Monday, November 11, 2019
7:30 - 9:30 am
Smilow Center for Translational Research Commons
3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104
For over 25 years, women have made up at least 40% of U.S. medical students. In 2017, more women than men were enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Yet overall women make up only 34% of physicians in the U.S., and gender parity is still not reflected in medical leadership. Women account for only 18% of hospital CEOs and16% of all deans and department chairs in the U.S.—positions that typically direct the mission and control the resources at medical centers. Women are also in the minority when it comes to senior authorship (10%) and Editors-In-Chief (7%) at prestigious medical journals.
A Seat at the Table – Removing Barriers and Bias for Women in Oncology will explore ways to empower women with the skills and resources to remove barriers and bias of women in leadership positions specific to the challenges in oncology. This meeting will address the need for development of a gender balanced oncology leadership team. Leaders in business and healthcare will present evidence-based and experiential strategies to promote professional development and personal well-being.
Who Should Attend
The meeting is intended for women physicians, researchers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, business and industry professionals in the field of oncology who are interested in developing a gender balanced leadership oncology care/research team. Other healthcare professionals interested in a gender balanced oncology team are also welcome.
- Navigating organizational complexity to expand leadership in the clinical and research setting
- Leveraging mentorship, networking and personal leadership strategies in building an academic research program
- Maximizing personal well-being and work life balance