In 1919, the first international congress of women doctors was held in New York.
A committee of the American Medical Women’s Association organized a dinner in honour of distinguished medical women from different countries who had just returned from medical relief work in France. 140 guests from 16 nations attended the festivities. Some women doctors sensed the opportunity of forming an international association of medical women. In 1922, MWIA held its first international congress.
In addition, a series of articles documenting the detailed history of MWIA was produced as part of the 2019 Centennial Celebrations. These articles can be found here.