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2023 Women in Medicine Conference | Agenda

Friday, March 24, 2023

8:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Erin Medina,MD, 2023 SCMS President

8:10 AM

Women in Medicine Introduction

Laura Fralich, MD, Course Director & SCMS Board of Trustees Member

8:20 AM

Theme: Self-advocacy

Getting Better at Boundaries

Jill Yashinsky-Wortman, MA, CPCC, ACC

Just Ask! Understanding the Importance of Negotiation for Women

Sherri Lynch, PhD

9:20 AM


9:30 AM

Break / Networking

9:50 AM

Theme: Personal & Professional Leadership Development

Connecting with Your “Something Larger”

Jen Westra, ACC

Facing the Imposter Syndrome by Befriending our Fear of the Fraud

Rebecca Burson, DO

10:50 AM


11:00 AM

Facing Financial Fear: What Is Your Itch?

Sarah Carlson, CLU, CHFC, CFP

11:30 AM

Q&A (3 speakers)

11:45 AM

Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Room at the Table: The Value Women Add in Healthcare Leadership


12:30 PM

Break / Networking

12:55 PM

Women Lead, Gonzaga University - Sherri Lynch, PhD

Women’s Leadership Network, Whitworth University - Brooke Kiener

1:00 PM

Theme: Mentorship & Sponsorship for Women in Healthcare

Better Together

David Ward, MD

A Network of Champions: Mentorship and Sponsorship for Women in Healthcare and Medical Education

Radha Nandagopal, MD

2:00 PM


2:15 PM

Networking Breakout Sessions by Specialty:

Physician Lead: Lonika Sood, MBBS, MHPE, FACP, FHM

PA Lead: Tamara Brining, PA-C, MMSc

Nurse Lead: Stephany Montgomery, MSN, RN, CNML

3:00 PM

Break / Networking

3:30 PM

Theme: Communication

Harnessing the Unique Power of Social Media: Trends, Benefits, and Pitfalls

Robin Pickering, PhD

The Communication and Leadership Connection

Carolyn M. Cunningham, PhD

4:30 PM


4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Laura Fralich, MD, Course Director