WPS Listening Session Mon, Sep 23 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The system of time-stamped training programs, advancement through the productivity-based meritocracy, limited pregnancy and breast-feeding support, a lack of 24-hour childcare, gender bias, and few senior women chiefs, chairs, and leaders as role models may contribute to gender gaps in the personal and professional lives of plastic surgeons. Other issues may include being a woman boss, being in solo practice, being in group practice (mixed gender or all women), applying for grants, establishing one’s authority in research, mentoring, and being mentored. The goal is to use the space in the WPS Lounge to post questions that will solicit responses throughout the meeting and then use those questions and answers to facilitate discussion during the WPS Listening Session.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Identify areas in plastic surgery in which women face unique challenges.
  2. Identify specific roadblocks to achieving parity with men where there are gender gaps.
  3. Outline the benefits (or problems) of achieving gender parity where there are gaps.
  4. Discuss solutions to overcoming the roadblocks the result in persistent gender gaps.
  5. Outline a timeline to implement suggested solutions.

Program Subject to Change

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.