HBA Boston presents

CANCELLED: Rising Above Cancer: How women break barriers

Date and time
Wednesday, 09 June
06:00PM - 07:30PM EST
Virtual - Zoom

Event Contact
Aysegul Ergin
12. Continues to learn, grow and transform

Join HBA Women in Science (WIS) of New England for an exciting panel discussion in partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), where we will explore challenges and opportunities facing women scientists and ways to break barriers that are impeding advancement of women. HBA WIS and ACS want to change that! An ACS initiative called ResearcHERS brings together influential female leaders to sustain women-led cancer research, bolstering the careers of women researchers and a more robust pipeline of female leaders.

You will get the chance to hear diverse perspectives, experiences and insights from our panel of successful female oncology researchers. They will share how they shaped their own career paths as academic investigators, medical professionals and entrepreneurs as well as how they managed various roadblocks and seized opportunities along the way.

Following the moderated panel, event attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with our panelists.

We welcome all voices, including our male allies, to join us in this important discussion and to support underrepresented women researchers who are making invaluable contributions in both cancer research and leadership. Let’s attack cancer from all directions!

6:00-6:20 PM - Introductions and ice breaker
6:20-7:00 PM - Panel Discussion
7:00-7:20 PM - Q&A with audience
7:20-7:30 PM - Closing remarks and announcements

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA Members and Nonmembers

Featured Speakers


Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cigall Kadoch
Associate Professor
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Kim McCall

Boston University
Kristin Tarbell
Principal Scientist
Amgen Inc.
Learning Objectives
After participating in this program, you will be able to:
1) Implement ideas to navigate your career by hearing experiences of other female professionals
2) Develop approaches on how to develop supportive environments for the retention and career growth of women in science
3) Celebrate the achievements of female scientists who are conducting ground-breaking research that could help save lives from all types of cancer

Registration information

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 Price LevelRegular
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Registration: Regular Registration

 Member - Euro€8.00
 Non-Member - Euro€17.00

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