Upcoming Conference: December 13, 2019 - December 14, 2019

What to Expect

The Women in Surgery Leadership Development Conference curates each conference around a central theme. Past conference themes have included "Becoming Who You Want To Be" and "Leading From Your Best Self". Conference activities are designed to foster a dynamic and collaborative community experience, in which conference attendees have the chance to hear a variety of presentations and panels, as well as participate in guided workshops and discussions. In the past, conferences schedules have been structured into two days of events at the Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor, MI.


Friday, December 13, 2019

Audience: Men and Women Faculty and Trainees

  • 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • Agenda will follow
  • 5:30 pm: Cocktail Reception


  • To develop the skill sets necessary for creating an inclusive community and culture.
  • To identify and address conscious and unconscious bias.
  • To discuss strategies for creating an environment of civility and kindness.
  • Provide and facilitate community building opportunities among participants.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Audience: Women Faculty and Trainees

  • 7:00 am: Small Group Community Building Breakfast (Please indicate which speaker you would like to sit with when registering. Assignments will be made on a first come, first serve basis.)
  • Fireside Chats


  • Learn personal strategies from women with proven track records of success.
  • Discuss personalized strategies for personal and professional development.
  • Cultivate a culture of gratitude.
  • Provide and facilitate community building opportunities among participants.