Annual Fall Conference

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Fall Leadership Mentoring Conference, 2017
(20th Annual )

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine
(This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Dean of the School of Medicine and a grant from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women)

Date: October 20, 2017 (Friday)
Time
:
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Location
:
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
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Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street

*Registration Fee: $25
Payment (cash or check* only please) at the event.

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2017 FOCUS Fall Conference."

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PROGRAM

Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recognizes the importance of women in academic medicine and supports various initiatives that address recruitment, retention, promotion, and overall job satisfaction for women medical faculty. In 1997, with support from the School of Medicine, FOCUS expanded its original mission in order to address the national data that show that, relative to their male colleagues, women medical faculty are over-represented in the junior ranks and are less likely to attain promotion or tenure. The overall program, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, maintains a dual mission: to support the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine, and to promote education and research in women's health and leadership.

Successful Strategies for Women in Academic Medicine, our fall leadership mentoring conference, is open to all women in academic medicine at the University of Pennsylvania: MDs, PhDs, faculty, fellows, instructors, lecturers, and residents. Women in any rank or track or department are welcome to attend. In addition to providing a daylong opportunity to learn from nationally renowned experts and leading women in academic medicine about professional development and career strategies, this forum also provides opportunities for skill building and facilitates networking and mentoring relationships.

Upon completion of this year's conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends, challenges and opportunities in academic medicine
  • Employ critical skills and strategic thinking to negotiate authentically and successfully
  • Explore opportunities for leadership and growth along the academic medicine career trajectory
  • Establish networking relationships that foster support, growth and professional success

AUDIENCE:This event is open to all women Penn women in academic medicine in any rank, track, department or division. This includes faculty, instructors, lecturers, fellows and residents; MDs & PhDs; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.



CONFERENCE AGENDA


8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45

Welcome
Stephanie Abbuhl, Executive Director, FOCUS Program

MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS

8:45 - 10:15

 

 

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:45


ANNUAL AWARD PRESENTATION & LUNCH

11:45 - 12:45

12:45 - 1:15

 

1:15 - 1:30

Lunch & Networking Discussion at Tables

Award Presentation
2017 FOCUS Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine
Stephanie Abbuhl

Welcome
Anita L. Allen
Vice Provost for Faculty, University of Pennsylvania
Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION & WORKSHOP

1:30 - 3:30

 
3:30 - 3;45 Wrap Up/Feedback on Conference
Stephanie Abbuhl

 

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PRESENTER BIOS

A grant to FOCUS from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women has been dedicated toward our guest speaker honoraria and expense.

GUEST SPEAKERS

 

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