Virtual Conference Program

 


2020 AWS Virtual Conference

Virtual Program Schedule


 

 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION

Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and the Association of Women Surgeons. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Saturday, September 12, 2020
*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

10:00 - 10:05am

Video by Medical Student Committee, "Why I AWS"

10:05 - 10:10am

Opening Remarks
Welcome by Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, FACS
Robin Williams, MD, FACS

10:10 - 11:15am

Work/Life Integration & Time Management Panel
Moderator: V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD

Opening Comments by V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD

Improving Surgeon Well-Being by Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS

Time Management by Deborah M. Axelrod, MD

Social Media in the Mentorship and Networking of Physicians by Mara Antonoff, MD, FACS

Challenge of Work-Life Balance for Women Surgeons in Leadership by Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS

Live Q&A


11:15 - 11:30am

Networking Break: Small Group Chats
Trivia begins at 11:20am

11:30am - 12:20pm

Keynote Presentation:
4 Rules for Negotiating the WIN WIN
Ande Frazier CFP®, CLU, ChFC, RICP, BFA™, ChSNC, CDFA®, Author, Fin(anci)ally Free, Speaker, Money Educator

12:20– 12:45pm

Networking Break: Small Group Chats
Trivia begins at 12:30pm

12:45 - 1:50pm

Diversity in Surgical Practice
Moderators: Debra Tarantino, MD, FASCRS, FACS
Priscila Rodrigues Armijo, MD

Opening Comments by Debra Tarantino, MD, FASCRS, FACS & Priscila Rodrigues Armijo, MD

The Life of an Academic Surgeon by Rana Higgins, MD 


The Academic Surgeon in a University Practice by Haejin In, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS

Rural Surgical Practice by Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS

Private Practice by Julie Lorber, MD

Live Q&A


1:50 - 2:00pm

Diversity Paper Winner Presentation

Leading from Behind: Paucity of Gender Equity Statements and Policies among Professional Surgical Societies by Christine Heisler, MD, MS


2:00 - 2:15pm

Closing Comments and Posting of Trivia Winners
Closing by Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, FACS & Robin Williams, MD, FACS
Saturday, October 3, 2020
*All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

9:30 - 10:30am

A Virtual Yoga Experience

10:30am - 12:00pm

URM High School Student Surgical Skills Workshop & Meet-and-Greet
By invitation only

11:00am - 12:00pm

Networking in Channels and Virtual Exhibit Hall

12:00 - 12:05pm

Video by Medical Student Committee, "Why I AWS"

12:05 - 12:10pm

Opening Remarks
Welcome by Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, FACS & Robin Williams, MD, FACS

12:10 - 12:20pm

AJS Paper #1

Sex-Based Differences in Mitral Valve Re-operation After Mitral Valve Repair: Truth or Myth? by Sameer Hirji, MD, MPH

Q&A with Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS


12:20 - 12:50pm

Keynote Presentation
"Moving Beyond Diversity to Equity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine"

Valerie E. Stone, MD, MPH
Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

12:50 - 1:00pm

AJS Paper #2

The Effects of Selective Beta-adrenergic Blockade on Bone Marrow Dysfunction Following Severe Trauma and Chronic Stress by Elizabeth Miller, MD

Q&A with Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS


1:00 - 1:10pm

Networking Break & Trivia

1:10 - 2:00pm

Increasing Diversity in Surgery Panel
Chair: Marion Henry, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

Opening Comments by Marion Henry, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

Increasing the Pre-med and Medical School Pipeline by Erika Newman, MD, FACS, FAAP

Increasing Medical School Interest by Kate Gerull, MD

Increasing Diversity in Residency Programs by Tania Arora, MD, FACS

Increasing Diversity in your Department by Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS

The Role of Surgical Societies to Increase Diversity by Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH

Q&A


2:00 - 2:10pm

AJS Paper #3

The Association of Women Surgeons Ethicon Research Grant by Leah Tatebe, MD, FACS

Q&A with Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS


2:10 - 3:00pm

I Am a Woman Surgeon and… How Intersectional Identities Impact Women in Surgery
Moderators: Lillian Erdahl, MD, FACS & Linda Barry, MD, MPH, FACS

Opening Comments by Lillian Erdahl, MD, FACS & Linda Barry, MD, MPH, FACS

Intersectionality: One surgeon's experience by Allison Davis, MD

Living between African American and Female by Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, FACS, FAAP

Setting a Different Path: Offshore Medical School by Laila Rashidi, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Presentation by Kimberly J. Templeton, MD

Panel Discussion


3:00 - 3:20pm

Networking Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall

3:20 - 3:30pm

Annals of Surgery Paper, "Benchmarking Accomplishments of Leaders in American Surgery and Justification for Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion"
Cherisse Berry, MD, FACS & Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS

3:30 - 4:30pm

Wrestling with Implicit Bias & Microaggression
Chair: Rosiane Roeder, MD, FACS, MPH

Opening Comments by Rosiane Roeder, MD, FACS, MPH

Microaggressions and Implicit Bias by Shikha Jain, MD, FACP

Asian Americans, COVID-19 and the Modern Minority Myth by Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH, FACS

Panel Questions with Shikha Jain, MD, FACP, Mecker Moller, MD, FACS, Sara Dickie, MD & Tracy S. Wang, MD, MPH, FACS


4:30 - 4:40pm

AWSF Grant Recipient Presentation, "Immune Modeling of 'Colorectal Liver Metastases-on-a-Chip'"
Sepideh Gholami, MD
     

4:40 - 4:45pm

Closing Comments & Posting of Trivia Answers and Winners
Closing by Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD & Robin Williams, MD, FACS

5:00 - 6:00pm

Business Meeting