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Women-in-Tox Section

Women_in_Tox_WIT.jpgThis section formed in 2017 to promote awareness of gender inequality and its implications for women and men in medicine. Our goal is to address these inequalities through various measures including mentorship, promotion, and regular discussions. The group is inclusive of both women and men, and all are ACMT members are welcome. 

We currently use Slack (Team URL: womenintox.slack.com) as a forum to foster discussion and provide networking and mentoring opportunities. For access, email Elissa Moore moore.elissa@gmail.com.

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Mission

Women in Toxicology (WIT) aims to inspire, sponsor and mentor to women in the field of Medical Toxicology.  After recognizing the lack of access to peers and mentors to help guide career decision-making, WIT’s founding members worked to develop an inclusive consortium of invested women and men to support women and gender-equality in Medical Toxicology.  The group was founded at the 2017 American College of Medical Toxicology annual scientific meeting.

The group has been inspired and counseled by other emergency medicine professional development groups, including FeminEM and Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM).  By advocating for women and creating tools for career development, these groups have been successful in providing guidance for professional advancement, improving personal and professional career satisfaction and increasing female speakers at regional and national conferences.

Goals

  1. To develop a consortium of women and men to support women in medical toxicology
  2. To expand mentorship and sponsorship for women in medical toxicology
  3. To address barriers to professional advancement for women in academic medicine
  4. To promote women’s achievements in toxicology
  5. To increase the number of female speakers at regional/national conferences
  6. To increase the number of female award recipients
  7. To enhance recruitment of female medical students and residents to medical toxicology 

WIT Activities

Past Activities

  • Virtual Book Club: Discussion of “Women Don’t Ask” by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever
  • ACMT ASM 2018: Gender Bias and Mentorship with Luanne Thorndyke
  • Virtual Webinar “Raising Women’s Voices in Medicine” with Esther Choo
  • WIT at NAACT 2018: CV development and review workshop
  • February 27 2019 at 1PM: Virtual Book Club: discussion of “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
  • WIT at ACMT 2019

Meetings of Interest

  • Sept 15-17, 2019: FeminEM Idea Exchange 2019, NYC
  • Sept 23-27, 2019: NAACT 2019 Women in Toxicology Meeting, Nashville TN, date & time TBD

Fem-in-Tox

A new monthly interview feature spotlighting the career, interests and achievements of a brilliant female toxicologist.

Resources

ACMT Women-in-Tox Webinars

AWAEM

FemInEM

The Tox and the Hound

Tox-in-Ten Podcast

Women-in-Tox Leadership Committee

Ayrn O’Connor, MD

Meghan Spyres, MD

Elissa Moore, DO

Jennifer Love, MD