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Women Physicians Section (WPS)

2014 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates

Register now for this year's AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) Annual Business Meeting, which will take place June 7 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 30.

The AMA-WPS Handbook Review Committee will convene prior to each WPS Business meeting to review items of business that are referred to each HOD reference committee. In advance of the WPS Business meeting, committee members will work with the AMA-WPS delegate and alternate delegate to: 1) review a portion of the AMA-HOD handbook for items of business that are relevant to the AMA-WPS and 2) propose an initial course of action for relevant items (active support, support, oppose, active oppose, monitor). Interested individuals should contact the AMA-WPS by April 30.

Please check our meetings and events page for more updates.

About the WPS

The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) seeks to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles and to advocate for and advance the understanding of women's health issues. All women AMA members are automatically members of the WPS. Additionally, male AMA members are very welcome to "opt-in" to become WPS members.

There are different ways to become involved:

AMA-WPS Policy Compendium now available

Ardis Dee Hoven, MD 

During the inaugural business meeting of the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS), Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, AMA President, provided an update on the adoption of the World Medical Association policy on the HPV vaccine. The AMA-WPS was a part of the working group that contributed to the development of this policy. In addition to updating the AMA-WPS on this important policy work, she congratulated the AMA-WPS on their new section. 

Read more about the 2013 AMA-WPS Interim Meeting Highlights.