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I was blown away by the #ANES20 Rovenstine lecture from @JoanneConroyMD
She initated a call to action for anesthesiologists by acknowledging the biggest issues for our specialty:
Disruption sums up 2020. Our lives will never be the same. But disruption can make things better. Let's embrace it & lead periop medicine. Telehealth connects us to pts out of the OR, for preop eval & postop follow-up. Working remotely creates innovative practice structures.
3/8 #ANES20
#Equity focused on gender, drawing attention to the #genderpaygap & #motherhoodpenalty, 2 real elements that are often dismissed. There hasn’t been much progress around eliminating them, even after identification years ago! As @JoanneConroyMD said:
Only 5/59 Rovenstine lecturers were ♀️, all in the last 30 yrs. 1st in 1993 was Betty Bamforth, for the 32nd lecture, entitled “Learning From Our Past.” Let's Do It! Like RBG’s dream for 9 ♀️Supreme Court Justices, we should aim for ALL keynotes to be given by ♀️. #ANES20
Patient safety: this has always been a focus of our specialty, & Dr. Conroy challenges us to step up & lead the charge for all of healthcare. Support multidiscinplinary organizations like @APSF. Use the multitude of data we have to make change. Inspiring! #ANES20
I loved how she closed the talk. She thanked the ♂️ who had challenged her along the way, both negative & #HeForShe . She acknowledged her #girlgang, including @Women_Of_Impact & @TIMESUPHC . Never thought I would hear those things discussed in a marquee #ANES20 lecture!
Thanks to @ASALifeline leadership for inviting this trailblazing speaker, @JoanneConroyMD. And to the ♀️ & #HeForShe of @ASALifeline who are bringing change—it was obvious at #ANES20: @marydahlen @BeverlyPhilipMD @megrosenblatt @LindaHertzberg @de_kraig THANK YOU
8/8 #ANES20
I'm ready for virtual #WIAnes20 now, featuring @EbonyJHilton_MD @ERebelloMD @rekhakuttikat. It's going to be impactful & inspiring, so register today. You don't have to be an anesthesiologist OR woman to join. womeninanesthesiology.org

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🚺is AOA & had full scholarship to med school. Very little written about her besides reciting her CV (which is awesome).


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As a 🚺 MD, I continued working after having kids bc bring a physician is a calling & I had sacrificed too much in my life to ever give it up.

Additionally this article does nothing to address the gender bias in medicine that has 🚺 working less hours, being paid less, being promoted less, & doing more domestic work.

And why does it not discuss the benefits of “family-friendly” for 🚹?

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