AMWA's 101st Annual Meeting was held March 10-13, 2016 in South Florida!

AMWA’s 101st Anniversary Meeting


Llian Abbo, M.D. Infectious Diseases

Lilian Abbo, MD

Associate Professor, University of Miami Miller SOM; Chief, Infection Prevention Control & Antimicrobial Stewardship, Jackson Healthcare System 

Neelum Aggarwal, MDNeelum Aggarwal, MD

Associate Professor, Departments of Neurological Sciences & Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center; Director of Research, Rush Heart Center for Women, Rush University Medical Center

rebekahappleRebekah Apple, MA

Senior Manager of Programs
American Medical Student Association

4Holly G. Atkinson, MD, FACP

Director, Human Rights Program, Mount Sinai Global Health
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

SuzieBrownSuzie Brown, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Carnes_2014Molly Carnes, MD

Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Psychiatry, & Industrial & Systems Engineering; Director, Center for Women’s Health Research; Co-Director, WISELI, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Elinor Todd Christiansen, MDElinor Christiansen, MD

AMWA Past President
Founder, Healthcare for All – Colorado

Jessica-Cronce-High-ResJessica Cronce, PhD

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services, University of Oregon College of Education

Leah J. Dickstein, MDLeah Dickstein, MD

AMWA Past President
Professor Emerita, University Of Louisville School of Medicine

Elizabeth_FranzmannElizabeth J. Franzmann, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

000_Ruth_FrazierRuth T. Frazier

Executive Director, Michele Baldwin Memorial; Executive Director, Starry Ganga Expedition; Retired President, Futures for Children

Dean_Goldschmidt-Official-Portrait_1Pascal J. Goldschmidt, MD

Dean, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Mary Guinan, PhD, MD

Professor Emerita of Epidemiology and Community Health
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Tracy D. Gunter, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor, IU McKinney School of Law

Nancy S. Hardt, MD

Professor Emerita, Departments of Pathology and Surgery
University of Florida, College of Medicine

Suzanne Leonard Harrison, MD, FAAFP, FAMWA

Associate Professor & Family Medicine Education Director, Dept. of Family Medicine & Rural Health, FSU College of Medicine

idriziHaneme Idrizi, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Inpatient Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics

Jennifer-Joe-Portrait-SquareJennifer Joe, MD

CEO & Co-Founder of

MEDIQUS-Julie_Khazan-PhotoJulie Khazan, CFP

Senior Financial Investment Strategist

UM Felicia Knaul Final 1Felicia Knaul, PhD, MA

Director, Miami Institute for the Americas, U. of Miami College of Arts & Sciences; Professor, Dept. of Public Health Sciences, U. of Miami Miller SOM

Katherine Ko, MD, MFA

AMWA Artist-in-Residence, Attending Neurosurgeon, Kings County Hospital, New York

Shobha S. Krishnan, MD

Founder & President, Global Initiative Against HPV & Cervical Cancer

Mary-Krueger-official-NDU-photo-OCT-14COL Mary V. Krueger, DO, FS

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army of Health Affairs

Lo_Joan6867_cropJoan Lo, MD

Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research; Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Hilit F. Mechaber, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Associate Dean for Student Services
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

mona_mangatMona Vishin Mangat, MD

Board Chair
Doctors for America

ivette_motolaIvette Motola, MD, MPH, FACEP

Director, Division of Prehospital & Emergency Healthcare, Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education; Associate Professor, University of Miami Miller SOM

Geeta NayyarGeeta Nayyar, MD

Chief Healthcare & Innovation Officer, Femwell Group Health, Inc.
Host, “Topline MD TV”

Connie Newman July 2014Connie B. Newman, MD, FACP, FAMWA

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine

Maureen Novak, MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Medical Education
University of Florida College of Medicine

Ronald J. Paprocki, JD, CFP®, CHBC

Founder & Chief Executive Officer of MEDIQUS Asset Advisors, Inc.

Ora Pescovitz, MD

Senior Vice President & U.S. Medical Leader, Eli Lilly & Company

stephanie-reevesStephanie Reeves, DO, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP

2015-2016 AMWA President
Executive Director, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, IU School of Medicine

jennifer rusieckiJennifer Rusiecki, MD

Women’s Health Fellow, VA Pittsburgh Health System

Deborah Shlian, MD, MBA

Physician & Healthcare Executive Search Consultant

Wayne M. Sotile, PhD

Founder, Center for Physician Resilience

StoutJacketPicJulianne Stout, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Course Director, Introduction to Clinical Medicine 2, Indiana University School of Medicine- West Lafayette

K Templton picKim Templeton, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center
AMWA President-Elect

Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ana Viamonte Ros, MD

Former State Surgeon General; Associate Dean for Women in Medicine and Science, FIU College of Medicine; Director, Medical Staff Development, Baptist Health International

staceywattStacey Watt, MD

Program Director Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
University at Buffalo

Susan Wiegers, MD

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine


Register Now!

Refunds prior to February 1, 2016 will be subject to a $75 fee. No refunds after February 1, 2016. Registration is transferrable.

Registration insurance is available through Reg-insure

We encourage all members to purchase registration insurance. We will not be able to process any refunds after February 1, 2016. 

Photo/Video Release Policy

Registration implies agreement with AMWA’s photo/video release policy which allows the AMWA 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.

Registration Prices

On 1/1/16, price goes up by $25. On 2/1/16, the price goes up another $25. Non-member registration includes free 1 year membership.

Meeting Only                               Member $349                Affiliate Member $379            Non-Member $449

Meeting & Gala Package            Member $399                 Affiliate Member $429            Non-Member $499

On 2/1/16, price goes up by $20. Non-member registration includes free student or resident membership.

Resident Meeting & Gala Package            Member $159                             Non-Member $234

Student Meeting & Gala Package            Member $129                             Non-Member $204

1-day registration prices do not include free membership. Prices increase on 2/1/16 by $20.        

Physician Member/Non-member 1-Day        Fri $119/$139         Sat $199/$219                   Sun $49/$69

Resident Member/Non-member 1-Day          Fri $45/$55            Sat $85/$95                       Sun $35/$45

Student Member/Non-member 1-Day            Fri $35/$45            Sat $75/$85                       Sun $25/$35

­­­Career Development Pre-Course $50

Gala $75

Awards Luncheon $50

Everglades Tour $60

Speed Networking $10


Venue Hotel:   Hilton Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL $199 Double Double. Hotel Amenities:  Free wifi, gym.

Book on-line here.

Book by phone (305)-262-1000 – Rate Code: AMW. Deadline Feb. 16, 2016. Please book through these codes so that AMWA can meet minimum room requirements.

AMWA has a limited number of rooms still available at the conference rate.  Please contact to reserve a room.

Career Development Pre-Course

Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:30-5:00pm
Cost $50
CME available


  • Negotiation: You Have the Power! | Theresa Kirchgraber, MD, FACP
  • The Prescription for Financial Health | Ronald J. Paprocki, JD, CFP®, CHBC
  • Having a Purposeful Career | Susan Weigers, MD
  • Developing Resiliency | Rebekah Apple, MA

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP

2015-2016 AMWA President
Executive Director, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, IU School of Medicine

Ronald J. Paprocki, JD, CFP®, CHBC

Founder & Chief Executive Officer of MEDIQUS Asset Advisors, Inc.

Susan E Wiegers, MD, FASE, FACC

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine

rebekahappleRebekah Apple, MA

Senior Manager, Physician Services & Support
American Association for Physician Leadership

AMWA 101st Meeting Poster Abstract Submission

Poster Presentations (for all divisions – physicians, residents, students) are often the highlight of the AMWA conferences for attendees. Poster presentations will be held on Saturday, March 12th from 8AM-9:30AM and 3:10PM-3:40PM. You must be available to present during these times in order to be eligible. 

Please view all of the abstracts that are being presented here.

Late abstracts are being accepted. For details, please visit: The deadline is January 31st, 2016 for all divisions (student, resident and physician). Acceptances will be sent within 4-6 weeks of submission. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

Submission categories include: Clinical care – best practices, Clinical care – case study, Research – human subjects (clinical), Research – bench, and other.

Abstracts accepted for Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting will be eligible for Young Women in Science Awards (Resident and Student Divisions). Awards will be presented at the Gala separately in the student and resident divisions.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts and posters may NOT be duplicates of submissions from previous AMWA conferences.
  • Each presenter may submit only 1 poster abstract for consideration.
  • All author names and email addresses are required and ALL authors must sign off on submission for the abstract to be eligible for consideration. An email will be sent to each author for their electronic signature approving the abstract at the bottom of the submission form.
  • Submitting author must be available to present at the conference on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 8AM-9:30AM and 3:10PM-3:40PM.
  • Poster abstract must be 300 words or less (author names do NOT count toward word limit)
  • RESIDENTS ONLY: You can submit an abstract to be considered for both a poster or oral presentation. If you are offered and accept an oral presentation slot, you will NOT present a poster and are no longer eligible for poster presentation awards (however, you will be eligible for oral presentation awards).

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

Questions? Email

Submit Your Abstract

Awards Luncheon

Presidential Recognition Award & Keynote Address: Leading Change

  • Ora H. Pescovitz, MD
    Senior Vice President and US Medical Leader
    Eli Lilly and Company

Presidential Recognition Award

  • Atul Gawande (acceptance by video)

Physician Awards

Artist in Residence – 2016-2017

Resident Division Awards

  • Susan Ivey Courage to Lead Award
  • Elinor Christiansen Altruism Award
  • Resident Mentorship Award
  • Susan Love Essay Award

Medical Student Awards

  • Eliza Lo Chin Unsung Hero Award
  • Linda Brodsky Essay Award
  • Heller Outstanding Branch Award
  • Outstanding Regional Director Award
  • Haffizulla Family Scholarship

Pre-medical Student Awards

  • Student of the Year Award



101st Anniversary Gala

  • Young Women in Medicine Poster Awards
  • Induction of New Fellows
  • Gala Keynote Address: Alice Chen, MD | Executive Director, Doctors for America
  • Presidential Inauguration – Kim Templeton, MD


Everglades Tour at Gator Park
Sunday, March 13, 12-4pm
$60 fee includes: (1) Transportation to/from Hilton, (2) Airboat Ride, and (3) Wildlife Exhibits with all taxes and gratuity.

Clinical Hot Topics

Osteoarthritis: Impact of Sex and Gender
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Kim Templeton, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center
AMWA President-Elect

Osteoarthritis is the most common debilitating condition worldwide.  Women are more likely to osteoarthritis at all ages and in almost all joints.  Despite this, women may be less likely to receive treatment, at the anticipated rate based on incidence.  OA impacts quality of life, as well as the ability to care for other chronic health conditions.  Both sex and gender have been found to impact the risk of developing OA, as well as prevention measures and results of treatment.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Growing Epidemic

Haneme Idrizi, MD idrizi Assistant Professor
Division of Inpatient Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics

stephanie-reevesStephanie Reeves, DO
Assistant Professor and Faculty Physician
Department of Pediatrics

The US is facing an opiate abuse epidemic resulting in increased cases of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Recent studies show that nurseries caring for infants with neonatal withdrawal should develop a protocol that clearly defines screening procedures and evaluation and treatment plans. Our institution recently developed a treatment protocol that addresses the pharmacologic management of NAS, but also highlights important nonpharmacologic strategies (e.g. breastfeeding, rooming-in) that serve to preserve the maternal-internal bond.  Through the development of this protocol and close collaboration with community resources, our hospital has become better equipped to handle the challenge of this increasing epidemic.

Caring for Transwomen and Transmen in the Medical Office and Beyond
Julianne Stout, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Course Director
Indiana University School of Medicine-West Lafayette

Multiple medical organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Psychiatric Association have published statements supporting the medical and surgical treatment of gender dysphoria.  In daily life, however, transwomen and transmen continue to experience difficulties accessing medical care.  Exclusions of coverage under health insurance, discrimination and negative attitudes in the health care system, and unequal work opportunities persistently limit the opportunities and quality of life for transgender people.  Medical professionals can immediately impact their communities in a positive way by becoming educated about gender and sexuality, sensitively providing direct medical care to transgender individuals, and advocating for change in policies affecting transgender people.

Hot Topics in Cholesterol
Connie Newman July 2014
Connie Newman, MD FACP FAMWA
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine

In 2015, a new class of medication, PCSK9 inhibitors, was approved by the FDA for the treatment of high cholesterol in patients with cardiovascular disease and/or familial hypercholesterolemia who are on maximally tolerated doses of statins and require further reduction in LDL cholesterol (LDL-C). The new drugs are monoclonal antibodies to PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilism/kexin 9) and prevent PCSK9 from degrading LDL receptors in the liver. This results in a greater number of LDL receptors that will remove LDL-C from the blood. In patients taking statins, the PCSK9 inhibitors alirocumab and evolocumab reduce LDL-C by an additional 50%. Cardiovascular outcome trials are ongoing. The other new development in 2015 was the publication by the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists Collaboration of a meta-analysis of statin cardiovascular outcome trials which shows definitively that statins are as effective in women as in men in reducing cardiovascular disease.

Breast Density-Black, White and Shades of Gray
Jen Rusiecki, MD
Women’s Health Fellow
University of Pittsburgh

The world of women’s health is becoming increasingly less black and white with more “gray areas” developing daily. Most recently breast density has been identified as an independent risk factor, which complicates breast cancer screening options. This has lead 19 states to accept legislation requiring mammography centers to alert patients of their breast density status. This notification instructs the patient to discuss supplemental screening with their primary care physician but it unclear which screen options are ideal for this population. Through this cased-based presentation we will explore the evidence surrounding supplemental screening options including ultrasound, tomosynthesis and MRI in regards to breast density.


Profiles in Medicine

Speakers TBA


All AMWA merchandise will be sold on-site at the meeting. Check out what we have to offer!


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Student Division Sweatshirt

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24 oz. Acrylic Tumbler

AMWA Travel Mug Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Centennial Book

AMWA Centennial_edited-1.psd (1)Centennial Poster


Residency Division Call Bag


Preventive Medicine Task Force Gym Duffel

PATH (Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans) Merchandise

pathhoodieFleece Jacket – $40.00

pathtshirtT-Shirt – $15.00

paththreequarter3/4 Sleeve – $18.00

pathbagTote – $10.00

pathpenPen – $2.00







Networking/Mentorship Opportunities & Book Signings
The mentorship committee is proud to bring you events throughout the conference to maximize your opportunities to meet new people, make new connections and find life-long mentors!

Friday 7:50am
Speed Networking for Physicians [Cove Ballroom] Resident, Student & PreMed Division Meet & Greet [Networking Nook]

Friday 11:05am
Networking: How to Connect [Ballroom-Salon 2-4]

Friday 11:30am
Networking Light Lunch & Committee Mixers [Exhibit Hall-Salon 1]

Friday 5:00pm
Regional Mixers, meet members local to you!
[Regions 1-7, Ballroom-Salon 2-4 ; Region 8-9, Foyer]

Saturday 11:15am
Networking Break & Book Signings [Networking Nook]

Saturday 3:10pm
Networking Break & Book Signings [Networking Nook]

Sunday 8:00am
Mentorship/Networking Breakfast [Ballroom-Salon 2-4]

Saturday, 11:15am [Networking Nook, Exhibit Hall-Salon 1]

• Wayne M. Sotile, PhD
The Medical Marriage: A Couple’s Survival Guide

• Deborah Shlian, MD, MBA
New Frontiers in Healthcare Management: MBAs Evolving in the Business of Healthcare

• Kathryn Ko, MD, MFA
The Survival Bible for Women in Medicine

• Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS
Women’s Global Health And Human Rights

Saturday, 3:10pm [Networking Nook, Exhibit Hall-Salon 1]

• Mary Guinan, PhD, MD
Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS

• Farzanna Haffizulla, MD, FACP, FAMWA
Lead With Your Heart: A Doctor’s Rx For Personal & Professional Success

• Eliza Chin, MD, MPH, FAMWA
This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine

• Elinor Christiansen, MD
Doctor Lois: A Biography of Lois Pendleton Todd, M.D. 1894-1968

Resident Division

Please join us for our two Resident-specific sessions on Saturday, March 12:

1:15PM – Resident Oral Presentations

5:00PM – Resident Session and Transition Meeting

We also offer the following Resident Division Awards which will be presented at the meeting:

Resident/Student Research Collaboration

In an effort to encourage collaboration between our resident and student divisions as well as promote scholarly activity within the organization, we have launched a program to connect interested medical student members with residents to jointly submit research abstracts for presentation at the AMWA101 Meeting. Please email with interest or questions.


Medical Student Division

Want to learn more about exploring Miami- check out the conference STUDENT GUIDE

FREE Blue Sky Scrub Hat for first 100 students to register!

Words of Wisdom from AMWA Members

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7AM- Morning Stretch
Start your morning off right with 30 minutes of stretching and movement with your incoming student president, Samia Osman! Dress comfortably and get ready to start your day right.

Friday 8am- Student Division Meet and Greet (Networking Nook)
Stop by the networking nook in the exhibit hall to meet leaders of the student division as the conference kicks-off! Share your ideas for areas of improvement within the AMWA student division and find out ways you can get involved with AMWA National

Friday 8pm- Premedical and Medical Student Mixer
Come explore Miami beach for a night of fun with students from all over the nation!

Saturday 8am- Poster Presentations
This is an opportunity for medical students to share their research work with AMWA attendees. Top poster presentations will be chosen and awarded at the gala! Submit an abstract for consideration here.

Saturday 11:45am- Awards Luncheon
Don’t miss our medical student award presentations for the Heller Outstanding Branch Award, Anne C. Carter Leadership Award, Eliza Lo Chin Unsung Hero Award and Linda Brodsky MD Essay Award during the Awards Luncheon. Apply for awards here.

Saturday, 1:15pm- Student Breakout Session
“A Trainee’s Guide to Mentored Research in Healthcare Settings” Joan Lo MD

Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Assistant Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Internal Medicine Residency; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Saturday, 5pm- Leadership Transition Meeting
Find out the results of our online election for our 2016-2017 National Student Leadership team! Apply to be a national leader here.

Premedical Student Division

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7AM- Morning Stretch 

Start your morning off right with 30 minutes of movement and stretching with your incoming Medical Student president, Samia Osman!  

Friday 8am- Pre-Med Student Division Meet and Greet (Networking Nook) 

Stop by the networking nook in the exhibit hall to meet leaders of the student division and other Pre-Med students as the conference kicks-off! Share your ideas for areas of improvement within the AMWA Pre-Medical division and find out ways you can be more involved with AMWA.

Friday 6:15pm, Medical Students and Deans Combined Panel (Cove Ballroom)

Join an exceptional panel of AMWA physicians and medical students from the AMWA Executive Board and National Leadership Team for an evening of insights and advice for succeeding in your Pre-Medical journey and beyond.

Friday 8pm- Premedical and Medical Student Mixer

Come explore downtown Miami for a night of fun with students from all over the nation! 
Saturday 8am- Poster Presentations 
This is an opportunity for Pre-Med and Medical students to share their research work with AMWA attendees. Top poster presentations will be chosen and awarded at the gala! Submit an abstract for consideration here

Saturday 11:45am- Awards Luncheon
Don’t miss our Pre-Medical student award presentations for the Haffizulla Family Scholarship Award, Undergraduate Kaplan MCAT Scholarship Award, and Pre-Medical Education Scholarship Award during the Awards Luncheon. Apply for awards here. 

Saturday, 1:15pm- Pre-Med Division Chapter Awards (Grassy Key)
Join us to celebrate exceptional Pre-Med branches, first ever Pre-Med National Leadership team, and an AMWA Woman of the Year Award! Apply for these awards here

Saturday, 5pm- Leadership Transition Meeting
Find out the results of our online election for our 2016-2017 National Student Leadership team! Apply for premed leadership here!

Saturday, 7pm- Gala

Dress your best and join us for a night of glitz and glam! Top poster presentations will be awarded during this time. Don’t forget your dancing shoes! 

Sunday, 11:30- Pre-Medical Student Division Wrap Up/Reflection Session

Last chances to reflect on the overall conference experience, say goodbye, and discuss goals for the next year of AMWA! 


Course Description This conference will convene leading academic physicians, scientists, students, and prominent policy makers to discuss advances in women’s health, new concepts in mentorship, and career advancement for women in medicine.

Course Objectives At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be able to:

•Engage in mentoring for professional performance and career development.

•Define human trafficking, and identify economic, political, social, and cultural factors that contribute to human trafficking;

•Describe the role of gender in management and prevention of disease;

•Recognize how to prevent burnout, depression, and suicidality in physicians.

Accreditation Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Indiana University School of Medicine and American Medical Women’s Association.  The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Statement In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor.  All faculty, authors, editors, and planning committee members participating in an IUSM-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

Note: While it offers CME credits, this activity is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

CME Certificate and Certificate of Attendance will be e-mailed after the program.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for certificate processing. Speaker and Program Evaluations will be distributed through email  Please complete the evaluation as soon as possible after the program.

CME Sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine


All exhibitors and sponsors (including bag inserts, program book ads, etc) must register using the same registration link above. 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 12100 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 130, Reston, VA 20190 USA.

AMWA’s 101st Anniversary Meeting will be held March 11-13, 2016 at the Hilton Miami Airport in Florida. This event presents an opportunity to reach one of the largest assemblies of women physicians, residents, and medical students from all over the U.S.  Exhibit hours are planned to ensure opportunities throughout the weekend to meet with all of the attendees.

Venue: Hilton Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126. $199 single/double.

Each Exhibit space will include:
– One 6 ft draped table with 2 chairs
– Listing in the program book if registered before February 26, 2016
– Complimentary wifi
– Pass to attend non-meal meeting functions

Friday 3/11/16

Exhibit Set Up 7:00 – 8:00 AM

Exhibits Open: 8:00 AM Exhibit Close: 4:00 PM

Saturday 3/12/16

Exhibit Open: 8:00 AM

Exhibits Close: 4:00 PM

Exhibit Takedown: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Exhibitor Guidelines
Exhibitor assumes responsibility and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Hotel, Hilton Worldwide, 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. 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 6 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: AMWA 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 AMWA.  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: AMWA 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”)

Exhibitor Guidelines


For Profit Exhibitor Table (Pay by Credit Card): $2,600.00
For Profit Exhibitor Table (Pay by Check): $2,500.00
Non-Profit Exhibitor Table (Pay by Credit Card): $1,300.00
Non-Profit Exhibitor Table (Pay by Check): $1,250.00


Bronze Sponsorship: $5,000.00
Silver Sponsorship: $7,500.00
Gold Sponsorship: $10,000.00
Platinum Sponsorship: $20,000.00


Quarter Page Program Ad (Pay by Check): $250.00
Quarter Page Program Ad (Pay by Credit Card): $260.00
Half Page Program Ad (Pay by Check): $500.00
Half Page Program Ad (Pay by Credit Card): $520.00
Full Page Program Ad (Pay by Check): $1,000.00
Full Page Program Ad (Pay by Credit Card): $1,040.00

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


Bag Insert (Pay by Check): $300.00
Meeting Bag Insert (Pay by Credit Card): $312.00