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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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The Olga M. Jonasson Lecture

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, FACS
Olga M. Jonasson, MD, FACS

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 is 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.

Lecture History

Year Lecturer Title
2021 Andrea Hayes, MD, FACS, FAAP Grit in Spite of Adversity in the Pursuit of Excellence
2020 Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, Madison, WI Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste: Continuous Professional Development and COVID-19
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
Resilience
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