 Interim Meeting

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Please join us September 16-18, 2016 for the 2016 Interim Meeting in Indianapolis, IN!

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Downloadable Agenda

 Women in Medicine Program

Friday, September 17, 2016

SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown
Cost: $129/night (if reserve by 8/17/16)
Reservations (includes WIFI and complimentary breakfast)

1:00-4:30 pm Preconference Symposium – Human Trafficking: The Physician’s Responsibility, CME Provided
Ivy Tech Conference Center, 2820 North Meridian Street Indianapolis

1:00PM The Global Aspects of Human Trafficking and the Physicians’ Role
Suzanne Leonard Harrison, MD, AMWA President-Elect
2:00PM Human Trafficking in Indiana
Karen Maher, JD, Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program
3:00PM The Confidential Interview
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, Executive Director, IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

5:30-8:30 pm Welcome Reception, Rohr-Kirchgraber Home

Saturday, Sept 17, 2016

8:00 am-4:00 pm AMWA Interim Meeting, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health – Ruth Lilly Auditorium & Conference Rooms, 705 Riley Hospital Dr, Indianapolis

8:00 am Closed Board Meeting (Governance, Finance) (Rooms A&B)
8:00 am Medical Students: How to Recognize Harassment and What To Do About It, and How to Get Honors in Your Clerkships (Auditorium)
Marley P. Bradley, MD, JD, Assist. Prof. of Clinical Emergency Medicine & Clinical Pediatrics
9:00 am Open Meeting – Welcome and Introductions
9:05 am Katie Brockway – Brown and Brown of Indiana (Indiana State Medical Assoc. Insurance Agency)
9:15 am President Report & Discussion (President’s Initiatives – Re-entry, Women’s Health) (Rooms A&B)
Executive Director Report & Discussion (Weiser, iGIANT, Networking Alliance, Cervical Cancer, Faces of AMWA, Literature in Medicine, Traveling Exhibit, Women Physicians in WWI, Collaborations, Women Against Alzheimer’s, Documentary, Publications, Underage Drinking, new collaborations with ItsOnUs and others mentioned in the ED Report)
Committee Reports & Discussion – Advocacy, Alzheimer’s We Won’t Wait, Awards,
Archives, AWHS, Breast Cancer, Diversity & Inclusion, Confidential Interview,
Depression & Suicidality, Maternity Leave, Culture of Integrity, Fellowship, Fund-raising, GETF, Linda Brodsky Fund, Global Health, Gun Violence
11:30 am Financial Partners Group Presentation: Susan Maginn Christ and Nancy Pitt
12:00 pm Lunch Keynote – Learning to Fly! Eight Rules for a Fulfilling Career.
Dale Benson, MD, FACPE, author of The Leadership Lectures (booksigning)
1:00 pm Committee Reports – (Auditorium) Literary Arts, JAMWA. Membership, Mentoring, Preventive Medicine,
Past President’s Council, PATH, Preventive Medicine, Program, Public Relations, Social
Media, Studio AMWA, Website
2:30 pm Resident, Medical Student, and Pre-med Divisions
3:00 pm Strategic Planning Follow-up, New Business, Working Groups
4:00 pm Special Student Session – TBA
5:30 – 8:30 pm Reception, Indianapolis Propylaeum – 1410 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis
5:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm Medicine Then and Now
7:15 pm Local Heroes Awards
8:30 pm Adjourn

Sunday, Sept 18, 2016

8:00 am – 12:00 pm AMWA Interim Meeting, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health – Ruth Lilly Auditorium & Conference Rooms

8:00 am Closed Board Meeting (Governance and Finance) (Rooms A&B)
8:00 am Premed/Medical Students-Making Your Application Stronger/Shadowing Opportunities (Auditorium)
9:00 am Open Meeting – Wrap-up discussions on initiatives and strategic planning (Rooms A&B)
11:00 am Review Action Item Lists, Wrap up discussion
12:00 pm Adjourn

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Indy Fun Trolley Tour, 111 Maryland St., Indianapolis (8 min drive from interim meeting). $20
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Keynote Speakers

Dale Benson MD

Learning to Fly!  Eight Rules For a Fulfilling Career.


Dale S. Benson MD, CPE, FAAPL, family physician and physician executive, most recently served as Vice President of Innovation, Quality and Practice Management and Director of the Leadership Development Institute for AltaMed Health Services in Los Angeles. In 1969 he founded and for thirty years served as the Executive Director of the HealthNet Community Health Centers in Indianapolis. Immediately prior to joining AltaMed he served as Vice President, Physician Practice Management and Vice President of Ambulatory Care for the Mercy Health System in Chicago.

He is certified as a Physician Executive (CPE) by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership (FAAPL), formerly the American College of Physician Executives. During the 1998/99 term he served as President of the College. For twelve years he was also a field consultant and surveyor for the The Joint Commission.

Dr. Benson co-authored the Joint Commission book Quality Assurance in Ambulatory Care as well as the Jossey Bass book Excellence in Ambulatory Care. In 1992 he authored Measuring Outcomes in Ambulatory Care, published by the American Hospital Publishing Company. His most recent book is The Leadership Lectures, published by Blurb, Inc. in 2014. He has taught more than 80 one and two day seminars on measuring and managing quality.

He is the recipient of the President’s Award from the Society of Ambulatory Care Professionals for his contributions to the field of ambulatory care, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers, and the Sagamore of the Wabash award from the Governor of Indiana (Indiana’s highest honor for service to its citizens.)

Since retiring from full time practice as a physician executive and a career in inner-city community health care, he has relocated to downtown Indianapolis where he and his wife enjoy frequent encounters with three of their four kids and spouses and ten of their fourteen grandchildren. He now serves on the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Chapter of the Society of American Magicians.


Cost: Free

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We have secured a $129 rate at the SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Downtown. You must reserve your room by 8/17/2016 in order to take advantage of our group rate. This rate is contingent on a minimum of 10 total booked rooms. If fewer than 10 rooms are booked, the rate will be $139/nt.

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