The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgeons as Leaders: From Operating Room to Boardroom course will take place June 7–10, at the ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL. The application deadline is April 8. 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.
Faculty will include Course Chair Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), ACS Immediate Past-President; Karen E. Deveney, MD, FACS; Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, Immediate Past-Chair, ACS Board of Regents; Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS; Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS, Chair, ACS Board of Governors; Nathaniel J. Soper, MD, FACS; and Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, ACS Regent. Keynote presentations will be given by Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, ACS President; L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon) FRCSI(Hon), FSC(SA)(Hon), FRCS(Glasg)(Hon), ACS Past-President; and John W. Kenagy, MD, MPA, ScD, FACS.
Organized by the ACS Division of Education, the course will help surgeons exhibit leadership attributes; use consensus development and vision to set, align, and achieve goals; build and maintain effective teams; identify personal hidden contexts that hamper the ability to lead; change culture, resolve conflict, and balance demands within the larger environment; and translate the principles of leadership into action. See the sidebar at right for application information.