Welcome to AMWA 2024

Thriving, Leading, Transforming:

Securing Your Future in the Changing Landscape of Medicine

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Program Agenda

Friday, March 22

Friday, March 22

11:00   WELCOME Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Garner

11:05   KEYNOTE Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

            KEYNOTE Navigating the Changing Legal and Business Landscape of Medicine: Why Does This Matter? Dr. Elizabeth Valencia

12:00   PLENARY Affirmative Action in Academic Medicine – What Does the Future Hold for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Healthcare? Dr. Donna Elliot, Dr. Karen Antman, Frank Trinity, Dr. Suzanne Rose; Dr. Beth Garner – Moderator

1:15   KEYNOTE Can We Reach Common Ground? Navigating Difficult Conversations on Controversial Medical Issues Jane Nucete, Ken Hyatt, Sarada Peri

2:15   LEGAL WORKSHOPS (Concurrent Sessions)

  • My Loss, A Cautionary Tale Dr. Beki Denman
  • Malpractice Risks and Coverage Benefits Paulette Dove
  • Practical Strategies for Asset Protection in Divorce for Female Physicians – Swati Desai
  • Military – LTG Telita Crosland, Moderator: CAPT Paulette Cazares
  • Physician Contracts – Anu Murthy
  • COVID-19-How a Pandemic Changed Regulatory Landscapes – Rukhaya Alikhan

3:30   CLINICAL HOT TOPICS (Concurrent Sessions)

  • GLP1-RA (Glucagon Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists): Benefits & Controversies Dr. Barbara Simon
  • Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Management Dr. Lydia Kaoutzani
  • Dementia Dr. Mindy Fain
  • Insomnia: When First Line Treatment Is Elusive Dr. Stephanie Ashraf
  • Inspired to Sleep: Updates in Sleep Apnea Dr. Nathalie Foray

Preventive Women’s Health, Fertility, & Pregnancy

  • Motherhood Rewritten: Pregnancy in Patients Over 35 Dr. Lara Hart
  • Vasomotor Symptoms in Post-Menopausal Women Dr. Gloria Bachmann & Dr. Nancy Phillips
  • Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Same Basket: The Basics of Oocyte Preservation Dr. Amy Cruz
  • Maternal Mortality in the US – A Public Health Approach to Improving Outcomes Dr. Aasta Mehta
  • Women’s Preventive Services Initiative Guidelines Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber

Women’s Health

  • Evaluation and Management of Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Dr. Jessica Fraker
  • dVIN, VAM, DEVIL, VAAD, vLSC and VaVIN: Making Sense Of It All Dr. Rachel Kowal
  • Updates in Endometriosis Dr. Kate Stampler
  • Bariatric Women’s Health- A Novel Collaboration Dr. Hamer Titus & Dr. Renee Hilton

4:30   Poster Presentations | Specialty/Residency Fair | Gather & Speed Networking | Exhibitors

Saturday, March 23

Saturday, March 23

11:00   WELCOME

            KEYNOTE Congresswoman Kim Schrier, MD, United State House of Representatives

11:15   KEYNOTE Preparing to Negotiate WELL (Work, Education, Life & Leadership) Dr. Hannah Riley-Bowles

12:00   PLENARY From Patient Bedside to Practice Budget – Demystifying the Business Side of Medicine Wendy Cox Largent

12:45   PLENARY Understanding the New Managed Care Environment Dr. Maria Todd

1:45     PLENARY Unveiling Health Through the Lens of Sex and Gender Dr. Jan Werbinski, Dr. Deborah Gomez Kwolek, Dr. Alyson McGregor, Dr. Connie Newman; Dr. Kim Templeton – Moderator

2:30   Awards | Fellows | White Rose | Artist-In-Residence

3:15  PLENARY “I Don’t Have Time For This Cancer. Let’s Take Care of This. Let’s Get it Done”: Lillian Kreppel’s Journey

4:15   GME Symposium The Law and GME: What Programs Need to Know Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science- Dr. Carol Bernstein, Natalie Holick, Lauren McKown, Dr. Kimberly Templeton – Moderator

5:00  Message from the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy

5:05   FIRESIDE CHAT Courage, Grit, and Being Human: An Evening with Dr. Carrie Cunningham

6:15   INAUGURATION REMARKS from incoming AMWA President Dr. Sue Hingle

7:00  A Healing Harmony: Exploring the Symbiosis of Music and Medicine Dr. Mary Rorro, Dr. Sydelle Ross, Caitlin Cavarocchi, Sofia Stitz

7:30   PAINT NIGHT Brushes and Scalpels: A Prescription for Paint Night! Buy your paint kit!

Sunday, March 24

Sunday, March 24

11:00   WORKSHOPS (Concurrent Sessions)

  • LIFTing Healthcare Heroes to Learn, Identify & Fight Trafficking Dr. Puneet Anand, Mikayla Medfford, and Elizabeth Adams
  • Securing Your Future through Intellectual Property: Navigating the Landscape Soody Tronson
  • Create a Career You Don’t Want to Escape From Dr. Marian McCrary
  • Alternative Contract Arrangements in Managed Care Dr. Maria Todd
  • Narrative Medicine: Advancing Career and Care Through the Power of Story Dr. Maria Bucco, Dr. Eve Makoff, Dr. Tara Ahmadi, Dr. Kristin Stasiowski, and Sarah Webb

12:00   WORKSHOPS (Concurrent Sessions)

  • Applying Antiracism to Everyday Advocacy: A Workshop for Physicians and Physicians in Training Dr. Audrey Elegbede & Dr. Nicole Sandhu
  • Coping with Breast Cancer: A Meta-analysis of Expressive Writing Interventions Dr. Gloria Bachmann, Dr. Nancy Phillips, and Pooja Patel
  • Thinking Outside the Box: Advancement of Women in Medicine with a Multi-Specialty Approach Dr. Natalie Crawford, Dr. Pamela Mehta, and Dr. Rupa Wong
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence Dr. Farzanna Hoque
  • Finding the Right Mentor & Maintaining the Relationship Through Key Conversations Dr. Bisi Alli, Paulina Awuah, Dr. Eliza Chin, Dr. Sue Hingle, and Dr. Ankita Sagar

1:15   WORKSHOPS (Concurrent Sessions)

  • Humanities and Healing: An Arts in Medicine Journal Vol. 2 Dr. Mary Rorro, Dr. Olapeju Simoyan, Dr. Gloria Bachmann, Caitlin Cavarocchi, Sofia Stitz
  • Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Disparities Among Authors of Clinical Guidelines Dr. Amarilis Martin
  • Reducing Barriers to Physicians and Students Receiving Mental Health Care Dr. Eileen Barrett and Dr. Susan Hingle
  • Scripting Success: Beyond Clinical Walls Dr. Viv Babber
  • A Relational Approach: Empowering Each Other Through Psychological Safety Intend Health’s Dr. Sarah Smithson and Christina Kelly

2:15   AMWA COMMITTEES Committee Meet & Greets Meet AMWA Committee Chairs and hear about their initiatives

2:15   COACHING Complimentary Coaching Sessions See Coaching tab for information

Monday, March 25

Monday, March 25

          COACHING Complimentary Coaching Sessions See Coaching tab for information

Opening keynotes showcase the leadership of women who are working in government and academia to advance policy, research, and healthcare priorities across the country.

Navigating the evolving business and legal landscape of medicine is essential to ensure compliance, foster efficiency, and mitigate risks.

Explore the ongoing debates on diversity, equity, & inclusion. Build on past efforts to foster respect & inclusivity, ensuring continued progress.

Gain insights into gender dynamics in negotiation and learn how women can become agile negotiators across various domains.

A stellar panel of experts will share why sex and gender differences matter in healthcare and how this focus can inform personalized healthcare.

Narrative medicine offers a powerful framework for healing, self-reflection, and meaning which can also address suffering and prevent burnout.

Diversify your career and better understand intellectual property and managed care contract-ing. Design a career in medicine that brings joy.

Advocate within healthcare and broader social determinants through the lens of anti-racism and anti-oppression. Gain practical strategies to enhance emotional intelligence.

Explore how author representation in clinical guidelines impact career advancement and content. Discover pathways to enhance well-being and productivity beyond clinical medicine.

This workshop covers basic knowledge and skills to more effectively care and advocate for survivors of human trafficking.

Expressive interventions can be a tool for coping with cancer. Learn about the effectiveness of these strategies in breast cancer care.

Hot topics are brief clinical pearls and updates in a diverse array of specialties. Learn from experts.

Learn from CMPartners, global experts in negotiation and communication, about navigating meaningful discourse with diverse perspectives.

Our Surgeon General has addressed critical health issues, including the epidemic of loneliness and burnout in the health worker community.

A former pro tennis player turned top surgeon shares her poignant story about the stigma of mental health in medicine. An inspiring journey.

Explore our evolving roles in healthcare and the importance of building business acumen within a value-based model of care.

What’s new in managed care contracting? Understand negotiation strategies to improve  patient care and practitioner satisfaction.

Every 60-90 seconds someone dies from a cervical cancer, a preventable cancer. Join the movement to eradicate the first cancer.

Celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Susan Hingle as AMWA President & meet the new AMWA Board.

These workshops cover a range of legal topics to provide insights, answer questions, and help you be better prepared for situations that may arise.

Don’t miss this special discussion on the American Disabilities Act, Title IX, and how to address gendered microaggressions.

Find and maintain mentoring relationships. Learn strategies for more productive communication that can be applied to all types of relationships.

The antidote for burnout is empowerment. Learn essential business, practice management, and leadership skills for success in medicine.

Learn how to create and maintain psychological safety. Its presence–or absence–can make a pivotal difference on healthcare teams.

Experience the symbiotic relationship between music and medicine and explore ways the humanities contribute to healing in all of us.

Mental well-being is critical to our roles as practitioners. How can we reduce barriers so that we can better support mental healthcare among all of our learners?

Keynote Speakers

Affirmative Action Plenary

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Legal Plenary

Clinical Hot Topics

Business & Managed Care Plenaries

Sex and Gender Impact on Healthcare

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GME Symposium


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Registration Prices 

Member $150 / Non-member $250 (Non-member prices include free year of membership)

Students/Trainees $30, Non-member $50

Refund Policy

Refund requests for the conference will incur a $75 administrative fee. After 2/1/24, 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.

Student Programming

Sunday, March 24

11:00   INTRODUCTION AMWA109 National Conference Student Co-Chairs Emily Marsico & Vineetha Mathew

11:10   PRESENTATION Removing Barriers to Physicians and Students Receiving Mental Health Care Dr. Elieen Barrett & Dr. Sue Hingle

Learn About Dr. Barrett & Dr. Hingle

Eileen BarrettDr. Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, FAMWA, SFHM, MACP
President-elect designee, American Medical Women’s Association
Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, is a rural internal medicine hospitalist and Faculty with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She received her MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MD at Georgetown University, and completed internal medicine residency at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital. She completed a Rural Faculty Development Fellowship through the University of Arizona in 2009 and a Medical Justice and Advocacy Fellowship through Morehouse School of Medicine and the American Medical Association in 2022. She is a former New Mexico Chapter President and multistate District Chair of the Society of Hospital Medicine, former Advocacy Chair of the American Medical Women’s Association, and former New Mexico Chapter Governor, and current Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians.


Susan HingleSusan Hingle, MD
AMWA President-Elect 2023 – 2024, AMWA Board of Directors

Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, is president-elect of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), and has served on the Board of Directors for the past four years. Dr. Hingle is committed to advancing women in medicine, changing the culture of medicine, and assuring that women physicians thrive.

As contributor to the AMWA/ Korn Ferry Women in Medicine report, Women in Medicine: Setting the Agenda for Change, Co-chair for AMWA’s 2022 Annual Meeting, and senior author on the ACP policy paper on gender equity in physician compensation and career advancement, Dr. Hingle strongly believes that we must focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as physician well-being and fulfillment, if we are going to be able to reach our full potential as individuals, organizations, and as a profession.

Dr. Hingle is an Internal Medicine specialist and a Professor of Medicine, who serves as Associate Dean for Human and Organizational Potential, Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities, and Director of Faculty Development at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a medical degree from Rush University Medical College. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University and completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. Dr. Hingle was awarded the AMWA Elizabeth Blackwell Career Award in 2021 and was recognized as an AMWA Inspire Awardee this past September.

Other awards received include the Golden Apple Award, the Excellence in Teaching Outstanding Teacher Award, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the Most Influential Faculty Award, and the Chair’s Resilience Award. Dr. Hingle was honored with ACP’s McDonald Award for Young Physicians and was recognized with the John Tooker Evergreen Award for Chapter Innovation. In addition to her commitment to AMWA, she has been active nationally in numerous organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine, and the American Medical Association. She served as Chair of the ACP Board of Regents and Chair of the Board of Governors.

11:45   Stump the Professor: Selected case reports will be presented to experts in the field. This will be an opportunity to learn and critically analyze unique cases and situations that patients present with.

Room 1

“The multiple clinical indications of mifepristone: A systemic review” Presented by Maria Ticsa
Guiding Physician: Dr. Robin Faye
“Does knowledge of BRCA status affect breast cancer treatment strategy” Presented by Emily Forester
Guiding Physician: Dr. AnaMaria Lopez
“A case of uterine sarcoma: The impact of insurance policy on timely access to hysterectomy” Presented by Kameron Bell
Guiding Physician: Dr. Robin Faye
“Gynecologic perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEcoma) in a woman with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex” Presented by Kadesh Daniels

Room 2

“Cystic Fibrosis in adults: Why you should keep it on the differential” Presented by Evelyn Crowley
“Cecal volvulus after cardiac surgery” Presented by Nicole Jansen
“Progressive neurological symptoms due to a thoracic intramedullary arachnoid cyst in an adult patient” Presented by Lydia Kaoutzani
“Severe, medically refractory hypercalcemia secondary to gestational Gigantomastia” Presented by Alison Jeffries


12:30   WORKSHOPS (Concurrent Sessions)  Click Here to Register for Annual Meeting and Sign-Up for Student Breakout Sessions

  • AMWA Global Health – Anne C Carter Fellowship: How to Make a Project Proposal
    • The Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellowship awards four AMWA medical student members with a two year fellowship focused on global health. The Carter Fellowship is both dynamic and multidisciplinary. The first year of the fellowship focuses on a global health curriculum, mentorship, and helping the fellow successfully plan the project. The second year of fellowship focuses on in-depth planning and preparation for a medical service-learning trip. The fellows selected for the 2020 – 2022 cohort will be the eighth cohort of fellows, and will be expected to actively work with their predecessors, as well as assist the subsequent class in their transition, to provide good continuity within the Fellowship. Join this session to learn about project development.
  • AMWA PATH – You Can (and Should) Provide Trauma Informed Care Dr. Traci Kurtzer
    • This 30-min training session, facilitated by Dr. Kurtzer will teach students how to practice and provide trauma informed care to their patients. This session will touch on several topics, such as human trafficking victims, and how trauma informed care can be a method to better care for and connect with patients. By the end of the session, attendees will have the essential knowledge and skills to effectively care and advocate for patients through trauma informed care.

Learn About Dr. Kurtzer

Dr Traci Kurtzer, MD
Medical Director for Trauma Informed Care and Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern
In her above role, Dr. Kurtzer provides the specialized gynecologic care critical for patients with a trauma history. She started collaborating with domestic violence and human trafficking agencies on the education and policy for health care workers and systems regarding the prevention and treatment for survivors of interpersonal violence. She teaches on trauma informed care, the neurobiology of trauma, domestic violence, human trafficking and the intersection of firearm and gender-based violence. She is a past President of the Chicago Gynecologic Society, past Co-chair of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force Healthcare Committee, and the current President of the Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (AMWA-PATH).
  • AMWA Gender Equity Task Force- Empowering Advocacy: Harnessing Social Media for Change
    • This workshop delves into the dynamic realm of social media advocacy and explores its future potential, benefits, and practical know-how. Our expert speakers Dr. Brianna Clark and Dr. Roberta Gebhard, who are advocacy specialists, and Vaishnavi J. Patel, a social media strategist with a track record for making AMWA Gender Equity Task Force posts stand out, will guide participants through the art of transforming research articles into compelling social media content. Attendees will gain insights into the power of social media in advancing causes and learn to craft impactful online campaigns, elevating their advocacy efforts to new heights.

Learn About the speakers

Dr. Roberta Gebhard is a Family Practice Physician in Western New York, currently a peer supporter and on the Board of Directors of Physician Just Equity. She was the 2019-2020 President of the American Medical Women’s Association and is currently the AMWA Alternate Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates. Dr. Gebhard was the founder of the AMWA Gender Equity Task Force, where she serves as Chair Emeritus.


Dr. Brianna Clark is a lifelong learner. She has pursued studies in sciences and public health, including a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Texas A&M University in 2013, and graduating as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) through the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine program in 2018.



Vaishnavi Patel is a third year medical student at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio, Texas who is interested in pursuing OB/GYN or Family Medicine as a career. She is passionate about Women’s Health and advocacy, serving on the Executive Board of the American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Task Force.



Devki Patel is currently a first-year M.D. candidate at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Beyond her academic pursuits, Devki is actively engaged in addressing gender and equity issues within the medical field while also demonstrating a strong commitment to addressing healthcare disparities.

1:05   KEYNOTE A Discussion on Advocacy Dr. Amy Burkett

Learn About Dr. Burkett

Amy Burkett, MD
Dr. Amy Burkett is the ACOG District V Legislative Chair and the 2024 ACOG McCain Advocacy fellow. Dr. Burkett spends her clinical time working as an OBGYN hospitalist and centering pregnancy Facilitator with Cleveland Clinic Akron General and she was recently named the Cleveland Clinic OBGYN Institute Southern Region Vice Chair. Dr Burkett has been involved in reproductive justice and physician advocacy since residency and has been honored to serve on task forces and committees within ACOG, the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) and the Cleveland Clinic to advocate for both OBGYNS and their patients.


Premed Student Programming

Sunday, March 24

10:00 – 11:00 am ET   Premedical Branch Presentations Learn how to bring new and innovative programs to your premedical branch in AMWA by learning from successful branches across the country.

2:15 – 3:15 pm ET   Navigating Your Path to Medicine: Insights from AMWA Physician Leaders on What Matters Most Eliza Chin, MD, MPH, Roberta Bebhard, DO, and Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD  –  Join three of AMWA’s past presidents who will share insights from their own personal journeys as well as decades of mentorship of students and admissions committee participation.

3:30 – 5:30 pm ET   Premedical Division Leadership Transition Meeting


Dec. 31: Submission abstract deadline



AMWA membership is composed 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 2024 Annual AMWA Meeting by submitting abstracts for presentation!

Important Guidelines:

  • Each abstract must be submitted using this online application form
  • 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 posters@amwa-doc.org.
  • There is a MAXIMUM of 2 presenters per poster presentation.
  • There is a MAXIMUM of 1 presenter per oral presentation.
  • Primary authors can submit a MAXIMUM of 2 abstracts.
  • 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 has passed.


  • For Research Abstracts: Background/Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusion
  • For Quality Improvement or Innovation Abstracts: Background, Intervention/Innovation, Results, Conclusion
  • For Clinical Case Reports: Background, Case Description, Clinical Significance, Conclusions
  • You will be unable to edit your abstract after submission.  Late breaking data may be added to your final presentation up to the poster submission deadline (to be determined).
  • By submitting your abstract to this meeting, you agree that we may distribute your abstract as part of AMWA 109th 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.

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 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.

Poster Abstracts will be presented as follows:

  • Pre Conference Presentation – This is a new option for the AMWA109 Conference. Leading up to the conference we will have a pre-conference series that will allow physicians, residents, medical students, and pre-meds to present their research, quality improvement, personal experiences, and case reports that align with the main topics of the conference: Legal issues in medicine, Business in medicine, Women’s Health, Affirmative Action, DEI, and LGBTQ+ rights. Live presentations will take place on: March 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
  • 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.

Dec. 31: Regular submission abstract deadline with regular fee $50

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 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 late December 2023/early January 2024 (excluding late submissions).

Questions? E-mail posters@amwa-doc.org.



AMWA Contigo Mug $25 (while supplies last)

AMWA T-Shirt $20 (same design as last year, while supplies last)

AMWA 4-Zip Pouch $8

AMWA Awards

Over the past 150 years, women physicians have blazed new trails, opened closed minds, lifted downcast spirits, and profoundly impacted medicine in countless ways. Through our awards and recognition programs, AMWA celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of these remarkable American Medical Women.

Winners to be announced soon.


AMWA Coaches are offering complimentary 1:1 professional coaching sessions to AMWA members to aid you in thriving, leading, and transforming in your career! 30-minute sessions will be offered on the Sunday, March 24th and the Monday, March 25th following the conference.

Review our participating coaches below and inquire with a coach directly to schedule your session! 

Yara Mikhaeil-Demo, MD
Specialty: Neurology/Epilepsy / Clinical Neurophysiology
Focus: Physician Moms who are in leadership; Burnout
Schedule: YaraDemoMD@gmail.com


Wendy Schofer, MD, FAAP, DipABLM, NBC-HWC, TIPC
Specialty: Pediatrics, Lifestyle Medicine
Focus: I’m a trauma-informed, feminist stress-busting life & health coach: helping parents who are stressed about their children’s weight & health, and helping physicians who want to take back control of their lives.
Schedule: WendySchoferMDScheduling.as.me/AMWA

Dympna Weil, MD
Specialty: OB/GYN
Focus: Reconnecting our intellect and our intuition to: get unstuck, navigate change, find our purpose, and live life in the present moment.
Schedule: dympnaweil@gmail.com

Aashi Arora, MHA, PCC
Focus: I guide physicians on how to rise in leadership through controlling their imposter syndrome.
Schedule: calendly.com/aashiarora/

Tracy Asamoah, MD, ACC
Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Focus: I partner with new and emerging leaders to clarify their leadership identity and become resonant leaders confident in their purpose.
Schedule: FULL

Sofie Morgan, MD, MBA, FACEP, CPXP
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Focus: I coach midcareer professionals who have achieved many of their early career and life goals and are looking to recalibrate.
Schedule: calendy.com

Falguni Vasa, MD, FACE, CPCC, ACC
Specialty: Endocrinology
Focus: I coach physicians and executives but have a passion for women physicians and the unique challenges we face.
Schedule: fvasa8@gmail.com

Jattu Senesie, MDJattu Senesie, MD
Specialty: OB/GYN
Focus: I specialize in helping early career physicians design lives that promote their sense of satisfaction and well-being while supporting their personal and professional success.
Schedule: jattu@essenceofstrength.com

Elisabeth Fontaine, MD, DipABLM, FACLM, ABOG, ACC
Specialty: OB/GYN and Lifestyle Medicine
Focus: I support woman Physician in their evolution toward Leadership and Wellbeing
Schedule: letsleadllc@gmail.com

Sarah Samaan, MD, FACC
Specialty: Cardiology
Focus: I empower and equip physicians to successfully navigate burnout, work-life balance, and transitions through my focused and compassionate coaching program.
Schedule: mindfulphysiciancoaching.as.me/AMWA

Michelle Ofreneo, MD
Specialty: Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Focus: General Life Coach for High Achieving Women — Stress Less, Feel Better, Perform at the highest version of yourself, so You can Create a Life that FEELS as good as it looks on paper
Schedule: mindsetmusclemd.com/amwa