Annual Fall Conference

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Fall Leadership Mentoring Conference, 2018
(21st 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 the Trustees' Council of Penn Women.)

Date: October 12, 2018 (Friday)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
Perelman Quadrangle, 3417 Spruce Street

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

* Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and indicate in memo portion "2018 FOCUS Fall Conference."



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, instructors, lecturers, fellows 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.

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.