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ESTS Women in General Thoracic Surgery

The ESTS Women in General Thoracic Surgery Committee is a joint effort from female leaders across different countries and cultures to dedicate, encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfil their surgical career ambitions.

Being a European Organization, we are aware that the experiences in developing a thoracic surgical career may be completely different and difficult to compare. For this reason, we would like to bring together various role models at different stage of their careers to be an example for all the membership. We would also like to formally develop mentorship programmes and networking amongst peers.

What we specifically aim is:

  • Advocate increased diversity in general thoracic surgery across Europe.
  • Work towards an understanding of the issues facing women in general thoracic surgery in the context of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and pastoral support for those women already in this surgical field and those considering entering it.
  • Create a social-media based networking platform to encourage female colleagues to seek mutual support and exchange opinions with peers and senior colleagues.
  • Collaborate with other similar international organizations in order to enhance educational opportunities for female thoracic surgeons.
  • Introduce sponsored mentorship programmes and scholarships in Institutions where women have led their way.

We would like to make ESTS an important networking and mentoring hub for European female colleagues who may be more encouraged by examples and initiatives of this society.

We would like to open this Committee to all of the membership and seek an active participation from ESTS members. If you want to be involved as a Mentor or participate in the initiatives falling within the WGTS remit, please email:

sue@ests.org.uk

c.pompili@leeds.ac.uk

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https://www.ests.org/about_ests/committees/539/ests_women_in_general_thoracic_surgery/public

Twitter: #EWGTS
@ests_womenThor

Members
First name Last name City Country Membership

Mara

Antonoff

Houston

USA

Active member

Cangir

Ayten

Ankara

Turkey

Active member

Shanda

Blackmon

Rochester

USA

Active member

Monica

Casiraghi

Milano

Italy

Active member

Stephen

Cassivi

Rochester

USA

Active member

Rita

Costa

Porto

Portugal

Trainee Member

Jasmin

Dei-Anang

Wiesbaden

Germany

Active member

Liesbeth

Desender

Ghent

Belgium

Active member

Romy

Glenz

Szeged

Hungary

Trainee Member

Sarah

Hamdi

Les Plessis Robinson

France

Active member

Yanina

Jansen

Brussels

Belgium

Active member

Sule

Karadayi

Adana

Turkey

Active member

Aki

Kobayashi

Osaka

Japan

Active member

Toni

Lerut

Leuven

Belgium

Honorary member

Elisa

Meacci

Rome

Italy

Active member

Vanessa

Menezes

Toronto

Canada

Active member

Maria

Nizami

Athens

Greece

Trainee member

Samina

Park

Seoul

Korea

Active member

Madhuri

Rao

Minneapolis

USA

Active member

Sara

Ricciardi

Pisa

Italy

Active member

Maria

Rodriguez

Madrid

Spain

Active member

Laura

Romero Vielva

Barcelona

Spain

Active member

Lisa

Schulte

Vienna

Austria

Trainee member

Marianna

Soares

Sao Paulo

Brazil

Active member

Srirangapatna

Srikrishna

Bangalore

India

Active member

Willem Hans

Steup

The Hague

The Netherlands

Active member

Maria Teresa

Tsukazan

Porto Alegre

Brazil

Active member

Katrin

Welcker

Monchengladbach

Germany

Active member

Committee Roster

Member Office Term of Office
Cecilia Pompili Member 2020 -
Leah Backhus Member 2021-
Gunda Leschber Member 2020 -
Nuria Novoa Member 2020 -
Isabelle Opitz Member 2020 -
Hermien Schreurs Member 2021 -
Giulia Veronesi Member 2020 -
Olivia Lauk Member 2020 -
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