Leadership Beyond the Operating Room for Early Career Surgeons

Event dates
New Orleans, Louisiana

Application submission to attend this invite-only course is now closed. Notifications regarding applications will be sent in early November.  

Agenda coming soon!

Course Directors 
Mara B. Antonoff, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
David T. Cooke, MD, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
Melanie A. Edwards, MD, Integrated Health Associates, Ypsilanti, MI
Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, John Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Jennifer S. Lawton, MD, John Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Muhammad Faraz Masood, MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Course Description    
Leadership Beyond the Operating Room for Early Career Surgeons is a new course designed to help develop the next generation of leaders in the profession. Cardiothoracic surgeons who are in their first 8 years of practice (academic or private practice) are invited to participate and learn about core leadership skills that are imperative for success in an ever-changing health care environment.

This interactive afternoon course will focus on three core areas—managing people, managing finances, and managing yourself. Each topic area will include brief lectures from STS surgeon leaders and invited experts, followed by small group discussions of case studies and then a full group discussion. Surgeon mentors will be placed strategically in each of the groups. At the conclusion of the course, attendees are invited to stay for a special networking reception. 

Target Audience
Cardiothoracic surgeons in their first 8 years of practice

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of organizational culture and how to influence change
  • Identify tools for communicating effectively within a diverse working environment
  • Describe the structure of institutional finances and keys to service line profitability
  • Summarize strategies for achieving personal goals inside and outside of the workplace
  • List the definitions of wellness and identify skillsets for obtaining work/life balance

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.