Women in Transplantation: Furthering the Conversation

Women in Transplantation (WIT) joined together with the Women’s Health Community of Practice (WHCOP) with support of Novartis and Veloxis to hold a networking event at ATC in Seattle. The Call to action event drew attention to the important topic of empowering women in transplant: achieving equity in leadership, career, research and patient care. WIT is furthering this conversation at TTS2018 during the pre-congress workshop as well as the WIT networking event on July 3rd supported by One Lambda Inc.

Drawing inspiration from BiasWatchnneuro, WIT is developing a speaker database to help fill the speaker equity gap at conferences and speaking events by facilitating a list of competent female speakers. You can checkout the BiasWatchneuro website at www.biaswatchneuro.com.

WIT Leadership

The WIT Steering Committee will announce its new 2018-2020 co-chair at TTS 2018. Elaine Reed will be stepping down as Chair of WIT after two years of dedicated leadership. Lori West, who has been the co-chair of WIT for the last two years, will become the Chair of WIT for 2018-2020.

The WIT Working Group: Pillar 1 - Advancing and Inspiring Women Transplant Professionals, will also be announcing new leadership at TTS 2018 as Lorna Marson will be stepping down as the chair. Lorna Marson is currently the President of the British Transplantation Society.