The vision of the 2013 Women’s Career and Leadership Development Conference for Women Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons is to diversify the cardiology and cardiothoracic field by creating a vibrant community of women cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons that will strengthen their non-clinical professional skills, provide opportunities to enhance their professional standing, and encourage them to assume leadership positions in the field and within the American College of Cardiology.
This one-and-a-half day course is intended to address continued under-representation of women leaders in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. Attendees will be able to apply their own strategic decision-making skills, leadership competencies and personal effectiveness in the management of teams, departments and organizations as they work with others to build commitment to goals and implement changes. A key feature of this intimate and interactive course is the opportunity to share tips with peers and learn from experienced women cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons who have steered their own successful careers.
The overall goal of this course is to improve the leadership and career skills of women cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons in both practice and academic settings by increasing participant competence in recognizing their own personal and professional characteristics as well as improving performance in skills and strategies to optimize participation within the medical workforce.
Upon completion of this course the participant should be able to —
- Identify the steps for positioning oneself as an emerging leader within one’s institution and the cardiology or cardiothoracic community
- Develop a personal career plan
- Discuss and design an action plan addressing barriers and exploring resources available for the implementation of the plan in personal and practice management
- Apply effective communication, negotiation and conflict management skills
This course is intended to hone the professional skills of women cardiologists, cardio-thoracic surgeons, fellows-in-training, and early and mid-career practice professionals.
Athena Poppas, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Rhode Island Hospital, Division of Cardiology
Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana
Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Faculty
Anne B. Curtis, MD, FACC
Charles and Mary Bauer Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Buffalo
Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC
Ursula Geller Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases
Duke University Medical Center
Claire S. Duvernoy, MD, FACC
Cardiology Section Chief
University of Michigan Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Rosemary F. Kelly, MD
Professor; Associate Program Director Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Minnesota
Carole A. Warnes, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Career Development Faculty
Mike Monahan, MA
Healthcare Resources Associates
Barbara J. Linney, MA
American College of Physician Executives
Linda K. Snelling, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Brown Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital
CONFLICT OF INTEREST (COI) POLICY/DISCLOSURES
ACCF committee members, faculty, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with manufacturers of commercial products/services. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, patient care and safety recommendations. Refer to the links below for committee member disclosures and course faculty disclosures. Please note ACCF staff involved with this course have nothing to disclose.
Women's Career and Leadership Faculty Disclosures
Advance registration for this course is now closed. You may register on site for the course. Please contact the Resource Center at 800-253-4636 , ext. 5603 with any questions.
If you have any special Dietary requirements, please note that this is now captured through your online profile. To enable us to accommodate your request, please ensure that your profile is up to date. If you select the (other) option, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your needs. If you require assistance, please contact the Resource Center at 800-253-4636, ext. 5603.
Members of these societies may register at the same rate as ACC members:
The registration tuition includes continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, dinner and course materials.
Cancellation, substitution or transfer to another course is allowed if written notification is received four weeks before a scheduled course. A full refund minus a $250 processing fee will be given for written notifications received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the course. No refund will be given for no-shows.
In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the College will refund the registration tuition in full but is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.
ACCF reserves the right to cancel courses in the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a course is canceled or postponed, ACCF will refund registration tuition but cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)’s Women’s Career and Leadership for Women Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conference will sponsor five travel scholarships to attend the course. The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide female cardiovascular physicians and cardiothoracic surgeons the opportunity to travel to and attend the course as a means of helping them improve their leadership and career skills in both the practice and academic setting by providing them with the skills and strategies that will optimize their participation within the medical workforce.
The deadline for travel scholarship applications has passed. Thank you to those that submitted applications.
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ACCF designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
While offering credits noted above, the course is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.
LEARNER BILL OF RIGHTS
Learner Bill of Rights
All sessions will be held at Heart House, 2400 N Street, NW, Washington D.C. The meeting site telephone number is 800-253-4636.
To reserve your room at The Westin Georgetown, please call 888-627-8406. Identify yourself as a participant in the American College of Cardiology Foundation course – Women’s Career and Leadership Development Conference for Women Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons.
The room rate is $159 plus 14.5 percent state and local taxes (subject to change) per night. The ACCF room block is scheduled to be held until Thursday, January 10, 2013 but may sell out prior to this date. We advise you to register for the course and reserve your lodging as soon as possible. When you make your reservation, please be sure to ask about early departure fees or cancellation penalties.
Smoking is prohibited in all ACCF meeting rooms.
Videotaping, audiotaping and still photography are prohibited in all ACCF meeting rooms.
We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us serve you better.
Faculty and course are subject to change without notice.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the ANCC or ACCF of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.
The views expressed in this course are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACCF.