Earlier this month, we headed to Boston along with thousands of other physicians to attend the 2022 Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) Conference. While there, we hosted two events exclusively for Talent Directory registrants in collaboration with Corporate Members, Medtronic and Philips. We were also thrilled to see so many women featured at all levels of the conference. Here are our highlights from TCT 2022:
Focus Group in Collaboration with Medtronic
Medtronic wanted to understand women physicians’ barriers and perceptions when working with industry in order to proactively address them. Ten coronary and structural experts from the Talent Directory were invited to share their experiences. Discussions were lively and candid within a safe environment, creating comfort to share honest perspectives and insights. Women as One will continue working with Medtronic to turn these actionable insights into new programs and future opportunities.
Engagement Reception in Collaboration with Philips
Nearly 30 Talent Directory registrants from four continents and different career stages attended a reception with Philips leadership. The reception was part of a special session at their Engagement Hub in the TCT Exposition Hall. The session highlighted the various pathways to industry engagement, as well as details on the current pipeline of Philips’ research studies. Networking also built connections between physicians and the Philips clinical trials team and thought leader engagement contacts.
Thank you to the team at Women as One and Dr. Roxana Mehran for her vision to provide a platform for women in interventional medicine.
Paul Khait, Head of Training, Education and Market Development at Philips IGT
Women Across the Conference
The increased representation of women on faculty at TCT 2022 was noticeable. (We created a collection of just some of the women who featured across the conference here.) We’re proud to have worked with TCT organizers to strengthen their faculty roster. Increasing representation of women in medicine is what we’re all about. Ask us for support for your future programming needs or to be considered as a speaker for future meetings!
Dr. Rymer for the Win!
A special moment of the conference was to see 2021 Escalator Award winner, Dr Jennifer Rymer, win the 2022 Thomas J Linnemeier Young Investigator Award. The prestigious award recognizes clinical and academic excellence in fellowship trainees and recent graduates in interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine.
I am deeply honored. The other finalists are so accomplished, and I am so honored to be considered for this award. I really want to thank all of my mentors at Duke, and Dr. Mehran, and also Women as One. I would not be here had it not been for those folks who have believed in me forever, so I really appreciate them and all of their guidance and mentorship over the years.
Dr. Jennifer Rymer