The Centennial Congress of the MWIA

Medical Women:
Ambassadors of Change in a Challenging Global World
July 25-28, 2019 | Brooklyn Bridge Marriott | New York City


The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is proud to host the Centennial Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). Join us for this unprecedented opportunity to network with medical women from all over the world.  This meeting will be in place of the AMWA Annual Meeting.

Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, July 25 – 28, 2019
Limited room block.

Register   Welcome   Prospectus  Postcard MWIA Second Special Update United Airlines Discount Physician/Resident Posters still open

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Keynote and Plenary Speakers




9:00-10:30 am            United Nations Optional Tours, register separately

11:00 am – 1:00 pm    United Nations Event, register separately

1:30-3:30 pm              United Nations Optional Tours, register separately

2:00-4:00 pm             Hospital and Museum Tours, Group Excursions

2:15 -3:15 pm              Finance, Resolutions, & Scientific Committees

3:15-4:15 pm              National Coordinators / President’s Meeting

4:15-5:45 pm             Regional Meetings & Taste of Brooklyn Dining

Regional Meetings will begin at 4:30 pm

5:45 pm                      Group Photo at Borough Hall

6:00-8:00 pm           Opening Reception – Story Slam, Music, Dancing

8:00 pm                      Paint Night, Networking Events

8:00 pm                      MWIA Executive Committee Meeting

Note: Allow 60 minutes travel between Brooklyn and the United Nations and allow 30 minutes for UN security


FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 CONGRESS DAY 1

8:00-8:45 am              Speed Networking

9:00-10:30 am            Opening Ceremony and MWIA History

10:30 am-12:00 pm   Keynote and Plenary Sessions

12:00-1:30 pm             Lunch / Networking / Exhibits / Physician Posters / yMWIA

1:30-3:30 pm              Breakout 1, Breakout 2, Breakout 3

3:30-4:00 pm             Break / Networking / Exhibits

4:00-6:00 pm             General Assembly 1, Workshops, Residency Fair

5:00-6:30 pm             Pre-med Dinner

6:00-8:00 pm             Graduate Medical Education Dinner Symposium

6:00-7:00 pm             Medical Student Session

7:00-8:45pm              Film in Medicine Screenings (CLICK for DETAILS)
7:30-9:00 pm             Student Poster Session

8:30 pm                  Medical Student Social



7:30-9:00 am             Student Poster Session

8:30-10:30 am           Breakout 1, Breakout 2, Breakout 3

10:30 am-12:00 pm  Pre-med Session

11:00 am-12:00 pm   Breakout 1, Breakout 2, Breakout 3

12:00-1:30 pm            Lunch / Networking / Exhibits / Physician Posters

12:00-1:30 pm            Resident Session

1:30-3:30 pm              Breakout 1, Breakout 2, Breakout 3

1:30-3:30 pm              Pre-med Session

3:30-4:00 pm             Break / Networking / Exhibits

3:30-4:00 pm             Student Session

4:00-5:30 pm             General Assembly 2, Workshops

4:00-5:00 pm             Resident Session

4:00-6:00 pm             Student Session

5:00-6:00 pm             Resident Posters

5:30-6:30 pm             Pre-med Sessions

7:30-10:00 pm           MWIA Centennial Gala


SUNDAY, July 28, 2019 CONGRESS DAY 3

8:30-10:15 am            General Assembly 3, Workshops

8:30-10:30 am           Student Sessions

9:30-10:30 am           Resident Session

9:00-11:00 am            Medical School Fair

10:45-11:45 am           Plenary Sessions

11:30 am-12:30 pm    Pre-med Lunch

11:45am-1:00 pm       Awards & Closing Ceremony

12:30-3:00 pm            Pre-med Session

1:00-3:30 pm              AMWW Board Meeting

2:00 pm                       Optional Tours / Excursions / Shows

2:00-6:00 pm             MWIA Executive Committee Meeting



MWIA Executive Committee Meeting (TBA)

See special breakout sessions for physicians-in-training under the Residents/Students Tab.


MWIA Centennial Gala

The MWIA Centennial Gala will be held at the Host Congress Hotel, the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The Brooklyn Bridge Marriott “boasts award-winning chefs who combine the greatest flavors and cuisines of the world for a truly inspired dining experience…” View photos here.

Gala attire:  Traditional. Attendees are encouraged to wear garments representing their country’s culture.

The Centennial Gala will include an unforgettable Sand Art Show – hosted by the Korean Medical Women’s Association, a one woman play about MWIA Founding President Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy, and performances by jazz singer Sarah Partridge, including a commissioned song, Courage is a Woman, centered on Dr. Lovejoy. The gala will also feature a special ceremony honoring military women physicians (active duty or retired) from around the world and the AMWA Fellowship Convocation. The evening will conclude with performances by various countries (India, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Nigeria, Georgia) and the Jhirad Oration Ceremony.

Schedule subject to change.
Questions?  Please visit our FAQ page.

Registration Fees

Register Now!


Please view the various registration packages below:

The Full Meeting Package includes the entire meeting, reception, lunches, and centennial gala and offer $40 savings.

Meeting Only options include the entire meeting with opening reception and lunches without the gala.

A Lecture Only option is offered only to students and residents in order to offer the lowest registration rates possible. This rate excludes on-site meals at the hotel.  However, we will provide students and residents all off-site meals (included with registration) and the opportunity to still participate in the Gala and Reception.  A discounted full package with all on-site meals and gala is available to students/residents for an additional $200.

MWIA Member Discount – All AMWA and MWIA members will receive discounted registration.  To be a MWIA member, you must be a member of your national association.  If you do not have a national association in your country, you may join MWIA as an independent member.  Please view the list of current national associations (based on current paid dues to MWIA) here.  We will be verifying membership status prior to the meeting.

Guests:  Accompanying guests may attend the reception and/or gala by purchasing a reception and/or gala ticket.  When registering, select gala or reception option and add on any other events as an add-on.

Registration Category Early Bird Price 11/30/2018 Increase ($50) 4/30/2019 Increase ($40)
Member – Full Package* $475.00 $525.00 $565.00
Non-Member Full Package* $535.00 $585.00 $625.00
Member – Meeting Only* $375.00 $425.00 $465.00
Non-Member – Meeting Only* $435.00 $485.00 $525.00
One -Day (does not include Gala) Early Bird
4/30/2019 Increase ($25)
Member One-Day $175.00 $200.00
Non-Member One-Day $200.00 $225.00
Registration Category Early Bird Price 4/30/2019 Increase ($25)
Member Premedical/Medical Student/Resident Lecture Only (with offsite meals) $175.00 $200.00
Non-Member Premedical/Medical Student/Resident Lecture Only (with offsite meals) $225.00 $250.00
Member Premedical/Medical Student/Resident Full Package (with reception, onsite lunches, gala) $375.00 $400.00
Non-Member Premedical/Medical Student/Resident Full Package (with reception, onsite lunches, gala) $425.00 $450.00
Reception $75.00
Gala $140.00
Gala Table (10 tickets) $1,400.00

A 2.5% transaction fee will apply to all registrations.

Refunds prior to May 1, 2019 will be subject to a $75 fee. No refunds after May 1, 2019 except due to VISA issues.  We will honor refunds for VISA issues until June 30, less $75 fee.

Registration is transferrable.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page.

Save the Date Flier Meeting Prospectus

Photo/Video Release Policy

Registration implies agreement with Congress photo/video release policy which allows the Congress photographer, videographer and invited media contacts to photograph or videotape participants at the meeting and publish the footage in future print and electronic promotional and archival materials related to the meeting.

Mobile Meeting App

The Whova networking mobile app will be used at the meeting. Attendee profiles will automatically be compiled by the Whova team and consists of only public information readily available on the web. E-mail addresses will not be published. Messages sent through the app will be sent to the attendees email. Registrants of the meeting agree to allow their name and email address be released to Whova.


Click here for information on VISA and VISA letters.


Discount Congress Airline – United Airlines
US 50 States & Canada Customers: call your professional travel agency, book online via or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code ZGS3 and Agreement Code 781964.

Passengers outside the US 50 States & Canada: call your professional travel agency, book online via or email and provide your preferred itinerary, agreement code781964 and meeting Z code ZGS3. Please allow 24 hours for email requests to be processed.

Travel agency bookings: To avoid debit memos and ensure tracking for United Meetings Rewards, the four digit Z-code must appear in the Tour Code box. Note: Do not add letters “IT” in the Tour Code box or any other information in the Tour Code box other than the four digit Z-code. Visit United Meetings Policies and Procedures page included in this agreement for more information.

Venue Hotel:  Brooklyn Bridge Marriott 


Discount Booking Link    General Information


“Completely transformed and brimming with contemporary style, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge provides an unforgettable destination for your city adventure. Our hotel is just across the East River from Manhattan, near the vibrant neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. The subway station is moments away, as is the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Spacious, stunningly designed rooms and suites offer plush pillow top bedding, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, modern workspaces and locally-inspired artwork. Some of our accommodations feature private terraces with sweeping views of downtown Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline. Stop by The Bar or Brooklyn Pantry for locally sourced food and drinks, complemented by striking city vistas. Additional perks at our luxury hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center, as well as comprehensively renovated venue spaces; our Grand Ballroom is one of the largest venues in the area. Your downtown getaway awaits at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.”

Special MWIA rate of $239 per night (same price for single, double, triple, or quad occupancy).  Limited room block available, so please book your rooms early.  This room rate may be available up to 3 days before and 3 days after the meeting dates.

Book on-line here.

Book by phone at 877-303-0104.  Mention MWIA Centennial 2019.

Other Hotels (may require taxi or subway)

(Limited room blocks available, please check cancellation policies)

  • EVEN – 46 Nevins Street, New York, NY
    • $199 King,  $229 Two Doubles
    • Book online by June 10, 2019
  • Hilton – 140 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY
    • $269 King  $299 Two Queens
    • Book online here by June 14, 2019, 3pm EST
  • Hampton Inn -125 Flatbush Ave Extension, Brooklyn, New York
    • $219 King
    • Book online here by 7/10/19
  • Tillary Hotel – 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension
    • $215 Two Twin
    • Book online here by May 31, 2019
  • Aloft Hotel
    • $229 King, $249 Two Doubles
    • Book online here by 6/24/19
  • Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn – 625 Union St. Brooklyn, NY
    • $209 King, $229 Two Queens
    • Book online here by 6/23/19

Farther Hotels (allow for longer travel time)

  • Fairfield Inn and Suites Brooklyn – 181 3rd Avenue, Brookyn, NY
    • $$239 King, $250 Double Double
    • Book on-line here by 5/24/19
  • Holiday Inn Lower East Side – 150 Delancey St., New York, NY
    • $199 King, $219 Double Double
    • Book on-line here by May 17, 2019
  • Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel – 370 Canal Street, New York, NY
    • $259 King, $289 Double Double
    • Book online here by June 24, 2019
    • Cancellation policy may be at least 7 days prior to arrival

Area Airports (no hotel shuttle to airports)

    • John F Kennedy International Airport – JFK:  19 miles

      • Subway service, fee:  2.75 USD  (one way) – Take the Airtrain to Howard Beach/JFK Airport and then take the Blue A Train towards Manhattan to Jay St. Metro Tech. (You can also take the C train but it will have more stops) The Brooklyn Bridge Marriott is just a few minutes walk from the subway stop.
      • Estimated taxi fare: 50 USD  (one way)
      • Uber and Lyft (especially with carpool options) will generally be cheaper than taxis. You must download the app. There are Uber and Lyft discounts for first-time users.

      Visit JFK airport website 

    • LaGuardia Airport – LGA:  10.4 miles

      • Subway/Bus service, fee:  2.75 USD  (one way) – take the Q70-SBS towards +LaGuardia Link Select Bus Service to Jackson Heights Roosevelt Avenue. Take the F Train towards Kings Hwy to Jay St. Metro Tech. The Brooklyn Bridge Marriott is just a few minutes walk from the subway stop (warning: the subway makes a loop through Manhattan so expect a long ride – it may be worth paying more to take Uber or Lyft).
      • Estimated taxi fare: 35 USD  (one way)
      • Uber and Lyft (especially with carpool options) will generally be cheaper than taxis. You must download the app. There are Uber and Lyft discounts for first-time users.

      Visit LGA airport website 

    • Newark Liberty International Airport – EWR:  14.8 miles

      • Public Transportation (same length of time as driving and avoids traffic): Take the AirTrain Newark towards AirTrain Newark Liberty International Airport. There, take the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line towards New York Penn Station. At Penn Station, take the Blue A Train towards Ozone Park Lefferts Blvd or Far Rockaway and get off at Jay St. Metro Tech. (You can also take the C train but it will have more stops) The Brooklyn Bridge Marriott is just a few minutes walk from the subway stop
      • Estimated taxi fare: 90 USD  (one way)
      • Uber and Lyft (especially with carpool options) will generally be cheaper than taxis. You must download the app. There are Uber and Lyft discounts for first-time users.

      Visit EWR airport website 

  • On-site parking, fee: 20 USD hourly, 40 USD daily (52 USD for SUV and oversized vehicles)

Public Transportation

  • Bus Station:  Port Authority   (2.5 miles)
  • Subway Station:  Subway Station   (0.2 miles). Nearest stops to the Brookyn Bridge Marriott are Jay St. Metro, Borough Hall, and Court St. Just 1-2 subway stops outside of Manhattan and easily accessible by Subway.
  • Train Station
    • Grand Central Station    (5 miles) – From Grand Central, take the Green 4 or 5 Train Downtown to Borough Hall [Note: do not get off at the Brooklyn Bridge stop which is in Manhattan and not Brooklyn].  The Brooklyn Bridge Marriott is a short walk from the subway stop.
    • Penn Station (5 miles) – From Penn Station, take the Blue A Train Downtown towards Ozone Park Leffert’s Blvd or Far Rockaway. Get off at Jay St. Metro Tech. The Brooklyn Bridge Marriott is a short walk from the subway stop.

Taxi, Uber, Lyft

Questions?  Please visit our FAQ page.

United Nations Event

“Women’s Health: Building Blocks for Sustainable Development Goals” 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Priority registration has been sent to full Congress registrants. At the end of June, registration will open to partial/discount registrants. Limited space. Registration is required at the special link to gain entrance to the UN. You must be available to pick your special ticket from 10:15-10:30am at the UN visitor’s entrance.

Optional tours through the UN are available here. If you are attending the UN Event, we suggest that you avoid tours on Thurs July 25, 10:20 am – 1:00 pm. Signing up for the tour will not allow entrance for the UN event as you will need to exit the UN, pick up your ticket for the UN and enter again.

Traveling with luggage?  Large luggage may not be taken into the U.N.  However, you may use luggage storage services in locations around the city.

Getting to the UN from the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott: Take the Green 4 or 5 Train from Borough Hall towards Manhattan and get off at Grand Central. Walk about 6 blocks to the UN Visitor’s Entrance at 1st Avenue and 45th Street.

UN Entrance Requirements: A government issued photo ID is required.  Please view the regulations here.

MWIA Poster Abstract Submission

Submit Your Poster Abstract

Deadline:  Posters for the resident division and attending physician categories will be accepted on a space available basis.  Posters for the student division are closed for entry.

By submitting your poster to us, you are agreeing that we may distribute your poster to MWIA Congress attendees via an online portal or in print.

Before submitting an abstract, please read the submission guidelines below. You will be charged a one-time $40 non-refundable fee.

Posters that align with the MWIA Centennial Congress topics are encouraged.  These include:

Gender specific medicine • Global health • Healthcare & technology • Gender equity • Women physicians: balancing career and family • Medical students, generation Y • Aging and women • Violence against women • History of medical women • The obesity epidemic • Impact of climate change on health • Women’s health

(There will be special sessions for resident and student posters. These may be in areas of current research for residents and students.)

Posters may focus on:

Clinical care – best practices
Clinical care – case study
Research – human subjects (clinical)
Research – bench, other
Graduate Medical Education

Submission Guidelines:

  • Each poster abstract submitted requires a separate application.
  • All author names and email addresses are required and ALL authors must be aware and agree on the submission for the abstract to be eligible for consideration. An email will be sent to each author.
  • The submitting author must be available to present at the conference.
  • Poster abstract must be 2000 characters or less (author names do NOT count toward word limit and 250 characters should be deducted for any graphic charts).

For Scientific Research: Authors’ names (ex. Smith, Jane, L.), Hypothesis, Methods, Results, Conclusions
For Clinical Cases: Authors’ names (ex. Smith, Jane, L.), Case, Conclusions, Clinical Significance

Posters should be printed to 30 inches tall and 40 inches wide.

Questions?  Please visit our frequently asked question page here.

Submit Your Abstract

Tours / Excursions

Empire State Building:  Group discounts may be available for the Empire State Building, the original site of the Walforf Astoria where MWIA was founded in 1919.  Information about purchasing group discount tickets will be sent to all registrants in 2019.

Broadway Shows:  View shows here.  Unfortunately, the discount vendor, TKTS for same day discount tickets near the Marriott just closed.

Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art:  Visit the famed Dinner Party by Judy Chicago featuring art related to 39 women, including Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, America’s first woman physician. (take the 2 or 3 Red Line train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum).

Brooklyn Historical Society: Free admission to all Congress attendees (show your Congress badge). Just a 10 minute walk from the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, this museum features the exhibit Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health which showcases the work of pioneer woman physician Susan Maria McKinney Steward (1847-1918). An American physician and author, Dr. Steward was the third African-American woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree, and the first in New York State. 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn. Read more here.

Tenement Museum:  Learn about the stories of immigrants from Manhattan’s Lower East Side between the 19th and 21st centuries.

New York Transit Museum: Within walking distance from the Brookyn Bridge Marriott, this museum was build within a  decommissioned subway station and features historic artifacts and memorabilia from NYC’s famed subway system.

Discounts to Restaurants

Coming soon!

Bus and Boat Tours of Manhattan and Brooklyn

City Sightseeing offers hop on, hop off bus and boat tours for 24, 48, and 72 hour packages. The closest pick up stop is a 10 minute walk from the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott on Cadman Plaza West between Clark and Tillary Streets (at the B25 bus stop).


Visiting the Statue of Liberty: Visit the iconic Statue of Liberty through structure governmental tours. For a free viewing of the Statue of Liberty, you can also take the Staten Island Ferry from lower Manhattan (just 2 metro stops from the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott from Jay Street Metro Tech). Learn about the free viewing tour here. The Staten Island Ferry schedule is here.


Brooklyn Bridge: The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and one of the oldest roadway bridges in the United States. Walk the iconic Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The entrance leading to the bridge is a short walk from the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott.  Don’t miss your chance to take iconic photos!  View the map here.

Regional Meetings

Regional meetings may be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 8:00-8:30am.  Additional meetings may also be scheduled by request. Check back on the final plans for your region.

Regions:  Northern Europe, Central Europe, Southern Europe, North America, Latin America, Near East and Africa, Central Asia, Western Pacific

National Coordinators / Presidents

An information session for National Coordinators and Presidents will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 3:15-4:15 pm.  We hope that the president of every member association will be able to attend the Centennial Congress.  We will plan a special photo-op for current and past presidents of MWIA member associations. Please RSVP here.

International Teddy Bear Exhibit

The International Teddy Bear Exhibit was inspired by a visit to the Teddy Bear Museum in 2014 during the MWIA Congress in Seoul. Teddy bears up to 15 inches representing women physicians of different cultures, specialties, and backgrounds are welcome!  We ask that each Teddy Bear represent a woman physician and wear something symbolizing the country’s culture and heritage.  Please bring the teddy bear to the MWIA Congress registration desk before 2pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Please RSVP here.

Association Journal

We invite each association to share a copy of their association journal. Please bring to the registration desk before 2pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Please RSVP here.

International Exhibit

We ask that each association bring a small item (< 4 inches) that represents their country. These items will be shared at the opening reception and preserved in the archives.  Please bring the item to the registration desk before 2pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Please RSVP here.

MWIA Centennial Fabric Collage

Each association is asked to bring a quilt square to contribute to a fabric collage.  Instructions for the fabric collage are here.


Limited MWIA merchandise will be sold on-site at the meeting.  Pre-order during registration to ensure availability.  Check out what we have to offer.  Products can be ordered HERE if you did not order them during registration.  The last date to pre-order merchandise is June 26.


MWIA Centennial T-shirt – coming soon

MWIA Centennial Mug – coming soon

MWIA Scarf – please view the winning centennial scarf design by Associate Professor Marina Di Domenico from Napoli in Italy here. Be sure to pre-order your scarf if you want to pick it up at the meeting. Orders are taken during registration but must be received prior to March 31.

MWIA Centennial Book:  100 Years in 100 Pages

Thanks to the support of MWIA donors, the Centennial Book is available for only $10!



The MWIA Centennial Meeting will provide attendees with ample opportunities for networking with women physicians from all over the world.  In addition to having a networking nook available to connect informally, speed networking events will allow attendees to formally establish new connections.  Often small token gifts representing one’s country are shared among attendees and a reflection of the diversity of countries represented.  By the end of the 4-day meeting, you will have fostered new friendships with women physicians from all over the world.

Social Media 

We would like our attendees to have an opportunity to connect with one another before, during and after the meeting and one way to accomplish this is through social media. We have updated our registration form to include an option to allow for input of social media profiles, including name and photo. Earlier registrants who did not have that opportunity were emailed the form.  If you did not receive it, please contact  Please use the hashtag #MWIA100 with all of your social media posts!

Are you a social media influencer?  We have a special promotion for you.  E-mail

Conference App

The official conference app for the meeting will be Whova. Registrants will receive an email announcement once it is launched to download the app and start using it. There is a message/discussion board to allow for attendees to find roommates and to coordinate transportation to and from the airport with each other.

Resident Division

Apply for a Resident Travel Grant

1) Saturday, July 27, 12:30-1:30pm (lunch session): Succeeding in Academic Medicine and Academic Writing (Anne Fischer, MD, PhD, West Palm Beach, FL; and Amelia Drake, M.D., UNC)

2) Saturday, July 27, 4:00-5:00pm: Presentation Skills for Clinicians: Making Your Next Presentation Go Better Than Your Last (Scott C. Litin, M.D., Mayo Clinic)

3) Saturday, July 27, 5:00-6:00pm: Resident Poster Judging

3) Sunday, July 28, 9:30-10:30am: Building Resilience (Anjali Bhagra, M.D., Mayo Clinic)

AMWA Residency Program Fair – Friday, July 26, 4-6pm

There will be opportunities for residency programs to showcase their program at our first AMWA Residency Program Fair on Friday, July 26, 4-6pm and meet prospective program applicants (medical students entering their fourth year). Residents and GME faculty are also invited to attend a GME Dinner Symposium Friday, July 26, 6-8pm. Information is available during registration.

Residency Program Fair Table $100 (includes a ticket to the GME Dinner Symposium,limited space, sign up early)

GME Dinner Symposium 6-8 pm

An outstanding program has been planned for the 2nd Annual GME Dinner Symposium.  We encourage all attendees who are involved in graduate medical education to attend.

$30 (limited space, sign up early)

Medical Student Division

Conference Break-Out Sessions:

  1. Residency Program Fair – Friday, July 26th 4:00-6:00pm
  2. Ultrasound Workshop – Friday, July 26th 6:00-7:00pm
  3. Social Event – Friday, July 26th 8:30pm
  4. Dr. Joannie Yeh: Gender Bias in Medicine: Connecting with Allies – Saturday, July 27th 3:30-4:00pm
  5. Simulation Workshop – Saturday, July 27th 4:00-6:00pm
  6. Dr. Joannie Yeh: Making the Most out of a Mentoring Relationship – Sunday, July 28th 8:30-9:30am
  7. Resident Panel – Sunday, July 28th 9:30-10:30am

Medical Student Poster Presentations:

  1. Friday, July 26th 7:30-9:00pm
  2. Saturday, July 27th 7:30-9:00am

Premedical Student Division


5:00-6:30 pm Fund-raising Group Dinner Off-site

Friday 7:30-9:00 pm Student Poster Session


7:30-9:00 am Student Poster Session

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Improv / MMI Interviews

1:30-2:30 pm Pre-med Branch Presentation

2:30-3:30 pm Skills Workshop: Trauma and Medical Assessment

5:30-6:30 pm Pre-med Networking Dinner


8:30-9:30 am Medical Student/Pre-med Joint Session

9:30-11:30 am Pre-med Fair

11:30 am-12:30 pm Pre-med Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm Physicians Panel

1:30-2:15 pm Personal Statement

2:15-3:00 pm Skills Workshop:  Stop the Bleed


Information about Exhibitor, Program Book Ads, and Meeting Bag Inserts is below.  Please submit your registration for exhibiting and advertising before July 1, 2019.  Download the exhibitor prospectus here.

The MWIA Centennial Meeting will be held July 25-28, 2019 at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott. This event presents an opportunity to reach one of the largest assemblies of women physicians, residents, and medical students from all over the world.  Exhibit hours are planned to ensure opportunities throughout the weekend to meet with all of the attendees.

All exhibitors and sponsors (including bag inserts, program book ads, etc) must submit their application through the meeting registration site. Credit card payments are taken through our online registration system. Please complete the online registration form even if you plan on sending a check. Make all checks payable to AMWA and mail to 1100 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 350, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Venue: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott

Each Exhibit space will include:

– One 6 ft draped table with 2 chairs
– Listing in the program book if registered before July 1, 2019
– Pass to attend non-meal meeting functions

Friday 7/26/19

Exhibit Set Up 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Exhibits Open: 11:30 AM
Exhibit Close: 5:00 PM

Saturday 7/27/19

Exhibit Open: 11:30 AM
Exhibits Close: 5:00 PM
Exhibit Takedown: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Exhibitor Guidelines
Exhibitor assumes responsibility and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Hotel, Marriott, Inc., and the Hotel’s Owner, and their respective owners, managers, subsidiaries, affiliates employee and agents (collectively, “Hotel Parties”), and Group from and against any claims or expenses arising out of the use of the exhibition premises.  The Exhibitor understands that neither the group nor the Hotel Parties maintain insurance covering the Exhibitor’s property and it is the sole responsibility of the Exhibitor to obtain such insurance.

Exhibit Space Rental: Electricity will be available only if requested in advance and at an extra charge. Space will be assigned according to the order in which paid applications are received.

Cancellations: Once a formal application has been received; cancellations must be submitted in writing, no later than 8 weeks prior to the opening day of the meeting. A $100.00 Cancellation fee will be assessed. If no notification is provided, the applying company will be responsible for the entire exhibit fee.

Regulations: Booths will be provided as indicated in this prospectus. Exhibits must be installed so that they do not project beyond the space allotted. No interference with the light or space of other exhibitors will be permitted. No signs or other articles shall be posted, nailed or otherwise attached to any of the pillars, walls, doors, etc., in such manner as to deface or destroy them. No attachments
shall be made to the floors by nails, screws or any other device. All space is leased subject to these restrictions.

Display Requirements and Restrictions: The Congress retains the right to deny the exhibition of inappropriate items and products (for example products or services that do not have FDA approval. Please contact the Exhibit Manager with any questions. Exhibit participation does not constitute in any form an endorsement of a company or product by MWIA.  Exhibitors are prohibited from making media marketing statements based on participation in the meeting as an exhibitor.

Irregular Canvassing and Distribution of Advertising Matter: 
Solicitation of business or conferences in the interest of business except by exhibiting firms is prohibited. Exhibitors are urged to report to the Exhibit Manager any violations of this rule. Canvassing by exhibitors outside of their booths is also forbidden. Circulars or advertising matter of any description shall not be distributed except from the exhibitor’s booth.

Uncontrolled Eventualities: The Congress will take all reasonable precautions against damage or loss by fire, water, storm, theft, strike or any other emergencies of that character but does not guarantee or insure the exhibitor against loss by reason thereof (see “Responsibility Agreement”)


For Profit Exhibitor Table: $3,000.00   (Half Table $1800)
Non-Profit Exhibitor Table: $1,500.00   (Half Table $900)

Register for Exhibit Table

Discounted opportunities for start-ups:  TBA   Sign up here to learn more.


Recognition in the AMWA website, print program, and on-site signage.

Diamond Sponsorship: $50,000
Platinum Sponsorship: $20,000.00
Gold Sponsorship: $10,000.00
Silver Sponsorship: $7,500.00
Bronze Sponsorship: $5,000.00
Copper Sponsorship: $1,000.00
Friends of AMWA: $500.00


Limited to non-pharmaceutical and non-device companies due to Sunshine Act reporting requirements. Recognition in the AMWA website, print program, and on-site signage.

Gala (2 available) $10,000
Breakfast (4 available) $5,000
Lunch (4 available) $7,500
Break (4 available) $1,000

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Meeting mobile app banner Ad: $300.00
Quarter Page Program Ad: $350.00
Half Page Program Ad: $650.00
Full Page Program Ad: $1,200.00
Full Page Color, inside back cover Ad:  $1,750
Full Page Color, back cover Ad:  $3,000

Full Page: trim = 8.38 in x 10.75 in, live = 7.88 in x 10.25 in, bleed = 8.63 in x 11 in
Half Page: live = 7.88 in x 5 in
Quarter Page: live = 3.5 in x 5 in

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These will be virtual bag insert which will go out to attendees in targeted emails leading up to and during the event: $400.00

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Questions?  Please contact

MWIA is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) of medical women and medical students from all over the world. Read more about the history of MWIA and the role of AMWA and the American Women’s Hospitals Service in the founding of MWIA here. AMWA has been commemorating AWHS and the work of American women physicians in World War I though an exhibition and recent short film.

Visit our FAQ page here.


MWIA Centennial Meeting Film Project. Deadline extended May 15, 2019.

Instructions: Turn on a camera (your phone or computer), get a good background that represents where you’re from, and read the following lines or share your thoughts.  Each association should do the first one.

  • “I am a woman physician” videos. I am a woman surgeon/physician/future physician from city/state, country. Feel free to include young girls saying they want to be a doctor when they grow up!
  • Other optional videos:
    • Share advice for a young female physician
    • Share a quote or saying that inspires you followed by the name of the author.

Submit a downloadable link to the film (preferably a Dropbox link) here.

How to send videos from your iPhone.  Send the video to yourself, then submit the link at the form above.


We want to incorporate a visual representation of incredible pioneer women physicians from around the world. The inspiration for this project comes from Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. See the example here. To participate, create an image that represents the story, journey, or discovery of a pioneer woman physician. Images can be in any form (collage, charcoal, pencil, PowerPoint, photography, etc.), but they must be original! Submissions will be displayed on the MWIA meeting website and shared at the conference. Submit your design here by May 15, 2019.


The Medical Women’s International Association(MWIA) has introduced an innovative and inclusive initiative as part of her Centennial celebration taking place  in New York in July 2019.  Read More


The MWIA Congress will feature a Story Slam hosted by by Elizabeth Métraux, founder / CEO of Women Writers in Medicine. The Story Slam will be featured on the Nocturnists podcast,




Calling All International Active Duty Military and Veteran Women Physicians!
There will be a special commemoration of women physicians in the military from countries around the world at the MWIA Centennial Gala on Saturday, July 27, 2019.  We want to specially honor this group of women physicians who are serving or have served not only their patients but also their country in a uniformed service.  We hope that at least 1 representative from each country will come in uniform to the MWIA Centennial Gala.  Please register at and RSVP HERE.
This programming also has special significance to the founding of MWIA which occurred at a special dinner celebrating the return of U.S. women physicians from war work abroad.
Please read an excerpt from a report by Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy on the founding of MWIA.
    “The first definite move toward the formation of the Medical Women’s International Association was made at a dinner given at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, on October 21, 1919, by the governing board of the American Women’s Hospitals – a committee of the Medical Women’s National Association.
    This dinner was given in honor of a group of young women physicians and surgeons who had just returned from France where they had been serving, during and subsequent to the War, at the American Women’s Hospital No I, at Luzancy on the Marne, and as a courtesy to the distinguished medical women from foreign countries attending the International Conference of Women Physicians held under the auspices of the Social Morality Committee of the War Work Council of the Young Women’s Christian Association.”
    Learn more about the work of American women physicians in WWI in a film produced by the American Medical Women’s Association HERE.
(Active duty military and veterans may also want to note the special discounts and free admission offers available in NYC.)

Meet Our MWIA100 Ambassadors

AMWA Residency Fair – Friday, July 26, 2019, 4-6pm

The First Annual AMWA Residency Fair will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 4-6pm and present an opportunity for medical student attendees to learn about residency programs from around the country.  Residency programs will be able to showcase innovations in graduate medical education as well as convene at a special dinner symposium focused on GME.

$100   Table space at the Residency Fair (includes complimentary ticket to the GME Dinner Symposium). Register early, space is limited.

GME Dinner Symposium from 6-8pm

Registration is available through the meeting registration site. Registration:  $30.

Agenda: (Download the agenda here here)


“The Vision and Voice of Women in GME”  
Joan C. Lo, MD, MS, FACP
Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research
GME Research Director & Internal Medicine Residency Assistant Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Oakland

“WIM: Creating A More JEDI Healthcare Environment”  
Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP
Executive Vice President and CEO
American College of Physicians

Ensuring Safe and Equitable Environments for Women Training to Become Physicians”
Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil
Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan
Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine; Residency Program Director, Radiation Oncology

“Women’s Leadership and Gender Bias Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents”
Maria Yialamas, MD
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

“Developing a Fellows’ Academy to Prepare Senior Trainees for Independent Practice”
Rini B. Ratan, MD
Vice Chair of Education and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Residency Program Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center

“Art and Critique in Medicine”
Somalee Banerjee, MD, MPH
Hospitalist, The Permanente Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente Northern California

AMWA LEADERS: Lessons Learned & New Directions
“The Challenges and Success of Fellowship Training in a Multi-Specialty Run Practice”
Diana J. Galindo MD, FACP, AGSF (AMWA Past President, 2007-2008)
Head, Section of Geriatric Medicine and Fellowship Program Director, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Affiliate Associate Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University

“Leveling the Playing Field:  Women Start Your Engines!”
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, FAMWA (AMWA Past President, 2015-2016)
Executive Director, Indiana University (IU) National Center of Excellence of Women’s Health
Barbara F. Kampen Chair in Women’s Health, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, IU School of Medicine

“Planning for Re-Entry to Practice
Kimberly Templeton, MD, FAMWA (AMWA Past President, 2016-2017)
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Health Policy and Management, University of Kansas School of Medicine Residency Program Director, University of Kansas Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery

Pre-med Fair – Sunday, July 28, 9-11 am

The Pre-med Fair will be held Sunday, July 28, 9-11 am.  Exhibitors, sign up here.

Regional Meetings – A Taste of Brooklyn Dining

Meet and network with attendees from your MWIA region from 4:30-5:45, Thursday July 25.  Location TBA.  Light dinner.

Opening Welcome Reception – Light Refreshments

Thursday July 25, 6-8pm, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, Main Ballroom

Opening Welcome Reception – special opening reception with all countries and special programming to kick off the MWIA Centennial featuring a story slam hosted by Elizabeth Métraux, founder / CEO of Women Writers in Medicine, which will be featured on the Nocturnists podcast.

Centennial Gala – elegant 3-course dinner in which attendees typically dress in traditional costumes from their country.  The Gala will feature special performances in celebration of MWIA’s centennial, including a one-woman show about Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy (MWIA Founder, a sand art performance, a special ceremony honoring military women physicians from around the world, the AMWA Fellowship Convocation, and special performances by various countries. This is an event not to be missed.

MWIA Centennial Gala

Saturday, July 27, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, Main Ballroom

The MWIA Centennial Gala will be held at the Host Congress Hotel, the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The Brooklyn Bridge Marriott “boasts award-winning chefs who combine the greatest flavors and cuisines of the world for a truly inspired dining experience…” View photos here.

Attendees are encouraged to wear garments representing their country’s culture.

Sarah Partridge

The Centennial Gala will include an unforgettable Sand Art Show – hosted by the Korean Medical Women’s Association, a one woman play about MWIA Founding President Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy, and performances by jazz singer Sarah Partridge, including a commissioned song, Courage is a Woman, centered on Dr. Lovejoy. The gala will also feature a special ceremony honoring military women physicians (active duty or retired) from around the world and the AMWA Fellowship Convocation. The evening will conclude with performances by various countries (India, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Nigeria, Georgia) and the Jhirad Oration Ceremony.

MWIA Centenary Song

The lyrics are below. Learn the tune here. We also welcome you to translate the song into your language and share it with us here.

Physicians Healers

Doctors of the world, united
leaders of our dream, inspired
shining a bright light, we’re guiding
and transforming

Physicians, Healers
Women, Dreamers
sharing our vision
we can heal the world

Physicians, Healers
Women, Dreamers
sharing our mission
we will heal the world
Written by Dr. Mary Rorro
June 20, 2019

Film in Medicine: Screenings and Commentary

The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May Cohen Official selection, 2019 Toronto Jewish Film Festival and Winner, People’s Choice Award

Lady Ganga: Nilza’s Story 
At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in WWI 

Association of Medical Women in India Celebrates Its Centennial (1907-2017)

Official Centennial Congress Hashtag: #MWIA100
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