Articles  |   September 2019
The Ad Hoc Committee on Women in Anesthesia – Promoting and Serving the Women of ASA
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  • Linda B. Hertzberg, M.D., FASA
    Chair, Ad-Hoc Committee on Women in Anesthesia
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Articles   |   September 2019
The Ad Hoc Committee on Women in Anesthesia – Promoting and Serving the Women of ASA
ASA Monitor 9 2019, Vol.83, 40-41.
ASA Monitor 9 2019, Vol.83, 40-41.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Women in Anesthesia* (AHCWIA) was formed specifically in response to requests from members for leadership development and mentorship resources for women members. It is noteworthy that this was a grassroots member-driven initiative. The committee was initially appointed in mid-2016 by then ASA President Daniel Cole, M.D., FASA. The initial charge and mission of the committee is as follows:
Since the committee’s initial formation, it has been re-appointed by the ASA President in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 governance years.
Educational: At ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 the committee sponsored a well- received and attended panel of women physician leaders discussing their varying paths into leadership in organized medicine. That this panel even occurred was remarkable given that the committee had only been appointed several months prior to the annual meeting. For ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 the committee created and sponsored a workshop on negotiation with non-physician speakers and complete outside funding at the annual meeting. In 2018 the committee submitted 11 proposed educational programs and four were accepted. For ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 the AHC is sponsoring or co-sponsoring eight educational sessions. In addition, during the annual meeting this year, there will be a booth at the resource center highlighting women in the ASA and the various educational and other programs that are available.
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