Registration is open for FIX2017, our first ever in person conference.  The FemInEM Idea Exchange is all about education, inspiration and motivation.  Our world renowned faculty will speak from their hearts and minds, providing the substance and spark for you to change the world.  We will meet, greet and motivate each other, pushing the limits of our previous selves.

Register for EITHER the Full FIX (all 3 days: 10/4-10/6) or Just The Talks (10/4-10/5).

RSVP separately for the All FIXed Party (October 5 at 6pm)

Registration will close 8/15/17 and there will be no onsite registration.

If you are interested in childcare during the conference please email after you register.

The Full FIX will be approved for a total of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Just the Talks will be approved for a total of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Event Information and Details

The Lectures: October 4-5: 7a-4p 

SVA Theater: 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

The Dinners: October 4: 7p- until 

Various Restaurants south of 42nd Street

The All FIXed Party AND Airway Event: October 5: 7p- 11pm

Slate NYC : 54 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010

About FIX

Schedule of Events

Oct 4

7:00 am - 7:45 amBreakfast and Reception
7:45 am - 8:00 amWelcomeDara Kass, MD
8:00 am - 8:55 amPanel: Champions of ChangeMichael Gisondi, MD Adam Brown, MD Anupam Jena, MD
8:55 am - 9:15 amNevertheless, She Persisted: The History of Women in MedicineDiane Birnbaumer, MD
9:15 am - 9:35 amBlack Women in White Coats: Reflections of BiasJenice Forde-Baker, MD
9:35 am - 9:55 amBooks for your Bookshelf: Tools for your ToolboxResa E. Lewiss, MD
9:55 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 10:25 amFemale Champions of EMS: Past, Present and FutureKatherine Staats, MD
10:25 am - 10:35 amBreak the silence: A lesson in resilienceJennifer Mitzman, MD
10:35 am - 10:45 amSex and Gender in Emergency Medicine: Will you be the solution or just part of the problem?Alyson McGregor, MD
10:45 am - 10:55 amSexual assault and the ED - the reality, the responsibility, the responseKari Sampsel, MD
10:55 am - 11:15 amBreak
11:15 am - 11:35 amDoctor Who? Doctor YOU: Maximize your MediaAmy Ho, MD
11:35 am - 11:55 amLooking Up: Women, Courage and MentorshipCharlotte Alexander, MD, Jessica Ng, MD
11:55 am - 12:15 pmDon’t Just Get Mad – Get Involved : Advocacy for the FemInEMAlison Haddock, MD
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 pm - 1:50 pmPanel: The World at Her Fingertips: Succeeding in Academic Global Emergency MedicineJennifer Bellows, MD Gabrielle Jacquet, MD Regan Marsh, MD Kelli O'Laughlin, MD
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmPatient Safety: Unique Opportunities in LeadershipBrenna Farmer, MD
2:00 pm - 2:10 pmViolence a Disease and KAVI is a VaccineRob Gore, MD
2:10 pm - 2:20 pmManaging your Director of Household Operations: How to Win the Stay at Home Dad GameTorree McGowan, MD
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmEscape from our silos: Emergency physicians becoming community activistsMarina Del Rios, MD
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmBreak
2:50 pm - 3:10 pmFailing BetterSara Gray, MD
3:10 pm - 3:30 pmOvercoming the Imposter Syndrome - you don't have to fake it, you've made it!Jamie Hope, MD
3:30 pm - 3:50 pmBeing AverageRoss Fisher, MD

Oct 5

7:45 am - 8:00 amCoffee and Registration
8:00 am - 8:55 amPanel: Lessons in LeadershipPam Dyne, MD Deb Houry, MD Sheila Namm, JD RN Ellen Weber, MD
8:55 am - 9:15 amGet Over It, Rejection to ResiliencyGillian Schmitz, MD
9:15 am - 9:35 amWould you rather be standing up here? Keys to carving out a niche interestJen White, MD
9:35 am - 9:55 amKnocking my head against the wall: Lessons from a concussion expertNeha Rauker, MD
9:55 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 10:25 amPro-Choice in Action: Providing abortions as an EM physician
10:25 am - 10:35 amApproaching Pain A New PerspectiveArian Nachat, MD
10:35 am - 10:45 amStarting Your BusinessAdam Rosh, MD
10:45 am - 10:55 amEmerg-ing Ideas in AnthropologyEve Purdy, MD
10:55 am - 11:15 amBreak
11:15 am - 11:35 amWork-Life Balance Collision: From Doc to Mom and BackManeesha Agarwal, MD
11:35 am - 11:55 amThe Big Reversal : Taking a Disability from Negative to PositiveCarolyn Sachs, MD
11:55 am - 12:15 pmBeating BurnoutAnnahieta Kalantari, DO
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 pm - 1:50 pmPanel: Working Flexibly can Work for YouMichelle Lall, MD Molli Thiessen, MD Theresa Walls, MD
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmHow to say it "write": writing to make an impact!Christine Ngaruiya, MD
2:00 pm - 2:10 pmGetting Shit DoneScott Weingart, MD
2:10 pm - 2:20 pmSinking Feeling? Know your Plimsoll LineLoice Swisher, MD
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmQuitting my job to build my careerMizuho Spangler, MD
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmBreak
2:50 pm - 3:10 pm"X" the Skid-marks- Why women put other women under the bus and how to stop itJeannette Wolfe, MD
3:10 pm - 3:30 pmSitting in the Chair's ChairTeresa Amato, MD
3:30 pm - 3:50 pmClosing Thoughts on LeadershipLynne Richardson, MD

Oct 6

7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast and Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 amOpening Activity
9:00 am - 10:30 amWorkshop 1
10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am - 12:30 amWorkshop 2
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmWorkshop 3
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmConcluding Activity

FIX Focus Workshops

Workshop participants will choose 3 of the following workshops.  Actual workshop selection will occur after August 1, 2017


Feedback on your presence and speaking style

Faculty: Angela Lussier

This workshop module will allow participants to discuss their personal hurdles with public speaking, strategies for performing well in specific public speaking settings relevant to the participants, and practice a brief presentation and receive immediate feedback from workshop faculty.


Working Smart Philosophies for the Physician Woman

Faculty: Flavia Nobay MD and Michelle Lall MD

Is meaningful, thoughtful, and high-impact work possible in our social milieu of constant messaging and task interruptions, and for women who are juggling complicated, overloaded lives? This workshop will take the principles of the best-selling book, “Deep Work,” and apply them to our non-clinical professional lives, reclaiming space for focused, high-intensity productivity.


Own Your Finances

Faculty: Adam Brown, MD and Michael Kass

This module will provide an overview of several major financial topics essential to professional women: retirement planning; negotiating to optimize your productivity and compensation: loan repayment; and establishing a trust.


Building Your Personal Leadership Brand

Faculty: Deborah Munhoz

What would happen if you could consciously shape your identity and distinctiveness as a leader?

Today’s world calls for a new paradigm of healthcare leadership. You can’t rely on clinical expertise alone; you must also influence others, work in partnership and get bottom line results.

How you behave, react and interact with others creates your reputation or brand – it’s what you become known for.

A strong leadership brand makes you stand out, expands your effectiveness and opens the door to new opportunities.

In this workshop, participants will learn a simple five-step process for creating a bold leadership brand statement that describes what they stand for and sets them apart.


Speak to the World

Faculty: Christine Ngauriya MD, Faith Ho MD

Women’s voices are missing from public news and discourse. The workshop module is designed to equip women to share their voices, with an overview of the structure of a classic op-ed, how to link your passion to current events, and tips on getting published. We will also discuss identifying and working with co-authors. For those new to or lacking confidence in writing, we will highlight the process of diving in for the first time and building confidence in the writing process over time.


Speak to the Science

Anna Marie Chang MD, Teresa Chan MD, Ellen Weber MD

For those in academia, increasing publications is a perennial benchmark. We will demystify the process of publishing regularly, reviewing the standard anatomy of a scholarly paper, how to improve the efficiency of the writing process, common pitfalls, options for publishing non-research academic papers, and how to respond to a journal’s “revise and resubmit” request.

The FIX IT Bar

Amplify Your Impact

Faculty:  Mizuho Spangler MD, Jess Mason MD, Ross Fisher MD

This a hands-on workshop encompassing three 25-minute mini topics: “Creating a Podcast,” “Getting Started with Twitter,” and “Creating Visual Aids for Presentations or Social Media Posts.” Participants will cycle through these tech stations, each manned by a team of experts, who will provide an introduction and a chance to practice.


FIX2017 events will be located in the Chelsea and Flatiron neighborhoods of NYC.  We have secured hotel blocks at the following hotels.  Rates vary from $280-$339/ night.

Courtyard Marriott New York Manhattan/Chelsea

Doubletree by Hilton Chelsea

Holiday Inn Express NYC Chelsea

Hampton Inn MSG



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FIX 2017: The Full FIX

Register for The Talks AND The Full Workshop Day Includes placement at a FIXinNY Dinner

FIX 2017: FIX Talks

Register for just the Talks October 4-5 Includes placement at a FIXinNY dinner.

FIX 2017: All FIXed Party

RSVP for the Ultimate FemInEM Networking Event Includes: Full Dinner and Open Bar