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CME / CPE / CE Announcements and Disclosures

Target Audiences

This symposium may address the professional requirements for all healthcare professionals including Physicians, Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Pathologists’ Assistants, Physical Therapists, Certified Nurse Anesthetists, Pharmacists, Nurses and others.

General Program Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium participants will be able to:

  1. Investigate how greater inclusion will strengthen STEM fields in light of persisting gender norms.
  2. Analyze the cultural and psychological pressures that contribute to the "leaky pipeline" for women in science and medicine.
  3. Discover how our own gender biases influence interpersonal communication and decision making.
  4. Develop strategies for overcoming the social and structural barriers that deter talented women and under-represented minorities from STEM careers.

Practice Gap

Women have been earning MD and PhD degrees in numbers comparable to men for several decades; in most other healthcare professions, women dramatically outnumber men.  And yet, women remain severely under-represented at the leadership level throughout the healthcare, academic medicine, and pharmaceutical/biotech sectors. For example, only 15% of Department Chairs and 16% of Deans are women in U.S. medical schools. Only 12 of the 210 Nobel prizes in Physiology or Medicine (that is, <6%) have been awarded to women. This symposium will elucidate the basis of women’s under-representation in medicine and science and seek solutions to the persisting glass ceiling in these important fields.

Accreditation & Designation Statements

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
    • CME credit may be appropriate for other healthcare professionals including Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.
  • The Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine and has approved this activity for a maximum of 3 continuing education contact hours.
  • Gender Bias under the Microscope Symposium is approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) for 6 CEUs for physical therapists
  • Psychologists and counselors attending this symposium can earn 6 hours of CE credits.
  • Continuing education credits for other professions may be offered.
  • ACPEThis program is jointly provided by the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacist registrants at the conference may earn a maximum of 6.75 contact hours or 0.675 CEUs. No partial credit will be awarded. Type of Activity: Knowledge-based.
  • Click here for additional pharmacy CE information
  • AANA LogoThis program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 6.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1033696; Expiration Date 9/23/2016.

Faculty Disclosures

A full disclosure will be announced to the audience verbally and in written format before the activity.

Commercial Support

No commercial support has been sought for this presentation.