The ASCRS Surgical Leadership Institute Workshop, an in-person robust and interactive two-day event, focuses on programming designed to support participants on their journey from surgeon-to-surgeon leader. The 2024 workshop has key themes specific to self-awareness, knowing your worth, creating your personal brand, negotiation skills, and conflict resolution tips.  Learners will participate in hands on activities that reinforce key principles and takeaways, including how understanding different personality styles can aid in more effective communication, impactful negotiation and useful conflict resolution tools when working with clinical teams and speaking with patients.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Define a variety of personality and leadership styles.
  • Apply varied leadership styles to team and patient communications.
  • Demonstrate improved communications during negotiation and conflict resolution discussions.

CME Credits: 15.5

Join us Thursday for a welcome reception 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Program is Friday – Saturday, February 2 – 3, 2024 at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, in La Jolla, CA!

Registration Information and Fees

Registration is required to participate in the ASCRS Surgical Leadership Institute Workshop, February 2 – 3, 2024 at the Estancia Hotel and Spa in La Jolla, CA.  Registration is for the full two-day program.
Advanced Registration: June 1 – November 30, 2023
Member = $600; Nonmember = $750; Candidate = $400; Nonmember Students = $450
Late Registration: December 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024
Member = $750; Nonmember = $900; Candidate = $500; Nonmember Students = $550
Registrations must be completed online, and payments made by credit card.  Attendees will receive an email confirmation/receipt within 24 hours of registering online. Online registration ends January 31, 2024

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Hotel and Travel

Keynote Speakers

Kimberly M. Lumpkins, MD, MBA
Dr. Kimberly Lumpkins is Surgeon in Chief of the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital.  She completed her pediatric surgical training at the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland combined fellowship, and subsequently trained in pediatric urology at the Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust in the United Kingdom.  She is a graduate of the executive MBA program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and now serves as a faculty affiliate of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at Smith. She was awarded the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Gold Medal in 2015, was named a Maryland Top 100 Woman in 2021 by the Daily Record, and was the 2023 Association of Women Surgeons Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor. 

Debra A. Noumair, PhD​ 
Dr. Debra Noumair is Professor of Psychology & Education and Founder and Director of the Executive MA Program in Change Leadership (XMA), Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. She partners with organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors to advance under-represented groups through examining systemic barriers, teaching group dynamics, and conducting assessment-anchored executive coaching with senior leaders. She is co-author and co-editor of books on organization development and change and peer-reviewed articles published in psychology journals. 

Frank Opelka, MD
Dr. Frank Opelka currently serves as the medical director for quality and health policy for the American College of Surgeons. He previously served as senior vice president of Louisiana State University (LSU) with oversight for two separate health science centers and ten safety net hospitals. During his time at LSU, Dr. Opelka was instrumental in architecting the privatization of the public hospital system into multiple non-profits which are now "owned" locally in each community across the State. Prior to his work at LSU, Dr. Opelka was the vice chair of surgery for finance at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston Massachusetts and served as a visiting professor in the Harvard Faculty Medical Group. He has also served as President of the medical staff at the Ochsner Clinic where he played the key role in framing the merger of the hospital and the clinical faculty practice into one business enterprise. 

Dr. Opelka has been instrumental in the American College of Surgeons public policies with regard to healthcare transformation, payment models, quality programs and value-based care.  

Dr. Opelka is a published academic surgeon with several publications, book chapters and editorial positions in the field of Surgery.  He currently holds an appointment as a Professor of Surgery at the George Washington School of Medicine.  

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