WAIC Conference

Women in Allergy 2022 – LEAPS & BOUNDS

Thank you to all who joined us on April 29th for the 2022 CSACI Women in Allergy and Immunology (Virtual) Conference ‘LEAPS & BOUNDS’.  This year’s theme focussed on resilience and achieving success when faced with adversity as we celebrate the women specialists who work in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 

Huge thanks to Dr. Marissa Joseph, Dr. Marla Shapiro, Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld who provided excellent talks and gave the day special meaning.

Program

12:30-1:30 PM EDT:
Welcome with Dr. Lori Connors and ‘Barriers, Challenges and Rising to the Occasion’ with Dr. Marla Shapiro
Learning Objectives:  By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe typical barriers female identifying physicians encounter in their careers
  • Discuss ways to overcome challenges in career and in life

1:30-1:45 PM EDT: Break

1:45-2:30 PM EDT:
She Knows ShiFt! The Power of Transitioning with Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld
Learning Objectives:  By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Define physician coaching
  • Outline how transitions in medicine can be a powerful tool

2:30-3:30 PM EDT:
Breakout Rooms: Career Path Challenges and Successes led by Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld
This session is a Section 3 Self-Assessment Program as defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  It is valued at one Section 3 credit.

Learning Objectives:  By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss career paths and aspirations with colleagues
  • Develop personal goals for their career

3:30-3:45 PM EDT: Break

3:45-4:45 PM EDT:
Missing Voices: 
Gender Differences in Presentation of Atopic Dermatitis (AD) with Dr. Marissa Joseph.
This session was co-developed with Sanofi Canada and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance. This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Learning Objectives:
  By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Determine if gender affects QoL, depression or anxiety among atopic dermatitis patients
  • Assess therapeutic education to improving quality of life (QoL) for patients with atopic dermatitis

4:45-5:00 PM EDT:
Plenary Session: Closing Thoughts with Dr. Samira Jeimy

Learning Objectives:  By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the takeaways from the Women in Allergy & Immunology Conference

5:00 – 6:00 PM EDT  Happy Hour! – Virtual Cocktail Mixology Class

Registration

Registration fees: Registration includes online access to zoom sessions, delegate bag (mailed) & optional social event
  • Regular rate: $75.00 CAD

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