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Apply Now for ACS Surgeons as Leaders Course

The 2019 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgeons as Leaders: From Operating Room to Boardroom course will take place April 28–May 1 in Durham, NC. Surgeons who aspire to meet the challenges of exemplary leadership across all settings are encouraged to join senior surgical leaders in the three-day course. The application deadline is March 1.

The course chair is Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), senior consultant, international and regional clinical relations, Massachusetts General Hospital; W. Gerald Austen Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston; and Past-President of the ACS.

Developed by the ACS Division of Education, the course will help surgeons exhibit the attributes of a leader to effectively resolve leadership challenges; use consensus development and vision to set, align, and achieve goals; build and maintain effective teams; change culture, resolve conflict, and balance demands within the larger environment; lead oneself with insight regarding personal perspectives that affect effectiveness; and translate the principles of leadership into action.

View the course brochure, which contains the application, complete course information, and a full listing of the distinguished faculty leading the course, on the Surgeons as Leaders web page.

Inquiries and completed applications should be directed to Melanie Thorsen, MBAHC, CRA, CCMEP, Senior Manager, CME and Lifelong Learning Programs, at or 312-202-5056.

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