Gender inequality is a major issue worldwide and surgery is no exception. This session will further explore this problem and potential solutions. We will discuss how gender inequality manifests in training (as faculty into senior positions) and mechanisms that can be used to recognize and combat inequality.
Moderator: Hiba Abdel Aziz, MBBCh, FACS, Doha, Qatar
Co-Moderator: Steven L. Chen, MD, FACS, San Diego, CA
Reducing Gender Inequality in Training
Amalia L. Cochran, MD, FACS, Columbus, OH
Reducing Gender Inequality in Faculty and Senior Positions
Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, Winston-Salem, NC
Mentoring Strategies to Reduce Gender Inequality
Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., MD, MS, FACS, Salt Lake City, UT
Issues in Organized Medicine: ACS and other organizations
Cherisse D. Berry, MD, FACS, New York, NY
Sponsored by the Women in Surgery Committee and the Board of Governors Survey Workgroup
- Practicing surgeons
- Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
- Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
- Enhance the quality of patient care
For questions about the course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.
The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation.
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Faculty and Disclosures
Amalia L. Cochran, MD, FACS - JAMA Surgery: Salary: Web & Social Media Editor; McGraw Hill: Royalties: Book Editor; UptoDate: Salary/Royalties: Section Editor
Cherisse Danielle Berry MD FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Hiba Abdel Aziz MBBCh, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Julie A. Freischlag MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Steven L. Chen, MD, FACS - Avelas Biosciences, Inc: Salary, Stock Options: Employee; Medtronic, Inc: shareholder (spouse); Philips NV: Salary, Stock: Spouse employee
Thomas K. Varghese Jr. MD, MS, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure
Continuing Medical Education Credit Information
The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit