Women in Emergency Medicine Around the World Symposium

This virtual symposium is brought to you by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine and Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

Gender equality is a human right, is essential to the achievement of peaceful societies with full human potential and research has shown that gender balance in the clinical workforce can affect patient outcomes. Although gender equality is recognized as one of the most important determinants of healthcare development, gender equality remains a complex issue in the clinical workforce with progress towards international gender equality targets being slow.

As part of the IFEM around the world event series, leading international speakers will address the issues facing women emergency medical care workers in different regions of the world, what needs to change, and what you can do in your own workplace to take steps towards gender equality.

CAEP Lead: Gillian Sheppard, Chair, CAEP Women in  EM Committee

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: –

  1. Identify three incentives and three barriers that women physicians face when trying to train in Emergency Medicine around the world.
  2. Compare and differentiate the working conditions for women in Emergency Medicine in North America, South America, Europe, Australasia, Africa, and the Middle East.
  3. Determine how organizations like IFEM and CAEP can support women in Emergency Medicine in your region.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians.  You may claim a maximum of 3 hours (credits are automatically calculated)

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 3 Mainpro+ credits.  

Date and Time

16 December 2021 7am – 10am Pacific Standard Time

16 December 2021 10am – 1pm Eastern Time

Registration Fees

CAEP members: Free

High Income Countries: $20USD $28AUD

Low and Middle Income Countries, nurses, EMS and students: $5USD $7AUD



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