AMWA's 103rd Anniversary Meeting

March 22 – 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA

The American Medical Women’s Association 103rd Anniversary Meeting and the Medical Women’s International Association North America Congress

The program book is available here.
The program brochure is available here.
View our attendees’ Words of Wisdom here.
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Keynote Speakers



The detailed agenda is available here (subject to change).


Career Development Pre-Course

Career Development Pre-Conference:  Conflict Resolution from the Board Room to the Exam Room

Effective negotiation includes conflict resolution and is necessary for success in all areas of our professional and personal life. During this workshop, we will

  • Explore authority gradients in healthcare, uncover basic assumptions about conflict,
  • Explore alternative ways of viewing conflict
  • Identify styles and types of conflict
  • Experiment with practical ways of managing conflict
  • Review and practice the art of getting what you want/need with assertiveness, tact, and with the information needed to make the ask

This workshop will be held at Drexel University, College of Medicine on Thursday March 22, 2018 from 12:00 – 4:00pm. It will be followed by a Women in Medicine archives presentation, tour, and reception at the Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections at Drexel from 4:00-6:00pm.


Helane Fronek, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Schoool of Medicine
Certified Physician Development Coach

Chemen Neal, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Chair, AMWA Mentorship Committee

Ana E. Núñez, MD
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

Ana Viamonte Ros, MD
Associate Dean for Women in Medicine and Science, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine; Medical Director, Palliative Care Services and Bioethics at Baptist Health South Florida

Awards Ceremony

Each year, the AMWA Awards Ceremony 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 – 2018-2019

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


103rd Anniversary Gala

  • Induction of New Fellows
  • Gala Keynote:  Vivian Pinn, MD – Inaugural Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH; Senior Scientist Emerita, Fogarty International Center, NIH


We encourage you to check out the numerous museums in the Philadelphia area while you’re in town for AMWA103. Click here for a list of museum ideas!

Visit to the Women in Medicine and AMWA Archives

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 5:00-7:0oopm

Legacy Center, Drexel University School of Medicine, 2900 West Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Public Transportation:  Chestnut Hill West Septa Line – Suburban Station to Queen Lane Station (to Chestnut Hill West).  From Doubletree, go right towards Locust Street and turn left on John F. Kennedy Blvd.  Suburban Station is on your right at 16th Street.  Take the Septa towards Chestnut Hill West to Queen Lane Station.  Exit the station and walk on Queen Lane to the right, crossing Wissahickon Avenue.  Drexel University School of Medicine is on your left at 2900 W. Queen Lane.

View the Chestnut Hill West Septa schedule here.

Driving Directions:


The AMWA 103 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 connecting physicians with other physicians (and students and residents to premedical students) to the 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 103 will have a mentorship event for everybody. See below for event listings.

-Speed Networking Events: TBA

-Networking 101 Talk

-Networking Lunch

-Mentorship Breakfast

-Networking Nook

Resident Division

Resident posters and Resident Division breakout sessions will be held on Saturday.  The following Resident Division Awards will be presented at the meeting:

Pre-med Students

Pre-med breakout sessions will be held on Saturday afternoon.  A special pre-med exhibit hall and symposium will be held on Sunday.


CME will be provided by the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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: 1. Engage in mentoring for professional performance and career development; 2. Consider the role of sex and gender in the management and prevention of disease; 3. Recognize issues of gender disparity in the workplace; 4. Discuss new strategies in patient care management, particularly in internal medicine and women’s health

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements 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 29 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.