2018 Women in Medicine and Science Forum Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 8:00am - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:00pm University Club

Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 8:00am - Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: 
University Club

November 27, 2018 | University Club | Day One

8am

Check-In Begins

8:30am
Ballroom B

Introduction and Welcome

Vice Dean, School of Medicine, Professor of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
8:30–9:45am
Ballroom B

Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)

Presenters: Nataly KoganAuthor

9:45–10am

Break

10am–12pm
Ballroom B

A Happier Now Experience!

Facilitator: Nataly Kogan, Author

12–1:30pm

Lunch on Own

1:30–2:30pm
Ballroom B 

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Academia: Mindfulness Anchors for Stress Reduction 

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Science and Technology, and Physical Therapy
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2:30-2:45pm

Break

2:45–3:15pm
Ballroom B

Breathing Room: Creating Space for Rest in Everyday Moments

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

3:15–3:30pm

Break

3:30-4:45PM
Ballroom B

You Got This: Insights from the Psychological Sciences on Transforming Challenge into Growth

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Center Associate, Learning Research & Development Center

4:45–6pm
Ballroom A

Meet and Greet the Presenters
Hors d’oeuvre Reception

November 28, 2018 | University Club | Day Two

8am
Ballroom A

Continental Breakfast Reception

8:30–9:45am
Ballroom A

9:45–10am

Break

10–11:30am
Ballroom B

BOOK REVIEW AND PANEL DISCUSSION
The Power of Grit and Perseverance By Angela Duckworth

Moderator: Erroline Williams, EdD, Professional Certified Coach and Leadership Consultant
Panelists:
Ann Thompson, MD, Vice Dean, School of Medicine, Professor of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Sophia Choukas-Bradley, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Cecilia Yates, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing and Pathology, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

11:30-1pm

Lunch on Own

1-2pm
Ballroom B

The Art and Science of Apology: Gender Differences and the Implications for Navigating Conflict in the Workplace

Presenter: Karina Schumann, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

2-2:15pm

Break

2:15-3:15pm
Ballroom B

Earning an A for Your Workday: Awareness and Activity for a Healthy Life

Presenters: Kelliann Davis, PhD, FACSM, Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Activity
Bethany Barone Gibbs, PhD, FAHA, Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Activity,
University of Pittsburgh School of Education

3:15-3:30pm

Break

3:30-5pm
Ballroom B

Your Well-Being Ultimatum Call to Action: How to Strategically Cure Super Hero Syndrome Without Losing Your Super Hero Power

Presenter: Suzie Carmack, PhD, MFA, MEd, ERYT
Author, Founder and CEO, Center for Well-Being Education
Adjunct Faculty George Mason University, School of Integrative Studies and Department of Global and Community Health

5-6pm
Ballroom A

Book Signing and Hors d’oeuvre Reception

Read Testimonials from past WIMS Forums.

Presentations

Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)
In her book Happier Now, nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan teaches readers how to stop searching for some elusive “big happy” in the future and start finding more joy in everyday moments. Drawing from science, Eastern traditions, her experience as a refugee, and her own failing search to find lasting happiness through career success, Nataly will share simple practices to help participants live happier and have greater resilience when times get tough.

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A Happier Now Experience!
Research shows that happier employees are more productive, work more effectively in teams, and are better problem solvers. Learn the Five Core Happier Skills that will provide you and your team with the tools needed to handle stress, challenges, and change with resilience and compassion.

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Navigating the Stormy Seas of Academia: Mindfulness Anchors for Stress Reduction
We are often told to reduce stress in order to be healthier or happier, or more productive. But how many of us have reliable tools for navigating stress? This workshop will include research findings on mindfulness and meditation, time for reflection and discussion, and practice of simple mindfulness methods for anchoring to the present moment.

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Breathing Room: Creating Space for Rest in Everyday Moments
Learn the most effective breathing technique for relaxation, focus and sleep - the ocean breath. Also, learn to accompany this breathing technique with some gentle movements that anyone can perform regardless of age or mobility.

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You Got This: Insights from the Psychological Sciences on Transforming Challenge into Growth
This interactive skill-building session integrates diverse frameworks from the psychological sciences to provide participants with opportunities to discover new resources for finding purpose and meaning in challenge. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in self-assessments and growth planning aimed towards developing the mental strength needed to experience success and well-being in hyper-competitive intellectual environments. 

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Individual Career Consultations: Ask a Guide for Direction
Sign up for a personal 15-minute career consultation with faculty members from across the campus: have your CV reviewed, ask for a referral, or just talk to someone knowledgeable about your career aspirations. This session is open to current Pitt faculty members and trainees and has limited slots available. Session registration is now closed. View the 2018 WIMS Career Consultants

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BOOK REVIEW AND PANEL DISCUSSION
The Power of Grit and Perseverance By Angela Duckworth
According to the book The Power of Grit and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth, the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” In this session, a panel of trainees and faculty members will discuss the concepts of grit and perseverance in an academic culture and share their experiences in this regard.

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The Art and Science of Apology: Gender Differences and the Implications for Navigating Conflict in the Workplace
In this session, Karina Schumann describes work examining whether and why women apologize more than men. Across multiple studies, she demonstrates that women have lower thresholds than men have for offensive behavior and therefore judge offenses as more deserving of an apology. She focuses on the implications these gender differences can have in the workplace, and offers strategies for apologizing (or not apologizing) more effectively.

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Earning an A for Your Workday: Awareness and Activity for a Healthy Life
This workshop will include information and practical skills to become more mindfully aware of yourself and your mental and physical needs while at work, and the breaks that you can take in order to fulfill those needs. The presenters will highlight some of the most recent evidence regarding both the use of mindful awareness and physical activity breaks as a way to improve health and overall quality of life. In addition, participants will learn skills they can begin to use right away for optimal wellness at work.

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Your Well-Being Ultimatum Call to Action: How to Strategically Cure Super Hero Syndrome Without Losing Your Super Hero Power
Let’s face it: sometimes doing good for others, stops being good for us. In the act of exercising our super hero powers – the unique way that each of us heals, teaches or leads others – we may need to work long hours, eat poorly and/or skip sleep, workouts, and/or other forms of self-care. In our passionate effort to serve the world and the greater good, we may build the bad habit of putting our self-care needs last – which ironically threatens our ability to perform our super hero duties well and even our longevity. This interactive session will give you a practical solution for these and other work/life imbalance challenges (like burnout and compassion fatigue), by walking you through a step-by-step strategic planning process. Author and Scholar/Strategist Dr. Suzie Carmack will guide you through the same evidence-informed framework she uses to transform the well-being of her coaching clients internationally, and teaches to health coaches in her Center for Well-Being Education ICHWC-approved Yoga and Well-being Coach training program. You’ll leave the session with your own do-able action plan for optimizing your unique super hero powers – by making a Well-Being Ultimatum once and for all!

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Dress for Success Donations

Dress for Success (DFS) initiatives empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. DFS Pittsburgh is the primary advocate for at-risk women who are in the critical transition to re-employment. Their aim is to assist women in need by providing them professional clothing for interviews and career success. Donations will be collected during both days of the 2018 Women in Medicine and Science Forum. Please check the wish list for items of greatest need. View Wish List

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Register

The WIMS Forum is open to all members and genders of Pitt's academic community. Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, November 23rd.

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