Professional Development Programs & Events

OWIMS Professional Development Programs and Events

  • April 20, 2017
    Inspiring Women in Science
    - sponsored by the Brown Institute for Brain Science, the Departments of Cognitive Linguistic & Pyschological Sciences and Neuroscience, the Human Centered Robotics Initiative, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, the Brown Arts Initiative, The Science Center and the Brown Office of Institutional Diveristy and Inclusion

    Brown University
    Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
    Martinos Auditorium

    Celebrate the accomplishments of six internationally-acclaimed women scientists, and be inspired! Join us at the Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center for the Arts, for a full day of talks, including a conversation with Diane Samuels, the artist responsible for the Lines of Sight Bridge.

    The event is free and open to the public but we ask that you register here to reserve limited seating.

    For more information, see the attached poster or visit

  • May 4, 2017
    OWIMS/CME Professional Development Program
    A Fireside Chat with Karen Gordon Mills
    Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School
    and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government
    Harvard Kennedy School of Government

    8-8:15am Registration/Continental Breakfast
    8:15-9:30am Presentation/Q & A

    Alpert Medical School
    222 Richmond Street
    Case Study Room 280
    Providence, RI

    To register
    Questions? E-mail:

  • May 24, 2017
    2017 Rhode Island Medical Women's Association Annual Meeting
    and Woman Physician of the Year Award Celebration - honoring

    Penelope Hill Dennehy, MD
    Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics
    The Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital

    6:00pm Reception
    7:00pm Dinner & Program
    Providence Marriott Hotel
    One Orms Street
    Providence, RI

    Members $55
    Non-members $65
    Students $30

    Please see announcement flyer below for registration details.
    Questions? Please email:
  • June 15, 2017 (7:30am-3pm)
    12th Annual OWIMS Professional Development Conference
    Achieving Equity in Medicine and Science - An Era of Change

    • Morning keynote speaker:
      Catherine DeAngelis, MD, MPH
      University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita
      Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University Schools
      of Medicine and Public Health
      Editor in Chief Emerita, JAMA
    • Luncheon keynote speaker:
      Vanessa Britto, MD, MSc
      Medical Director, Wellesley College Health Service
    • Panel discussion presentations, breakout sessions,
      book-signing and more

      Location: Alpert Medical School
      222 Richmond Street
      Providence, RI

    More details and registration information to follow.
    Questions? Please e-mail:

  • June 22, 2017
    New House Staff Welcome Reception - by invitation only
    Alpert Medical School
    222 Richmond Street
    Providence, RI
    To rsvp
    Questions? Please contact Mat Bolton at 401-863-7361 or by email at