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The 2020 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar, “APGO 2020: A Clear Vision for the Future” is intended for physicians-educators who teach medical students and residents obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health, and others interested in the field.

The seminar is highly regarded for providing excellent opportunities to energize ourselves as educators and to network with other physician-educators actively engaged in the pursuit of excellence in medical education.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Changing Educational Culture
Gary Dunnington, MD, Professor & Chair of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine

Changing educational culture requires a systematic process involving understanding the current culture, raising the bar, evaluation of performance, identification of bright spots and coaching of outliers. At every step in the process it is critical to make it easy to do the right thing.




Lunchtime Learning Session – $
Leading at the Edge: The Journey of Effective Leadership in Health Care

Eddie Erlandson, MD, Director of Leadership & Coaching: Associate Professor, Dell Medical School

Leadership Effectiveness in Health Care is even more as we seek to transform our health care education, system and delivery. Commitment to Personal and Professional effectiveness embodies a journey of Awareness, Commitment, Skills and Measurable outcomes. This journey must begin in our Medical School Curriculum and carry through our graduate programs into practice. Providing a framework and skills for this path is the the commitment of the new Dell Medical School. Seek to share this experience and challenge with you.

A Clearer Vision for 2020: Your Strengths, Your Leadership
Idahlynn Karre, PhD, CEO & President, The Council for Healthcare Leadership

This high energy, active engagement Plenary Session and Workshop will engage you in a conversation on specific evidence-based strategies emerging from the research on personal wellbeing and engaged leadership. We will begin with a focus on managing your energy for personal wellbeing. We will help you focus your energy on your talents and strengths by encouraging you to understand and maximize your unique strengths while simultaneously looking for and leveraging the talents and strengths of others.

Prior to the Plenary you will receive a code to complete an online survey resulting in an assessment of Your Top Five Strengths. The results of the survey, the Gallup Organization’s Clifton StrengthsFinder Survey, will be the foundation for our conversations in this session and the workshop that follows.

Monday, January 13, 2019

Applying Branding Principles for Authentic Leadership
Renée Gosline, PhD, Senior Lecturer & Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

Cognitive associations and heuristics—the shortcuts provided by the subconscious in decision-making—are often at the root of the impressions we make. But research from behavioral economics shows that these heuristics may be biased and affect our judgments, and the way others judge us in return. How can a leader avoid these cognitive traps? Leveraging behavioral science, we will identify strategies that can help leaders make authentic connections with various audiences. We will explore how each of us can take a mindful approach as leaders to empower teams so that everyone fulfills their potential.


President’s Breakfast Session
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: What is My Professional Identity After All?

Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA, Professor, Associate Chair for Education, University of Michigan Medical School

The medical field is in a state of constant change. This change affects teachers, learners, and patients. In the era of exploding scientific knowledge, technological advancement, telemedicine, work hour restrictions, physician burnout, social media, #MeToo movement, and millennial learners, the ability to define our role as a specialty is in flux. This session will explore the changes our profession faces as we move into the third decade of this millennium and how we will define our professional identity.

Diversity 3.0: Staying the Course
Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA, Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement, UT Southwestern Medical Center

The future of medicine depends on its ability to embrace diversity—leveraging all of the talents, abilities and skill sets of the people who have yet to even think about opportunities working in health care and as physicians. But to get there, leaders must do more than just recruit and retain a disparate group of people. Diversity 3.0 is about creating a culture within universities, medical practices, and in institutions that allows individuals to thrive. To do so, leaders must challenge their own biases and “get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Only then can they truly move their organizations toward excellence.

Tuesday, January 14, 2019

Ob-Gyn Surgical Training: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
Dee Fenner, MD, Bates Professor & Chair, University of Michigan

This session will review the current state of surgical training in ob-gyn residencies. The impact of subspecialization, pay for performance, surgical innovation (robotics), and volume based credentialing on future surgical training and practice will be discussed. What is the evidence and how can we mold training to meet the needs of our learners and patients?