Interim Meeting September 2014

Program Book

The 2014 AMWA Interim Meeting held last weekend in Fort Lauderdale was a resounding success. Over 100 members came from all over the country and enjoyed a weekend of collaboration to further AMWA’s mission and vision. The reception celebrating women in medicine month was held at the elegant Alpine Jaguar Showroom. Dr. Haffizulla presented “Outstanding Leadership Awards to keynote speaker Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros and national leaders Dr. Humayun J. Chaudhry, Dr. Michelle L. Rossi, and Dr. Eliza Lo Chin.

Thanks to the following supporters of the 2014 Interim Meeting:


Sun Trust Bank
Practice Point Communications, Inc.
Mary Ellen Morrow Photography
Farida Gul Haroon

In addition, many AMWA Leaders including the Board of Directors were honored for their commitment to excellence. “Rewarding excellence and dedication is vital as we build and grow as an organization. It was a distinct pleasure to honor and celebrate outstanding AMWA members and leaders who embody the spirit of fellowship and ambitious drive.Farzanna Haffizulla, MD FACP, AMWA President.

Commitment to Excellence Award Recipients:

Dr. Neelum Aggarwal
Dr. Diana Galindo
Dr. Tara Renna
Dr. Heather Brown
Dr. Roberta Gebhard
Dr. Omega Logan Silva
Dr. Elinor Christiansen
Dr. Suzanne Harrison
Dr. Victoria Silverman
Dr. Nancy Church
Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber
Dr. Chemen Tate
Dr. Bea Desper
Dr. Dyani Loo
Dr. Eleni Tousimis
Dr. Fatima Fahs
Dr. Laura McCann
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Dr. Shahnaz Fatteh
Dr. Connie Newman
Dr. Jacqueline Wong

Historic photos were shown from AMWA’s upcoming on-line exhibition, Women Physicians in World War I, in recognition of the Centennial of the first world war which began in 1914.

The evening was filled with camaraderie, goodwill, and fun for the many attendees who enjoyed driving the showroom cars. Please enjoy the photos below, courtesy of Mary Ellen Morrow Photography.

AMWA Student Leaders


Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla (L) with Rebekah Apple (R) who led a fascinating session on Approaches to Leading Change


Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla (R) with Amanda Xi (L), award recipient and Centennial Program Co-Chair


AMWA 2014-2015 Board of Directors


Keynote speaker Dr. Ana M. Viamonte Ros, Florida Past Surgeon General and award recipient


Jaguar Showroom


Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla


Jackie Wong (L), Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla (R), and Dr. Gladys Silverman, winner of the “Jaguar for a Week” raffle prize


Dr. Eliza Chin (R) with Zayn Holt (L) who presented “Women Physicians of World War I: A Centennial Commemoration”


More photos courtesy of Mary Ellen Photography