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MWIA Centennial Congress

2019 marks 100 years of the Medical Women’s International Association. MWIA is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is two-fold:

  • to advocate for and empower women in medicine to achieve their full potential in all aspects of medicine, and
  • to advocate for women’s health issues with the aim of improving the health of women and girls in society at large.

All AFMW members are MWIA members; a portion of AFMW membership fees are paid to MWIA as affiliation fees.

The triennial MWIA Congress this year will be its  Centennial Congress. An AFMW contingent will attend! Please let us know if you are coming.

LOCATION: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott Hotel, New York City
WHEN: July 25-28, 2019
REGISTRATIONS: via the Conference Website
Read the Congress Prospectus.
MWIA Special Congress Updates: Jan 2019, Feb 2018
Welcome letters from the MWIA President, MWIA Secretary General and American Medical Women’s Association.

General Assembly 

A number of resolutions will be presented at the General Assembly. Please review them and let AFMW know your opinion so this can be represented at an international level.

“100 Years in 100 Pages” – Centennial Publication
AFMW would like to thank all members who contributed to the publication of a hard copy of this text. It will be available electronically and in hard copy at the congress in July.

Fabric Square Collage
Each country has been invited to submit a square to contribute to a Centennial Fabric Collage. Australia’s is in preparation – watch this space for more information.  Read more about the initiative here.

Ways to participate:
a) Conference bazaar.
There will be an opportunity to sell small gifts of importance to Australia in the MWIA Bazaar. Read more about this here. Please let us know if you plan to bring something to sell – ideally as early in April as possible.
b) Connecting via social media at the congress.
If you would like your social media profile featured on the congress website, complete this form.
c) Recipes!
MWIA is collecting lunch/dinner recipes with a focus on sustainable development goals and food security – for easy and nutritious meals. Forward your submissions to us.
Find the centennial recipes here.
d) Graduate Medical Education.
A special breakout session is planned for educators to share best practices and innovations from all over the world.
e) Paint night.
It speaks for itself!

To contact AFMW regarding the congress, email us at afmw[at]afmw[dot]org[dot]au

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