CME Information Statement

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of EB Medicine and FemInEM, LLC. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates the main course for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and the post-conference workshops for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by research on the unique challenges of women physicians and experience in the educational community, as well as a professional practice gap analysis.

Target Audience: This activity is designed for emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare providers.

Goals: The goal of this activity is to inspire and empower participants towards greater professional success and development. Topics addressing gender equity, workplace policies supporting female physicians, and the unique challenges of women physicians will be covered, along with gender neutral topics on professional development for the EM clinician.

Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) identify circumstances that trigger bias and identify ways to combat those biases; (2) identify victims of sexual violence in the ED, advocate for the systematic screening and gender-appropriate care for patients; and implement safety strategies to prevent sexual violence in the community; (3) define ways to be more active in the leadership in the ED, including media activities, advocacy activities, organized medicine leadership roles, and both formal and informal mentoring; (4) describe advantages and challenges of family dynamics for working moms; (5) identify signs of imposter syndrome and combat this with specific empowerment activities; (6) describe how a niche might be beneficial, identify a niche in emergency medicine, and take practical steps towards pursuing a niche that will contribute uniquely to the field; and (7) identify the benefits of flexible scheduling and explain how this is a good return on investment.

Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship.

In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. Dr. Chan disclosed the following financial relationship: honoraria for papers, lectures, or teaching, Academic Life in Emergency Medicine, LLC; Dr. Del Rios disclosed the following financial relationships: research support, Medtronic Philanthropy and American Heart Association; Dr. Haddock disclosed the following financial relationship: research support, Ischemia Care; Dr. Kass disclosed the following financial relationship: owner, FemInEM, LLC; Michael Kass disclosed the following financial relationship: owner, FemInEM, LLC; Dr. Mason disclosed the following financial relationship: independent contractor, Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives (EMRAP); Dr. O’Laughlin disclosed the following financial relationship: consulting fees, Crico; Dr. Rosh disclosed the following financial relationship: Owner, Rosh Review, LLC; Dr. Wolfe disclosed the following financial relationships: writer/editor advisor, Emergency Physicians Monthly, consultant, Gender Intelligence Group, Title 9 compliance speaker, Bridgewater State College System; No other relevant financial relationships were disclosed by other faculty.

Commercial Support: This activity received no support from a commercial interest.

Earning Credit: To earn credit, complete the evaluation form online to receive your CME certificate.

Accessibility: EB Medicine is committed to making its CME activities accessible to all individuals.  If you are in need of an accommodation, advance notification will help us to better serve you.