Schedule & Speakers


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", "Leading From Your Best Self", and "Creating an Impact & Shaping the Future". 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.


The Women in Surgery Leadership Development Conference has a diverse group of highly qualified speakers that are at the top of their field from across the country at each conference. Each conference also includes several influential speakers from Michigan Medicine, with faculty and trainees from the Department of Surgery and across the University of Michigan campus. The experts chosen to give presentations and moderate discussions at the event provide a wide range of perspectives on leadership and professional development in surgery.