What Fix Has Meant to Me

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In the middle of September, hundreds of physicians from around the world, women in emergency medicine, will gather in New York City for the third annual FemInEM Idea Exchange— FIX 19.

FIX is so much more than a conference. It is a chance to connect with a community that is so dear to me. I have been fortunate enough to attend the first two FIX conferences, first in 2017, then last fall in 2018. At last year’s event, I was invited to share the stage with my colleague Dr. Gita Pensa, where we shared our stories and strategies around dealing with litigation stress.

The incredibly curated talks at FIX are all so inspiring. The brave men and women sharing their experiences in medicine are so powerful because they say to each of us in attendance, You are not alone. We are in this together.

This year, I’ll be speaking again, this time alongside my colleague Dr. Diane Birnbaumer. We’ll be sharing some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way on the speaker’s circuit. I’m so grateful to FemInEM for facilitating the incredible connections and conversations that arise at the Idea Exchange. FIX is two entire days that I am able to devote entirely to growing with and learning from an incredible gathering of people.

What are you favorite memories of #FIX17 and #FIX18? What are you most looking forward to about #FIX19? Tweet me @TracySansonMD and let me know! My colleagues, my friends— I can’t wait to see you, hug you, laugh with you, and cry with you later this month. Let’s do this.

Tracy Sanson