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Royal Society of Medicine recognises women in healthcare on #IWD22

Update 15 June 2022: the Tackling Inequalities conference, originally due to take place on 23 June 2022, has been postponed. It will now take place in Autumn 2022 and the new date will be announced in due course. 

The Royal Society of Medicine is sharing inspiring stories today of women in healthcare, medicine and science, to mark International Women’s Day 2022.

Michele Acton, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Medicine, said: “Women at the Royal Society of Medicine are making exceptional contributions to healthcare, medicine and science and supporting our mission of sharing learning and supporting innovation.

“I am proud to work alongside them as the Society strives to achieve our vision of better healthcare for better lives. 

“Today, on International Women’s Day 2022, we are sharing just some of their many inspiring stories.”

The day coincides with the RSM’s launch of a major programme on Tackling Inequalities. The multi-year initiative will be launched in full at a special conference on 23 June 2022, developed in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

NHS England’s Director – Health Inequalities, Dr Bola Owolabi, will be the keynote speaker at the conference, along with Professor Sir Michael Marmot. The full programme and booking details will be shared in the coming weeks but you can register your interest now.

Today’s #IWD22 spotlight features women working in diverse fields. It includes:

  • Dr Sylvia Anie, RSM Fellow and senior global health research manager at the National Institute for Health Research
  • Dr Allyson Egan, Consultant in nephrology and past President, RSM Nephrology section
  • Dr Sarah Filson, an infectious diseases and microbiology specialty doctor and recent Trainee Representative on the RSM Council
  • Dr Akanksha Mimi Malhotra, Vice-President, RSM Respiratory Medicine section
  • Professor Maggie Rae, public-health leader and President, RSM Epidemiology and Public Health section
  • Professor Mary Sheppard, cardiac pathologist and President, RSM Pathology section
  • Professor Greta Westwood, Chief Executive Officer, Florence Nightingale Foundation
  • Lois Zac-Williams, Final-year medical student and Council member, RSM Student section
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