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Women's Forum

Monday, May 22
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Renaissance Washington Downtown
Grand Ballroom North (Ballroom Level)

The annual ATS Women's Forum recognizes the achievements and supports the advancement of women in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine and research. We are pleased to have Redonda Miller, MD, MBA, of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, as our speaker.  In May, 2016 Dr. Miller became the hospital’s eleventh president and the first woman to hold the position in the hospital’s 127-year history. She has a long history with Johns Hopkins starting with earning her medical degree there. While at Hopkins’ Department of Medicine, Dr. Miller focused her academic and clinical career on medical education and women’s health. She will discuss issues that are relevant to female medical professionals followed by a question and answer period.

In addition, the 2017 Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award, which honors the memory and work of Elizabeth Rich, MD, will be presented to a female ATS member. The awardee is a woman who has made significant achievements in the practice or science of pulmonary, critical care, or sleeps medicine; demonstrated leadership in her field; and has shown dedicated mentorship of junior colleagues. The 2017 award recipient is Zea Borok, MD, Professor Department of Medicine, Ralph Edgington Chair, Chief Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Borok will also address the audience.

The forum provides a valuable opportunity for women to meet new colleagues and ATS leaders. Men are also welcome to attend the forum. Attendees will find value in the inspirational messages and career insights the speakers share as well as vibrant networking opportunities.

The forum is organized and presented by the ATS Membership Committee, and will be hosted by Yolanda Mageto, MD, MPH, chair of the committee.

Registration is required. There is no fee to attend this event and tickets will not be issued; however, conference badges are required for admission. A plated lunch will be served.