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Building Synergy: South Florida AMWA leaders speak at the Florida Chapter of the ACP’s annual meeting

Building Synergy: South Florida AMWA leaders speak at the Florida Chapter of the ACP’s annual meeting

The Florida Chapter of the American College of Physician’s (ACP) 48th annual scientific meeting was held September 9th-11th in Key Largo, Florida. The meeting brought together Internists and health care providers from the state of Florida and provided both CME and maintenance of certification points to all in attendance. South Florida AMWA leaders were featured prominently in the program. Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros, past Florida Surgeon General and current AMWA national board member gave the highly coveted “Humanism in Medicine” lecture at the Governor’s luncheon. Her keynote was entitled “Providing Meaningful Care to a Diverse Patient Population: Improving One’s Cultural Competency and Removing Implicit Bias.” South Florida AMWA member, Dr. Marion Colas LaCombe, a practicing OB/Gyn gave the women’s health update lecture and Dr. Edward Dauer, long time AMWA supporter and respected philanthropist, gave a thought provoking lecture entitled “U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health.”

AMWA Past President, Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla, served on the Florida Chapter of the ACP’s Scientific Program committee and co-hosted the women physicians mentoring breakfast with program co-chair Dr. Jennifer Caceres. Dr. Haffizulla was able to highlight the AMWA-ACP affiliate relationship to all attendees. “Our AMWA leaders and members are an intellectually and culturally diverse group from which we can draw speakers and great leaders. It is imperative that we continue to build synergy among like minded organizations such as the ACP and AMWA as we move towards breaking the glass ceiling for women in medicine,” says Dr. Haffizulla. “AMWA continues to provide a tremendous source of influential health care professionals to many national and local organizations and will continue to do so for years to come.”

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