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Conference Program

AWS 2018 Conference Program


Saturday, October 20


7:30 - 8:30am
Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - 9:15am
Introductions by Dr. Sareh Parangi

Gender Equity: We’re Talking the Talk But It Is Time To Walk the Walk


Kick-Off Speaker: Dr. Caprice Greenberg

9:15 - 10:30am
Scientific Session 1

Moderators: Dr. Sharon Stein, Dr. Cathy Chen, and Dr. Katie Nason

10:30 - 11:00am
Networking Break in the Surgeon's Lounge

11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel: Daring to Lead

Moderators: Dr. Arghavan Salles and Dr. Deborah Munhoz
Presenters: Dr. Martha Zeiger, Dr. Luanne Thorndyke, and Dr. Shaghayegh Aliabadi


12:00 - 1:00pm
Keynote Address: Implications of Sex Bias in Research

Presenter: Dr. Melina Kibbe

1:00 - 2:30pm
Lunch and Story Slam


Story Slam
Moderator: Dr. Tawakalitu Oseni
From your days in medical school to unforgettable patients, every surgeon has a story to share. Come and listen to your fellow AWS members as they recount tales about their journey as women surgeons.


2:30 - 3:30pm
Panel: Success and Failure: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Moderators: Dr. Alia Qureshi and Dr. Martina Stippler
Presenters: Dr. Shari Meyerson, Dr. Jo Shapiro, and Dr. Mary Killackey


3:30 - 4:15pm
Scientific Session 2

Moderators: Dr. Sharon Stein, Dr. Cathy Chen, and Dr. Katie Nason

4:15 - 4:45pm
Networking Break in the Surgeon's Lounge

5:00 - 6:00pm
Business Meeting and Presidential Speech

6:00 - 7:30pm
Reception in the Surgeon's Lounge



Sunday, October 21

8:30am - 12:30pm
Parallel Education Symposium
Separate Fee Required

Negotiation Bootcamp
Featuring: Professor Robert Bordone, Harvard Law School

Mock Residency Selection Committee Workshop
Moderator: Dr. Lisa Ferzoco
2:00 - 5:00pm
The AWS Coaching Project training
This session is by invite only. Learn more about the AWS Coaching Project.



Monday, October 22

5:30 - 7:00pm
Women in Surgery Committee Reception

7:00 - 10:00pm
AWS Foundation Awards Dinner



Tuesday, October 23

7:00 - 9:00am
Networking Breakfast

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Davids

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