The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Women in Critical Care

We hope you are well and have seen the new uploads on our Women in Critical Care website (SOCCA) and our column in the SOCCA Interchange. We are adding more content and intend to bring new Webinars, Fireside Chats, and—hopefully—some more creative content designed for the busy woman in CCM.

1-We wanted to invite more engagement from the membership. Please join our working group and feel free to give us opinions on how to improve the section.

2-We have launched a white paper—in this issue of SOCCA Interchange and on our website—that (with your input) has been developed by WICC. It will serve as a reference for organizations and societies on recommendations to advocate for women intensivists.

3-We are hoping to program podcasts between women intensivists on conversations that are important around work and life in academic medicine.

4-We are also hoping to help WICC members submit panels, proposals, and abstracts for upcoming scientific meetings. If anyone is interested in being part of a panel, please send in your name and area(s) of expertise / interest prior to the due dates.

5-Spread the word to improve membership amongst women in CCM!

6-We would like to provide informal advice—including CV advice—for professional / academia related matters. We do not claim to be experts in any way, but sometimes simply having someone hear you out can help.

7-Please send in any short write ups for the WICC section of SOCCA Interchange / Drip on any topic. We are always looking for great content!

Our last Fireside Chat was on December 8 and featured Dr. Natalia Ivascu Girardi on—a hot topic—“Promotions and Women in CCM.” A recording of it (along with previous Fireside Chats) is now available on SOCCA Women in Critical Care.


Shahla Siddiqui, MD, MSc, FCCM
Co-Chair, SOCCA Women in Critical Care Working Group
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts