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2024 AGA Southwest Women in GI Regional Workshop

Friday, September 13, 2024 - Saturday, September 14, 2024
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
This workshop is designed to deliver content pertinent to women in GI and to provide an excellent network opportunity with fellow female gastroenterologists. Please see below for the agenda.
Register today and get the tools you need to overcome challenges, achieve your career goals, and maintain an effective work-life balance with:
• An expanded network of fellow women colleagues committed to your person and professional success.
• New leadership and career-enhancing skills to navigate both the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century healthcare environment. 
• Enhanced mentorship and sponsorship opportunities as you're immersed with the top women leaders in the field of GI.
Workshop Registration Deadline: September 9, 2024
Register Today!

 Preliminary Agenda

Friday, September 13th  
6:00 –8:00 p.m. Happy Hour & Networking 
Salento Bistrot  
2407 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005 
Saturday, September 14th  
Location: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texas 
8:00 – 8:20 a.m. Welcome & Introduction 
Mehnaz Shafi, MD, MD Anderson 
Richa Shukla, MD, Baylor 
Jaclyn Tuck, MD, Mayo Clinic 
8:20 – 9:00am Financial Freedom for Female Physicians 
Latifat Akintade, MD, MSB, MoneyfitMD (Zoom) 
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 am Advocating for yourself  
Mimi Wang, MD, MD Anderson
9:30 – 9:45 Break and Refreshments 
9:45 - 10:15 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome 
Rhonda Souza MD, Baylor Scott and White
10:15 – 11:30 Career Navigation 
Lavanya Vishwanathan, MD, MS, MD Anderson (Introduction/Moderator) 
Round table: 
Manreet Kaur, MD, Mayo Clinic 
Reena Chokshi, MD, Baylor 
Supriya Rao, MD, Integrated GI Consultants
Cathy Ryting

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Lunch  
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Women’s Health  
Frederick Larsen, MD, Advanced Fertility Care (Zoom) 
Round table:  
Richa Shukla, MD, Baylor (Moderator) 
Astin Worden, MD, Mayo Clinic 
Jamie Bering, MD, Mayo Clinic 
Milena Gould, MD, Baylor 
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Ergonomics in Endoscopy  
Gottumukkala Raju, MD and Mehnaz A. Shafi, MD,  
MD Anderson Center  
Shifa Umar, MD, Baylor 
1:45 – 2:00 Move Your Body, Move Your Bowels 
Jaclyn Tuck, MD, Mayo Clinic  
2:00 – 2:45 pm Work-life Balance and Wellness/Conquering Burnout  
Neena S. Abraham, MD, Mayo Clinic 
2:45-3:00 pm Wrap-up   

Workplace Violence Webinar 

Recorded on Thursday, April 25, 2024
Presented by: Karen Garvey, MPA/HCA, BSN, RN, DFASHRM, CPHRM, CPPS; Vice President, Safety & Clinical Management, Parkland Health

 Violent acts toward the healthcare workforce continue to plague all areas of the healthcare industry. Workplace violence (WPV) in healthcare has been well-documented for several decades. The COVID-19 pandemic brought this issue to the forefront when violence against healthcare workers was widely reported in several professional journals and media outlets. Due to increased focus on workplace violence efforts of the workforce who have endured physical and psychological injuries, several healthcare oversight agencies have stepped forward, publishing standards and/or regulations for healthcare organizations to ensure the safety of their workplace. This presentation will focus on efforts at the national, state (Texas), and local levels to address this significant issue. 

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