Learn new strategies and tools with relevant topics in less than 60 minutes.
ACS webinars are for young surgeons who are starting their practice in private or academic surgical medicine. Take a deep dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices for navigating the career ladder, and managing personal life and wellness.
The webinars are presented live by subject matter experts and accessible to you free of charge. Enjoy interaction with the presenter in a live format or view the webinar later whenever your schedule permits. These brief, yet extremely informative, web-based educational sessions are accessible for one year after the event.
Presented by Gregory Peck, DO, FACS
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:00–7:00 pm (CST)
After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to restate the importance of today’s global surgery movement, and assess and list three personal career goals in a global surgery clinical, educational, training, and/or research endeavor. Attendees will be able to analyze their pitfalls to experiencing or establishing global surgery opportunities and programs at the divisional, departmental, local/international institutional, and societal levels.
Presented by Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS
Through this webinar, viewers will learn what some of the risks are to the fetus and mother that may be encountered in routine surgical practice, such as radiation exposure and exposure to teratogenic medications, as well as ergonomic issues that surround operating while pregnant. We discuss strategies to mitigate these risks. We also discuss the logistics of managing a practice and strategies to support pregnant and nursing mothers who are in surgical practice and ways to mitigate the impact of time off on your practice.
Presented by Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MBBS, PhD, FACS
Significant advances in surgery have been made over the past century, largely due to the tireless efforts of surgeon scientists who work at the interface between clinical practice and scientific endeavor. Over the past decade, the funding environment, combined with increasing clinical demands, has created significant obstacles to the success of the aspiring surgeon scientist. This session focuses on strategies to identify, support, and mentor young surgeon scientists early in their career.
Presented by Fernando Lamounier, MD, FACS
Through this webinar you will learn key concepts you must know to grow your practice regardless if you are in academic or private practice, are employed by a hospital or are in a country where medical marketing is restricted.
Presented by Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS
This webinar engages attendees in a discussion about recognizing opportunities for leadership early in your career, how to develop tools to enhance your level of influence during stressful situations, and involvement in leadership opportunities within the American College of Surgeons.
Presented by Daniel Klaristenfeld, MD, FACS
Viewers of this webinar can expect to hear about the basics of ergonomics and why it is important for surgeons today. We discuss current literature evaluating the extent of cumulative traumatic disorders among surgeons, common mistakes to avoid, and strategies to prevent workplace injuries.
Presented by Scott Chaiet, MD, MBA, FACS
One of Dr. Chaiet’s focuses has been to bring awareness of the LGBTQ patient care and diversity to his colleagues. This webinar engages attendees in a discussion about the review of health issues in the transgender community, including how to identify and explain terms related to sexual identity and sexual practices; identify ways to create a welcoming environment for patients of all sexual orientations; and describe the role of surgery to complement hormone therapy and mental health services as a care team.
Presented by Jayme Lieberman, MD, FACS
This presentation gives viewers an understanding of what, how, why, and when it is important to code clinical procedures properly for documentation purposes at your institution.
Presented by Scott A. Leckman, MD, FACS
This webinar led by Dr. Leckman, takes attendees through a discussion of domestic volunteerism by surgeons. You will learn how to prepare for and find volunteerism opportunities, as well as discuss what volunteering means to your life. The 55-minute session ends with a question-and-answer period.
Presented by Ravi Goel, MD
Patients increasingly rely on internet rating sites to find medical providers. The information on these websites is rarely monitored and reviews are often inaccurate. A single negative comment can damage professional reputation and affect practice growth. Monitoring online presence and social media to address negative comments is a daunting task which can no longer be ignored. Dr. Goel provides strategies to effectively monitor your online reputation. You will learn common techniques to support promoters, address critics, engage in social media, and establish a positive internet presence.
Presented by David Welsh, MD, FACS
This webinar attempts to address how you can become a leader within your role as a medical staff person at your hospital.
Presented by Mario E. Motta, MD, FACC
This webinar attempts to address the contributing factors to the problem of drug shortages in the US, discuss transparency in pricing, and the involvement of Medicare to negotiate prices.
Presented by Brian J. Santin, MD, FACS
This webinar reviews concepts to enhance one’s ability to negotiate a more advantageous contract. The negotiations process both from the perspective of the candidate and the employer is reviewed. The discussion also includes a more focused look at some of the commonly overlooked contract items, which often result in “money left on the table.”
Presented by Sheila Harrison, AmWINS Account Executive, ACS Insurance Program
As a physician, you’ve made a significant investment of time, energy, and money into building a demanding career with the promise of a high income and all of the rewards your profession provides. But, should an injury or illness prevent you from performing your specific duties, that promise can suddenly evaporate. You insure your house, your car, your health, and your life; doesn’t it make sense to insure your most valuable asset—you, the physician? Disability insurance protects you by protecting your ability to earn an income.
Presented by Nancy L. Gantt, MD, FACS
This webinar engages attendees in a discussion about the need for mentorship to achieve their personal and professional goals and how to identify a mentor and have a productive relationship. Career planning and advancement are also discussed, emphasizing the importance of utilizing all available resources to become successful.
Presented by Sharmila Dissanaike, MBBS, FACS
This webinar takes attendees through a discussion of surgeon burnout and work-life balance using the technique of mindfulness. Attendees were guided through a short practice session during the webinar. A robust question and answer session ends this 55-minute session.