AMWA's 102nd Anniversary Meeting

Thank you for attending AMWA's 102nd Annual Meeting, held March 30 – April 2, 2017 in San Francisco!

AMWA’s 102nd Anniversary Meeting

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Thursday, March 30

1:30PM – 5:30PM Career Development Pre-Course

7PM Studio AMWA Paint Night & Literary AMWA Readings

Friday, March 31

8AM Speed Networking

9AM-5PM CME Program

11:30AM Networking Lunch, Networking Alliance Meeting

5PM Regional Gatherings

6PM Film Screening & Discussion- States of Grace: A Journey of Loss, Resilience and Renewal

7:30PM Group Dinners

Saturday, April 1

8AM-9:30AM Poster Presentations & Networking/Mentoring Breakfast

9:30AM-5:15PM CME Program & Awards Luncheon

7PM Gala – Keynote, Artist in Residence Showcase, Fellowship

Convocation, Presidential Inauguration

Sunday, April 2

8AM-9:30AM Networking/Mentoring Breakfast

9AM-11:30AM CME Program

12PM SF Highlights Tour, Roe (World Premier Production)

12PM-4PM Workshops

12PM-4PM Pre-medical Symposium

Career Development Pre-Course (1:30-5:30PM, Thursday, March 30, 2017)

Women Physicians Shaping their Future:  Skills to meet the changing, challenging world of medicine today 

At the end of this presentation, the attendee will be able to:

  • Incorporate mindfulness practices, in order to enhance her ability to cultivate and maintain equanimity in personal and professional interactions.
  • Understand the importance of intentionality in creating a more fulfilling life that reflects her core values
  • Powerfully use simple communication strategies and skills to inspire, create engagement, and effectively influence others
  • Recognize the effect of her and others’ emotions and manage them effectively to create desired outcomes
  • Create a personal leadership brand that reflects what she wants to be known for, in order to enhance results and influence

Program highlights:

The Power of Presence

Presence is our ability to be fully alive and present to each moment of our lives, so that we can consciously choose how we feel and act in everyday life. Consequently, we have the potential to create dynamic, thriving personal and professional lives that truly reflect who we are as human beings, clinicians and leaders.

Mindfulness is a practice that can help develop the self-awareness and emotional intelligence skills that are essential for developing a powerful presence. With greater mental clarity and emotional mastery we can enhance not only our personal well-being and performance, but also our ability to connect to and influence others in all aspects of our life. 

During this module participants will be guided through several practices to develop their understanding and experience of mindfulness and its connection to presence.

Crafting a career that thrills you

Physician burnout is at epidemic proportions as many feel trapped in a career that doesn’t fit or inspire them, estranged from what they used to love about practicing medicine.  Through a series of personal reflections, participants will reconnect with the core values that drew them to medicine in the first place.  By looking critically at their career, they will find new possibilities for restoring their passion in the context of their current position, or developing a career that is in greater alignment with their values and purpose.

Crucial Communication Skills For Women Physicians

As female physicians, we excel at communicating medical information; yet challenges in asserting ourselves put us at a distinct disadvantage, decreasing our satisfaction in our work and personal life. This module will prepare participants to assert themselves powerfully by validating their needs, understanding the emotions and beliefs that hold them back from speaking, and gaining skills to express themselves authentically.

Building Your Personal Leadership Brand

An increasing number of women are assuming roles in leadership and making significant contributions. So why are they so frustrated? Often women believe they can’t be themselves and make the difference they want to make. This sense of conflict between being authentic and behaving in a manner assumed to be more acceptable negatively impacts their success and quality of life. The risk to the individual and the organization or cause they support is not offering the full value of their perspective, skills and commitment. Participants will be guided through a five step process to gain clarity on how to create value in the eyes of their organization in a way that reflects personal values and strengths.

Cost: $250 ($200 for registrants of the AMWA102 Meeting)

Meet Our Coaches 


Awards Luncheon

Each year, the AMWA Awards Luncheon recognizes leaders in medicine who have either advanced the field of women’s health or the career development of women in medicine.

Physician Awards

General Awards

Artist in Residence – 2017-2018

Resident Division Awards

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

Medical Student Awards

Pre-medical Student Awards

  • Student of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Branch Award
  • Active Branch Award


102nd Anniversary Gala

  • Young Women in Medicine Poster Awards
  • Induction of New Fellows
  • Gala Keynote Spotlight: Sandra Fluke


San Francisco Highlights Tour, April 2, 12-4pm, $45 (book through the registration portal)

Roe –  The world premiere of Lisa Loomer’s critically acclaimed play comes to Berkeley Rep.  “Roe v. Wade—the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion is still fiercely debated, over 40 years later. In her newest play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) in the years following the fateful decision. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant, Roe reflects the polarization in America today while illuminating the heart and passion each person has for their cause.”

The theater is accessible by Bart (allow at least an hour).

Special Discount for AMWA members for shows on Thursday evening, Friday evening, Sunday afternoon, and Sunday evening.

Alcatraz Tour Tickets – book on your own.

The AMWA 102 conference will provide attendees at all points in their careers with ample opportunities for mentorship and networking throughout the weekend. In addition to having a networking nook available to connect informally, many events will allow attendees to formally establish new connections. From the speed networking events on Friday morning connecting physicians with other physicians (and students and residents to premedical students) to the Saturday mentorship breakfast that allows students the opportunity to ask questions about a variety of topics including career advancement and work-life balance to physicians, AMWA 102 will have a mentorship event for everybody. See below for event listings.

-Speed Networking Event (one event for physicians, one event for residents and students)

-Networking 101 Talk

-Networking Lunch

-Regional Mixers

-Mentorship Breakfast

-Networking Nook

Resident Division

The following Resident Division Awards will be presented at the meeting:

More items and books available through the AMWA on-line store.

Premedical Student Division

Student Travel Grants

Poster Presentations

Premed Events:

Thursday, March 30, 2017

AMWA Studio Paint Night
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM Venue: Diplomat Ballroom B

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pre-medical and Medical Division Speed Networking
Time: 8:00AM – 9:00AM Venue: Diplomat Ballroom

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pre-medical Awards Ceremony
Time: 11:30PM – 12:00PM Venue: Solano

Pre-medical Branch and Student Presentations and Leadership Transition Meeting
Time: 5:00PM – 6:15PM Venue: Ambassador Ballroom B

Sunday, April 2, 2017

11:30 – 12:15PM Ambassador Ballroom A
Pre-medical Exhibitor Fair and Introductions

12:15 – 1:30PM Embassy Ballroom B & C
Symposium Welcome and Women in Medicine Panel
Introduction by: Pre-Med President Elect Laura Ballentine, Panel Moderator: Nataly Montaño
Panelists: Stephanie Bonne MD FACS, Julie Hundertmark MD, Amanda Xi MD MSE, Dipa Patel MD, Norma Jo Waxman MD

1:00 – 2:00PM Diplomat Ballroom A
Suturing Workshop

Julie Hundertrmark MD Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, US Army

1:30 – 2:15PM Embassy Ballroom B & C
Gap Year Opportunities & Student Engagement
Saralyn Mark MD, Jessica Evert MD, Norma Jo Waxman MD

2:15 – 2:45PM Embassy Ballroom B & C
Mapping a Path of Research and Scholarship
Joan Lo MD Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, Research Director at Kaiser Permanente East Bay

2:00 – 3:00PM Diplomat Ballroom A
Suturing Workshop
Julie Hundertrmark MD Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, US Army

2:00 – 3:00PM Diplomat Ballroom B
Splinting Workshop
Kimberly Templeton MD Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Health Policy and Management, University of Kansas, AMWA President 2016-2017

2:45 – 3:15PM Embassy Ballroom B & C

Negotiating the Divide

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber MD FACP, Executive Director, IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Indiana U. AMWA President 2015-2016

3:15 – 4:00PM Embassy Ballroom B & C
Finding Your Path in Medicine: Women Physicians Share Their Stories
Eliza Lo Chin MD MPH, AMWA Executive Director, Saralyn Mark MD, President iGiant, President SolaMed Solutions LLC, Linda Hawes Clever MD MACP, President RENEW




The AMWA’s 102nd Annual Meeting is approved for 24.25 CME credits.

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
• Consider the role of sex and gender in the management and prevention of disease • Recognize issues of gender disparity in the workplace
• Identify new strategies in patient care management, particularly in reproductive medicine and women’s health

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 the Career Development Pre-Course, Annual Meeting, and Writing Workshop live activities for a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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.