Past Conferences

2018: Actively engaging community to affect change

Women in Academic Medicine hosted the fifth Women's Leadership Conference on Jan. 30, 2018. Faculty, trainees, students and staff joined WAM for an afternoon of conversation, inspiration, and networking as they discussed how to engage in communities to create change. Whether looking to affect policy, connect with the public, or tell your story to new stakeholders, this conference helped attendees develop the tools and inspiration to make change. Read the SoM news story for full event coverage.

2016: Collaboration: a key to navigating the biomedical environment

Faculty, students and staff from across OHSU gathered for the fourth WAM leadership conference, which focused on collaboration. The event kicked off by honoring five women for their outstanding efforts and leadership in the categories of Mentoring, Discovery Award for Women in Science, Clinical excellence, Emerging Leader and Resiliency. Read the SoM news story for full coverage of the event.

One attendee enthused "I loved some of the things that Dr. Leachman and Dr. Nagel so brilliantly and tersely said!" Other attendees noted "it is great to attend this inspirational conference to remind ourselves why we are here" and "I really appreciate this conference as a new leader here at OHSU." 

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2015: Defining and achieving your vision of success at OHSU

The 2015 conference was a lunch with OHSU leaders, an inspiring keynote, and a panel discussion on how to be successful in the OHSU environment.With a special presentation of WAM Awards for Mentoring, Discovery, Clinical Service,Research Support and Resiliency. Read the SoM news story for full event coverage. Career consultant and coach, Janet Bickel, M.A., delivered the keynote. View some suggested readings provided by Janet.

Attendees raved: "My favorite thing about these conferences is actually the fellowship with other female faculty and the opportunity to share ideas with others outside of my department." "Thank you for putting on such a wonderful, informative, though-provoking event!"

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2014: Organizing around women's leadership

Call it the irony of success. During the second annual Women’s Leadership Conference, keynote speaker Susie Wee, vice president and chief technology officer of networked experiences at Cisco Systems, cautioned the crowd. “As you go higher and higher in your career, you don’t actually feel more successful. Sometimes you feel less successful, because you’re failing more. You’re taking more chances to get to more places.” Read the SoM news story for full event coverage.

2013: Exploring opportunities and challenges in academic medicine

The OHSU group Women in Academic Medicine (WAM) hosted the first OHSU Advancing Women in Leadership Conference on May 29, 2013. Event registration quickly reached capacity, and attendees represented departments and units across OHSU, including students, faculty members and staff. Read the SoM news story for full event coverage.