Program Agenda

Women in Surgery Agenda

Friday, March 20, 2015

3:30-5:30 pm | Workshop Sessions RSVP required
Workshops are 10 -15 minute presentations followed by 30 minutes of interactive discussion (45 minutes total per session).

Session 1: Best Foot Forward

MODERATORS:
Rohan Jeyarajah, MD; Rebecca Minter, MD; KMarie Reid Lombarto, MD

TOPICS:

  • Developing a professional profile
  • Innovative interviewing techniques
  • Creating a competitive CV
  • Mock interview: Dr. Rohan Jeyarajah and Carrie Ryan, MSI

Session 2: Directed Networking

MODERATORS:
Linda Barry, MD; Rebecca Britt, MD; Patricia Turner, MD; Jane Wey, MD

TOPICS:

  • Networking in action
  • Fostering necessary skills for successful networking
  • Establishing a mentor/mentee relationship: Roles, responsibilities, and expectations
  • Creating your elevator speech

Session 3: Financial Workshop
MODERATORS:
Steve Hughes, MD; Claire Saady, Esq

TOPICS:

  • Achieving financial self-esteem and security
  • Creating personalized budget and balance sheets
  • Relieving stress and reaching a transformational financial radiance
6:00 pm | Welcome Reception

Saturday, March 21, 2015

7:00-8:00 am | Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits
7:00-8:00 am | Foreign Medical Graduates’ Breakfast Session (RSVP Required)
7:00-8:00 am | Strategies for Foreign Graduates Interested in Surgery | Wade Douglas, MD; Robert Kozol, MD; Javairiah Fatima, MD
8:00-8:15 am | Opening Session
8:00-8:05 am | Welcome Remarks | Sharona Ross, MD
8:05-8:15 am | University of Florida College of Medicine Welcoming Remarks | Kevin Behrns, MD
8:15-10:05 am | Understanding the Professional Landscape
8:15-8:35 am | Women Surgeons: Forging a New Landscape | Patricia Sylla, MD
8:35-8:55 am | Fighting to Change the Tide | Lynn O’Connor, MD
8:55-9:15 am | Role Reversal: Wearing the Pants Dress | Karin Hotchkiss, MD
9:15-9:35 am | Directed Networking: Weaving the Web – Social Media | Sharon Stein, MD
9:35-10:05 am | Question & Answer Panel
10:05-10:20 am | Break/Exhibits
10:20-11:30 am  |  Advancing Your Career
10:20-10:40 am | Negotiating Your Contract | Claire Saady, Esq.
10:40-11:00 am | Marketing Yourself and Your Practice: Determining the Competition | Lauren Key
11:00 am-11:30 am | Question & Answer Panel
11:30-1:30 pm | Networking Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm | Poster Session | Moderator: Kevin Behrns, MD
For consideration, please submit your abstract to wis.annual.conference2014@gmail.com. Abstracts should be related to topics regarding women in Surgery. Deadline: March 10, 2015.
2:30-3:10 pm
2:30-2:50 pm | Surgical Persona: The Power of Appearance | Pamela Rowland, PhD
2:50-3:10 pm | A Man’s Perspective: Working with and for a Woman | Alexander Rosemurgy, MD
3:10-3:25 pm | Break/Exhibits
3:25-5:45 pm | Self-Focus & Family
3:25-4:45 pm | Physician Wellness Panel | Moderator: Hadley Wood, MD
PANEL MEMBERS: Jessica Santillano, MD; Margaret McKenzie, MD; Laura Johnson, MD

4:45-5:15 pm | Single Women Panel | Moderator: Linda Barry, MD
PANEL MEMBERS: Kelly McFarlin, MD; Alicia Mohr, MD; Christine Laronga, MD

3:50-4:10 pm | Family Planning Panel  | Moderator: Leigh Neumayer, MD
PANEL MEMBERS: Karin Hotchkiss, MD; Ann Reilley, MD; Patricia Sylla, MD; Hadley Wood, MD; Christiana Shaw, MD; Rebecca Minter, MD

Sunday, March 22, 2015

7:00-8:00 am | Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits
8:00-9:00 am
8:00-8:15 am | How to Make Your Voice Heard: The Health Care Policy | KMarie Reid Lombardo, MD
8:15-8:30 am | Dare to Be Different, Dare to Pursue Your Dreams | Leigh Neumayer, MD
8:30-8:45 am | The Value of American College of Surgeons Membership | Patricia Turner, MD
8:45-9:00 am | Closing Remarks | Planning Committee
9:00-11:00 am | Parallel Session: Medical Students | Alexander Rosemurgy, MD
9:00-9:15 am | The Surgical Clerkship: Do’s & Don’ts | Hadley Wood, MD
9:15-9:30 am | Surgical Residency Pathways | Linda Barry, MD
9:30-9:45 am | Matching Process: Differentiating Yourself | Leigh Neumayer, MD
9:45-10:15 am | Residency Program Rubric | Rebecca Britt, MD
10:15-10:30 am | Managing Student Loan Debt | Patricia Sylla, MD
10:30-11:00 am | Question & Answer Panel
9:00-11:30 am | Parallel Session: Residents/Fellows | Moderator: Patricia Turner, MD
9:00-9:15 am | Position Transitions: Residency to Fellowship & Fellowship to Attending | Kelly McFarlin, MD
9:15-9:30 am | Maternity Leave: Planning for a Family | Christiana Shaw, MD
9:30-9:45 am | How to Choose a Fellowship: Exploring the Options | Rebecca Minter, MD
9:45-10:15 am | Fellowship Options Panel | Panel Members: Karin Hotchkiss, MD; Pamela Hodul, MD; KMarie Reid Lombardo, MD; Hadley Wood, MD; Kathryn Hall, MD
10:15-10:30 am | Playing Nice in the Sandbox – How to Work Well with Others | Alicia Mohr, MD
10:30-11:00 am | Question & Answer Panel
9:00-11:30 am | Parallel Session: Attending Surgeons (Association of Women Surgeons) | Moderator: Christine Laronga, MD
9:00-9:15 am | Leadership Roles in the American College of Surgeons | Patricia Numann, MD
9:15-9:30 am | Balancing Professional and Private Life | Nancy Gantt, MD
9:30-9:45 am | Choosing Between Academic and Private Practice | Susan Hoover, MD
9:45-10:00 am | Building a CV for a Job or Promotions and Tenure | Catherine Lee, MD
10:00-10:15 am | Job Negotiations | Margaret Dunn, MD
10:15-10:30 am | Importance of Networking for Professional and Personal Development | Susan Pories, MD
9:00-11:30 am  | Parallel Session: Community Practice | Moderator: Scott Gallagher, MD
9:00-9:15 am | Negotiating Your Contract: First Job, Same Job, New Job | Elizabeth Dupont, MD
9:15-9:30 am | Personal Brand: Marketing You and Your Practice | Lauren Key
9:30-9:45 am | Innovative Surgical Practices and Employment Models | Scott Gallagher, MD
9:45-10:00 am | Components of Building and Running a Successful Community Practice | Helen Mabry, MD
10:00-10:15 am | Managing a Successful Practice: Time, Efficiency and the EMR | Dana Coberly, MD
10:15-11:00 am | Question & Answer Panel
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