Females Working in Emergency Medicine

FemInEM Idea Exchange 2017

October 4 — 6, 2017

SVA Theater, New York City

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FIX2017, our first ever in person conference is SOLD OUT!

If you are still interested in attending, please email Dara Kass directly at [email protected] to find out if there are any last minute cancellations.

FIX will take place at:

The SVA Theater (333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011) on October4 and 5


The Innovation Loft (151 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001) on October 6

About Registering for the All FIXed Party (October 5 at 7pm)

The All FIXed Party and Storytelling Event is open to everyone. If you are attending the conference as well, please choose the “Conference Attendee: $50” ticket. This price is subsidized by the conference registration fee. All others should choose either “Attending: $150” or “Student, Resident, APP:$75” tickets for full dinner, open bar and an incredible networking event.

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

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FIX 2017: The Full FIX

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

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FIX 2017: FIX Talks

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

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FIX 2017: All FIXed Party

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

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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, Esther Choo, 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 FemInEMAllison 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 Raukar, MD
9:55 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 10:25 amPro-Choice in ActionViktoria Koskenoja, MD
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 Ngariuya, 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

7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast and Registration
8:30 am - 10:30 amOpening Activity
10:30 am - 12:00 amWorkshop 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmWorkshop 2
2:30 pm - 4:00 pmClosing Workshop
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmConclusion

FIX Focus Workshops

Workshop Selection has already occurred.

Looking forward to our Workshop Day!

Final Choices included:

Booked to Speak! How to Raise Your Profile in Emergency Medicine

Building Your Personal Leadership Brand

Speak to the World: Writing for Popular Media

Working Smart Philosophies for the Physician Woman

Money at the End: Reconciling your Debt and Saving for the Future

Diversify your Finances

Speak to the Science

Amplify Your Impact


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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