The AMWA Centennial Interim Meeting brought together over 75 physicians, residents, and students for a weekend of networking and strategic planning. Highlights of the meeting included the Women in Medicine Reception with inspiring keynote presentations by Dr. Jan Orlowski, Chief Health Officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and Dr. Alice Chen, Executive Director of Doctors for America. The evening concluded with a screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic and a special appearance by Tamika Felder, one of the cervical cancer survivors portrayed in the movie. A short commentary by Dr. Shobha Krishnan, president of the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer, sounded a call to action for increased education on cervical cancer prevention and screening. Special thanks to our generous hosts, the AMWA Branch at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Read more here.
AMWA’s strategic planning session identified several key areas for AMWA to grow and expand over the next few years, including women’s health and women’s leadership. We encourage members to get involved in one of our many initiatives locally and nationally. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your interest.