From the Washington Office: Upcoming Leadership and Advocacy Summit

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The seventh annual American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Summit will be held May 19-22 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

The event will kick off with the Leadership portion on Saturday evening, May 19, with a Welcome Reception open to all registrants and continues with a full-day agenda on Sunday, May 20. The program on Sunday includes sessions addressing important topics such as mentoring for a career in surgical leadership, ethics in surgical leadership, leading in times of crisis, change management, managing complex teams, and more.

Dr. Patrick V. Bailey, a pediatric surgeon and medical director, Advocacy, for the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy in the ACS offices in Washington, DC.

Dr. Patrick V. Bailey

The Advocacy portion of the Summit begins on Sunday evening with a dinner which will feature a keynote address from a nationally recognized media personality. Monday’s program is packed with a series of sessions on informative and timely topics. Specifically, the panels scheduled for the Advocacy Summit will include:

1) “Understanding Strategic Advocacy” presented by staff of the Washington office

2) “Regulatory Reform: Past, Present, and Patient-Focused” featuring staff from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

3) A historical perspective on health care reform entitled, “Health Care Reform, Then and Now,” presented by long-time Health Affairs columnist, Professor Timothy S. Jost.

4) “The Opioid Epidemic: Long-term Solutions for Sustained Success” featuring staff from the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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