2019 Conference

Creating an Impact & Shaping the Future

The 2019 Women in Surgery Leadership Development Conference took place December 13 to 14 in Ann Arbor, MI. It featured keynote speaker Rhea Boyd, MD, FAAP. The conference focused on themes of race and intersectionality.


Friday, December 13, 2019

Audience: Men and Women Faculty and Trainees

  • Registration & Breakfast
  • Session 1: Identifying Bias in Medicine
  • Session 2: Intersectionality
  • Session 3: Intervening on all Levels: Patients, Providers, and Institutional Policies
  • Cocktail Reception

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Audience: Women Faculty and Trainees

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Fireside Chat 1: Leading From Your Level
  • Fireside Chat 2: Dealing with Resistance, Pushback and Conflict
  • Fireside Chat 3: Civility and Professionalism
  • Fireside Chat 4: Intentionality
  • Wrap Up and Next Steps

Keynote Speaker: Rhea Boyd, MD, FAAP

Rhea Boyd, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician and child and community health advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Boyd works clinically at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and she serves as the Chief Medical Officer of San Diego 211 and the Director of Strategy, Equity and Justice for the California Children’s Trust.

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