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

Leadership Summit Agenda

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

All events will be held on the Ballroom Level except for several State Breakouts during lunch.

Saturday, March 30

5:30–7:00 pm

Welcome Reception
Renaissance East, Ballroom Level

Sunday, March 31

7:00 am–5:00 pm

Grand Registration, Ballroom Level

7:00–8:00 am

Breakfast for all attendees
Renaissance Ballroom, Ballroom Level

Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

8:00–8:10 am

Welcome and Agenda Overview

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS
Director, Division of Member Services, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

8:10–9:00 am

Getting to the C-Suite: How to Advance in Your Surgical Career


    Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS,
    Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

    Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS
    Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Douglas P. Slakey, MD, FACS
    Chief of Surgical Services, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

    Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS
    CEO and Executive Medical Director, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, FL

9:00–9:45 am

Leading + Coaching = Better Physician Performance  

Gary Peck
CEO, GWP Consulting, Warrenville, IL 

9:45–10:05 am

Renaissance Ballroom, Ballroom Level

10:05–10:50 am

Leading Change: Advancements in Care through Information Technology

Thomas A. Mason, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC  

10:50–11:35 am

Chapter Success Stories

    Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS
    President, ACS Virginia Chapter

    Jason M. Weinberger, DO
    Resident and Associate Society Representative, ACS Delaware Chapter

    Bradford J. Barrett, MD, FACS
    President-Elect, ACS Indiana Chapter

11:35–11:40 am

National Doctors’ Day: Honor a Mentor

Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS
ACS Board of Regents, ACS Foundation Board of Directors, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

11:40–11:50 am

End of Morning Session/Instructions for State Breakouts

11:50 am–12:00 noon

Pick up Boxed Lunch and Move to State Breakouts

12:00–1:30 pm

Lunch/State Breakouts

1:40–2:25 pm

Mentorship Malpractice and Missteps: Avoiding Error Traps for Mentors and Mentees
Sponsored by the Resident and Associate Fellow Society (RAS)

Dana A. Telem, MD, FACS
Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, Quality; Director, Michigan Women’s Surgical Collaborative; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2:25–2:45 pm

Leadership: Why, Not What!

James K. Elsey, MD, FACS
Vice-Chair, ACS Board of Regents, Gwinnett Surgical Associates, Lawrenceville, GA

2:45–3:05 pm

Renaissance Ballroom, Ballroom Level

3:05–3:50 pm

Just Smile and Keep Dancing—Effective Negotiation for the Novice, the Seasoned, and the Grizzled

Fernando N. Lamounier, MD, FACS
Thoracic Surgeon and Leadership Coach, SproutPoint Consulting, Denver, CO

3:50–4:25 pm

ACS Update

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
Executive Director, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL

4:25–4:35 pm

Closing Comments/Adjourn