AMWA 102nd Annual Meeting San Francisco

This year's AMWA Annual Meeting in San Francisco was a great success with women physicians gathering from around the country to support and celebrate each other. 

The featured film was "50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power" by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker & founder of The Webby Awards. The impactful film explores the 10,000 year history of women and power and what it will take to get to a 5050 world.  

This year, we inaugurated Suzanne Leonard Harrison, MD as President and Connie Baum Newman, MD as President-Elect.  Dr. Newman is an endocrinologist and physician-scientist and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford, UK. 

Suzanne Leonard Harrison, MD AMWA President inauguration speech. She serves as Professor of Family Medicine & Rural Health at the Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida.

The 2 keynote speakers were Sandra Fluke, Esq and Jessica L. Mega, MD, MPH

Jessica L. Mega's speech on "The Freedom to Innovate" encouraged us to be courageous and make our own paths as she has done with at Verily Life Sciences.
Sandra Fluke's speech on "Making Our Voices Heard" encouraged us to advocate for our patients as she has done advocating for gender equality, LGBTQ rights and criminal justice reform.

It was an honor to be around such inspiring and supportive women. The conference was powerful and inspiring. I highly recommend that if you are a woman in medicine that you join AMWA. Membership is very affordable, but the benefits are priceless. 

Wellesley Women in Medicine at AMWA: Florence Doo, Tina J Wang, Connie Newman (left to right)