American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

2015 Leadership Summit Agenda

April 18–19, 2015
J.W. Marriott Hotel
Washington, DC

All events will take place at the JW Marriott, Washington, DC, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, April 18

5:30–7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Sunday, April 19

7:00 am–5:00 pm


7:00–8:00 am Breakfast

8:00–8:15 am

Welcome and Agenda for the Day 
Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, Division of Member Services, American College of Surgeons (ACS)

8:15–9:15 am

Leading with Influence
Doug McKinley, Managing Partner, Xcellero Leadership, Naperville, IL

9:15–9:55 am

Chapter Success Stories

9:55–10:00 am

ACS Foundation Presentation
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN

10:00–10:15 am


10:15–11:15 am

What’s Got You Here Won’t Get You There…
Ron Campbell, Director, Leadership Research Institute, San Diego, CA

11:15–11:30 am

Q & A from morning presentations

11:30 am–11:40 am

Goals for State/Regional Meetings
Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS

11:40–12:00 pm

Break & Pick-up Boxed Lunches

12:00–1:30 pm

State/Regional Meetings Over lunch
All attendees will participate in breakout sessions

1:30–2:00 pm

Cultivating Surgical Leadership: The Next 100 Years!
Introduction: Joseph Sakran, MD, MPH, Chair, Resident and Associate Society of ACS
Vincente H. Gracias, MD, FACS, Interim Dean,
Professor of Surgery and Chief of Acute Care Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, NJ

2:00–3:00 pm

Resiliency: Overcoming Physician Burnout
Andy Kindler, Managing Partner, Xcellero Leadership, Naperville, IL

3:00–3:15 pm


3:15–4:15 pm

Understanding and Negotiating an Employment Agreement
Michael Burke, JD, Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, Ltd., Wayne, PA

4:15–4:30 pm

Q&A for Afternoon Presentations

4:30–5:00 pm

Presentation by David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
ACS Executive Director

5:00 pm