PROGRAM

VIRTUAL OPENING CEREMONY - JUNE 25TH
09:30 - 10:30 CEST OPENING Ceremony

MEETING DAY 1

Friday, June 25th 2021

10:30-13:00    Break    14:00-17:30
PLEASE NOTE THAT IT’S CEST (CENTRAL EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME).


8 Thematic tables
(35 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM EACH)
Challenges in Education, in Research and in the System

Thematic Table 1
He for she and times up
Chairs:Giuseppe Banna, Sharma Deepak, Sheldon Magder, Adriana Di Stefano
Panellist:

There are mutual benefits for both men and women to address unconscious biases and drivers that cause a gap in society. The burden of a gender or diversity gap is not beneficial to anyone.
Other issues are:

  • Male mentors are needed to sponsor women in their career and to advocate equality
  • He for she movement is a reality, risks and benefits of this new tendency
  • Nurses are reminded everyday that while they are balancing their time amongst many patients that they are still technically “one rung below” MDs, males in particular, on the totem pole in the traditional system and how this hostility could impact nursing wellbeing in working settings and personal environments. Treating each other with respect may help quell these hostilities.

Thematic Table 2
Leadership by role models
Chairs: Marie Baldisseri, Tiffany M. Osborn, Melda Turkoglu, Sandy Giammona, Vania Patane, Maria Teresa Menchi, Manu Malbrain, Pascale Gruber
Panellists:

Teaching by example and open discussion will be promoted. There is a gender imbalance in Intensive Care Medicine worldwide, and this is more pronounced within leadership and senior academic positions. There are compelling reasons to pursue gender balance to ensure that intensive care medicine attracts the best medical graduates (of whom more than 50% are women), has a workforce representative of the community of patients it serves and reaps the advantages of diverse leadership teams. This thematic table will explore the barriers, systems, and successes in leading change towards gender equity in critical care, drawing upon the unique experience of Women in Intensive Care Medicine Network. Women do not apply for leadership jobs unless they have 100% of required competences. Role models and sponsorships are important.

Thematic Table 3
Challenges for career in Global Health (International)
Chairs: John Marshall, Sharon Einav, Malgosia, Rudo Mathivha, Voika, Vojislava Nescovic, Maria Theopolou, Giorgia Rubulotta
Panellists:

This table will focus on international global differences and controversies. All continents and countries, from Japan to Africa, are welcome to join this session. The key differences will be compared and examined in an interactive discussion lead by our experienced international moderators. Chairs will guide discussants to break each context down into a list of drivers and solutions. Critical illness will also be explored in detail, in particular its impact on women and health care professionals working within developing countries. Particular attention will be paid to the impact gender plays in the critical illnesses of women and the careers of health care professionals working within developing countries.

Thematic Table 4
Welfare and wellbeing
Chairs: Irene Argao, Denise Battaglini, Sheila Myatra, Eva Garrosa, Gilda Cinnella, Paolo Pelosi, Flavia Petrini, Filippo Sanfilippo, Cristina Santonocito.
Panellists:

Hippocrates stated a wise man ought to realise that health is his most valuable possession. We contend that this is also true for women! Life as an Intensive Care Specialist should be about more than just surviving. We deserve to have joy in our professional and personal lives despite working in a high intensity workplace. There are unique challenges faced by women that can negatively impact on their welfare and wellbeing. We recognise that health professionals need to be well to provide high-quality health care to their patients, to experience intensive care medicine as a rewarding and satisfying career and to be truly present for their family and friends. This thematic group will explore how our wellbeing is impacted by our work and personal environments and develop a suite of practical recommendations for improving wellbeing of women in our profession. To guide our discussion think about the following questions:

  1. What are the main factors impacting on the welfare and wellbeing of women in intensive care medicine?
  2. What are the key changes in the professional and personal environment that improve the welfare and wellbeing of women in intensive care medicine?
  3. What are the top 5 recommendations from this group to improve welfare and wellbeing of women in intensive care medicine.

We recognise that health professionals need to be well to provide high-quality health care to their patients, to experience intensive care medicine as a rewarding and satisfying career and to be truly present for their family and friends. This thematic group will explore how our wellbeing is impacted by our work and personal environments and develop a suite of practical recommendations for improving the wellbeing of women in our profession.
Examples : "Humanizando los Cuidados Intensivos"

Wellness Canada

Thematic Table 5
Parenting matters (in the COVID era)
Chairs: Luciana Mascia, Jordi Rello, Natalie Urwyler.
Panellists:

Parenting is a challenge and this is for men and women. Young couples struggle to achieve a desirable life balance. Laws and systems should support the needs of working parents in developing countries as well as countries with a high cost of living.

Other issues:
(Global Thinking Foundation and UK report) Gender pay gap and the pension schemes are affected by parental leaves changing long term benefits and pay.

Thematic Table 6
Mind the gap in research!!!
Chairs: Marinella Astuto, Olfa Hamzaoui, Antonio Artigas, Margaret Herridge, Chiara Robba, Yaroslava Longhitano, Sangeeta Mehta, Raffaele Aspide, Papalois, Vassilios, Arzu Topeli
Panellists:

This table will focus on the academic side of the problems, including conferences, editorial boards, grants, awards and full Professor posts. The focus will be on the drivers as identified in a recent CONSENSUS Conference in Canada. The findings of this consensus will be compared with those drivers presented in other countries. Chairs will encourage the discussion related to need for mentorship and sponsorship.

Thematic Table 7
BARRIERS IN CAREER PROGRESSION: THE SET UP OF AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY.
Chairs: Orville Baez Pravia, Victoria Metaxa
Panellists:

This thematic table will begin by discussing the steps required to design, develop, test and administer valid survey questionnaires. It will offer valuable insight in the barriers encountered by professional women in traditional ‘male’ roles. The survey will aim to create a practical instrument to use and share globally amongst health professionals.

Thematic Table 8
Integration and Innovation
Chairs: Lluis Blanch, Jerry Sanders, Lara Prisco, Melody Zhifang Ni, Ilaria, Massimo Minocci, Pablo Cardinal-Fernandez, Giuseppe Curatolo, Marcela, Matteo Nocci, Tase, Arkeliana, Omar Butt

Technology is designed by mostly men and used at the bed side by women (nurses and doctors).

There are fewer female engineers and designers when compared to bed side users. Research questions of this table are:

  • How can we prospectively design new devices, taking into account preferences given the current mismatch between the designer and the user?
  • What are the users’ of medical devices, perspectives for the future?
  • In what phase/stage of the development process, should users and designers meet?

MEETING DAY 2

Saturday, June 26th 2021

09:30 - 12:00
Theme presentations and feedback from Chairs of thematic tables.
Set of priorities, goals and timelines for 2022 and thank you

Chair: Francesca Rubulotta

Meeting DATES JUNE 25th & 26th

IMPORTANT

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we confirm the Meeting will be VIRTUAL.

 

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