American Medical Women’s Association

 Advancing Leadership Development
for Women in Medicine

March 25 – 28, 2021 (Virtual)


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The AMWA Meeting features professional development CME sessions, clinical updates, poster sessions with judging, virtual exhibits, mentoring, networking, awards recognition, and more.  Some modules will be available throughout the year.

Keynote Faculty


Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, FACOFP

President-Elect, American Osteopathic Foundation

Mary Owen, MD

Director, Center of American Indian and Minority Health
Assoc Prof, Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health
University of Minnesota Medical School


Gala Keynote

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD

Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard University
Chair, Dept of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Co-founder and Chief Strategist, Partners In Health


Core Faculty

Women Dean Leaders in the US


Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD

Dean, Chicago Medical School
Vice President for Medical Affairs, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science


Pamela Davis, MD, PhD

Dean Emerita
Prof of General Medical Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Deborah Deas, MD, PhD

Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences
Dean,  School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside


Charlene Dewey, MD, MEd, MACP

The Joseph A. Johnson, Jr., Distinguished Leadership Professor
Assistant Dean for Educator Development
Director of the Educator Development Program
Director, Center for Professional Health
Chair, Faculty Wellness Committee
Prof of Medical Education and Administration
Prof of Medicine and Public Health


Marjorie Jenkins, MD, MEdHP, FACP

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Dean
Chief Academic Office for Prisma Health-Upstate


Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG

President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine


Elaine Wallace, DO, MS, MS, MS, MS

Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine


Amanda Wright, DO

Interim Dean
Assoc Prof Family Medicine
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Deborah German, MD

Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Central Florida
Founding Dean of the UCF College of Medicine

Women Leaders in Medicine


Wendi Wills El-Amin, MD

Assoc Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Assoc Prof, Family and Community Medicine and Medical Education
Southern Illinois University Medicine


Heather Gantzer, MD, FACP

Internist, Park Nicollet Clinic
Nocturnist, Methodist Hospital Service, St. Louis Park Minnesota
Chair, Board of Regents, American College of Physicians


Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Newman Family Professor, Deputy Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan



Nancy Klimas, MD

Endowed Chair, Department of Clinical Immunology
Director, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine
Assist Dean for Research, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
Director, Environmental Medicine Research and Clinical Program
Miami VA Medical Center


Linda Chaudron, MD, MS

Prof, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Director, Paul M. Schyve, MD Center for Bioethics
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry


Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH

Chief Health Equity Officer, Group Vice President, American Medical Association


Jessica Mega, MD, MPH

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Verily Life Sciences


Susan Love, MD, MBA

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research,


More faculty coming soon!


Coming soon!

Call for Speakers – Plenary / Workshop / Hot Topics

Thank you for your interest. Our speaker submission is closed for the 2021 meeting.


The AMWA Annual Meeting offers dedicated tracks for all career levels. A full agenda will be available soon!



Registration Prices
Physicians:  Member $150 / Non-member $250
(Not an AMWA member?  Join at with code FirstTimeMD)
(A portion of the CME content is available to access for up to one year)
Residents:  Member $30 / Non-member $50
Medical Students:  Member $25 / Non-member $40
Pre-meds:  Member $25 / Non-member $40

Refund Policy

Refund requests for the virtual conference will incur a $30 administrative fee. After 2/24/21, no refunds will be granted. Registration is transferable.

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.

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.

The meeting will be held as a virtual webinar with breakout workshops, virtual posters, virtual exhibitors, and virtual networking opportunities. Activities will begin before the meeting so register early to take advantage of all of these opportunities. Stay tuned to learn about our new innovative on-line platform that will simulate live one on one networking and engagement.


Thursday, March 25, 2021 will present a series of workshops at no added cost to attendees.  Information coming soon!

Enduring modules will be available one month before the meeting and can be accessed for up to one year.

Submit Posters

Poster sessions will be held virtually with poster viewing available leading up to, during, and after the meeting.  

If you are a poster presenter, instructions will be emailed on how to submit a video presentation. Student and resident posters will be judged. If you have questions, please contact

General Information

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

Posters that align with AMWA’s priority topics are especially encouraged:

Sex and Gender Specific Medicine
Gender Equity
Work-Life Issues (including physician infertility)
Physician Wellness & Burnout (including medical humanities)
Medical Education & Training
Public Health Initiatives:  Gun Violence Prevention, Opioid Addition / Pain Management, Human Trafficking, Obesity, Cervical Cancer Eradication, Women’s Health

Submission Guidelines:

  • The abstract must be 2000 characters or less (including characters, excluding title and author names). No graphics are allowed in the online submission form.
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable $49 poster application fee
  • Poster abstract must be 300 words or less (author names do NOT count toward word limit)
  • 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 submitting author must be available to present at the conference.
  • Please enter your abstract information as accurately as possible, as it will not be able to be changed after submission of this form.


  • For Research Abstracts: Background/Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions
  • For Quality Improvement or Innovation Abstracts: Background, Intervention/Innovation, Results, Conclusion
  • For Clinical Cases: Case Description, Conclusions, Clinical Significance


When is the deadline to submit an abstract?

The deadline to submit is November 15, 2020. After this date, submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Does my faculty advisor have to be an AMWA member?

No, your faculty advisor does not have to be an AMWA member.

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Awards Ceremony

Each year, the AMWA Awards Ceremony recognizes leaders in medicine who have either advanced the field of medicine or the career development of women in medicine.  The AMWA Awards Ceremony will be held virtually to recognize the following awardees:

Physician Division Awards 

General Awards 

Resident Division Awards

Medical Student Awards

Premedical Student Awards

Student Division

The AMWA Annual Meeting presents opportunities to share your research, network with peers, find mentors, and get involved in a national association with a century-old legacy. Take advantage of our dedicated student track!  Agenda coming soon.

Graduate Medical Education (GME) Symposium

We are thrilled to present the Fourth Annual GME Symposium. Information and agenda coming soon!

Read more about our GME initiative.


Order a special AMWA meeting welcome gift, graduation cords, bulk lapel pins, sweater fleece jackets, books, and short/long sleeved T-shirts HERE.



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Indiana University School of Medicine and the American Medical Women’s Association. Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Indiana University School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Summary

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) policy ensures that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that IUSM may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. All educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor.

There are no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.



Virtual exhibit: $500 (for profit), $250 (non-profit)

Virtual exhibits will be launched 4 weeks prior to the meeting and will remain on the virtual meeting page after the meeting. Each exhibit will include:

  • A short video or graphic
  • Up to 3 links to program or product information
  • Scheduled optional opportunities to present to meeting attendees (exhibitors to use their own zoom accounts)
    • Thursday 3pm-4pm (optional)
    • Friday 11am-12pm, 5pm-6pm (optional)
    • Saturday 11am-12pm (optional)

Questions? E-mail

PROGRAM ADS (please submit prior to Feb 15, 2021)

Program Book Ad (quarter page)
Program Book Ad (half page)
Program Book Ad (full page)
Digital Bag Insert $200
Meeting mobile app banner ad $300

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

All advertisements and exhibitor registrations will occur through our registration portal.

Virtual Bookstore (Click on the titles below the books to purchase via Amazon*)

Coming soon!

*Affiliate links used