Good afternoon SJB!
I would like to present to you an opportunity to attend the Region 5 American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Conference at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Region 5 includes those medical schools with AMWA chapters in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and the Caribbean.
The conference, which will take place on February 9-10, will be a great opportunity to build bridges and develop connections among members of these different chapters. In addition, there will be an opportunity to present your research poster. This is a fantastic way to showcase any work you would like to present and will look great on your resume!
Event and poster submission information can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/region-5-amwa-conference-tickets-39338670021?aff=es2
On the website, you will find links to buy tickets to the conference (continental breakfast and lunch are included):
- $20 for national student members & residents
- $30 for students & residents without national membership
- $50 for faculty members, physicians
To become an AMWA national member please see here.
In addition to the continental breakfast and lunch on 2/10, the registration fee also covers the price of heavy appetizers at the pre-conference networking event on the evening of 2/9 at The Wine Loft in downtown Birmingham (cash bar for alcoholic beverages).
There will be several events and opportunities at this conference for students at all levels of their medical education:
- Poster presentations
- Guest lectures: topics ranging from leadership and mentorship to negotiation and business communication
- Norma Ojeda, MD from the University of Mississippi
- Cheri Canon, MD from UAB
- Stephen Yoder from the UAB Collat School of Business
- Additional lecturers
- CV development
- Breakout sessions
Our hosts at UAB are also in the process of organizing opportunities for visiting students to have a free place to stay with students at UAB while they come attend the conference.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Also, please note that this is a separate conference from the national AMWA conference that will be taking place in March in Philadelphia, which I have already informed our AMWA members about.
Cristina Font, AMWA Chapter President