GDI-GWIMS Summit Call for Concurrent Session Proposals

October 27, 2016
Posted by AAIP News on 10/27/2016 GDI-GWIMS Summit  Call for Concurrent Session Proposals        Inspiring Intersections:  A Call to Collaborate, Challenge, and Change  A Summit Sponsored by the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) 


Westin Mission Hills  May 4-7, 2017  Palm Springs, CA 


The Call for Concurrent Sessions is now open! The submission deadline is November 21, 2016 at 11:59pm PT. Acceptance notifications will be sent by December 16, 2016. This summit is the signature event for individuals in academic medicine who work to advance diversity and inclusion, women in medicine and science, equity, and/or  community engagement. 


Find out more about submission requirements and how to submit a proposal here


This year, you have the option to submit sessions that highlight: 


   • Collaboration between offices or programs at your institution or with other institutions     • Challenges you’re facing in your WIMS or diversity and inclusion offices, and solutions or lessons learned you can share with the community     • Organizational excellence you have achieved through programming, research, or innovations to create a center of excellence fair 


The theme of this summit is Inspiring Intersections and each day of the summit’s 3-day programming will revolve around a different sub-theme to enhance the participant’s experiences. Days 1, 2 and 3 themes are: 


Collaborate with your GDI and GWIMS colleagues to find shared solutions, intersecting issues, and discover ways to work more closely together to solve our most challenging problems. 


Challenge yourself to rethink the way you currently work in diversity, inclusion, and equity toward a deeper and more transformative approach to professional development, organizational  excellence, and community engagement. 


Change your paradigm based on the sessions and conversations you participate in during the summit to advance your efforts in diversity, inclusion, and equity to new heights. 


Important Dates  Deadline for Submission: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:59pm PT  Notification: Friday, December 16, 2016 


Ready to submit? Submit a proposal now


Questions?  Program :  Diana Lautenberger, MAT, Constituent Engagement Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Women in Medicine and Science, and Students  Ashleigh Moses, MA, Constituent Engagement Program Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion, Women in Medicine and Science, and Students 


Logistical:  Shayna Kritz, Meeting Planner