WOMEN in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
SYMPOSIUM

April 21-22, 2023

Graduate Hotel, Ann Arbor, Michigan

REGISTRATION

ABOUT

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OVERVIEW

The 5th Annual Women in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Leadership Symposium will be an in-person conference held on April 21-22, 2023.

This highly successful symposium, established at the University of Michigan in 2018, was developed with the goal of bringing together female oral surgeons from across the country to discuss career development and to celebrate shared experiences. Over the past few years, the symposium has served as an invaluable platform to discuss the unique opportunities and challenges faced by female surgeons and residents

This year the conference will be focused on the theme of “Personal Growth and Surgical Innovation.” Specifically, we will explore strategies to enhance individual development, discover new innovations in oral surgery, and discuss ways to incorporate these innovations in practice. Attendees can expect to gain valuable and actionable skills for their personal lives and professional careers as leaders in OMFS.

The symposium will incorporate time for networking with smaller groups to provide space for practicing surgeons, residents and students to have intimate conversations and establish valuable mentorship relationships. The symposium is organized by the University of Michigan Women in OMS Consortium and sponsored by the Chalmers J. Lyons Academy.


TARGET AUDIENCE

We invite all interested predental students, surgical residents, oral surgery faculty and private practitioners, men and women, to participate in this in-person conference.


OBJECTIVES

  • Strengthen our established network of female surgeons and trainees with the goal of promoting mentorship and sponsorship
  • Amplify the voices of female surgeons on local, regional and national platforms
  • Develop strategies to improve communication skills for personal and professional success in OMFS
  • Identify barriers to the advancement of women in OMFS and develop plans to meet these challenges

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Attendees will be eligible for 7 credits of dental education.

THE CONSORTIUM

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The University of Michigan Women in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (WinOMFS) consortium is a group of 10-13 individuals tasked with coordinating the annual WinOMFS symposium over a two-year term and will oversee the promotion of our shared mission and general advancement of women in the profession. Composed of individuals dedicated to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of OMFS, the consortium will serve as a guiding body and is broadly tasked with promoting education, developing leadership opportunities, and expanding the professional/social network of women in OMFS through a recurring collaborative symposium and beyond.

2023 CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

  • Justine Moe, DDS, MD, University of Michigan
  • Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Carolyn Brooks, DMD, MD, Private Practice
  • Elda Fisher, DMD, MD, FACS, University of North Carolina
  • Sara Anderson, DDS, MD, Private Practice
  • Karen Carver, DDS, MD, MPH, University of Michigan
  • Kelly Sayre, DDS, MD, Boston University
  • Catherine Haviland, DDS, University of Michigan
  • Karen He, DMD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Adhithi Kesari, DMD, University of Michigan
  • Rebecca Shembarger, DDS, University of Michigan
  • Madison LeBlanc, University of Michigan
  • Haley Neal, University of Michigan
  • Alexis Linnebur, DMD, Carle Foundation Hospital

SCHEDULE

Friday, April 21, 7:00pm EST – 9:00pm EST

7:00 - 9:00

Networking reception at Pretzel Bell

Saturday, April 22, 7:30am EST – 3:45pm EST

7:30 - 8:30

Welcome Breakfast

1:10 - 1:20

Welcome

Session 1: Fostering innovation through personal development

8:30-9:15

Applying a growth mindset to personal wellness

Sue Ashford, PhD
9:15- 10:00

Panel: Creativity in Surgery

Alexis Linnebur, DMD / Meredith Barrett, MD / Erin Perrone, MD

10-10:15

-- Break --

Section 2: Incorporating Novel Surgical and Scientific Advancements into Your Practice

10:15-10:45

Leveraging new technology for education

Sabine Girod, DDS, MD, PhD
10:45-11:15

Expanding scope in private practice and tackling new procedures

Erin Sheffield, DDS
11:15-11:45

New technology in your practice- Costs & learning curve

Speaker TBD
11:45-12:45

Lunch and Networking

12:45-1:30

Keynote Address

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS

Session 3: On the Horizon: The Clinical Future of OMFS

1:30-2:00

How to incubate your idea

Paul Cederna, MD
2:00- 2:30

Biomedical research and tissue engineering in oral surgery

Hsiao Hsin Sung Hsieh, DDS

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2:30-3:00

Innovation in office based anesthesia

Colonya Calhoun, DDS, PhD
3:00-3:30

Clinical update: Gender affirmation surgery

Elda Fisher, DMD, MD, FACS
3:30-3:45

-- Afternoon Break --

3:45-5:00

Group coaching session- tackling innovation in your own practice

Coach TBD

SPONSORS

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SUPPORTERS

 

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Conference Hotel

The Graduate Inn, Ann Arbor Michigan

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Additional hotel options

Downtown

Ann Arbor Sheraton, State Street     800-848-2770 

Bell Towe,  300 S. Thayer Street   734-763-3010 

Lamp Pos Inn,   2424 E. Stadium    734-971-8000 

North Ann Arbor 

Red Roof Inn Ann Arbor,  Univ. of Michigan North  734-996-5800 

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Ann Arbor   734-997-9100 

Holiday Inn Ann Arbor,  Near the University of Michigan Direct: (734) 769-9800 

Toll-free: (800) 800-5560

Hampton Inn Ann Arbr North, Direct: 734-996-4444