Wednesday, June 19, 2013
News for Women Physicians
Highlights from Women Physicians Congress meeting
The AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) hosted its liaison meeting last week, where participants discussed AMA-WPC activities and topics for future continuing medical educational sessions. Highly regarded by past attendees, this event featured updates from around the country about what state and specialty medical societies are doing to address important issues related to women physicians.
During the AMA-WPC caucus and reception, the AMA-WPC Governing Council reviewed its positions on various items of business before the AMA House of Delegates that focus on issues of concern to women physicians, medical students and patients. The governing council also discussed the candidates running for board of trustees.
Presentations were given by two 2012 Joan F. Giambalvo, MD, Memorial Scholarship winners: Natalie Anne Clark, MD and Laura C. Denton, MD. Dr. Clark shared results from her study, "Conceiving Conception: Fertility Perceptions Among American Physicians." Dr. Denton discussed findings from her research on "Flexible Work Options: Finding Feasible Solutions to Keep Women in the Workplace."
Finally, the governing council held elections for officers for the 2013-14 term. Shannon Pryor, MD, was elected chair, and Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, was elected vice-chair.
Say "thank you" to someone who's made a difference
Acknowledge the people who have made a difference in your professional life by nominating them for the AMA Women Physicians Congress Physician Mentor Recognition Program. The program is a unique way to recognize a professional colleague or teacher who has served in a special role in your life or career.
In submitting a nomination, your mentor will be issued a special certificate and recognized in November during the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
Nominations are due July 31. Download a nomination form.