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WIO General Assembly Features Panel, Study Presentation

The Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section General Assembly Meeting will feature a panel discussion, a brief report on a study of gender differences in Annual Meeting presenters, a book signing, and the election of new officers.

The WIO General Assembly will take place from 7:30 am-9:30 am today in Dallas Ballroom BC at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The assembly is breaking from tradition by serving breakfast and having a panel presentation instead of a featured speaker, and the panel will include male participants, said Christine B. Franzese, MD, WIO Section Chair, and anAssociate Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

The panel topic is “Do We Still Need General Otolaryngologists,” and it will take place from 7:35 am-8:30 am. Each of the six panelists will make a two-minute presentation, with the remainder of the time spent on discussion, with audience participation, she said.

Dr. Franzese will make note of the type of data collected for “Gender Differences in Scientific Presenters and Invited Speakers.” She is the lead author of the study, which also is an Oral Presentation scheduled for the same time as the assembly. A study co-author will make the Oral Presentation at 8:36 am-8:41 am in Trinity Ballroom 1 at the Omni.

Other meeting items include:

  • Four female otolaryngologists whose essays have been published in Being a Woman Surgeon will be signing copies of the book, which will be available at the session. The book features the writings of 60 female surgeons from various specialties.
  • Sukgi S. Choi, MD, Chair of the Otolaryngology Residency Review Committee, will receive the 2015 Helen F. Krause, MD Trailblazer Award.
  • WIO Section committee chairs will discuss their work in six breakout sessions.
  • Kathleen Yaremchuk, MD, will be installed as the new WIO Chair.
  • The new WIO officers elected to serve in the coming year will be announced.