Third annual WIS international symposium approaches

Dr. Ross

Dr. Ross

Sharona Ross, MD, FACS, assistant professor of surgery, Tampa General Hospital, and founder of the University of Southern Florida Women in Surgery initiative, will chair the third annual Women in Surgery (WIS) international symposium from May 31 to June 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, professor and chair, department of surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will serve as co-chair of the program. American College of Surgeons President, Patricia J. Numann MD, FACS, will deliver the keynote address.

The WIS symposium is the largest professional and academic event dedicated to supporting women surgeons and those pursuing surgical careers. Participants will discuss the issues that face women as they advance in a changing surgical field that is still predominantly male. The program will highlight the importance of advancing women in surgery by providing meaningful avenues for surgical professionals and students to interact, exchange ideas, and formulate effective strategies.

For more information and to register online for the symposium, go to

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