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AAWR: Advancing Women in Radiology and Radiation Oncology


The American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) is a professional organization, founded in 1981 for women in radiology and radiation oncology. Its mission is promoting women in the profession through networking and mentorship across generations, in addition to sponsoring activities that impact women. With the changing landscape of radiology featuring more women in prominent positions, organizations like AAWR help encourage greater participation of women at all levels of the field.

With over 1000 members, AAWR provides an avenue for the discussion of current topics in radiology and radiation oncology, particularly on issues of interest to women. DiscussionAAWR Flyer sessions are held at national meetings across the fields, including RSNA, ACR, and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. In addition, quarterly newsletters help members stay connected with new and relevant happenings in the specialties.

This organization recognizes women who have been outstanding in radiology and radiation oncology, including those who excel as educators, role models, researchers, or residents-in-training, with many prominent leaders in the field having received such honors. These awards include the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award, the Lucy Frank Squire Distinguished Resident Award in Diagnostic Radiology, the Alice Ettinger Philadelphia Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Eleanor Montague Distinguished Resident Award in Radiation Oncology. Most importantly membership is free to members-in-training. Residents or fellows interested in applying should visit: https:///www.aawr.org/home.

Please join us at the 2018 ASTRO Annual Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 22, for the AAWR/ASTRO Women’s Luncheon “Roundtable Discussions of Radiation Oncology Career Options: Academics, Private Practice or Government,” and the ASTRO-AAWR joint session: Achieving Gender Equity in Radiation Oncology.

In addition, AAWR will be hosting an exciting lineup of events at the RSNA 2018. For more information or to register, visit: https://www.aawr.org/Events/Events

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, Nov. 25
6:30p R&E Foundation Dinner (tickets available for purchase)

Monday, Nov. 26
12-1:30p AAWR Business Lunch

Wednesday, Nov. 28
8:30-10:00 a.m.
AAWR Educational Session
Parental/FMLA Leave in Residency - A Panel Discussion
• Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR
• Lori A. Deitte, MD, FACR
• Allison M. Grayev, MD

10:30-11:45 a.m.
AAWR Speed Mentoring
12:00-1:30 p.m.
AAWR Higginbotham Resident Lunch


 By Chelsea Miller, MD, radiation oncology resident at Loyola University of Chicago, and Courtney Tomblinson, MD, RSNA RFS chair and neuroradiology fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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