Women in Thyroidology Plenary
September 30, 2023; 8:50 – 9:50 pm EDT at the ATA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration
• Presentation of Woman of the Year Award to Lisa Orloff, MD
• Presentation of Women Advancing Thyroid Research Awards to Sarah Hamidi, MD and Vera Tiedje, MD, PhD
• Plenary Lecture: Marie A. Bernard, MD, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health
Women in Thyroidology Webinar: The Pathway to Transformational Leadership
The ATA Women in Thyroidology group held a webinar that focused on “The Pathway to Transformational Leadership”. Panelists include Nancy Carrasco, MD, Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, PhD, Amanda Perl and Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MSc. The discussion will be moderated by Toni Beninato, MD, PhD and Rachel Pessah-Pollack, MD.
This webinar was held on August 3, 2023. The recording of this webinar is complimentary to all ATA members.
Women in Thyroidology Virtual Coffee Hour
The ATA Women in Thyroidology group hosted a coffee hour that focused on “The lives of women thyroidologists around the world”. Panelists include Gabriela Brenta, MD, PhD (Argentina), Haixia Guan, MD, PhD (China), Rebecca Sippel, MD (USA) and Christine Spitzweg, MD (Germany). The discussion will be moderated by Maria Papaleontiou, MD.
This webinar was held on March 21, 2023. The recording of this webinar is complimentary to all ATA members.
WIT Plenary Program: A Celebration of the 20-year Anniversary of the Founding of WIT
October 22, 2022; 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT at the ATA’s 2022 Annual Meeting
• Presentation of Woman of the Year Award to M. Regina Castro, MD
• Presentation of Women Advancing Thyroid Research Awards
• Plenary Lecture: “Examining the Bigger Picture: Correlating Sonographic Patterns and Molecular Profiles with Thyroid Nodule Cytology”, Jennifer A. Sipos, MD
• Discussion Panel: “A Conversation with Women of the ATA” moderated by Eve Bloomgarden, MD and David S. Cooper, MD
• Panelists: Naifa L. Busaidy, MD; Debbie W. Chen, MD; Sophie Y. Dream, MD, FACS; Anna M. Sawka, MD, PhD; Rebecca E. Schweppe, PhD
ATA Women in Thyroidology Webinar: Examining the Roles of Women in Thyroidology and Medicine
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 8pm EDT
Angela M. Leung, MD, MSc, President, ATA Women in Thyroidology
Maria Papaleontiou MD, President-Elect, ATA Women in Thyroidology
Moving from Awareness to Action in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery | Section of Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery | Department of Surgery | New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fixing the System: Gender Equity and the Future of Women in Medicine
Eve Bloomgarden, MD
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, IMPACT (Illinois Medical Professionals Action Collaborative Team) | Director of Thyroid Care, Northshore University Health System | Director of Endocrine Innovation and Education, Division of Endocrinology, Northshore University Health System
This recording of this webinar is complimentary to all ATA members.
Women in Thyroidology Virtual Coffee Hour
The ATA Women in Thyroidology group held their first “virtual coffee hour” to discuss topics impacting our members. Discussion leaders Drs. Sofie Bliddal, Libby Grubbs, Jacqueline Jonklaas, and Megan Haymart shared on topics: how to carve out your niche in Thyroidology; challenges in balancing career & family; the effect of the pandemic on female careers; principles of successful negotiations; career opportunities in academia, pharma, and private practice, and how to advocate for time and resources.
This webinar was held on May 2, 2022. The recording of this webinar is complimentary to all ATA members.
Congratulations Anne Cappola, MD
We would like to acknowledge and celebrate the awardee this year of the Valerie Anne Galton Distinguished Lectureship Award, Anne Cappola, MD, who will be honored with the presentation of her award this fall at the ATA Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration. The ATA has established this award and lectureship to recognize the contributions of Dr. Galton, who has been a member of the ATA since 1963 and been instrumental in collaborative thyroid research, significantly contributing to the advancement of the field. We encourage you to that is currently 56% endowed, in celebration of this special ATA award, the first to be named in honor of a woman.
WIT Woman of the Year
Women in Thyroidology (WIT) elects a Woman of the Year who is announced during the Women in Thyroidology yearly gathering held at the Annual Meeting of the ATA. The Woman of the Year is selected based on her long-standing commitment to the ATA and to the advancement of women both within the organization and in the thyroid field. The nominees need not have been recognized for their academic or clinical contributions.
We are pleased to have recognized the following women for their outstanding commitment to mentoring and advancing Women in Thyroidology:
2012 – Carole A. Spencer, PhD
2013 – Virginia D. Sarapura, MD
2014 – Rebecca S. Bahn, MD
2015 – Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD
2016 – M. Carol Greenlee, MD
2017 – Julie Ann Sosa, MD
2018 – Elizabeth Pearce, MD
2019 – Susan J Mandel, MD MPH
2021 – Megan Haymart, MD
2022 – M. Regina Castro, MD
2023 – Lisa Orloff, MD
Lisa Orloff, MD