Annual Meeting Featured Guests and Speakers

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Annual Meeting > Featured Guests and Speakers

ABOG Lecturer: Tait D. Shanafelt, MD
Presidential Invited Lectureship: David Silverman
SGO Presidential Address: Jeffrey M. Fowler, MD
The Energy Project: Katherine Bailey
Farr Nezhat Surgical Innovation Session: William Cliby, MD

ABOG Lecturer: Tait D. Shanafelt, MD

Sunday, March 12
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tait D. Shanafelt, MD

Tait D. Shanafelt, MD

Tait D. Shanafelt, MD, is the director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being, a clinical laboratory evaluating personal and organizational factors that contribute to physician satisfaction. As an international thought leader and researcher in the field of physician well-being, his research in this area has involved physicians at all stages of their career from medical school to practice including several multi-center and national studies. He has published widely on this topic including numerous works in the JCO, Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA and has served as a key note speaker to the ACGME, AAMC, AMA, and ABIM on this topic.  Tait’s studies in this area have also been cited in CNN, USA Today, Paul Harvey’s radio broad cast, and the New York Times. In his presentation, Dr. Shanafelt will share his thoughts on how to avoid burnout and find meaning, balance, and personal satisfaction in the practice of medicine.

Presidential Invited Lectureship: David Silverman

Sunday, March 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

David Silverman

David Silverman

David Silverman is the co-founder and CEO of the McChrystal Group. After serving 12 years in the Navy as a SEAL officer, Silverman set out on a new mission to transfer the lessons learned from his Special Operations experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq to the business world. Known for his passion, visionary leadership, and steadfast determination to change the way organizations operate, he helps organizations continuously adapt and win in complex environments. His hands-on approach to leadership and compelling vision for how businesses should be run leave audiences inspired to revamp their own management strategies and operating systems. In a presentation that is fast and engaging, he shows that the private sector can learn a great deal from the military’s experiences. No matter if you define success as winning a war or growing a business, there will always be unpredictable obstacles in your way, but at the end of the day you still have to win. Silverman’s philosophy lays out the path for transforming an organization into one that can adapt and win in the 21st century.

SGO Presidential Address: Jeffrey M. Fowler, MD

Monday, March 13, 2017
8:50 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Jeffrey Fowler, MD

Jeffrey Fowler, MD

Jeffrey M. Fowler, MD, is the 48th President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO). Dr. Fowler is the John G. Boutselis Chair in Gynecologic Oncology and Professor and vice-chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Dr. Fowler has authored or co-authored more than 180 journal articles, and numerous book chapters and abstracts. He has been a member of the editorial boards for Gynecologic Oncology and the Journal of Robotic Surgery. An active SGO volunteer since 1998, he has served on the Education and Clinical Practice Committee and the Managed Care Task Force and Practice Summit Workgroup. He was Annual Meeting Program Committee chair from 2004-2006. A member of the SGO Executive Council since 2007, Dr. Fowler also served on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Fowler has made GYN ONC wellness a priority for his term as SGO president. SGO’s Gynecologic Oncology Wellness Task Force was formed in response to a membership survey on stress/burnout conducted by Dr. Fowler in a presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting, and the task force is developing a number of resources to be made available to the Society’s members.

The Energy Project: Katherine Bailey

Monday, March 13, 2017
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Katherine Bailey

Katherine Bailey is a Senior Facilitator at The Energy Project, a company that helps organizations better meet the needs of their employees so they are freed, fueled and inspired to bring the best of themselves to work. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Katherine’s expertise includes leadership and staff development, organizational culture change, and assessment. She helps organizations to perform at the highest level even in the face of chronic stress, adversity, and trauma. Attendees of this session will take The Energy Audit™ to get a sense of how effectively they are currently managing their energy across four dimensions: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Then, they will learn about physical energy as the foundation of all energy, and the need to balance intense focus with deep renewal. Ultimately, they will understand the key paradigm shift: from thinking of themselves as marathoners to becoming sprinters, working in short, intense periods followed by recovery. Katherine will also head up the breakout session during Education Forum IV with a discussion of solutions and review of one’s personal Energy Audit score. To learn more about The Energy Project, read The Way We Are Working, Isn’t Working, by Energy Project founder Tony Schwartz.

Farr Nezhat Surgical Innovation Session: William Cliby, MD

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
10:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

William Cliby, MD

William Cliby, MD

William A. Cliby, MD, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a gynecologic oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His work in clinical outcomes has focused on quality of care in management of ovarian cancer with a specific interest in surgical management of this disease. A practicing physician for more than 20 years, Dr. Cliby has consistently been on the frontline of surgical innovations while inspiring his many fellows and others who have learned from him.