You never forget your first AMSACon.
Or your second. Or tenth. At AMSA’s Annual Convention — AMSACon — the energy is palpable. The air is super-charged. And the vibe is fantastic.
And that is no wonder. Something incredible happens when the next generation of physicians joins forces with experts, innovators, activists and medical trailblazers for three days of deep learning, training and activism.
This year, we’re drawing from our roots.
Our grassroots. Equity and inclusion, social justice even, have been core to our identity since our inception in 1950. And much of our work comes to a rolling boil at AMSACon every spring as we gather to ideate, innovate and make impact.
There is inspiration to be drawn from our past: the decades of activism, the movements we’ve advanced, the change we’ve made. Let’s summon up this energy and convert it to action — we have work to do.
This year, with all that’s happened since the last time we convened in-person, we wanted to do something different to capture who we are. We wanted to create something visual. So we turned to Baltimore-based graphic artist Liz Merchant. Inspired by the tradition of festival posters — book, music, art — Liz set about to create a singular iconic image that captures the many issues and causes that define AMSA. At the same time, we wanted the poster to embody our energy; our youthful spirit and optimism.
The poster is available as a high-resolution digital download.*