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Suturing the Gender Gap

27 September 2017

Two RCSI alumni, Ms Houriya Kazim FRCSI (Class of 1988) and Dr Adanna Steinacker (Class of 2015) took to the stage on the 27th September 2017 for the fourth of the ‘In conversation with...' series.

Ms Kazim, who became the first female surgeon in the UAE in the early 1990s, is a pioneering breast cancer specialist and an avid spokesperson for women's health. She was joined by with newly qualified doctor, Dr Steinacker, a young mother and popular YouTube vlogger, and together they discussed surgical stereotyping, managing the work-life balance, and the importance of role models in surgery.

As well as sharing their memories of their respective years studying at RCSI, Ms Kazim and Dr Steinacker also addressed the gender imbalance in healthcare, with Ms Kazim giving practical tips on how she broke the glass ceiling to begin ‘suturing the gap'.

‘In conversation with...' showcases RCSI Alumni and other inspiring role models who are pioneers in their field, celebrating those who have been successful as healthcare innovators and global thought-leaders.

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