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Events for Women in GI During DDW® 2018

Traditionally, women have been under-represented in the field of gastroenterology, but there is data that shows more and more women entering the field. Despite the gender gap slowly closing, however, female GIs are still facing unique issues and challenges in the field. For this reason, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) and the sponsoring societies endeavor to provide events for women which address some of the obstacles they face in order to support the advancement of women in GI. Read on for details surrounding two of these events.

Gastroenterology Women’s Coalition (GWC) Symposium: The Science of Confidence
Sunday, June 3
8-9:30 a.m.
Room 146A

This workshop is designed specifically for women in gastroenterology/hepatology at various stages in their careers, with a special focus on unique challenges faced by women in both academic medicine and private practice and strategies for success. Faculty members will share their personal challenges and successes in building a career in gastroenterology/hepatology, in addition to discussing career development strategies, improving confidence, and avoiding burnout. The symposium will conclude with a question and answer session.There is no RSVP required for this event.

TimePresentation TitleSpeakers
8-8:15 a.m.Imposter PhenomenonKimberly Brown
8:15-8:30 a.m.Strategies of Personal and Professional SuccessKaren Woods
8:30-8:45 a.m.The Science of BurnoutKaren Murray
8:45-9 a.m.The Mental Stress of ConfidenceSunanda Kane
9-9:30 a.m.Questions and AnswersAll Speakers and Moderators

Strategies For A Successful Career: Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Resilience – Women’s Committee-Sponsored Symposium
Monday, June 4
2-3:30 p.m.
Room 101

This symposium will help wome attendees to recognize burnout in the GI profession and implement prevention, promote work and life balance at the workplace and negotiate at any career stage. No RSVP necessary.

TimePresentation TitleSpeakers
2-2:22 p.m.Battling Burnout in the GI ProfessionArthur DeCross
2:22-2:44 p.m.May the E4rgonomics Task Force Be with You: How Empowering a Few Can Lead to ChangeMehnaz Shafi
2:44-3:06 p.m.Promoting Work/Life Balance in the Workplace: A Leader’s PerspectiveBarbara Jung
3:06-3:28 p.m.Negotiating to Succeed in Work and LifeMarie-Pier Tetreault

Use the online planner or DDW Mobile App to schedule and plan out which sessions you will attend, and invite your women colleagues to join you!

One Response

  1. I am very pleased with this forum. I had been on the lookout for the lunch organized by this group in previous years. Please count me in as I will be attending the two sessions at the ddw2018.

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