Program Agenda


Friday, February 15, 2019

 2:30-4:45 pm | Workshop Sessions (RSVP Required)
Session A: For Undergraduates/Medical Students/Residents

Moderator: Susan Hoover, MD

  • 2:30-2:45 pm — Effective Networking: How to Represent Myself with Polish and Professionalism
    • Linda Barry, MD
  • 2:45-3:00 pm — Building Relevance in my CV
    • Laila Rashidi, MD
  • 3:00-3:15 pm — The Job Interview
    • Meredith Duke, MD
  • 3:15-3:30 pm — Creating my Elevator Speech
    • Kandace Kichler, MD
  • 3:30-3:45 pm — Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts
    • Krista Haines, MD
  • 3:45-4:00 pm — Burnout in Medical School and Residency
    • Nova Szoka, MD
  • 4:00-4:15 pm — Combating the “Oh, the Nurse is Here” assumption
    • Chantal Reyna, MD
  • 4:15-4:30 pm — Making yourself Competitive for Residency
    • Vedra Augenstein, MD
  • 4:30-4:45 pm — Q and A

Session B: For Fellows/Attending Surgeons (AWS)

Moderator: Sareh Parangi, MD

  • 2:30-2:45 pm — Having It All: Academia versus Private Practice
    • Patricia Sylla, MD
  • 2:45-3:00 pm — Value of Participating in Local/National/Specialty Societies Early in your Career
    • Thelma Hurd, MD
  • 3:00-3:15 pm — Social Media – Marketing and Mishaps (Do’s and Don’ts of social media)
    • Heather Logghe, MD
  • 3:15-3:30 pm — Overcomitted/Stressed Out: when and how to cut back
    • Christine Laronga, MD
  • 3:30-3:45 pm — Navigating the Unexpected Event – Career Damage Control, Career Change, Missed Work, and the Residual Effects
    • Janet Tuttle-Newhall, MD
  • 3:45-4:00 pm — Getting Older: When and How to Transition/Modify Practice
    • Patricia Numann, MD
  • 4:00-4:15 pm — How to Make the Most of My Salary: Savings, Investments, Retirement, Disability
    • Melissa LaPinska, MD
  • 4:15-4:30 pm — Charting your Course: Finding Leadership Roles and Positions
    • Barbara Bass, MD
  • 4:30-4:45 pm — Q and A
5:00-6:05 pm | Poster Session — Hilary Sanfey, BSCH
6:15-9:00 pm | Reception/10th Anniversary Celebration: Dance Your Night Away

Saturday, February 16, 2019

6:30-7:15 am | Yoga on the Beach — Lindsay Agema
7:15-7:55 am | Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits
8:00-8:15 am | Program Chair Opening Remarks — Sharona Ross, MD
Plenary #1: The Future of Health Care – From Baby Boomers to Generations X, Y, and Z
  • 8:15-8:45 am — PANEL DISCUSSION: Decoding Generational Differences among Women in Surgery (Bidirectional understanding to improve communication)

    • Moderator: Stacey Porter; Patricia Numann, MD; Pamela Hodul, MD; Chantal Reyna, MD; Sydni Schlosser
  • 8:45-9:00 am — The Future of Health Care & the Practice of Surgery
    • Barbara Bass, MD
  • 9:00-9:30 am — PANEL DISCUSSION: Should We Practice Defensive Medicine?
    • Moderator: Barbara Bass, MD; Claire Saady, Esq; Robert London, MD; Janet Tuttle-Newhall, MD; Lynn O’Connor, MD; Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
  • 9:30-9:45 am — Optimal Patient Care with a Team Approach – How to Build a Practice with People from Different Generations
    • Thelma Hurd, MD
9:45-10:00 am | Networking Break
Plenary #2: From Baby Boomers to Generation Z
  • 10:00-10:15 am — Under the Microscope: Research and Surgery
    • Sareh Parangi, MD
  • 10:15-10:30 am — How to Set Up For a Successful Community and Academic Practice – The New Wave
    • Alexander Rosemurgy, MD
  • 10:30-11:00 am — PANEL DISCUSSION: Diversity in Surgery – Race, Religion, Disabilities, Sexual Orientation
    • Moderator: Linda Barry, MD; Nova Szoka, MD; Laila Rashidi, MD; Chantel Hile, MD; Velma Scantlebury, MD; Mecker Möller, MD; Claire Saady, Esq
  • 11:00-11:30 am — PANEL DISCUSSION: Having a Voice: How to Create, How to Maintain, and How to Keep it Strong
    • Moderator: Patricia Numann, MD; Melissa LaPinska, MD; Heather Logghe, MD ; Patricia Sylla, MD; Stephanie Bonne, MD
  • 11:30-12:45 pm — Networking between the Generations: Do We Understand One Another?
    • Julie Freischlag, MD
11:45 am-1:05 pm | Networking Lunch
Plenary #3: Work/Life Balance : From Baby Boomers to Generation Z
  • 1:05-1:35 pm — PANEL DISCUSSION: Women in Surgery – A Symposium, Our History: Setting the Foundation for the Future of Surgery
    • Moderator: Linda Barry, MD; Sharona Ross, MD; Linda Richetelli-Pepe; Julie Freischlag, MD
  • 1:35-2:05 pm — PANEL DISCUSSION: Work /Family – Life Pendulum – Can We Have It All?
    • Moderator: Leigh A. Neumayer, MD; Sharona Ross, MD; Meredith Duke, MD; Sareh Parangi, MD; Julie A. Freischlag, MD
  • 2:05-2:35 pm — PANEL DISCUSSION: Single Women in Surgery
    • Moderator: Kellie McFarlin, MD; Pamela Hodul, MD; Laila Rashidi, MD
  • 2:35-3:05 pm — PANEL DISCUSSION: Future of Women in Surgery: What Transformational Leadership Looks Like Going Forward
    • Moderator: Barbara Bass; Julie Freischlag, MD; Patrica Numann, MD; Vedra Augenstein, MD; Sharona Ross, MD; Patricia Sylla, MD
3:05-3:20 pm | Network Break
Parallel Sessions
3:20-5:45 pm | Students/Residents — Moderator: Sareh Parangi, MD
  • 3:20-3:35 pm — How to Find the Right Mentor
    • Vedra Augenstein, MD
  • 3:35-4:05 pm — PANEL DISCUSSION: Determining If Surgery is Right for You, If Yes Then…General Surgery vs. Specialties, What’s Best for Me?
    • Moderator: Lynn O’Connor, MD; Pamela Hodul, MD; Chantel Hile, MD; Leigh Neumayer, MD; Patricia Sylla, MD; Krista Haines, DO; Mecker Möller, MD
  • 4:05-4:20 pm — What to Do If You are Having Difficulty in Residency
    • Leigh Neumayer, MD
  • 4:20-4:35 pm — How to Shine in Your Sub-Internships When Applying for a Surgical Residency/Surgical Specialty
    • Patricia Sylla, MD
  • 4:35-4:50 pm — The Value of Participation in Local/National/Subspecialty Societies: How to Make the Most of the Available Opportunities
    • Marie Lee, MD
  • 4:50-5:05 pm — Making Yourself Competitive and Preparing for Residency/Fellowship Application
    • Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
  • 5:05-5:20 pm — Choosing Your Own Path: How to Be a Well-Rounded Candidate Who is Happy in Academia or Community Practice
    • Scott Gallagher, MD
  • 5:20-5:35 pm — How to Best Manage My Accumulating Debt and Plan for the Future
    • Chantal Reyna, MD
  • 5:35-5:45 pm — Q and A
3:20-5:45 pm | Students/Residents — Moderator: Patricia Sylla, MD
  • 3:20-3:35 pm — Professionalism for Advancement: How to Find and Select Opportunities to Build Your Personal Brand
    • Velma Scantlebury, MD
  • 3:35-3:50 pm — Skill Enrichment: Finding and Taking Advantage of Additional Opportunities to Advance Your Career
    • Thelma Hurd, MD
  • 3:50-4:05 pm — Managing Up: How to Play the Game – Putting Yourself in the Room Where Decisions are Made
    • Melissa LaPinska, MD
  • 4:05-4:20 pm — Leaning in Without Falling Over
    • Hilary Sanfey, BSCH
  • 4:20-4:35 pm — Leaving It General or Getting Specific
    • Janet Tuttle-Newhall, MD
  • 4:35-4:50 pm — Mentorship: How to Find One and How to Be One
    • Lana Schumacher, MD
  • 4:50-5:05 pm — Mental Health: Taking Care of Yourself so You Can Take Care of Others
    • Barbara Bass, MD
  • 5:05-5:20 pm — Demystifying Regulations and Compliance: How to Make Your Life Easier
    • Meredith Duke, MD
  • 5:20-5:45 pm — Q and A
6:00 pm — Happy Hour
  • Empowering Women to Women on the Journey to Robotics
    • Darla Hutton
    • Join us to discuss the RAS training resources available to you and your institution.