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AMWA Interim Meeting – Reconnecting and Revitalizing

AMWA Interim Meeting – Reconnecting and Revitalizing

The AMWA Interim Meeting, held September 17-18, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN, brought together AMWA leaders from all over the country for a weekend of strategic planning, revitalization, and reconnecting. The meeting, began in conjunction with the Women of Influence 5th Annual Symposium’s Post Conference, which was organized by the Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.  The Post Conference featured sessions on Human Trafficking (Suzanne Leonard Harrison, MD; Karen Mahjer, JD; Jennifer Drobac, JD; Jessica Evans) and the Confidential Interview (Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber). After a lovely evening reception at the home of AMWA Immediate Past President Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, work began in earnest with a day and a half of strategic planning to review AMWA’s current program, plan for the launch of new initiatives, and more.  A full synopsis of the AMWA 2016 Interim Meeting is available here.

Attendees were inspired by Dr. Dale Benson’s Keynote – Learning to Fly:  Eight Rules for a Fulfilling Career.

Women in Medicine Reception at the historic Indianapolis Propylaeum honored both the pioneer women leaders of the Indianapolis Local Council of Women as well as AMWA Local Hero Award Winners, Dr. Diane Janowicz, Dr. Amy Leland, Dr. Mary Rouse, Dr. Erin Vilano, and Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber.  Dr. Marguerite Shepherd and Dr. Rachael Holliday shared their inspiring perspectives on Medicine Then and Now.

A special thanks to AMWA’s interim meeting sponsors – Dream Dinners, American Senior Communities – Rosegate Village, Financial Partners Group, and Brown and Brown of Indiana – and the generous hospitality of the Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, including Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, Teri Duell, and Tisha Reid.


diane_award_2016Dr. Diane Janowicz, Local Hero Award

elizaamwainterim16Dr. Eliza Chin, AMWA Executive Director

kimtempleton_amwa_interim_2016Dr. Kim Templeton, AMWA President

mary_award_2016Dr. Mary Rouse, Local Hero Award

theresa_amwa_interim_dinnerDr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber


Dr. Rachael Holliday, Medicine Now


AMWA Meeting Attendees with Dr. Dale Benson and Kay Johnson, HealthNet Community Health


AMWA Board of Directors 2016-2017


Dr. Amy Leland, Local Hero Award


Mrs. Jan Wahls


Dr. Karen Poirier-Brode, Studio AMWA Chair


Dr. Marguerite Shepherd, Medicine Then


Dr. Erin Vilano, Local Hero Award



Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber (L) Local Hero Award, and Dr. Eliza Chi (R)


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