The GEMS Alliance officially launched on the fourth annual National Women Physician Day, February 3, 2022, through a Kick-Off webinar celebrating this new organization of organizations. The event began with a rendition of “Brave” by Voices Rock Medicine, a choir for women physicians based in the Greater Toronto Area, followed by welcome remarks from the Chair of the GEMS Alliance Executive Board, Jenny Mladenovic, MD, MBA, MACP.

Presentations

The program then featured four presentations from the following women leaders in medicine and science:

Rachel Villanueva, MD, FACOG

Rachel Villanueva, MD, FACOG
“At the Intersection of Race and Gender in Medical School: Increasing Underrepresented in Medicine Women”

Helen Burstin

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP
“Increasing Representation and Leadership of Women Across Specialties”

Claire Pomeroy

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA
“Empowered Women Empower Women”

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Reshma Jagsi, MD, MPhil
“Challenges Faced by Women in Medicine Across Their Career Trajectories”

GEMS Alliance Panel Discussion

Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, FACP

Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, FACP
Panel Discussion Moderator

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA

Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA
Panel Discussion Moderator

After the presentations, GEMS Alliance Board Members Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA and Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, FACP, moderated a panel discussion between the speakers and additonal members of the GEMS Alliance Executive Board, including:

Eliza Chin, MD, MPH, MACP

Eliza Chin, MD, MPH, MACP

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP

Nancy D. Spector, MD

Shikha Jain, MD, FACP

Questions posed to our panelists during the panel discussion portion of the event are available, with responses from the GEMS Executive Board, on our FAQ page.

We thank all of the members of the medical and science communities who joined us in celebration of National Women Physician Day and the launch of the GEMS Alliance.

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