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Educational Symposia

The following optional educational symposia are being offered at the 2020 Annual Meeting and are open to all attendees and guests to register for.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Career Development Course
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all junior faculty, fellows, residents, and students – join us for an engaging panel session to hear from nationally and internationally known speakers about the diverse pathways to success in surgery. From discovering what you value in a career to exploring different clinical practice settings and research tracks, this session will allow you to effectively plan and start your career.
Faculty: Nipun Merchant, MD, University of Miami; Rachel Kelz, MD, University of Pennsylvania; Melanie Morris, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Britney Corey, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Colin Martin, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Saturday, April 4, 2020

APP Town Hall Breakfast Session
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Description coming soon!
Faculty: TBA

Surgeon Wellness Session
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Description coming soon!
Faculty: Antonia Stephen, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital; Brenessa Lindeman, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Herb Chen, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Lisa Graham, PhD, McDonald Graham, LLC; and Julie McDonald, PhD, McDonald Graham, LLC

Lunch Session: Business in Endocrine Surgery: Practical Applications of Novel Technologies
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
This lunch session will be composed of 4 speakers each presenting a new approach for endocrine surgeons. The topics include: transoral thyroidectomy, intra-operative use of the parathyroid probe, parathyroid auto fluorescence, and thyroid nodule ablation. Pictures and video will be shown. We will discuss how to implement these techniques into endocrine surgery practices.
Faculty: Julie McGill, MD, Emory at Decatur - Specialty Surgery; Jovenel Cherenfant, MD, Northshore University Health System; Jennifer Kuo, MD, Columbia University Medical Center; Insoo Suh, MD, University of California San Francisco; Carmen Solorzano, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and Jessica Folek, MD, PeaceHealth

Lunch Session: Career & Leadership Development Workshop
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
This esteemed panel will discuss two topics during the workshop: Designing Your Leadership Journey: Strategies for Leadership Development; and Expanding Your Network Through Professional Societies
Faculty: John Lew, MD, University of Miami; Fiemu Nwariaku, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Sareh Parangi, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital; Julie Ann Sosa, MD, University of California San Francisco; Steven Libutti, MD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; and Janice Pasieka, MD, University of Calgary

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Ethics in Surgery Session
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Join this breakfast session for a panel discussion of the ethical issues associated with early adoption of innovative surgical techniques. The panel will each present on different issues with plenty of time for audience discussion.
Faculty: Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, University of Chicago; Scott Grant, MD, Caremount; Megan Applewhite, MD, Albany Medical Center; Nancy Perrier, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Insoo Suh, MD, University of California San Francisco

CESQIP Session
7:00 am - 8:00 am
During the CESQIP session, we will hear research talks using CESQIP data, discuss use of the data for quality improvement projects, and review best practices.
FacultyDavid Schneider, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Jennifer Rosen, MD, MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center

Diversity & Inclusion, Part II
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description coming soon! 
Faculty: Allan Siperstein, MD, Cleveland Clinic; Nadine Caron, MD, University of North British Columbia; Herb Chen, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Katherine Heiden, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Lunch Session: Education Core: Delivering Effective Feedback
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
This pragmatic workshop will provide a brief overview of current best practices in providing effective feedback to your trainees, followed by plenty of opportunity for honing your skills by practicing with specific endocrine surgery scenarios. 
Faculty: Nancy Cho, MD, Brigham and Womens Hospital; Dawn Elfenbein, MD, University of Wisconsin; Babak Givi, MD, NYU Langone Health; David Hughes, MD, University of Michigan Health System; Adam Kabaker, MD, Loyola University Medical Center; Victoria Lai, MD, MedStar Washington Hospital Center; and Roy Phitayakorn, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Monday, April 6, 2020

Update on Focused Practice Designation
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Description coming soon! 
Panelists: TBA

Adrenal Disease Patient Advocacy Session
7:00 am - 8:00 am
This session is designed to serve our patients.  The panel will discuss their intimate knowledge of adrenal diseases and answer patient directed questions that pertain to your specialty.
Panelists: Justin Yozawitz, MD, Northwell Health; Elizabeth Regan, M.D., Ph.D., National Adrenal Diseases Foundation

Lunch Session: How I Handle It: Expert Tips and Tricks for Challenging Operative Scenarios
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Description coming soon! 
Faculty: Quan-Yang Duh, MD, University of California San Francisco