Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012
News for Women Physicians
AMA-WPC to mark 15th anniversary during caucus, reception
The AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) will celebrate its 15th anniversary during a Nov. 10 caucus and reception in Honolulu in conjunction with this year's Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Guests will have the opportunity to network with colleagues, honor physician mentors and learn how to get more involved with the AMA-WPC.
The AMA-WPC also will host its liaison meeting that day. Participants will receive updates on AMA-WPC activities and discuss topics for future educational sessions.
In addition, Jennifer Kwan, policy chair and vice president of external affairs for the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA), will give a presentation on the Tomorrow's Physician Initiative. Through this initiative, a pilot survey identified factors that influence the career advancement of future physicians and physician-scientists.
The ASPA, in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Women's Association, plans to use these findings to advocate for policies that will help reduce attrition of physicians in academic medicine.
View an Interim Meeting schedule for times and locations of these and other events throughout the meeting.
Grant opportunity available for research efforts
The AMA Foundation is accepting applications from medical students, residents and fellows leading basic science, applied or clinical research projects as part of its Seed Grant Research Program.
The program provides junior investigators with financial resources and professional development to encourage young physicians to pursue careers in medical research. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in the following three categories:
- Cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases
- Pancreatic cancer
Applications are due Dec. 5.
AMA Foundation seeks everyday heroes in medicine
Nominate your colleagues who go beyond the call of duty to improve public health, provide care for people in need and serve as community leaders for this year's Excellence in Medicine Awards. Presented by the AMA Foundation in association with Pfizer Inc., the annual awards acknowledge the everyday heroes who embody the highest values of the medical profession: altruism, public service and dedication to patient care.
Nominations are due Nov. 16. There are four categories:
- Pride in the Profession Award—for physicians aiding underserved patients in the U.S.
- Dr. Nathan Davis International Award—for physicians aiding an international population
- Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award—for senior physicians improving access to care in the U.S.
- Leadership Awards—for medical students, residents, fellows and early career physicians who demonstrate outstanding nonclinical leadership skills
The Excellence in Medicine Awards will be presented at a banquet on Feb. 11 in Washington, D.C. Award recipients will receive travel expenses to attend the ceremony, and $2,500 grants will be provided to the awarded physicians' organizations.