Women In Medicine Symposium

Date & Location
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Prentice Conference Center, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Multiple Specialties

The aim of the symposium is to empower women in medicine and to facilitate career advancement by identifying barriers prevalent in medicine and finding ways to initiate constructive solutions. The conference will also allow for networking amongst community and academic women in medicine.

  1. facilitate the advancement of women in medicine
  2. cite evidence based data and peer reviewed studies relating to implicit bias and gender equity, and utilize these skills for career development and creation of academic work
  3. identify barriers that currently exist for physician women and create constructive solutions that can be implemented.
  4. identify imposter syndrome, formulate ways to overcome it, and design ways to implement new strategies to battle it.
  5. formulate a plan that will assist in facilitating a mentor/mentee relationship.
  6. describe the skills necessary to facilitate a strong mentor/mentee relationship and implement these skills in the mentor or mentee role
  7. describe strategies for work life balance while maintaining overall wellness and health
  8. explain the benefits of involvement in community activism and leadership, and list tools in order to implement this
  9. identify the latest research on gender equity, implicit bias and gender bias and instruct others on these topics

NM, Lurie Children’s, or Ability Lab employees: $25External Physicians: $100

Online registration will close on Tuesday, October 23rd at 12 pm.
Onsite registration will be accepted via check only.

Registrants can cancel with no penalty and a full refund by September 25th. Any cancellations after September 25th will result in only a 50% refund.

Contact Rana Khalifeh at rana.khalifeh@northwestern.edu with questions or to cancel your registration.


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.