AMWA's 108th Anniversary Meeting/Medical Women's International Association North American Congress

March 23 – 26, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA

Welcome to AMWA 2023

Join us March 23-26, 2023
Philadelphia, PA


Early Registration Rates End February 3!

Annual Meeting registration includes a session of complimentary coaching for all Physicians.
This is a terrific opportunity to explore a career concern, challenge, or opportunity guided by a coach.


Thursday, March 23, 2023

1:00-3:00 pm- Preconference Workshop: Coaching for Success in Healthcare Leadership

4:00-5:30 pm- Tour and Reception, Women in Medicine Legacy Archives (Drexel)

7:00-8:30 pm- Paint Night


Friday, March 24, 2023

8:00-9:00 am- Poster Session

8: 30 am- Welcome & Open Ceremony

Leading with Diversity

9:00 am- Keynote Address: Efforts to Address Racial Inequities at Medical Institutions

Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership
Harvard Medical School

9:30 am- The Benefits of Unique Characteristics in Leadership

Ana Maria Lopez, MD, FACP
Vice Chair, Medical Oncology
Chief of Cancer Services, Jefferson Health New Jersey
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, NCI Designated

9:50 am- Improving LGBTQIA+ Health and Wellbeing through Innovations in Care

Jessica Halem, MBA
Senior Director, Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative
University of Pennsylvania

10:10 am- Indigenous people of Canada and efforts to improve equity in Canada

Ojistoh Horn, MD
Family Physician, Akwesasne Medical Clinic (Akwesasne, ON/QC)
Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University (Montréal, QC)

11:30 am-1:00 pm- Lunch

Transformational Leadership

1:00-3:00 pm- Panel Discussion: Insights from Leaders Across Diverse Healthcare Sectors

Edith Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRCP
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Department of Medical Oncology
Associate Director, Diversity Affairs
Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

Pamela Davis, MD
Executive Medical Director, US Medical Affairs

2:00 pmClinical Hot Topics

Clinical Hot Topics Session A 

The New Hot Topic: Family-Forming Benefits
David Adamson, MD

Menopause Management for the General Practitioner
Sara Shihab, MD

Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Challenges
Nina Mingioni, MD

Women’s Health is Environmental Health
Lisa Nagy, MD

Clinical Hot Topics Session B 

Gender Equal Primary Care Workforce in Canada
Bev Jonson, MD

Constipation in Women: Not All are the Same
Cuckoo Choudhary, MD

Understanding Mental Health with the Mexican Military; How the Students Became the Teacher
Madeline Teisberg, MD

Understanding and Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine
Sharon Griswold, MD

Eating Disorders for the Primary Care Physician: Not a Disease “You Choose”
Ann Contrucci, MD

3:00-3:30 pm- Break

3:30-5:30 pm- Graduate Medical Education Symposium

3:30-4:30 pm- Workshops

Mobilizing AMWA students for Innovation in Medical Education: the National Sex and Gender Student Education Initiative

Deborah Gomez Kwolek, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Janice Werbinski, MD
Associate Clinical Professor Emerita of OBGyn
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, MD School of Medicine

Boundaries for Women Physicians: A Key and Essential Leadership Skill

Tamara Chang, MD
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Medical Director of Provider Wellness, MultiCare Health System
Co-Founder of Pink Coat, MD

Music, Art and Medicine – Bridging the Connections for Better Health

Lealani Mae Acosta, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mary Rorro, DO
Chair, Music and Medicine Committee, AMWA
Co-Chair Humanities Committee, AMWA
Psychiatrist, Department of Veterans Affairs

Olapeju Simoyan, MD, MPH, BDS, FAAFP, FASAM
Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine

Martha Sommers, MD
Assistant Professor
Family Physician
Head, Division of Global Health
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Marshall University

Lisa Wong, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative at HMS

4:30-5:30 pm- Workshops

Women Leaders: One World, One War Against COVID

Vivien Brown, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Roberta Gebhard, DO
Past-President, AMWA
Co-Founder, Gender Equity Task Force (GETF)

Sherry Lai, MD
Professor, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University

Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, FAMWA, FRSPH
Professor/ Global Health Director NYMCSHSP
Focal Point SDG 3 HUB United Nations Academic Impact
Chair-Elect Inter Sectional Council American Public Health Association
American Medical Women’s Association Global Health Lead/ NGO Representative to United Nations
1st Vice President Global NGO Executive Committee 2019-22
Sr Fellow Public Private Alliance Foundation

Vidhya Prakash, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Healing and Humanities: An Arts in Medicine Journal

Premlatha Amalraj, MD
Federal Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Swedish Health Services

Gloria Bachmann, MD, MMS
Associate Dean for Women’s Health
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Caitlin Cavarocchi, MM
Pre-Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Student Chair, Music & Medicine Committee

Mary Rorro, DO
Chair, Music and Medicine Committee, AMWA
Co-Chair Humanities Committee, AMWA
Psychiatrist, Department of Veterans Affairs

5:30-6:30 pm- Specialty Fair

Saturday, March 25, 2023

8:00-9:00 am- Poster Session


9:00 am- Keynote Address: An Unintended Patient Advocate: A Physician’s Experience

Caitlin Bernard, MD, MSCI, FACOG
Assistant Clinical Professor of OBGYN
Indiana University School of Medicine

9:30 am- Implications of Climate Change on Health

10:00 am- This is Our Lane: Role of Physicians in Gun Violence Solutions

Ruth Abaya, MD, MPH
Injury Prevention Program Manager, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Attending Physician, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Division of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania
Practice-based Scholar, CHOP Center for Violence Prevention
Senior Scholar, Penn Injury Science Center
Fellow, Stoneleigh Foundation

10:30 am- Find Your Worth in the Work Place

Kim Templeton, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
Associate Dean for CME, University of Kansas Medical Center

11:00 am- Table Talk: Advocacy in Action

11:30 am-12:00 pm- AMWA Awards Ceremony

12:00- 1:00 pm- Lunch, Committee Open Discussions


1:00-3:00 pm- Physicians Innovation Challenge

1:00-2:00 pm- Workshops

Stories Heal and Reveal: A Radical Listening and Reflective Writing Workshop

Marion McCrary, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate, Duke Department of Medicine
Associate Director, Duke GME Coaching
Governor-Elect, North Carolina Chapter American College of Physicians

Riddi Shah, MD

Fariha Shafi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City

Wellness and Equity Are Key Pillars for Successful Leadership: Lessons Learned in the WEL Program

Paloma Felga Cariello, MD, MPH

Haneme Idrizi, MD, FAAP
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD, FACP, FAASM
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Associate Dean for Gender Equity
Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Witzard Seide, MD FAAP

Heather L. Lander, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Rochester

2:00-3:00 pm- Clinical Hot Topics

New Strides in Obesity Management
Behnaz Behmanesh, MD

Care for Incarcerated Women
Gloria Bachmann, MD

Neurosurgical Emergencies
Lydia Kaoutzani, MD

Gadolinium and Iodine Contrast: What Clinicians Need to Know When Ordering Imaging
Eleanor Chu, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of California, Irvine

3:00-3:30 pm- Break

3:30-4:30 pm- Workshops

Transforming Medicine Through Performing Arts: A Review of Current Programming and Future Directions

Shilpa Darivemula, MD, MS
Clinical Instructor
University of North Carolina
Department of OBGYN
Director of the Aseemkala Initiative

Shreya Srivastava
Medical Degree Candidate, Albany Medical College
MBA Graduate, Clarkson University
Aseemkala Initiative Fellow

Bringing Healthcare, Education and Hope to Meghauli Nepal

Hari Bhandary
Founder, Clinic Nepal

Laura Helfman, MD
Attending Emergency Physician
Niswonger Pediatric Hospital
Johnson City Medical Center

AMWA Fertility Committee: Reproductive Life Plan or Fertility

Aurelie Athan, PhD

Torie Comeaux Plowden, MD, MPH

Ariela Marshall, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Women’s Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Director, Program in Gender Equity, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation
Penn Medicine

4:30-5:30 pm- Workshops

Antiracism and Anti-oppression Advocacy Work – How can Individuals and Small Groups have an Impact

Nicole Sandhu, MD, PhD
Chair, Anti-Racism Committee, AMWA
Past-President, AMWA

Factors Affecting Access to Fertility Care and how to Provide Equity in Fertility Care

G. David Adamson, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FACS
Founder & CEO, Arc Fertility
Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor, University of San Francisco School of Medicine
Past President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

4:30-5:30 pm- Committee Meetings

4:30-5:30 pm- MWIA North American Regional Meeting

7:00-10:00 pm- AMWA 108th Anniversary Gala

Sunday, March 26, 2023

8:00-9:00 am- Committee Meetings

9:00-10:00 am- Workshop

Ending Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment: Medical Women’s International Association Advocacy Workshop

Clarissa Fabre, MBBS (Hons) DCH (LOndon) MRCP (UK)
Past President Medical Women’s Federation UK
Past President Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA)
Past MWIA representative to WHO

Bev Johnson, MD, CFFP
Community Family Physician
Nepean Family Health Organization

Connie Newman, MD
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York
Past President, AMWA
Vice President MWIA North America Region

Anne Niec, MD
Professor, Paediatrics, McMaster University

Karen Poirier-Brode, MD
MWIA Coordinator
Chair, Studio AMWA

Shelley Ross, MD
Family physician, Vancouver BC Canada

Medical Students

8:00-11:00 am- Combined Student Programming

11:00 am-12:30 pm- Medical Student Fair

Premedical Students

Keynote Speakers

Faculty Speakers


Hot Topics


Doubletree Center City
DoubleTree Center City hotel sits along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, between the Wilma Theatre and the Academy of Music. Right across from the Kimmel Center, it’s a five-minute walk from the SEPTA Broad Street Line, which leads to the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Pets are welcome.

Venue Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City

Please book through the link above to help AMWA meet the minimum meeting room block.  Book early before the block fills up.


Public transportation:  Take the Septa train from the Airport to the Suburban Station (towards Center City).  From Suburban Station, head east on John F. Kennedy Blvd towards 15th Street.  Turn right on S. Broad Street. The Doubletree is on your left at Locust Street and S. Broad Street.  See the Septa Airport schedule here.

Driving from Philadelphia International Airport (20 min drive):

Take I-95 North to Exit 17 (PA-611 North/ Broad Street Exit). Continue North on Broad Street for approximately 3 miles. The Hotel is located on the right side, one block past Spruce street at the corner of Broad and Locust Street.

Other Driving Directions:

From Baltimore, Washington and Points South:

Take I-95 North past the Philadelphia Intl. Airport following the signs to the Broad Street exit. Take Broad Street North and follow Broad Street for about 3 miles. The hotel is on the corner of Broad and Locust.

From New York, New Jersey and points NorthEast (via NJ Turnpike):

Take NJ Turnpike South to exit 4 (Philadelphia/Camden Exit). Take 73 North to 38 West. Follow signs to The Benjamin Franklin Bridge . Once over the bridge follow signs for 676 West. Take 676 West to the Broad Street/ Central Philadelphia Exit onto 15th street heading South. Take 15th Street (approx 7 blocks) and make a left turn onto Locust Street. Take Locust one block to Broad Street, the hotel is located directly in front of you at the corner of Broad and Locust Streets.

Harrisburg, Hershey and points West – Take Pennsylvania Turnpike East to exit 24 (Valley Forge). Get onto 76 E following signs to Central Philadelphia. Take Vine St. (I-676) to Broad St. exit and make a right onto 15th St. Follow 15th St. to locust and make a left onto Locust. Go 1 block to Broad St. and the hotel is on the corner.


Registration Prices (in person)

Meeting Only:  Member $500 / Non-member $600 (Non-member prices include free year of membership)

Meeting & Gala Package: Member $585 / Non-member $685 (Non-member prices include free year of membership)

Gala Only: $165

Virtual Only (Physicians & Other Health Professionals): Member $150/ Non-Member $250

Students/Trainees (includes on-site Gala and reception, off-site lunch pick-up) :  Member $225 / Non-member $285 (Non-member prices include trainee membership)

Students/Trainees (includes on-site Gala, reception, and lunches) : Member $365/ Non-member $425 (Non-member prices include trainee membership)

Student/Trainees Virtual Only: Member $30, Non-Member $50

Table Sponsorship (includes 10 guests per table): $1150.00

Refund Policy

Refund requests for the conference will incur a $75 administrative fee. After 2/1/22, no refunds will be granted. Registration is transferable.

Photo/Video Release Policy

Registration for the meeting indicates agreement with AMWA’s photo/video release policy that allows the AMWA photographer, videographer and invited media to take and share photos and videos of participants attending the meeting and to publish likenesses on the AMWA website and in future print and electronic promotional and archival materials related to the meeting.

Information Coming Soon

Sunday, March 26, 2023

8:00-8:20 am- Introduction & Awards

8:20-8:50 am- Mentorship and Mingling

8:50-8:55 am- Break

8:55-9:15 am- Zoom Presentation- AMWA Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH)

9:15-9:20 am- Break

9:20-10:00 am- Workshop 1: Knot Tying Clinic

     Workshop 2: Dr. Xi Clinic

Workshop 3: Sexual Assault (Student Presentation)

Workshop 4: Dr. Bernie

10:00-10:15 am- Januu Scrub Giveaway

10:15-11:00 am- Caitlin Bernard- Abortion Rights

11:00-12:30 am- Medical Student Fair

Nov. 1: Regular submission abstract deadline with regular fee
Nov. 15: Late submission abstract deadline with late fee
Nov. 30: Final Call/Late Breaking abstract deadline with late fee



AMWA membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, pre-medical students, health care professionals, and other supporters. AMWA is the oldest multi-specialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine, advocating for equity, and ensuring excellence in health care.

The Annual Meeting is highly regarded for providing opportunities to energize current and prospective members while providing valuable networking opportunities for its participants. Each year our Poster Session has become more robust and reflective of our organization’s mission. Faculty, residents, fellows, and medical and pre-medical students are encouraged to participate in the 2023 Annual AMWA Meeting by submitting abstracts for presentation. We look forward to receiving your submission and returning to in-person meeting activities. We hope to see you in Philadelphia!

Important Guidelines:

  • Each abstract must be submitted using this online application form – submissions via email will not be accepted.
  • Approval must be obtained from ALL authors before the abstract is submitted. A confirmation email will be sent to each author following submission receipt
  • The first author must be the presenting author and an AMWA member AT THE TIME OF PRESENTATION. At least one author must be an AMWA member AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. If due to extenuating circumstances at the time of presentation the first author is unavailable, please contact at
  • The abstract must be 2000 characters or less (including spaces, excluding title and author names). No graphics or tables are allowed in the abstract submission.
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable $50 poster application fee. An additional late fee will be added after the initial deadline of November 1st has passed. The abstract submission window will close on November 30th.
  • Categories:
    For Research Abstracts: Background/Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions
    For Quality Improvement or Innovation Abstracts: Background, Intervention/Innovation, Results, Conclusion
    For Clinical Case Reports: Case Description, Conclusions, Clinical Significance
  • You will be unable to edit your abstract after submission.  Late breaking data may be added to your final presentation up to the E-poster submission deadline (to be determined).
  • By submitting your abstract to this meeting, you are agreeing that we may distribute your abstract as part of AMWA 108th Annual Meeting content via an online portal or in print if applicable.
  • Previously presented material may be accepted if new data or innovations exist and there are no copyright conflicts.  Please indicate if the material has been previously presented on the online form.
  • No industry-submitted content will be accepted.
  • ALL authors planning to present accepted abstracts are required to register for the meeting and pay the registration fee.
  • Accepted abstracts will all be invited to present in a virtual format and an in-person paper poster presentation (not for judging). Selected abstracts will be invited for an Electronic Poster Presentation (details below).

Abstract Blinding

In selecting abstracts, our goal is to be inclusive and equitable, using a careful review process and limiting presenters to serving as first or second author on a maximum of two accepted presentations. We hope this approach maximizes opportunities for both presenters and institutions and broadens participation for our institutions and members, giving an opportunity for scholarship voice to all our participants.

No identifying features such as names of authors, hospitals, medical schools, clinics, or cities may be listed in the title or abstract text.

Abstract Selection Process

Abstracts will be screened initially to ensure that at least one author on each presentation team is an AMWA member and that all abstracts have been submitted as directed. The selection committee will only evaluate submissions that pass the initial screening. The selection committee then proceeds with the abstract review and ranking process.

Abstracts will be evaluated with AMWA’s priority topics in mind:

  • Public Health Initiatives: Reproductive Justice, Gun Violence Prevention, Opioid Addition / Pain Management, Human Trafficking, Obesity, Cervical Cancer Eradication, Women’s Health
  • Sex and Gender-Specific Medicine
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Gender Equity
  • Work-Life Issues (including Physician Infertility)
  • Physician Wellness & Burnout (including Medical Humanities)
  • Medical Education & Training

Poster Abstracts will be presented as follows:

  • In-person Paper Poster – All accepted posters will have the option to bring a paper poster to present and for display during the duration of the meeting. These posters will not be judged.
  • Electronic Poster – Highly-ranked abstracts accepted for an Electronic Poster Presentation will present their work on the virtual platform and pre-conference recorded videos.  There will not be moderated sessions or physical presentations of E-posters during the meeting. Posters will be viewed by conference participants online and via the conference app.
  • Oral Presentation – The highest-ranked abstracts are selected for an Oral Presentation during the conference. Abstracts submitted with a late fee (after the initial deadline) will not be considered for an oral presentation. The highest-ranked Oral Presentations will be selected for an award at the end of the conference. The first author must be the one who presents the work and must be an AMWA member at the time of the conference.

Nov. 1: Regular submission abstract deadline with regular fee
Nov. 15: Late submission abstract deadline with late fee
Nov. 30: Final Call/Late Breaking abstract deadline with late fee

We encourage you to join us for one of our Virtual Research Series sessions (save the dates!):

September 7: How to prepare an abstract
October 5: Open office hours on abstracts
October 17: Sign-up for 10-minute, one-on-one abstract feedback
January 18: How to prepare a poster
February 8: Open office hours on posters
February 15:  Sign-up for 10-minute, one-on-one poster feedback

All sessions will be held starting at 8 pm ET. Sign up form will be available soon.

Further and final details regarding final video and oral presentation selection will be distributed at a later date. See below.

  • Please allow the Committee time to review your submitted abstract. We assure you that ample time will be allotted to complete your pre-recorded video and to prepare for an oral presentation, if selected. You will receive detailed instructions, deadlines and a final checklist for the final E-poster and pre-recorded video in the acceptance email. We will not respond to inquiries regarding abstract decisions unless you have not received a notification regarding your initial abstract by early February 2023 (excluding late submissions). Abstract decisions will be sent by early February.

Questions? E-mail


Saturday, March 25, 2023

7 pm ET

Exhibit Opportunities 

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Annual Meeting 

Doubletree Center City, Philadelphia March 23-26, 2023

Questions? E-mail



Current Exhibitors



Submit a congratulatory ad to celebrate a family member, friend, or colleague. For examples of previous ads, please see the program book from last year.

Program Book Ad (quarter page) $200
Program Book Ad (half page) $350
Program Book Ad (full page) $650
Program Book Ad (back cover) $1000
Digital Bag Insert $200
Meeting mobile app banner ad $300
Registration Swag Giveaways $200

Specs for program book ad:

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



AMWA Contigo Mug $22

AMWA T-Shirt $20

AMWA 4-Zip Pouch $8

Authors Table

AMWA authors are invited to share their work at the Annual Meeting. An Authors Corner (or Table) will be available during all breaks and authors and attendees are encouraged to stop by and speak to, and/or purchase a copy of their book. The author corner will be available during all breaks and starting at 7am every morning. Authors that bring books for purchase are responsible for any sales and for storage of any books.




AMWA Innovations in Graduate Medical Education

AMWA will support up to $1000 to cover material supplies for creation of program toolkits that support innovations in graduate medical education. Collaboration across programs and specialties is encouraged. Proposals will be selected to present during the AMWA GME Symposium at the AMWA Annual Meeting or showcase a poster. **THIS CHALLENGE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE AMWA INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2023


Annual Meeting 2023 Committees

  • Speaker Committee
  • Hot Topics Committee
  • Poster Committee
  • Sponsorship Committee
  • Pre-Med Committee
  • Med Student Committee
  • Gala Committee
  • Coaching Committee
  • Mentorship Committee
  • Innovation Committee
  • Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee


Preconference Workshop: Thursday, March 23, 1-3 pm ET

Coaching for Success in Healthcare Leadership

In order to solve the complex problems in healthcare today, a new way of leading and interacting with others is integral. When a leader transforms the way they approach a conversation from telling to asking, engagement and collaboration increases. This new approach results in enhanced influence and effectiveness as a leader.

In this two hour live workshop, participants will:

1) Differentiate between mentorship, sponsorship, and coaching

2) Recognize how active listening is key to engagement as a leader

3) Practice asking powerful questions to maximize accountability for self and others


Who should attend this pre-conference workshop?

Any physician or resident who is interested in leadership in any area

Is there an additional cost for this pre-conference workshop?

No, this is included in the total cost of the annual meeting.

Is there a separate registration for this pre-conference workshop?

Yes, there is an area to indicate you are planning on attending and you are encouraged to only check if you are planning to attend as the # will be limited.

Wish you could gain greater insight regarding a question, concern, or opportunity nagging at you?
Here’s How: Annual Meeting Registration includes a Complimentary Professional Physician Coaching Session. Available onsite. Session times are limited so reserve your preferred time now!

Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2023

AMWA recognizes the financial assistance our student and resident members may need when planning to attend our meeting. We offer extremely discounted registration prices to our premedical student, medical student and resident members. In addition, we offer travel grants to make our conference more affordable for those who have a greater cost.

AMWA student and resident members are eligible to apply for support in traveling to the Annual AMWA Meeting. Special consideration is given to students and residents presenting posters, students holding national leadership positions, ambassadors, or traveling from more distant locations. The amount of funding given varies and is at the discretion of the conference committee.


Notifications will be sent on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted or the deadline is reached. Confirmation via conference registration and email notification will be required. All awardees will be required to volunteer at the conference.

Friday Night Reception at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mutter Museum

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia 

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest professional medical organizations in the country. Twenty-four physicians of 18th-century Philadelphia gathered “to advance the science of medicine and to thereby lessen human misery.”  Today, over 1,200 Fellows (elected members) continue to convene at the College and work toward better serving the public.

Throughout its history, the College has provided a place for medical professionals and the general public to learn about medicine as both a science and as an art. This historic spirit continues in our current mission: advancing the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.

Our programs and collections reflect our reverence for the past, our commitment to the present, and our vision for the future of medicine and health.

For more information, visit the College and Mütter Museum websites:  |