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The Olga M. Jonasson Lecture

Dr. Susan Pories, MD, FACS (Chair of the Women in Surgery Committee) and Dr. Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2019Olga Jonasson

The Women in Surgery Committee (WiSC), the friends and colleagues of Olga Jonasson, and women in surgery throughout the country established this lecture in 2007 to honor the memory of Olga M. Jonasson, MD, FACS, who died in August 2006. Dr. Jonasson was a true pioneer and trail blazer. She was a leader in academic surgery, exemplified by her becoming the first woman Chair of Surgery in U.S. history. She was a devoted teacher and mentor to countless numbers of surgeons, both men and women.

This lectureship should be a testimony to leadership and education in surgery and a reflection of the capacity of women to reach academic pinnacles. Nominations for the lecture come from the WiSC.

Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, delivered the 2019 Jonasson lecture, Recapturing the Joy of Surgery, at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Scott-Conner's lecture outlined strategies for surgeons to enhance personal and professional fulfillment.

Lecture History

Year Lecturer Title
2019 Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS
Iowa City, IA
Recapturing the Joy of Surgery
2018 Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA
Boston, MA
A Path Toward Diversity, Inclusion, and Excellence
2017 Kathryn D. Anderson, MD, FACS
Eastvale, CA
A Quiet Pioneer Who Started a Revolution
2016 Alexa Canady, MD, FACS
Pensacola, FL
The Journey: Becoming a Neurosurgeon and Back Again
2015 Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS
Sacramento, CA
2014 Barbara L. Bass, MD, FACS
Houston, TX
Our Lives As Surgeons: Finding a Sense of Place and Purpose
2013 Pauline W. Chen, MD, FACS
Haverhill, MA
Conduct Unbecoming
2012 Carol-Anne Moulton, MD
ON, Canada
Peeking Behind the Curtain—Surgical Judgment Beyond Cognition
2011 Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS
Syracuse, NY
Effective Advocacy
2010 Ms. Nina Totenberg,
Washington, DC
Women in the Professions
2009 Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FACS
Ann Arbor, MI
Leadership Development and Mentoring in the Age of Restricted Work Hours
2008 Anna Marie Ledgerwood, MD, FACS
Detroit, MI
Myths in Surgical Care
2007  Nancy L. Ascher, MD, PhD, FACS
San Francisco, CA
The Ultimate in Surgical Translation: Transplantation