Save the date for the ACS Surgeons as Leaders Course in June

Save the date for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgeons as Leaders: From Operating Room to Boardroom course, June 5–8 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.

Faculty will include the following:

  • Course Chair Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), senior consultant, international and regional clinical relations, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, and Immediate Past-President of the ACS
  • Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, vice-chancellor, human health sciences, and dean, school of medicine; University of California-Davis Health System, and Past-Chair of the ACS Board of Regents
  • Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS, director, Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, president and chief executive officer, Temple University Health System, and dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS, Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor and chairman, department of surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; surgeon-in-chief, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY; and Chair, ACS Board of Governors
  • Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), chief medical officer, UW Medicine; vice-president for medical affairs, University of Washington, Seattle; and ACS Past-President
  • Nathaniel J. Soper, MD, FACS, Loyal and Edith Davis Professor and chair, department of surgery, and surgeon-in-chief, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL, and a Past-Governor of the ACS
  • Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, general surgeon, Wichita Falls, TX; clinical professor of surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas; and ACS Regent
  • Michael Useem, PhD, William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and director, Center for Leadership and Change Management, Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • The keynote speaker will be David F. Torchiana, MD, FACS, president and chief executive officer, Partners HealthCare System, Boston

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 factors 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. For additional information, e-mail ulangenscheidt@facs.org, or call 312-202-5018.

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