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SWiG Annual Conference

SWiG Annual Conference

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Save the date for the BSG SWiG Conference which will be taking place from 21st – 22nd April 2022 at the Leeds Met Hotel.

We would be delighted to welcome you to the third Annual Conference of one of the fastest-growing committees within the BSG – Supporting Women in Gastroenterology (SWiG). Open to all, and supporting diversity across the whole organisation and speciality, this conference will give you the skills you need to achieve your goals in gastroenterology and hepatology.

For younger, older, male and female gastroenterologists of all ethnicities and backgrounds, it can sometimes feel that there are barriers in our way during our long careers. At this conference, you’ll hear how to overcome these, and how to help those who are at risk of being held back by them. The 2019 conference featured a hugely talented line-up of speakers, practical workshops and networking opportunities in a friendly and engaging atmosphere. The 2022 event promises to be all that and more.

Conference Objectives

  • Promoting diverse representation in leadership, endoscopy and academic roles within gastroenterology
  • Addressing the issues that affect women in the workforce with practical solutions
  • Supporting delegates preparing for career transitions
  • Enabling delegates to advocate for themselves and others and embrace change
  • Recognising the factors that lead to attrition in the workforce and how to tackle them

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19.30 – Late Networking dinner

Limited spaces available

08.30 – 09.00 Registration and welcome tea & coffee
09.00 – 09.05 Welcome – SWiG Chair Dr Manmeet Matharoo, SWiG Chair
09.05 – 09.25 Keynote speech Speaker TBC
09.25 – 09.45 Keynote speech Speaker TBC


Workshops

09.45 – 11.00 Workshop A: Career transitions and achieving your potential
Round table discussions with opportunity to switch tables at 20-minute intervals:

  1. Transition from registrar to consultant – demystifying job plans including flexible working
  2. Supporting return to work and getting the work-life balance right
  3. Approaching retirement and pensions
  4. Women and private practice – we can do it all!
09.45 – 11.00 Workshop B: Breaking down the barriers & making change happen
Workshop addressing 1 or more of the following themes:

  1. Advocacy – how to pull your colleagues up (how to listen, developing growth mindsets)
  2. Self-advocacy and negotiating your way up (exploration of why women don’t promote themselves as much as men) ?business school session
  3. Embracing change- ‘lead like a pirate’ (from education leaders) include adaptability, agility, how to help your team to embrace change
  4. Different leadership styles
  5. Networking-how to, spreading influence, network analysis canvas
  6. Innovating and failing-imposter syndrome, building psychological safety- reframing failure as a learning opp, encouraging team voice/coaching
 
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.30 Workshop A: Breaking down the barriers – making change happen
Workshop addressing 1 or more of the following themes:

  1. Advocacy – how to pull your colleagues up (how to listen, developing growth mindsets)
  2. Self-advocacy and negotiating your way up (exploration of why women don’t promote themselves as much as men) ?business school session
  3. Embracing change- ‘lead like a pirate’ (from education leaders) include adaptability, agility, how to help your team to embrace change
  4. Different leadership styles
  5. Networking-how to, spreading influence, network analysis canvas
  6. Innovating and failing-imposter syndrome, building psychological safety- reframing failure as a learning opp, encouraging team voice/coaching
 

 

 

 

11.15 – 12.30 Workshop B: Career transitions and achieving your potential
Round table discussions with the opportunity to switch tables at 20-minute intervals:

  1. Transition from registrar to consultant – demystifying job plans including flexible working
  2. Supporting return to work and getting the work-life balance right
  3. Approaching retirement and pensions
  4. Women and private practice – we can do it all!
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.50 Sustaining the workforce in gastroenterology
15 minute talks followed by 20-minute panel Q&A

  1. Keeping women in the gastroenterology workforce
  2. Lessons learnt from the SWiG wellbeing survey
  3. Recognising and tackling burnout
  4. Let’s talk about pregnancy, menopause and fertility


Workshops 

14.50 – 15.50 Workshop A: Banishing the academic ‘manel’
Expert panel/round table Q&A

  1. Why do academia?
  2. Alternative routes to academia
  3. Getting academic sessions
  4. Academic promotions
 
14.50 – 15.50 Workshop B: Women in endoscopy
Expert panel/round table/Hands-on workshop

  1. Ergonomics – adjuncts, RSI
  2. Therapeutic endoscopy – fellowships, training, mentors
 

 

14.50 – 15.50 Workshop C: TBC
15.50 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00 Workshop A: Women in endoscopy 

Expert panel/round table/Hands-on workshop

  1. Ergonomics – adjuncts, RSI
  2. Therapeutic endoscopy – fellowships, training, mentors
 
16.00 – 17.00 Workshop B: Banishing the academic ‘manel’
Expert panel/round table Q&A

  1. Why do academia?
  2. Alternative routes to academia
  3. Getting academic sessions
  4. Academic promotions
 
16.00 – 17.00 Workshop C: TBC  


Closing Sessions

17.00 – 17.10 Promoting the F-list – SWiGs speaker database
17.10 – 17.20 Closing remarks

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Date And Time

21-04-2022 @ 19:30 to
22-04-2022 @ 17:00
 

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