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Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science Symposium Will Be September 13


The Saint Louis University School of Medicine’s Women in Medicine and Science group will host the 2023 Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science (SWIMS) symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 13. This year's theme is "Women in Medicine and Science Advocating for Self and Others." 

The symposium will run from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the SLUCare Academic Pavilion, Room 3606.  The University community is invited to attend the event. 

The symposium will start with a lead presentation "Health Equity in Action, From Clinical Practice to Public Health" given by Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, M.D., M.P.H., who is the Director of Health at the City of St. Louis Department of Health. This presentation will be available as a Zoom option, with Zoom information sent to registrants ahead of the session.

Following Hlatshwayo Davis's presentation will be two workshop sessions, a panel discussion and a poster/networking session. These sessions will be in-person only.


Attendees are encouraged to consider submitting a poster to showcase their efforts related to Women in Medicine and Science.  There will be easels and boards available for posters.

Abstracts must be submitted to Jane McHowat no later than Friday, Aug. 18, to reserve a poster board. 

Abstracts should be submitted as a Word document, 1.5-inch margins and at least 12-point font.  Abstracts should include title, all authors, department & Institution. The abstract body should be less than 250 words.

All authors and their affiliations/departments must be included on the abstract and the name of the presenting author indicated. The source of funding that supported the work described must be included. Please use bold font for the abstract title.

Poster boards are 30X40 inches ONLY, so plan accordingly when making the posters. 

CME Credit Designation

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide Other learner certificates (APPs, nurses, and other types of learners). The certificate will state that the activity was designated for 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Follow your board's requirements for reciprocal CE credits.