Georgia Women in Cardiology

Insights Into the 2016 WIC Section Leadership Workshop

By Gina Lundberg, MD, FACC, clinical director of the Emory Women’s Heart Center and assistant professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, GA.

Over 75 members of ACC’s Women in Cardiology (WIC) Section met in Washington, DC, for the 3rd Annual WIC Section Leadership Workshop. The workshop had its highest attendance yet and met prior to the ACC Legislative Conference. The WIC Leadership Workshop faculty were all outstanding speakers and highly informative.

Reshma Jagsi, MD, PhD, showed statistics that confirm women are underrepresented in leadership roles in the medical profession and underpaid compared to men. She encouraged women to share information about disparities in research funding and salaries for women with our institutions.