I am writing to officially (and proudly) announce that Dr. Amy Pearson will be succeeding me as the next President of WIA. Amy has been a wonderful member of the Board and has been a volunteer since her days as a resident. WIA had a large, successful meeting in San Francisco on October 12th. We have grown from an interest group to a large professional women's group with a strong and influential voice in guiding our profession towards gender equity in all areas. Dr. Pearson has been active in every step of that growth and I am indebted to her for her work and support.
We will be working on a transition over the next few months, and we will be defining other volunteer roles, committees, election structure, and fundraising strategies to continue our growth trajectory. Dr. Pearson will officially take the reins on January 1, 2019.
Please join me in throwing your support behind Dr. Pearson. Thank you for your continued membership and support of Women in Anesthesiology.
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