25th Anniversary Celebration
Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Transform the Future
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ELAM will celebrate its 25th anniversary on May 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. Since its founding in 1995, ELAM has matured from a unique national model into the preeminent leadership training program for women in academic health institutions. By 2020 there will be more than 1,200 ELUMs in senior leadership roles at institutions around the world. We have a lot to celebrate, and we invite you to join us in marking this important event! Please visit this page often for new details.
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Schedule of Events
On May 1, 2020, panels, workshops and discussion groups will be held during the day. The evening will feature a celebration at the Kimmel Center, including a keynote speaker, awards, dinner, and events honoring D. Walter Cohen and the other founders of ELAM.
The Study at University City
8 – 9 a.m.
Breakfast available; registration
9 – 10 a.m.
Networking by specialty
10 – 11:15 a.m.
"Women on Boards" panel
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
"Communicating Science Effectively" (tentative)
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
"How to Write a Successful Award Nomination"
The Kimmel Center
5 – 6 p.m.
Cocktail reception, poster reception, Archives display
6 – 8 p.m.
Dinner honoring Dr. D. Walter Cohen, including
keynote speaker and awards
The cost for full-day attendance is $250, including dinner. Participants may attend just the daytime or evening program for $150.
Thank you for considering support of ELAM’s 25th Anniversary celebration.The proceeds from the event will support ELAM’s Founders Fund which will help endow a director’s chair — an enormous step toward the permanency of our program.
Learn more about sponsorship
Questions? Please contact Barbara Overholser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.991.8834.
I did not think we would need ELAM after 25 years; however, the current climate certainly shows the gains for gender equity in leadership are very fragile. The Founders Fund will partially endow the ELAM Directorship, ensuring that ELAM will thrive as long as such a program is needed.
Page Morahan, PhD, Founding Director
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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.