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Education Program 2025


Our Mission: Bringing together the top academic physicians and thought leaders in the world with practicing community clinicians to create an environment for high-level interaction in order to obtain up-to-date medical knowledge to benefit patients. Learning is patient-centered and case-based to maximize the translation of medical knowledge to clinical practice. 


WIMS has tailored a CME program that promises to enhance professional growth, inspire educational pursuits, and drive advocacy for gender parity in healthcare. This floating symposium is not just a meeting of minds, but a celebration of the shared aspirations of women in medicine.  



CME Credit: Approved for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.  Full accreditation and credit designation TBA.  


Because this is a dedicated medical education conference, course participants will have unprecedented access to faculty to interact with them with inquiries both during and after the program. The detailed program will be supplied to participants closer to departure date.

Join Our Special Guests & Educations  


Shikha Jain MD, FACP 

Associate Professor of Medicine| Division of Hematology and Oncology  

GI Oncology Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) Lead 

Director of Communication Strategies in Medicine| University of Illinois Chicago 

Associate Director of Oncology Communication & Digital Innovation| University of Illinois Cancer Center    

CEO, Co-Founder IMPACT 

President & CEO Founder, Women in Medicine® NFP 

Founder & Chair Women in Medicine Summit 


Vijayakrishna (VK) Gadi, MD, PhD 


Department of Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology 

University of Illinois Cancer Center College of Medicine 

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Kimberly D. Manning, MD, FACP, FAAP

Kimberly is a general internist/hospitalist who serves as Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Manning is Professor of Medicine and has maintained ABIM board certification since 2001. Beyond her roles in the Department of Medicine, she has been a society small group advisor at the Emory School of Medicine since their curriculum reform in 2007. Her clinical work is at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta’s safety net facility, where she has been for last two decades.

Manning’s academic achievements include numerous institutional, regional and national teaching awards. She has a strong passion for storytelling as a means to build and strengthen diverse and humanistic clinical environments as well as cultivating psychologically safe learning climates. In her time as a residency program director, in 2018 she was awarded the prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award—given to only 9 program directors annually across all ACGME residency programs in the US. Her work as a national leader in diversity has been acknowledged through the Society of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Diversity Leadership Award in 2020 and the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion Exemplary Leadership Award in 2022. At Emory, she has received the Evangeline Papageorge Award, The Golden Apple Teaching Award, and the Juha P. Kokko Teaching Award—the highest teaching awards in the School of Medicine, Grady Hospital, and Emory’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, respectively. She is also on the board of trustees for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Hospital Medicine. In addition to being a prolific writer of narratives in journals and on Twitter, she co-hosts a podcast called The Human Doctor.


The Inglewood, California native is a proud alumnus of two historically Black colleges—Tuskegee University and Meharry Medical College. She completed training in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth in Cleveland followed by a year as chief resident. In addition to caring for patients on the teaching service at Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Manning is a happily married mother of two teen-aged sons. She applies her lived experiences as a Black American woman, mother, daughter, wife, and community member to all that she does professionally.

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