Program Agenda

Women in Surgery Agenda

Friday, June 20, 2014

3:30-5:00 pm  |  Workshop Sessions RSVP required
Workshops will be presented in “rolling” 30-minute sessions so everyone can have an opportunity to attend each session.
Session 1
MODERATORS:
Rebecca Evangelista, MD; Hilary Sanfey, MB, BCh; D. Rohan Jeyarajah, MD; Bruce Schirmer, MDTOPICS:

  • Preparing for your first interview for medical school, residency, fellowship, and your first job
  • Structuring your CV

Session 2
MODERATORS:
Hadley Wood, MD; Mary Brandt, MD; Linda Barry, MD

TOPICS:

  • Fostering necessary skills for successful networking
  • Establishing mentor/mentee relations: roles and responsibilities

Session 3
MODERATOR:
Dana F. Potts, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CCPS

TOPICS:

  • Achieving financial self-esteem and security
  • Creating personalized budget and balance sheets
  • Relieving stress and reaching a transformational financial radiance
6:00-9:00 pm  |  Welcome Reception
American College of Surgeons Washington Building, Capitol Hill

Saturday, June 21, 2014

7:00-8:00 am  |  Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits
8:00-8:15 am  |  Opening Session
8:00-8:05 am  |  Welcome Remarks  |  Sharona Ross, MD
8:05-8:15 am  | GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Welcoming Remarks  |  Anton Sidawy, MD
8:15-10:25 am  |  Personal & Professional Development
8:15-8:35 am  |  Women Surgeons: We are the Future  |  Martha Zeiger, MD
8:35-8:55 am  |  Role Reversal: Women as the Bread Winner  |  Emily Christison-Lagay, MD
8:55-9:15 am  |  Mastering the Professional Surgical Persona  |  Pamela Rowland, PhD
9:15-9:35 am  |  Directed Networking: Women to Women  |  Jane Wey, MD
9:35-9:55 am  |  Minorities in Surgery Today: My Trajectory through Surgery  |  Lynt Johnson, MD
9:55-10:25 am  |  Question & Answer Panel  |  All Faculty
10:25-10:40 am  |  Break/Exhibits
10:40 am-12:30 pm  |  Professional Advancement & Leadership
10:40-11:00 am  |  A Man’s Perspective: Working with and for a Woman  |  Alexander Rosemurgy, MD
11:00-11:20 am  |  Achieving Financial Self-Esteem  |  Dana Potts, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CCPS
11:20-11:40 am  |  Malpractice: How to Navigate the Legal System  |  Kerry Richards, Esq.
11:40-Noon  |  How to Avoid Bad Labels While Being an Effective Leader  |  Julie Freischlag, MD
Noon-12:30 pm  |  Question & Answer Panel  |  All Faculty
12:30-1:30 pm  |  Lunch/Exhibits
American College of Surgeons (ACS) Update  |  Patricia Turner, MD
1:30-2:30 pm | Poster Session/Exhibits
Poster session for medical students, residents and fellows. For consideration in this session and to share your science, please submit your abstract to wis.annual.conference2014@gmail.com. Abstracts should be related to topics surrounding women in surgery. Deadline is April 30, 2014.
2:30-3:00 pm | Keynote
The Impact of Health Care Reform in Surgical Practice  |  Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
3:00-4:10 pm  |  Political Presence & Advancement
3:00-3:30 pm  |  PANEL: Pros and Cons: Local vs. National Surgical Career Development  |  Moderator: Alexander Rosemurgy, MD
PANEL MEMBERS: Julie Freischlag, MD; Michael Mulholland, MDl Anton Sidawy, MD l Marina Kurian, MD
3:30-3:50 pm  | How and Why Surgeons Should Be Politically Involved  |  Charles Mabry, MD
3:50-4:10 pm  |  Wikedemic Surgery  |  Michael Mulholland, MD
4:10-4:25 pm  |  Break/Exhibits
4:25-5:45 pm  |  Self-Focus & Family
4:25-4:55 pm  |  PANEL: Balancing your Professional and Personal Life: Planning for Family  |  Moderator: Julie Freischlag, MD
PANEL MEMBERS: Patricia Turner, MD; Karin Hotchkiss, MD; Ann Reilley, MD; Hadley Wood, MD; Patricia Sylla, MD
4:55-5:15 pm  |  Mental Health: Physician Wellness  |  Mary Brandt, MD
5:15-5:45 pm  |  Question & Answer Panel  |  All Faculty
7:30-10:00 pm  |  Networking Dinner

Sunday, June 22, 2014

8:00-9:00 am  |  Future Success
8:00-8:20 am  |  Leading the Pack: Embracing Surgical Technology  |  Sharona Ross, MD
8:20-8:40 am  |   International Opportunities in Surgery  |  Shawna Willey, MD
8:40-9:00 am  |  Closing Remarks  |  Planning Committee
9:00-11:30 am  |  Parallel Session: Medical Students
Moderator: Julie Freischlag, MD
9:00-9:20 am  |  Surgical Residency Pathways  |  Linda Barry, MD
9:20-9:40 am  |  How to Match in Surgical Residency  |  Brian Kaplan, MD
9:40-10:00 am  |  Differentiating Yourself  |  Anjali Kumar, MD
10:00-10:20 am  |  Maximizing Your Productivity  |  Alexander Rosemurgy, MD
10:20-10:40 am  |  The Surgical Clerkship: Do’s & Don’ts  |  Hadley Wood, MD
10:40-11:00 am  |  Managing Student Loan Debt  |  Patricia Sylla, MD
11:00-11:30 am  |  Question & Answer Panel  |  All Faculty
9:00-11:30 am  |  Parallel Session: Residents/Fellows
Moderator: D. Rohan Jeyarajah, MD
9:00-9:30 am  |  PANEL: Is Fellowship Really Necessary and What Are My Options?  |  Juliet Lee, MD; Lynt Johnson, MD; Shawna Willey, MD; Emily Christison-Lagay, MD; Karin Hotchkiss, MD
9:30-9:50 am  |  Maternity Leave Regulations  |  Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD, MEd.
9:50-10:10 am  |  Overcome Interdepartmental Pressures When Choosing a Career  |  Steven Schwaitzberg, MD
10:10-10:30 am  |  Transitioning from Resident to Fellow and Fellow to Staff  |  Kellie McFarlin, MD
10:30-10:50 am  |  How to Negotiate Your Contract  |  Claire Saady, Esq.
10:50-11:30 am  |  Question & Answer Panel  |  All Faculty
9:00-11:30 am  |  Parallel Session: Attending Surgeons (Association of Women Surgeons)
Moderator: Nancy Gantt, MD
9:00-11:30 am  |  Challenges to Taking Charge and Leading as a Woman Surgeon 
Topics:

  • Challenging negotiations
  • Looking up at the (glass) ceiling
  • Finding mentors for all aspects of your life
  • When to go with the flow and when to  stand up and fight
  • Required leadership skills
  • Love the patients, hate the job. When to change and how
  • Balancing clinical responsibilities with outside interests

PANEL MEMBERS: Danielle Walsh, MD; Annesley Copeland, MD; Carla Pugh, MD; Susan Pories, MD

9:00-11:30 am  |  Parallel Session: Community Practice
Moderator: Scott Gallagher, MD
9:00-9:20 am  |  Components in a Successful Community Practice  |  Jessica Ybanez-Morano, MD
9:20-9:40 am  |  Innovative Work Models: Evolving Paradigm for Surgeons  |  Scott Gallagher, MD
9:40-10:00 am  |  Choosing Community Practice Over Other Options  |  Ann Reilley, MD
10:00-10:20 am  |  Market Research Assessment: Determining the Competition  |  Lauren Key
10:20-10:40 am  |  Information Systems Assessment: (eg. Billing, EMR, Scheduling)  |  Nancy Tham, MD
10:40-11:30 am  |  Question & Answer Panel  |  All Faculty

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