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Diverse teams for better patient outcomes


A programme for women physicians in the interventional and vascular space.

Applications now open. Deadline 15 February 2023. Apply now!

When we challenge the status quo, we advance the future of interventional radiology and vascular surgery.

Prof. Marianne Brodmann, MD

Graz, Austria

At Boston Scientific, we believe that diversity is critical to advancing science and that diverse medical teams add value to patient communities by improving communication, experiences and outcomes.

Developed in partnership with experts in the peripheral space, this programme will support women physicians in the early stages of their interventional careers, imparting information and techniques that will optimise the clinical application of our technology and skills that will improve communication with patients and peers about the diseases we treat and the therapy options available.

The programme has been designed to ensure high levels of interactivity and mentoring, and excellent opportunities for building peer-to-peer relationships at face-to-face events.

Contributor experts:

The programme has been developed in close co-operation with a panel of senior women specialists who will continue to take an active role in the delivery of the programme and will act as mentors to the participants.

 

Dr. Carole Allimant

Dr. Carole Allimant

Interventional Radiologist,
University Hospital of Montpellier, France

Dr Alex Barnacle

Dr. Alex Barnacle

Consultant Paediatric Interventional Radiologist,
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK

Prof Yesim Eralp

Prof. Yeşim Eralp

Oncologist, Acibadem Maslak Hospital,
Istanbul, Turkey

Prof Julinda Mehilli

Prof. Julinda Mehilli

Interventional Cardiologist, Ludwig-Maximilians- University of Munich, Germany

Dr. Marta Lobato

Dr. Marta Lobato

Vascular Surgeon, Hospital de Cruces,
Bilbao, Spain

Curriculum overview:

The curriculum comprises a combination of face-to-face events and virtual workshops.

Key dates:

All participants will attend the programme Kick-Off Meeting in March 2023 and the Closing Meeting in November 2024.
Additional detail can be found in the programme overview.

 

Programme commitment:

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Virtual
CT Masterclass Modules
(0.5 day each)


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1 plum circle

Face-to-face
CT Masterclass in European Clinical Location
(1.5 days)


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4 caribbean circle

Virtual Interpersonal and
Communication Skill Modules
(6 x 0.5-day workshops)

Clinical Technology (CT) Masterclass Series

  • Clinical Technology Masterclass workshops will discuss the challenges and complexities of diseases that we treat, the therapies available and the practical application of Boston Scientific technology. Participants will learn from leading clinical experts about different therapeutic approaches and safe and effective use of our devices.
  • The exact content will be refined according to the specific interests of the participants, but topics will include SIRT, ablation, embolisation and endovascular procedures. In addition to virtual modules, participants will attend 1 face-to-face 1.5-day Masterclass (from a choice of 2).

Increasing Impact Through Communications

  • These Communication Skills workshops will enable you to become more confident in communicating with your patients and your team, and in discussing cases in a multidisciplinary setting. 
  • You will learn how to increase your impact by communicating more effectively with patients and peers about the diseases we treat and the therapy options available.

Eligibility:

  • Applications are invited from women physicians in the early stages of their career (≤ five years in current faculty) who are currently practising in Europe, Middle East or South Africa.
  • Places are limited to 18.
  • In allocating places, consideration will be given to achieving a balanced cohort in terms of specialty and geography, with the final selection determined by a council of senior physicians.

FAQs:

  • Do participants have to pay to follow the programme?
    No, the programme is sponsored by Boston Scientific and delivered free of charge to participants.
    Travel and accommodation for face-to-face events will be arranged and paid for by Boston Scientific.
  • How long does the programme last?
    The programme will start in March 2023 and finish in November 2024, so covers an 18-month period.
  • What do participants commit to during that period?
    All participants will attend the programme Kick-Off Meeting in March 2023 and the Closing Meeting in November 2024.
    In addition, participants must complete 3 virtual CT Masterclass modules, 1 face-to-face CT Masterclass depending on field of interest/specialty and 4 virtual Interpersonal and Communication Skill modules.
  • Are virtual modules available on demand?
    Participants will be strongly encouraged to attend virtual events “live” to maximise opportunities for interaction, but recordings will be made available for those unable to do so.
  • How many places are available?
    Places on the programme are limited to 18 participants. This small number will ensure high levels of interactivity, effective mentoring by our experts, and excellent opportunities for building peer-to-peer relationships at face-to-face events.
  • What language will the programme be delivered in?
    All modules of the programme will be delivered in English.
  • How do I apply?
    Complete the application form.